In the June/July 2009 issue, National Geographic Adventure highlights the Galapagos yacht, M/Y Eric, in their “World Class: Lodges + Escapes” feature. What makes the Eric so interesting? Complete with solar panels and wind turbines, the yacht is the first hybrid ship of its kind — but let’s hope it’s not the last. Take a look at the write-up below. By Costas Christ Intelligent Design: A Guilt-Free Solution For Galápagoers [...]
Travel to Antarctica has always been for those eager to explore the very end of the world. Unfortunately, as the location has been ‘discovered’, more and more cruise ships are making this their destination. The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators says visits have risen from 6,700 in the 1992-93 season to 45,213 in 2008-09. Why not? Where else can you witness huge calving glaciers, the bluest of blue ice [...]
For the past few years, I have heard lots of news about carbon offsets and we have had lots of discussion within the office about carbon offsetting. I’ve skeptical of the usefulness and so we have never offered carbon offsets to our clients. To me, it seemed as if the threats facing the pristine forests of the Amazon, the fragile wildlife of the Galapagos and the wonderful indigenous cultures of [...]
MSNBC has a great article on Machu Picchu. An excerpt is below. Follow this link for the full story! Machu Picchu may have been less of a city, than a spiritual destination for the Inca. New research argues the ceremonial path into the city was conceived as a replica of the path followed by the first Incas in cosmological myth.
Located in the Yucatan Peninsula, tiny Belize is bordered by Mexico in the north and Guatemala to the west. But don’t let its size fool you. Only 14,270 square miles wide, Belize is home to the largest barrier reef in the Western hemisphere offering some of the best diving and snorkeling in the world. Traveler, Christa Visperas, elaborates below and shares some of the best locations in Belize [...]