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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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Poseidon Expeditions Spurs Interest in Cruising Russian High Arctic

Poseidon Expeditions

Poseidon Expeditions celebrated its 2018 summer season when two of its ships rendezvoused in July in the newest frontier in polar expedition cruising, the Russian High Arctic known as the Franz Josef Land Archipelago. This region was off-limits to foreign travelers until recent decades; it is now largely under management of the Russian Arctic National Park System. Meeting on July…

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Silversea Expeditions to Cross Fabled Northeast Passage in 2019

Silversea Expeditions Matthew Scott

Silversea Expeditions, the leading authority in expedition cruising, is celebrating its 10th anniversary with the introduction of its first crossing of the Northeast Passage – a remote and spectacular cruising route above the Arctic Circle. Few cruise ships have transited the passage, which follows the extreme coastlines of Asia and Europe and has long enjoyed a fabled reputation among seafarers. The intimate,…

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International Expeditions Launches Costa Rica to Panama Adventure Cruise

Costa Rica to Panama Voyage

International Expeditions, a pioneer in upscale experiential adventure, has announced a new Costa Rica to Panama Cruise aboard the yacht Panorama featuring stops in seven wildlife hot spots along the Pacific coast. Departures for the 10-day adventure are scheduled for December 21, 2018, and February 15 and December 20, 2019. Solo travelers can take advantage of cabins with no single supplement…

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New Winter Icelandic Aurora Borealis Adventure Just for Women

Icelandic Aurora Adventure

The trail blazer of women-only travel will lead ladies in late winter 2019 on eight-day Icelandic Aurora Adventures emblazoned by the Northern Lights. Departures for this brand-new Wild Women Expeditions’ foray into the land of ice and snow are Feb. 23-March 2 and March 9-16, 2019. These dates coincide with prime viewing conditions for the Aurora Borealis. The per person…

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A Floating Freshwater Pool in the Amazon River

Floating Freshwater Pool in the Amazon River

With the arrival of summer in the northern hemisphere, several travelers are looking for tropical destinations to spend their vacations. In the Brazilian Amazon, during this period, the temperature remains high and is accompanied by a rise in the volume of the rivers, which allows for canoe trips. At the Juma Amazon Lodge in Autazes, 3 hours away from Manaus city by…

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Sri Lanka Adventure: Cycling, Wildlife Safari, Rainforest Trekking &Tea Plantations

Sri Lanka cycling

On this week-long cycling tour of Sri Lanka, guests will bike from the highlands to the coast, discovering the rich history, delicious cuisine, and welcoming people of this small but diverse country. Riders will weave through tea plantations, tour the city of Kandy and The Sacred Relic of the tooth of Buddha, explore Yala National Park (elephants, leopards, buffalo, and monkeys),…

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Video: Highlights from the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

Great Divide Mountain Bike Route

From 1995 to 1997, Adventure Cycling Association mapped the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route, the longest off-pavement mountain-bike route in the world spanning 2,774 miles from Canada to Mexico along the spine of the Rocky Mountains. 1. Jasper, AB to Roosville, MT (589.1 mi.) 2. Roosville, MT to Helena, MT (371.1 mi.) 3. Helena, MT to Colter Bay, WY (449.6…

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