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The Difference Between Cruising and UnCruising

I’m not a person who cruises. However, I am a person who uncruises. I know what you are thinking – “she’s lost her mind – there is not such thing as uncruising – she’s resorted to making up words!” un·cruis·ing /ˈənˈkro͞oziNG/ noun: uncruising – the action of engaging, connecting, and exploring unique places, oneself, and with others on a small ship/boat while on a most uncommon adventure. No, I haven’t lost my mind. I just finished my 2nd Uncruise in Panama and Costa Rica and have been remi...
Tags: Travel, Google, Time, Turkey, Cruise, Alaska, Italy, Antarctica, Costa Rica, Panama, Adventure Travel, Rio, Cortez, Wrangel Island, Henry, Melissa

5 Places You Must Visit If You Ever Go To United Kingdom

If you are visiting the United Kingdom for the first time in your life, and you don’t know what to do. Don’t worry; you have come to the right place. Following we are going to mention a few awe-inspiring places you better visit if you ever set foot on English Soil. These are literally the best tourist attractions in the UK. The Stonehenge It is 10 miles North of Salisbury on the Salisbury Plan. This is perhaps Europe’s most treasured prehistoric monument. There are around 250 objects that sho...
Tags: Travel, Europe, UK, England, London, Egypt, United Kingdom, Athens, Yorkshire, Parthenon, William, Elgin Marbles, Adventure Travel, Durham, National Railway Museum, Cairo

Off the Grid in Belize With Island Expeditions

What does the word "luxury" really mean when you're heading to Belize? This is, after all, a country where nature is the main draw and there are exactly zero international luxury hotel chains. (Just a lot of really nice independent ones.) There are places where you will get turndown service, a driver in a nice SUV, or a villa with a view, but you can get those things almost anywhere around the world. We think the best reasons to come to Belize are the experiences, especially the ones that brin...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Central America, Caribbean, Adventure Travel, Belize, Kayaking, Awesome View, Travel Life, Luxury Travel Features, Adventure Tours, Off The Grid, Glover, Snorkeling, Belize adventure, Belize With Island

Top 7 places in Africa to see the Big Grey Giants – elephants, rhinos and hippos

While it’s common for Africa’s ‘Big Cats’ to be considered as the continent’s primary wildlife species, the animals that often inspire the most awe when out on safari are the larger, ‘Big Grey Giants’ – elephants, rhinos and hippos. There is nothing quite like witnessing these huge beasts and their surprising grace and agility, so […] The post Top 7 places in Africa to see the Big Grey Giants – elephants, rhinos and hippos appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Africa, Uganda, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Big Grey Giants

Colorado Dog Sledding and Winter Adventures

As we drove down the switchbacks of Berthoud Pass I pointed out Winter Park ski hill to my friend Lynn. We both looked at the little ant-like people coming down the runs and kept driving. Even though Colorado has had one of their best early snow seasons that had everyone flocking to the slopes in December, I still wasn’t interested. I am one of the few people who live in Colorado that doesn’t like downhill skiing. However, I too was excited by all of the early Colorado snow as we passed through ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, US, Alaska, Denver, Adventure Travel, Steve, Colorado Rockies, Rockies, Columbine, Rachel, Lynn, Fairbanks Alaska, Ottsworld Unique Travel, YMCA, Denver Colorado

A river ride to Rishikesh: India's new adventure capital

Rishikesh shot to fame when the Beatles arrived, in search of enlightenment. Half a century on, the area is attracting a different kind of seeker – those after rapids, zipwires and mountain treksI’ve only been in the raft a few minutes, bobbling down a placid stretch of India’s holy Ganges River, before my guide, Kalyan Singh Bhandari, puts his paddle down and sings a haunting Garhwali folk song typical of these Himalayan foothills. The warbling tune is, he says, meant to bring us good luck as w...
Tags: Travel, Asia, India, Wildlife Holidays, Adventure Travel, Water Sports Holidays, Rishikesh, India Holidays, Ganges River, Kalyan Singh Bhandari

Peru’s Salkantay Trek vs. the Inca Trail

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Tags: Travel, Hiking, Peru, South America, Adventure Travel, Travel Industry, Inca Trail, Trekking, Destination Reports, Travel Adventures, Cheap Latin America Travel, Peru Travel, Adventure Tours, Travel Adventure, Peru prices

‘I’ve got four kids and a job - if I can race solo to the south pole, any woman can’

Wendy Searle managed Louis Rudd’s Antarctic triumph. Now she is planning her own epic 700-mile race across the frozen wastesWhen Louis Rudd crossed the finishing line of his 925-mile solo trek across Antarctica last month, the first person he contacted was Wendy Searle. “I’ve done it!!!!” the army captain texted her.It was the news that the 41-year-old Searle, a Ministry of Defence civil servant and Rudd’s expedition leader, had spent sleepless nights waiting for. “I’d known he was going to do i...
Tags: UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Antarctica, Polar regions, Rudd, Adventure Travel, Antarctic, Searle, Louis Rudd, Wendy Searle

From summit to sea: a snowboarding adventure in the Arctic Circle

There are no lifts in Norway’s picturesque Lyngen Alps, so if you want to ride down a mountain to the shore you have to hike up it firstI’m on top of the world, in all senses of the term: we’re 500 miles inside the Arctic Circle in Norway’s Lyngen Alps and I’m buzzing at having reached the summit of Riššavárri, after a 31/2-hour hike.Jagged white peaks rise starkly from snaking, deep blue fjords, the sun is shining, the light’s amazing – and there’s no one here but me and my guide, Mikal Nerberg...
Tags: Travel, Norway, Snowboarding, Arctic Circle, Adventure Travel, Europe Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Norway Holidays, Arctic Holidays, Lyngen Alps, Mikal Nerberg With

5 Things To Do on the Waters in San Diego

San Diego is a California city full of wonders and adventures. There are plenty of things to do in the city, and in the areas immediately surrounding San Diego. However, there are also numerous fun activities to do on the waters of San Diego. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the cool water-based activities to do while on a trip to Sand Diego. Jet skiing Jet skis are awesome. With even the slowest jet ski you can zip around the water at about 40 MPH. The faster jet skis can get up to ...
Tags: Travel, California, San Diego, Adventure Travel, San Diego However, San Diego The Winter

Off the chart: the big comeback of paper maps

As Stanfords travel bookshop moves into new London premises after 118 years, its cartographer explains how the ability to tailor-make any map is keeping their magic aliveWhen I was living in Yemen during the 1980s, someone gave me a battered old map. Information was scarce then, and accurate maps were extremely hard to come by. So departing expatriates tended to pass on any treasures to new arrivals. As he did so, my benefactor paused. “Be careful,” he said, “You don’t want to get caught with th...
Tags: Travel, Books, Maps, Technology, London, Travel websites, Yemen, Adventure Travel, Mapping technologies, London Martin, Martin Greenaway, Long Acre, Mercer Walk

Top 5 luxury Amazon experiences

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most unique and intriguing habitats on the planet. Bursting with life on land, in the water and in the skies, this magnificent jungle is on many a traveller’s wish-list. Long gone are the days of sleeping in lines of hammocks whilst being attacked by mosquitoes, today there is […] The post Top 5 luxury Amazon experiences appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Brazil, South America, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel

Lares: Adventure Travel for Everyone in Peru

Are you looking for a Peru itinerary that enables adventure travel for everyone in South America? A trip that a divergent group or family can enjoy together? Skip the set itineraries and choose a more flexible Lares adventure instead. One woman in my group was clearly worn out after a hard day of hiking the day before and our extensive walk around the ruins this day. A bit winded by the altitude perhaps, not quite in shape for consecutive days of trekking. She didn't look like she was going to...
Tags: Travel, Peru, South America, Adventure Travel, Peru Tours, Inca Trail, Awesome View, Travel Life, Luxury Travel Features, Peru Travel, Adventure Tours, Andes Mountains, Andes, Sacred Valley, Incas, Cusco Sacred Valley

Less is more: Gunnar Garfors on his favourite ‘least-visited’ countries

The Norwegian globetrotter has been around the world – twice – and here picks the less-travelled countries that have made an impact on himWorld’s ninth least-visited country; 3,600 tourists a yearFew tourists reach Kiribati, not because the country lacks attractions – just ways to get there. Kiribati is the only country in the world situated in all four hemispheres. Its 33 atolls and islands in the central Pacific Ocean – about 4,000km south-west of Hawaii and 4,700km east of Australia – are spr...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean, Adventure Travel, Fiji, Kiribati, Gunnar Garfors, Air Kiribati, South Tarawa, India Air, Betio

Dancing with wolves (nearby): a wild New Year’s Eve in Canada

At an eco-lodge in Algonquin Provincial Park, Ontario, New Year’s Eve is celebrated around a campfire, surrounded by snow, endless forest and wolves “Hello,” I called. “Anyone there?”I was beginning to lose hope I’d ever find the Algonquin Eco-Lodge. It was as dark as a coal mine on the thickly wooded trail, the temperature around -25C. A sign about 15 minutes back said it was a 2.5km walk from the parking lot. There had been a few forks in the path and now I thought I might have taken a wrong t...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Wildlife Holidays, Adventure Travel, Ottawa, North And Central America Holidays, Christmas And New Year Holidays, Winter Sports Holidays, Canada Holidays, Ontario, Algonquin Provincial Park, Algonquin Provincial Park Ontario

Wild Kamchatka: Visiting Russia’s Nomadic Reindeer Herders

Exploring Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula Kamchatka, Russia On the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka, indigenous Even people watch over large herds of reindeer as their ancestors have for centuries. We caught up with them after traveling by snowmobile. Blowing winter snow stung my face like 1000 tiny frozen needles. Riding snowmobiles through a whiteout with 60 mph winds, at temperatures of -39F, we were attempting to escape the top of a featureless alpine plateau. The weather just keeps get...
Tags: Asia, California, China, Russia, Alaska, West Bank, Siberia, Pacific Ocean, Adventure Travel, Kamchatka, Matt, Far East, Vlad, Igor, Bering, Esso

Winter wanders: 21 UK walks with a wow factor

Authors, travel and nature writers pick routes in the UK’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and National Scenic Areas that take on a special aura in winterStart Chace EndFinish North HillDistance/time 9.3 miles/5 hoursRefuel The Red Lion, Malvern Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, UK, Winter, Pubs, Walking Holidays, Adventure Travel, Scotland Holidays, England Holidays, United Kingdom Holidays, Wales Holidays, Northern Ireland Holidays, Red Lion Malvern Continue

Curious About The True Meaning of Mykonian Luxury? Welcome To Mykonos Luxury

Let’s be honest. You’ve travelled around and while you’re a true cosmopolitan, there’s no arguing that Mykonos, will always have a special place in your heart. Mykonos was, is and always will be the ultimate destination for luxury pleasure seekers, as yourself. If you’re longing for exclusive VIP parties, a never-ending nightlife and gourmet culinary experiences, then Mykonos is your personal heaven. Not to mention the golden beaches with the gorgeous crystal-clear blue waters of the Aegean. If ...
Tags: Travel, Greece, Porsche, Adventure Travel, Mykonos, Mykonos Town, Mykonos Luxury

Readers' best travel discoveries of 2018: your top tips

What an adventurous lot you are! Your 2018 highlights include mountain treks, centuries-old communities and exotic wildlife. Read on for 2019 inspiration …The highlight of our fabulous week in Mull in June was our accommodation. A mile along a coastal path, Rubha nan Gall lighthouse cottage is off grid, but apart from not being able to use a hair dryer, you wouldn’t know it. The four en suite double bedrooms were furnished to a high standard and the kitchen well-equipped. The views past the ligh...
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Top 10s, Adventure Travel, Camping Holidays, Ardnamurchan Peninsula

The best travel discoveries of 2018: chosen by Guardian writers

Castles and museums, beaches and cities, train lines and walking trails – plus gorgeous places to eat and stay. We share our favourites finds of the past 12 monthsOn the road out of Dakar, heading down the coast, we passed through a baobab forest. The guide was fairly blase about it but I insisted on stopping and exploring. It was the first intimation that Senegal is an amazing place and, secondly, that it doesn’t quite realise it. The country continued to surprise and delight me throughout the ...
Tags: Travel, Senegal, Adventure Travel, Dakar, Casamance

How To Visit Antarctica: 7 Top Tips

Thanks to a raising awareness surrounding fragile landscapes, wildlife and global warming, Antarctica is becoming quite a popular tourist destination in recent years. The eerie landscape and amazing wildlife is truly unforgettable, as is the cruise itself. Because visiting Antarctica doesn’t come cheap, it’s definitely worth making sure you have the best trip possible. This means choosing the perfect itinerary and preparing for your cruise properly. To help you do just that, I’ve written ...
Tags: Travel, Antarctica, Adventure Travel, Ushuaia, Antarctic, South Georgia, Antarctic Peninsula, Weddell Sea, Antarctic Circle, Tierra del Fuego National Park

Best Off-Road Trails and Parks in America for Your Next Outdoor Adventure

Off-roading can take several forms. Whether it’s trail-riding or rock-crawling, there’s much more to this hobby than just driving on dirt and gravel. But when you decide to get off the pavement, where else can you take your vehicle next? With this, PartCatalog has compiled a list of the 5 best off-roading destinations in your state. The outcome is based on a 2018 survey with respondents being off-road enthusiasts from all 39 states. Since the last three years of conducting surveys, PartCatalog ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, America, Infographic, Adventure Travel, Travel Blog

High-Performance Sunnies for Sports Enthusiasts

‘Tis the season to be sportive! That’s right, it’s officially summer, down under, and time for you to #shadeyourself with a brand new pair of sunnies. You’ve probably ordered that ‘revolutionary’ Tanning Oil off Instagram already and replaced all the junk food in the house with leafy substitutes in the quest for your best summer body… but how much thought have you given to readying your eyes?? As the days grow brighter and longer, so does the gathering of summer sport enthusiasts. Now while you’...
Tags: Travel, Instagram, Nike, Wiley, Adventure Travel, Nike Nike, Flash Mirror Coating Adjustable, Rodenstock Rodenstock

A new way to hop around Australia's Kangaroo Island

There’s no need to lug a tent and stove around the South Australian island’s Wilderness Trail. It’s now possible to stay in a new, comfy lodge each nightMy guide was wearing odd socks. One was green, the other a bright shade of yellow, so as he walked, it was like being flashed by the Australian flag. With his Steve Irwin-style khaki shorts and shirt, thick grizzly beard, brown Tilley hat and aviator sunglasses, Trevor looked every bit the outback hiker.“Admit it,” he reasoned, as we walked alon...
Tags: Travel, Australia, Trevor, Wildlife Holidays, Walking Holidays, Adventure Travel, Australia Holidays, Australasia Holidays, Kangaroo Island, South Australia Holidays, Tilley, Steve Irwin, Adelaide holidays

Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa

A safari in one of South Africa’s malaria-free reserves is an excellent option for anyone who loves the idea of seeing Africa’s amazing wildlife in its natural environment, but is worried about malaria. Whilst it is pretty straight forward for most people to take anti-malarial precautions, there are some who prefer to avoid both malarial […] The post Top 5 malaria free safaris in South Africa appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Camping, Hotels, Africa, Accommodation, South Africa, Resorts, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Leisure Travel, Travel Miscellany, Health & Safety

Why You Should Stay for Days in Peru’s Sacred Valley

If you look through major tour company itineraries for Peru, you'll see that most of them don't spend much time in the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu. They rush through the Valle Sagrado to tick off a few sites like Pisac and Ollaytantambo on a bus tour. Or they skip the valley altogether and just ride through on the Hiram Bingham luxury train. This is a big shame and it pains us to see so many travelers rushing through Peru. When you only hit the well-known highlights, you spend...
Tags: Travel, Peru, Adventure Travel, Peru Tours, Cusco, Awesome View, Travel Life, Luxury Peru, Peru Travel, Adventure Tours, Top Hotels, Experiential Travel, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Urubamba River, Incas

What to pack (and how!) for your safari

There was a time when going on safari meant travelling with an entourage, who would carry everything from your Louis Vuitton trunks to your campaign desk, your Persian carpets to your folding commode. With the opening of world class camps and lodges, equipped and decorated to incredibly high levels, you can leave most, if not […] The post What to pack (and how!) for your safari appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Gadgets, Accessories, Photography, Clothing, Africa, Luggage, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Travel Equipment, Louis Vuitton

Everything You Need to Know about Maui Whale Watching

You will often read avid travelers describe the island of Maui as a paradise on earth. Indeed, the beaches and mountains of this tropical island have made it popular among tourists. However it is offshore that one of the amazing sites can be seen. Maui whale watching is one of the great highlights when visiting this island of Hawaii. The humpback whales find the weather of Maui extremely comfortable during the winter months. For these aquatic creatures, Maui is the ideal place for their winter ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Hawaii, Pacific Ocean, Adventure Travel, Travel Blog, Maui, North Pacific, Maui Whale Watching

Wadi Rum, Jordan

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How to Hike From Bologna to Florence on the Path of Gods Italy

The Path of Gods is an ancient ~135 km hiking route from Bologna to Florence through the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines mountain range. Here's who will love it: You can read the original article here: How to Hike From Bologna to Florence on the Path of Gods Italy. Monkeys and Mountains | Adventure Travel - Outdoor Adventures | Hiking | Cycling Trips | Active Vacations
Tags: Travel, Italy, Florence, Adventure Travel, Bologna, Hiking Trails, Long-Distance Hikes, Tuscan Emilian Apennines