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Alaska Cruise: When to Go?
Is it best to go on an Alaskan cruise in the high season months of July and August? Or do the shoulder months of June and September have advantages? The time that you choose to travel depends on your personal interests & desires. Our Alaska cruise experts reveal their recommendations.
The Mists of Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is a mythical land of mists and music. Nearly surrounded by waters, with the smell of salt water lingering in the air, Nova Scotia rises out of the sea with emerald hills and plunging cliffs.
Newfoundland and Labrador: Unique to Canada
The Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador is a culturally and geographically unique place in Canada. This region is still very isolated and the people proudly share their culture that is based on the ancient legacies of fishing and the fur trade
I just returned from a weekend in Yellowstone National Park. Despite the bitter cold, my attention was captured by something mysterious and beautiful. Wolves. I was mesmerized. However, I was curious why the wolves were running playfully, nuzzling noses, and dancing around like excitable puppies. This is not the gracefully fierce wolf behavior I …
Wildside of Alaska Travel
Alaska's animals will be the stars of the show during your visit! Several species of bears and moose dominate the landscape, while seals and seabirds inhabit the coastlines. Whale watching is a major attraction, and you may even get a lucky glimpse of playful sea otters. Prepare yourself for a WILD experience!
Top 5 Wildlife Destinations
Our vast world is teeming with curious and diverse wildlife to be discovered. Take a look at our top five wildlife watching destinations.
This continent has long been recognized as the ultimate adventure frontier and a remarkable trip into the wild. An Africa tour allows the discovery of a wide variety of animals in their natural habitat. …
Brown bear fishing for salmon
Enter an untamed wilderness that allows opportunities to have up close experiences with the natural wonders of Alaska. Moose, caribou, brown & black bears, and bald eagles greet you as you explore by land. While cruising, keep an eye out for humpback whales, orcas, otters, and porpoises. Zodiac and kayak …
The Small Ship Advantage
Instead of viewing wildlife through binoculars from the fifth story deck of a massive cruise ship, encounter wildlife in an up-close and personal way. Learn the BIG differences of small ship expeditions compared to the huge, more traditional cruises. Fewer passengers means having the complete attention of the crew, personalized activities, and more time to really explore Alaska!
Juneau is Alaska's capital city, and though not the largest, it may be the most full of contrast. It is bustling metropolis in the heart of the Tongass National Forest.
As part of the United States of America, we may take for granted the rich and distinct culture of Alaska. Ancestors of the Alaska Natives are believed to have migrated into the area thousands of years ago then never moved any farther south. Throughout the Arctic and northern areas, these people established varying indigenous cultures. Tlingit, …
Canada: From Sea to Sea
Travelers sometimes overlook that they can experience the Arctic conveniently in our neighboring Canada. The vastness of this country results in a beautifully diverse landscape, a variety of wildlife, interesting history, and many different cultural characteristics. With so much to offer, it is a great destination for all types of travelers!
Our nation's 49th state went unnoticed by travelers for so long. This introduction to Alaska gives just a few of the reasons why it is now being recognized as such an attractive destination. Alaska offers unique experiences right within our own country for savvy and novice travelers alike.
Whale Watching Season Upon Us
Breaching orca whale
Each year various whale species make their migration from the cold waters near Alaska to warmer conditions. Right now, we are in the midst of fantastic whale watching opportunities in different locations along the Pacific.
The whale watching season for gray whales is about to begin in Mexico! This species makes a round trip …
River Cruising Has Our Attention
A cruise does not have to be a 2,000 passenger ship that spends the majority of its journeys in the middle of the ocean. It does not necessary mean cheesy shows, ice sculptures on the buffet, and onboard water slides. Traveling by ship can actually provide cultural, historical, and natural insight all while offering an elegant mode of …
Cake, Candles, Gifts...and Antarctica?
Adventure Life Trip Planner, Mary, has unique plans for her upcoming birthday. Despite a cake, and a song, and well-wishes, this celebration will definitely be like none other she has ever experienced. Her 40th year will greet her on the Great White Continent of Antarctica! This might sound too good to be true, but it gets even better. Mary will …
Not to be fooled by its name, Iceland offers its visitors a surprisingly temperate climate and awe-inspiring island environment to explore. The nation also has a rich culture displayed in its innovative art, literature and music. Experience the incredible Northern Lights, a variety of wildlife, and unique opportunities for adventure all within this small country.
The Arctic brings to mind scenes of ice, snow, and barren stretches of land. Though it is a remote part of the world, it offers travelers so much more than these things! Intriguing culture, remarkable wildlife, fascinating history, and breathtaking landscape are all experienced during a visit to the Arctic.
The unique artic environment that makes Greenland travel so celebrated has also proven a challenge for both historic and modern-day Greenlanders. The tale of Greenland’s history is dotted with the reoccurring theme of incredible strength and endurance of its inhabitants, and their remarkable ability to turn an artic …
Enjoy the Islands of St. Kilda
Travelers will enjoy the wildlife and the beautiful landscape of Scotland’s St. Kilda islands. The islands are recognized as a World Heritage site and have natural wonders as well as historic cultures for travelers to discover.
Scotland Cruise to Mousa Island
Explore the island’s ancient stone tower, and the terrific marine birds and mammals that call this region home. Mousa Island is increasingly becoming a popular stop for travelers enjoying a Scotland cruise.
Migulay and Berneray Scottish Isles
Mingulay Island is the largest of the Bishop’s Isles in Scotland. Just south of this isle is Berneray. Both islands do not have human habitants, but instead are home to lush countryside and hundreds of species of marine birds. Discover more about the M
Great Lakes Cruise Sights
The Great Lakes region is full of picturesque landscape, unexpected wildlife, national history, and charming communities. Enjoy the sights, learn more about the area's interesting past, and eat some pie along the way! This is a brief explanation of some of the main attractions and potential ports of call on a Great Lakes cruise to help you with your trip planning.
Explore the World’s Largest Island on a Greenland Cruise!
Greenland is covered in over 80% ice, but the climate of this frozen island actually allows for a unique travel experience. Explore the beautiful natural environment of this massive island. Learn a little more about what Greenland has to offer curious & adventurous travelers.
Get Inspired Video Series
If you haven't been inspired by them yet, let us introduce Nik & Dusty Green. Let's just say that they are two of our favorite Adventure Lifers of all time. As a result, we have asked them to take their video cameras with them in order to show all of you fine folks what our incredible trips are truly like. Follow this fun-loving couple …
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