Posts Tagged ‘Wildlife’

Singapore and Borneo Adventure

Monday, June 4th, 2018

By Diana Shirey Singapore is beautiful and extremely safe to visit. The people are friendly and I’m so fortunate to have visited. Some highlights include the 1820 Buddha Tooth Relic Temple in Chinatown and the very modern, jaw-dropping biodomes such as the gorgeous Gardens by the Bay, which is home to the highest interior waterfall, […]

Alaska Cruise Onboard the Island Princess

Monday, July 10th, 2017

Alaska cruise on Island Princess South bound June 14th 2017. I flew to Anchorage (Seward) the night of June 13th and stayed at the Residence Inn.  The next day we toured downtown Anchorage and then back to the hotel to transfer to Whittier.  I used a transfer company called Anchorage tours & transfers, much less […]

The Seychelles: The World’s Oldest Islands

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

JUNE 27, 2017 BY OCEANIA CRUISES By Guest Lecturer Dr. John Freedman In my many interesting conversations with fellow travelers at sea, I’m often asked about my favorite destinations. High on the list is the unique granitic archipelago of the Seychelles. The World’s Oldest Islands A sovereign state since its independence from Britain in 1976, […]

South Africa and Victoria Falls Dream Vacation

Sunday, January 15th, 2017

I had the privilege to go on an adventure with my daughter and experience the beauty of South Africa and Botswana and the Falls. We started our adventure in Cape Town.  We stayed at the Westin right near the waterfront. The Westin is a modern, clean and beautiful corporate hotel.   I highly recommend staying at […]

My Trip to Southern Africa, Part Two

Wednesday, December 7th, 2016

By Nancy Kivlen, Director of Leisure  Part Two Sabi Sands, Kruger National Park, South Africa The highlight of our trip was the private reserve of Sabi Sands located in the Kruger National Park. Our first stop was the over-the-top luxurious Dulini Game Reserve Lodge. Everything about this lodge was deluxe and no detail was left […]

Cruise With Purpose: Six of Our Favorite Tours That Allow Guests to Give Back

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Cruise With Purpose: Six of Our Favorite Tours That Allow Guests to Give Back Submitted by: HAL Shore Excursions Team The warm feeling you get from looking at this adorable koala at Brisbane’s Koala Sanctuary, is the same feeling you’ll get after finishing a Cruise with Purpose tour. Holland America Line’s innovative Cruise with Purpose […]

What to Expect on a Cruise to Hubbard Glacier in Alaska

Saturday, July 30th, 2016

One reason cruising is such a cool alternative to simply doing a land-based trip to Alaska is because of sailing to Hubbard Glacier. Located between Seward and Skagway, Hubbard Glacier soars impressively into the stark Alaskan skyline from the depths of Disenchantment Bay and is a top sight to see for many visitors traveling to Alaska. Here’s […]

Hurtigruten presents Antarctic vs. Arctic: Which destination is right for you?

Wednesday, June 8th, 2016

Antarctic vs. Arctic: Which destination is right for you? The Arctic and Antarctica offer once-in-a-lifetime experiences. However, the two destinations are actually quite different. Some people love vacationing in huge cities with dense populations or traveling to popular tourist destinations. Others prefer heading somewhere away from big crowds, where they can enjoy beautiful landscapes and […]

Guanacaste and Papagayo, Costa Rica

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016

By Barbara Bagnall We arrived at the Liberia airport on April 30th and stayed one night at the Hilton Garden Inn.  It is conveniently located right across from the airport.  When you are arriving on a late flight it is nice to stay close to the airport.  Accommodations were clean and comfortable and breakfast was included. […]

Hurtigruten presents 15 interesting facts about Antarctica

Monday, April 11th, 2016

On the southern-most tip of the planet rests one of the world’s most massive and mysterious landmasses – the frozen realm of Antarctica. This icy expanse stretches out to cover more than 5.4 million square miles, making it the fifth largest continent in the world. It is situated almost entirely within the Arctic Circle, which means […]