Radar: Hurtigruten target dead fish as power source of the future

Hurtigruten MS Spitsbergen

Hurtigruten, the Norwegian expedition cruise line, intends to use cutaways from fisheries and other organic waste to power their fleet of ships. The company has made strong moves in the sustainability field over recent years with the intention of becoming the world’s greenest cruise company. Liquified biogas (LBG) – fossil-free, renewable gas produced from dead fish […]

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Authentic Safari: Mountain Gorillas at Bisate Lodge, Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda, previously torn apart by genocide, is now one of the most talked about safari hotspots in the world. This remote, intimate and peaceful East African country is still essentially under-the-radar of mass tourism. To come here on safari feels like having Africa all to yourself; just you and the wilderness. The environment is pristine […]

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In Photos: Scandinavia and the Baltic

The Winter Palace

After our recent trip with Celebrity Cruises to the Scandinavian and Baltic region we can reflect on the experience; looking at photos of the places we visited and contemplating the positive (and sometimes negative) aspects of these destinations. This particular itinerary on the Celebrity Eclipse visited Zeebrugge, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St. Petersburg and Warnemunde over 14 days. Pictures do […]

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Review: Celebrity Eclipse

Celebrity Eclipse

This July, with great excitement, I boarded the much-loved Celebrity Eclipse for a 14-night tour of Scandinavia and the Baltic. This great itinerary stops in Bruges, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Tallinn, St.Petersburg and Warnemunde; the scenic cruise through the Stockholm archipelago being a definite highlight. These destinations are rich in European heritage, contemporary culture and stunning scenery – […]

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Viking Ocean – Trade Routes of the Middle Ages

Viking Spa

The Viking Ocean Cruise line is a world-leader in luxury voyages focusing on cultural enrichment and authentic experiences. The Trade Routes of the Middle Ages itinerary traces medieval commercial trade routes and includes overnight stays in some of Europe’s most picturesque cities In 2018, the 15-day cruise, from Apr 14 – Apr 28, starts in Barcelona and ends […]

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Cool Places: Iceland

Iceland Cruise Hot Springs

The Land of Fire and Ice is a place of legends and seemingly on everyone’s bucket list at the moment … and it’s easy to understand why. The landscape is a stunning combination of midnight sun, glaciers, active volcanos, geysers, fjords and thermal waters. In summer the island is green and fertile, bathed in near […]

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Cool Places: Kirkwall – Gateway to the Orkney Islands

Cruise Orkney Puffins

  The Orkney archipelago is a place of magic and mystery; a stunning coastal landscape steeped in ancient history. The chain of 70 islands, separated from Scotland’s rugged north coast by the formidable Pentland Firth, are grassy-green and flat-topped. Rich in marine life and seabird colonies, the islands are also home to a wealth of prehistoric sites, standing stones, Viking relics and […]

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Trip of a Lifetime: Trekking to the North Pole

Trekking to the North Pole

The North Pole is a geographical concept; a frozen point on an ever-moving slab of sea ice forming and moving with the seasons. Sadly the Arctic is warming as global oceans heat up and melting sea ice reveals darker  water which absorbs more solar radiation. Higher temperatures are melting this frozen landscape with record lows […]

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Prana by Atzaro: Indonesian Island-Hop on the Ultimate Phinisi Super-Yacht

Prana

Owned by Atzaro, the luxe Ibizan hospitality group, this stunning Phinisi super-yacht is the largest of its kind in the world. Voyages explore the remote Indonesian Coral Triangle, following the trade winds to some of the world’s most inaccessible and dreamy islands. Designed to reflect the ancient Indonesian double-masted Phinisi sailing vessels, this 180-foot ship is entirely handmade […]

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Discovering Africa by Private Jet Safari

‘Luxury is access’ and Bushtracks Expeditions private aircraft safari brings the very best of Africa together in one stunning 15-day trip.  Taking guests from the cloud forests of the Volcanoes National Park to the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, this ultimate safari brings together the magic of mountain gorillas and African wild dogs with the […]

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Great Train Journeys: The Qinghai-Tibet Railway

Qinghai Tibet Railway

The ‘Sky Road’ runs 1956 kilometres across the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau connecting Chinese Xining with Lhasa, the capital of Tibet.  As the world’s highest railway, reaching a literally breathtaking 5231 metres at the Tanggula Pass, this incredible engineering success spans an area known for earthquakes, low atmospheric pressure and freezing temperatures. The line opened in 2006, after engineers […]

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