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New in Peru – 5-Star Sleeper Train Connects Cusco, Puno and Colca Canyon

Belmond’s Andean Explorer connects Cusco, Puno and Colca Canyon via luxury train. The Andean Explorer is the sister train to Belmond’s Hiram Bingham train that takes guests from Cusco to Machu Picchu.

As Peru’s first five-star sleeper train with room for up to 48 passengers, the Andean Explorer offers unprecedented levels of comfort and style for […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Permits Double in Price

Effective immediately, gorilla trekking permits in Rwanda have increased to a cost of $1500 per trek. The price increase will not affect permits that have already been purchased.

Mountain gorillas are an endangered species with population estimates at about 880 individuals. More than 60% of mountain gorillas inhabit Rwanda. Recent conservation efforts have resulted in a […]

By |May 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Boost for Uganda’s Mountain Gorilla

In November 2016, The Uganda Wildlife Authority discovered three newborn mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.  With a population of around 880 left in the world, and about half located in Uganda, mountain gorillas are one of the world’s most endangered species.  A spike in recent births is welcome news to conservationists.

Several factors including […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

India’s “Big Five”

Chances are, you have heard of Africa’s “Big Five,” a list of five iconic animals that travelers hope to spot while on safari. Though India does not come to mind for most people as a top wildlife destination, it has its own Big Five:

Tiger

Once in grave danger of extinction, India’s wild tiger population has begun […]

By |February 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Iceland – Landmannalaugar Overnight with Arctic Trucks Experience

Our Iceland Winter Escape kicked off with an overnight experience with Arctic Trucks, a company that most known for modifying 4WD vehicles for use in rough environments like mountains and glaciers found throughout the countryside in Iceland.  We worked with the team at Arctic Trucks Experience to offer our group the opportunity to sit behind […]

By |January 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 – R2R Travelers’ Photos

We always look forward to hearing the excitement in our clients’ voices when they return from a trip, knowing they’ve fallen in love with the sights and sounds of travel. We also love seeing their favorite travel photos since everyone loves to capture images from different perspectives. Below is a collection of 2016 photos sent to us […]

By |December 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

2016 – The Year in Photos

We celebrated out 10th Anniversary by traveling to some of our favorite wildlife hotspots with R2R travelers.  The following 12 photos provide a glimpse of this year’s highlights.  The best part — the majority of these photos were taken on trips while traveling our clients.  Next year promises to be even bigger and better!  Happy New Year!

By |December 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

India Trip Report (October 2016) – Sloth Bear Sightings

The sloth bear is a nocturnal, insect-eating bear native to the Indian subcontinent.  Americans may be familiar with this animal from Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Book, by its real-life Hindi name Baloo (bhalu).

We sighted this rare mammal on two separate occasions on a recent trip to Madhya Pradesh, India.  One was spotted at Satpura National Park and […]

By |November 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Four Reasons to Visit Canada in 2017

1.  Canada is celebrating 150 years as a country in 2017. For their sesquicentennial, Canadians are already planning some of the biggest July 1 celebrations the country has ever seen.

2.  Lonely Planet just named Canada the #1 Country to Visit in 2017.

“Bolstered by the wave of positivity unleashed by its energetic new leader Justin Trudeau, […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“100 Things To Do” – Kodiak, Alaska

Last month, I had the pleasure of spending five days exploring Kodiak, Alaska before attending the Adventure Travel World Summit in Anchorage. Most people probably think of bears when they hear the name Kodiak, but there’s much more to do than bear viewing during your visit. Although, bears are worth the trip!

Discover Kodiak’s list of […]

By |October 25th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments