Destinations

The radiant but underrated Ross Sea In our quest for the little-known holiday destination (that’s still popular enough to have its own fully developed spa and gift shop), we travelers sometimes overlook the truly underrated gems this planet has...

A Day on m/v Plancius

An iconic Arctic location on a longstanding Oceanwide vessel Stepping aboard Oceanwide’s longest-running expedition vessel, it’s easy to forget she’s been making voyages to the polar regions since “Afternoon Delight” by Starland Vocal Band was on the Billboard Hot...
Hluhluwe Umfolozi: Former Zulu hunting grounds Set amid the rolling hills in the heart of Zululand, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is a park like no other in Africa. Though once the hunting grounds of the Zulu kingdom, Hluhluwe Umfolozi is now a provincial...
Between the home-cured beef jerky, the 9mm handgun sale, and the vegan strip club, pulling over for pit stops is an ongoing temptation. We are en route to ski five different Oregon areas in a week – Hoodoo,...
Trips to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, or also collectively known as Indochina holiday packages, do bring you a chance to learn more about nature, history, and culture in abundance along with other reputable sights, such as the spectacular...
The ins and outs of Arctic ecotoxicology Despite all we read about the warming planet, the polar species struggling to keep up, and the hive of business interests unrepentantly trying to turn the world’s natural reserves into cash registers,...

safari photography

What distinguishes a great photograph from a vacation snap shot? It’s tough to explain but relatively easy to see. Many people go on an African safari hoping to capture amazing wildlife photos to document their trip, wow their...
The debate on whether trophy hunting can positively contribute to conservation efforts is a long and unresolved one.  Both sides of the argument have firm followers.  Ever since Botswana’s president announced that trophy hunting will be proclaimed illegal...
After forecasting a certain strength in demand for 2019, STR, a data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights source for global hospitality sectors, is seeing a softening following its August report. In a year-over-year comparison with August 2018, the...
The ultimate off-the-grid Antarctic expedition cruise There’s off the beaten track, and there’s really off the beaten track. And then there’s the Antarctic Explorer’s Voyage, a far-ranging polar expedition cruise that lets you visit areas of Antarctica we rarely if...