Earlier this year, after years of delays, Kenya’s Environment and Natural Resources mandated a countrywide ban on single-use plastic bags in efforts to protect the environment. They have joined over 40 countries to in the growing effort to solve this world-wide epidemic. The rampant piles of plastic bag waste in Kenya have sparked concern for […]
Looking to travel to Brazil soon? The visa application process is going to become a lot easier for US tourists. Starting on January 15th, 2018 visitors looking to head to the largest South American country will have easier access to Brazil visas through an electronic document issuing system. After the request is made, the visa […]
The re-imagined Delfin III (formerly the Amazon Discovery) launched earlier this year and offers three, four and six-night cruises in 2017 through the Pacaya Samiria National Reserve in northern Peru. Accessed via Iquitos, Pacaya Samiria National Reserve is the largest and most richly diverse area in the Amazon region. The Delfin III is the largest […]
Northern Lights season in Iceland starts later this month so it’s time to book your winter escape. In addition to Northern Lights, Iceland offers pristine natural areas, geothermal wonders, stunning landscapes, and an array of outdoor adventures in the winter.
Don’t let the name fool you. Iceland’s climate is moderate in the winter with average daily […]
Last month, Entrepreneur published an article titled “Never Turn Off Air Vents, and 10 Other Things I Learned While Flying More Than 2 Million Miles”. I don’t fly nearly as often as the author, but my annual trips for Reefs to Rockies take me abroad about three months of the year. In 2017 alone, I’ll […]
In preparation for an upcoming trip to Uganda and Rwanda, we were advised to apply for a Uganda visa in advance of arrival. Below are the steps involved in the online application process.
Go to Uganda Electronic Visa/ Permit Application System website (https://www.visas.immigration.go.ug).
Click on Red Button – Start a new application.
Read and Accept […]
Hurricane Harvey recently impacted outgoing and incoming United Airlines flights at Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Costa Rica. United only flies to George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) in Houston and Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) from Costa Rica and all IAH flights were cancelled for days starting on Saturday, August 26, 2017.
We opted to […]
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.
Lightweight, quick-dry long-sleeved shirt and […]
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 […]
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 […]