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Gorilla Trekking Pack List

Gorilla trekking in Uganda and/or Rwanda is at the top of many wildlife lovers’ bucket lists. Trek duration and distance can vary widely, but you can expect rugged conditions, steep terrain, dense vegetation, and high humidity.

Below is a list of gear that’s essential in making your gorilla trek more enjoyable.

Clothing

Lightweight, quick-dry long-sleeved shirt and […]

By |August 13th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tierra del Fuego- The End of the World

Only 620 miles from the Antarctic Peninsula lies the archipelago region of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of South America, split between Argentina and Chile. There is little wonder upon arrival why this place is commonly referred to as the End of the World — you are far from everywhere.

An abundance of up-close-and-personal […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Puffins of Machias Seal Island

Machias Seal Island lies 10 miles offshore from Grand Manan Island in the Bay of Fundy. At low tide, Machias Seal is one mile long and a few hundred feet wide. Yet up to 5000 pairs of Atlantic puffins, 1000 pairs of razorbills and 500 pairs of common murres congregate on the island during their […]

By |July 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|

Secrets of Shoulder Season Travel

When anyone asks about our favorite time to travel, the answer almost always involves shoulder season. Along with smaller crowds and less expensive accommodations, shoulder season can be prime for wildlife viewing. Weather often dictates shoulder season and the transition between seasons, e.g. dry versus green season in Costa Rica, is just starting then.

Summer travel […]

By |July 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Top 5 Landscapes in Tierra Del Fuego

Vast openness. Dramatic Andes Mountains. Wildlife rich waters. Known as ‘The End of the World’, Tierra Del Fuego offers visitors an array of landscapes. R2R Travel Consultant, Wes Perry recently traveled to Tierra del Fuego for Adventure Week with the Adventure Travel Trade Association.  Here are his picks for Tierra del Fuego’s Top 5 Landscapes […]

By |July 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|

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|