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National Geographic Venture Successfully Launches

National Geographic Venture Launch

Earlier this week, Lindblad Expeditions successfully launched the National Geographic Venture from Nichols Brothers in Freeland, WA as she took to the water for the first time. The vessel will welcome her first guests in San Francisco in late November. Following her launch celebrations in San Francisco, she will depart on two new and unique inaugural itineraries that explore the…

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Natural Habitat Adventures Adds Remote Botswana Adventure

Elephant in the Botswana landscape

The world’s leader in sustainable nature travel, Natural Habitat Adventures introduces its NEW Botswana Explorer, a 10-day wildlife viewing experience through Botswana plus a premier park in neighboring Zimbabwe. The classic safari is an exploration reminiscent of an earlier era when the African wilderness was uncrowded and synonymous with pure adventure. In Botswana’s exclusive private reserves and Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park, discover…

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Explore the Arctic’s Franz Josef Land Archipelago with Poseidon Expeditions

Artic polar bear swimming

Poseidon commenced its 2018 summer season in July in the Russian High Arctic – the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising – with a rendezvous of its two ships in the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. Meeting on July 11 at 80º 48’ N/50º 44’ E near Prince George Island, Poseidon’s 128-passenger, nuclear-powered icebreaker 50 Years of Victory and its 114-passenger…

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Small Ship Cruises Still Offer Availability for 2018 Holidays

costa rica paddle boarding

If your perfect dream for a Holiday escape is sand between your toes – or monkeys swinging from the trees – the international specialist of small ship cruises can deliver. AdventureSmith Explorations (https://www.adventuresmithexplorations.com/) also has tips up its sleeve for how to reach a white, white world at Christmas and how to indulge over Thanksgiving at an especially carefree pace….

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Poseidon Expeditions Offers 12-Day Cruise to Arctic Circle in 2019

Poseidon Expeditions

A new expedition cruise program departs Edinburgh next spring on a 12-day exploration into the frozen north. From the Highlands to the High Arctic, June 3-14, 2019, passes over the Arctic Circle while crossing three seas and exploring islands representing three countries. This cruise and the one that immediately precedes it (British Isles: Legendary History & Wild Nature May 22-June 3,…

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Women-Only Sailing Adventures in Greece, Bahamas and British Columbia

Greek church sunset

The pioneer of women-only travel sets sights on sailing adventures in Greece, British Columbia and the Bahamas where its Wild Women Expeditions’ guests can learn to hoist sails and drop anchor while exploring sun-drenched islands. Wild Women Expeditions will host 2019 departures for up to six guests each on a six-night Greek Goddess Sailing Adventure from June 8-14 and from…

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OUTSIDE & Blue World Voyages Set Sail to Launch Active Lifestyle Luxury Cruises

Blue World Voyages

OUTSIDE—America’s preeminent active lifestyle brand—has partnered with Blue World Voyages, a new cruise ship offering active lifestyle cruises that will immerse passengers in an experience filled with luxury and adventure. OUTSIDE will assist in the design of Blue World’s active shore excursions, plus two cruises each year will be designed exclusively for OUTSIDE audiences. The ship is scheduled to launch…

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The Spirit of the Trail: A Journey to Fulfillment Along the Continental Divide

carrie and john morgridge

Two professionals in their 50s made a choice that some might call crazy: they pulled out of their busy lives for two months and tackled what is called the most challenging bike route in North America. The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (GDMBR) runs from the Canadian Rockies, into the Grizzly filled woods of Montana, across the plains of Wyoming,…

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In the Galapagos, G Adventures Adds New Vessel and Eliminates Single Use Plastic

G Adventures

Leading small group adventure tour operator G Adventures has added a fifth yacht to its fleet of chartered vessels for the Galapagos Islands, and made new commitments to further reduce its travelers’ environmental impact on the popular archipelago. Beginning in January 2019, the 16-passenger Eden yacht will join G Adventures’ four other touring vessels in hosting small group, sea-based trips…

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