Akureyri — Iceland’s Second City

Published on March 23, 2019

One of the major stops on IPC’s popular “Iceland Circumnavigation” cruises, Akureyri sits above the Arctic Circle on Iceland’s rugged north coast. The Island’s second largest city — first settled in the 9th century by Norse migrants — has a lot to…

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IUCN Ranks Lewa in Global Top 40

Published on March 22, 2019

Lewa Wildlife Conservancy has once again been ranked in the prestigious IUCN Green List of Protected Areas, one of only 3 Kenya national parks or game reserves to feature in the global Top 40. The IUCN (International Union for the Conservation of…

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Read All About It: Experiencing Newfoundland by Sea

Published on March 19, 2019

USA Today offers a story on exploring the Viking settlements and majestic fjords along the Newfoundland coast aboard Adventure Canada’s Ocean Endeavour. Quotable quote: I came to Newfoundland without many expectations; I knew it was in Eastern Canada and that it was…

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Why Not Hone Your African Wilderness Skills?

Published on March 18, 2019

EcoTraining Guides & Guardians in southern Africa is offering a unique six-day course (this July and August) in Wilderness Trails Skills. The course provides a perfect platform for aspirant or qualified guides — or anyone who loves African nature — to discover…

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Amazon Mystery: The Iron House by Gustave Eiffel

Published on March 15, 2019

Who would have guessed that in the heart of the Peruvian Amazon there’s an architectural masterpiece by the man who created the Eiffel Tower in Paris — Gustave Eiffel? Located in the heart of Iquitos on the Plaza de Armas, the incredible…

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Theyyam — The Ancient Art of Storytelling

Published on March 14, 2019

Myth and legend come alive in this cultural icon from South India. Weaving dance, mime and music, Theyyam tells the stories of ancient tribal gods and heroes. The ritualistic dancing is believed to impersonate the metaphysical thoughts and expressions of immortal souls…

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Read All About It: Loisaba Unveils Running & Trekking Track

Published on March 11, 2019

Luxury Travel Advisor, an online travel news magazine recently ran a story about the new Running and Trekking Track at Elewana’s Loisaba Tented Camp in north-central Kenya. Quotable quote: “The lodge is known for a slew of active experiences, including mountain biking,…

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Patagonia Family Style — Reserva Cerro Paine

Published on March 8, 2019

Located in the heart of the Patagonian Andes, Reserve Cerro Paine is the only private landholding inside of fabled Torres del Paine National Park. Although it’s privately owned — a holdover from the days before the area was declared a national park…

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Glimpse at Chimps: 7 Places to Track Them in the Wild

Published on March 5, 2019

Eastern and Central Africa are home to the best places in the world to track wild chimpanzees — if you know where to look. Chimpanzees are in decline across their range. In some parts of Africa they’re clinging on by their fingertips….

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Osorno Volcano — South America’s Perfect Peak

Published on March 4, 2019

The towering snowcapped peak of Osorno Volcano is one of the major landmarks along the Cruce Andino route through the Andes between Chile and Argentina. Topping off at 8,701 feet, the towering stratovolcano is located on the southeastern shore of Lake Llanquihue…

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Read All About It: India’s River Shark

Published on March 3, 2019

Jungle Sutra’s blog offers another in its series on “The Remarkable Yet Unknown Species of India” — this time on a shark (Glyphis gangeticus) that swims the Ganges River. Definitely not among the animals that one expects to come across in India….

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Luxury Amazon Cruise Deals

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Read All About It: Rich Man, Spoor Man

Published on March 1, 2019

The Sunday Times in South Africa offers a story about one of its writers learning the fine art of reading animal footprints in the bush from a veteran EcoTraining tracker. Quotable quote: “On the day I arrived, there was high excitement among…

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Read All About It: Mesmerizing Bird Migrations

Published on February 28, 2019

All About Birds website at the Cornell University Lab of Ornithology offers an online map that features the mesmerizing, moving migration routes of 118 bird species across the Americas. Quotable quote: “For the first time, scientists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology…

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Cruising Peru — The Amazon is About People, Too

Published on February 27, 2019

    One of the highlights of any Jungle Experiences cruise in the Peruvian Amazon is a chance to visit the indigenous people who live in and around Pacaya-Samiria National Preserve. They are most likely members of the Kukama tribe, which has…

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Horsing Around in Iceland

Published on February 25, 2019

In addition to volcanoes and glaciers, Iceland is world-renowned for its horses, the descendants of ponies transported to the island in longships by Norse settlers in the 9th and 10th centuries. Iceland ProTravel offers a variety of fun and exciting horseback activities…

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The Colorful Festivals of Guyana

Published on February 23, 2019

Drawing thousands on the streets to celebrate, festivals are a great time to visit Guyana. The air is festive, host communities are full of color and the vibe is inviting. The country loves spectacular parties and parades that honor the diversity of…

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Read All About It: Millennials Boost Antarctic Tourism

Published on February 22, 2019

News.Com in Australia offers a story on how tourism to Antarctica is booming thanks to a wave of Australian Millennials who’ve got the South Pole on their travel bucket lists. Quotable quote: “Young travellers want to get off the beaten track and…

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Read All About It: Guyana and the Antarctic are Both “Cool”

Published on February 20, 2019

National Geographic Traveller (British edition) lists both Guyana and the Antarctica on its recently published “Cool List” of the best places to travel in 2019. Quotable quote on Guyana: “More flight connections make reaching the country’s natural attractions even easier . ….

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