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VIDEO: The Best Highlights of a Viking Great Lakes Expedition Cruise

VIDEO: The Best Highlights of a Viking Great Lakes Expedition Cruise

 Zodiaks, kayaks and submarines, oh my! Expedition ships are opening up a whole new way of cruising and experiencing the world – even parts of the world you may think you already know! We sailed on board a Viking expedition cruise of the Great Lakes. Both of Viking’s two expedition ships, the Viking Polaris and the Viking Octantis, were designed specifically to sail through the navigational channels of what some call North America’s “Inland Seas.” So they can spend summers showing travelers a...


VIDEO: Dramatic Sailing Through One of the World’s Largest Fjords in the Arctic Aboard Seabourn Venture

VIDEO: Dramatic Sailing Through One of the World’s Largest Fjords in the Arctic Aboard Seabourn Venture

“The best morning of my life.” That was a cameraman’s reaction to filming in one of the hottest cruise destinations today. The Arctic’s icecaps, glaciers, icebergs and fjords are drawing intrepid cruise travelers who want to experience some of the most remote, pristine, – and epic – scenery in the world.  You may have already cruised to Alaska and experienced some of the wilderness along some of its Arctic and Pacific northwest coast. But that doesn’t even begin to touch the scale...

VIDEO: Dramatic Sailing Through One of the World’s Largest Fjords in the Arctic Aboard Seabourn Venture

What You Need to Know to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

What You Need to Know to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Hiking up the tallest freestanding mountain in the world is on a lot of people’s travel bucket lists. From BFF getaways to rewarding yourself for reaching fitness goals, climbing the highest peak in Africa is the adventure of a lifetime.  Unlike other of the world’s highest peaks, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro takes endurance and a certain amount of fitness, but no specialized skills, making it an attainable achievement.  Here are a few essential things you need to know about climbing Kilimanjaro: 1. World’s Highest...


You Can Join the Biggest Search for Scotland's Loch Ness Monster in Half a Century

You Can Join the Biggest Search for Scotland's Loch Ness Monster in Half a Century

Scotland’s most famous legend… may not remain a mystery for much longer. A new Loch Ness Centre at the famous lake in the Scottish Highlands is promising to unleash the biggest search for “Nessie” in over half a century. And visitors can join in the quest!  Nessie may be the biggest attraction in the Scottish Highlands that no one can prove they’ve ever seen. Reports of a monster in the dark, murky depths of Loch Ness – the largest lake in volume in...

You Can Join the Biggest Search for Scotland's Loch Ness Monster in Half a Century

Where do Expedition Cruises Sail? And Where Will You be Able to Go Next?

Where do Expedition Cruises Sail? And Where Will You be Able to Go Next?

Many people have heard about luxury expedition cruises to the Antarctic. But there’s a whole world of expedition cruising out there you may never have heard of.  Cruise/ travel journalist and expert Lynn Elmhirst sat down with ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn’s director of expedition development Jen Martin to dispel the myth that expedition cruises only go to Antarctica.  WATCH VIDEO ABOVE  Jen is the person to ask. She leads the team creating ultra-luxury cruise line Seabourn’s expedition cruise experiences. They are tasked with finding...


This Year's 5 Top Adventure Travel Trends - For Fitness Fans and Everyday Travelers!

This Year's 5 Top Adventure Travel Trends - For Fitness Fans and Everyday Travelers!

If your favorite way to experience the world is from the outdoors, then adventure travel is for you. And the best news is: you don’t have to be an Olympian to enjoy adventure the Great Outdoors!  In fact, the Adventure Travel Trade Association recently released a list of this year’s hottest adventure travel activities – and we bet several sound right up your alley. From cycling to safaris, trekking and snowshoeing to wellness and culinary escapes, there’s a hardcore or...

This Year's 5 Top Adventure Travel Trends - For Fitness Fans and Everyday Travelers!

Lions and Tigers and Leopards in the Woods: 5 Destinations for Viewing Big Cats

Lions and Tigers and Leopards in the Woods: 5 Destinations for Viewing Big Cats

Calling all cat people! In celebration of International Cat Day, we called on a global wild cat conservation organization to share where in the world we can get the best views of our favorite felines in their natural environment. And at the same time, support communities to rebuild the eco-tourism that supports big cats’ preservation in the destinations people and wild cats share. Panthera has shared a list of five destinations worldwide where eco-tourists are almost guaranteed to encounter jaguars, leopards,...


Epic New Routes Add 650 Miles for Cyclists to Explore the USA

Epic New Routes Add 650 Miles for Cyclists to Explore the USA

New bicycle routes across the U.S. have added 650 miles of possibilities for people who love to see the world on two wheels. The Adventure Cycling Association, the largest cycling membership organization in North America, has revealed three new cycling routes along historic Route 66 in Oklahoma, through Minnesota’s 10,000 Lakes, and along the Delaware River. The new routes in Oklahoma and Delaware are the first U.S. Bicycle Routes in those states, while the new route in Minnesota is its...

Epic New Routes Add 650 Miles for Cyclists to Explore the USA

First-Ever, Statewide Waterfall Trail in the U.S. Opens Just in Time for Summer

First-Ever, Statewide Waterfall Trail in the U.S. Opens Just in Time for Summer

Kick off summer on a quest. For the very first time, a statewide trail helps active travelers get off the beaten path, connecting them to over two dozen waterfalls across the most scenic parts of West Viriginia. The 29 waterfalls of the official West Virginia Waterfall Trail are just a ‘drop in the bucket’ of the more than 200 waterfalls found in picturesque places around the state.Chasing Waterfalls in America’s Newest National Park Included on the trail are six waterfalls...


This Entire Caribbean Island is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

This Entire Caribbean Island is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

This small French Caribbean island is known as the Isle of Flowers, the Rum Capital of the World, and now, its land mass, along with the marine zone around it, has become an over 12-million acre globally recognized eco-reserve. Martinique has been inducted into UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program, so now over 5% of the Earth’s landmass is recognized for conservation of biodiversity, environmental education research, and sustainable development. The organization describes Martinique as “the 12th biosphere reserve along the...

This Entire Caribbean Island is now a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve