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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|

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|

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|

“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|

Trip Recap – Fall Wildlife Expedition to Yellowstone

Last month, we traveled to Yellowstone National Park with a small group from Denver, a trip offered in coordination with Audubon Society of Greater Denver. Dates were chosen to correspond with several fall highlights at Yellowstone including elk rut, bird migration, bear hyperphagy (a state of overeating prior to winter hibernation), cooler temperatures, and smaller […]

By |October 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Isla Mujeres Mural Project

One of the highlights of our recent trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico while exploring the island by golf cart was spotting colorful murals along the way. In 2014, Sea Walls: Murals for Oceans project opened to the public.

The mural project consists of 15 large-scale murals created by well-known contemporary street artists. […]

By |August 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|