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Lifetime National Park Service Pass for Seniors Set To Increase

The National Park Service currently sells a lifetime access pass to US citizens and permanent residents age 62 years or older for only $10. This access pass allows entry to more than 2,000 federal recreation sites including national parks. Annual passes currently cost $80 for so the lifetime pass for seniors offers an incredible value.

The […]

By |June 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

New Entrance Rules for Machu Picchu Start in July

New rules affecting all visitors to Machu Picchu take effect on July 1, 2017. Over the years since its UNESCO World Heritage status designation, the Inca Citadel has grown increasingly popular as a tourist destination. Entrance tickets are limited to 2500 per day, which sell out in high season with as many as 3800 entrances […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Iceland Cruise – Another Option During Peak Summer Travel Months

Iceland has become increasingly popular as a summer destination in the last few years. Many hotels and inns sell out months in advance making it difficult for travelers that typically plan trips a few months or less out.

Several small ship cruise lines now offer cruises that provide an alternative way to appreciate Iceland’s stunning landscapes […]

By |May 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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|