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Travel Articles: River Cruises
Top River Cruise Destinations
Now that you are convinced that your next trip MUST be a river cruise, the difficult decision of deciding "where to?" is upon you. Adventure Life offers river cruising in some incredible destinations. Below are highlights of just a few of these options to help in your decision.
Europe: Boasting dozens of languages, half a billion …
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 …
Impressions of Iquitos, including Belen, and reflections on a week-long boat trip on Amazonian rivers.
West Africa Cruise on the Pegasus
The West Africa cruise on the 45 passage Pegasus with just 29 on board was one of the best cruises I have ever completed. The Gambia is a bird lovers paradise and the 3 hour excursion to Bao Bolong Wetland Reserve was one of the best ever. The 5K walk in the Kiang West National Park was amazing. The people and sites of Senegal and The Gambia are …
Swimming with pink dolphins, climbing trees, and cruising the Rio Negro in Amazonia.
RHINE - WINE & DINE
Our memorable small ship cruise on the ROMANTIC RHINE aboard the beautiful AMALEGRO with love! We had amazing European river cruise with wonderful food, people, and sites to see!
Exploring Ancient Egypt
We had an amazing 4 day cruise down the river on the Nile Adventurer in 2010. Our Egyptologist, Zainab, and the boat staff made the experience a delight! We hope to return soon and experience more of Egypt.
To say this was an adventure of a life time is an understatement. It wasn't long after the MY Tucano left the dock in Manaus that I spotted my first of many grey dolphins. The Rio Negro was so expansive it looked more like an ocean than a river.
European River Cruise - Christmas Markets in Germany!
A family adventure in Germany including stunning castles, Christmas markets, and a phenomenal Danube cruise!
Voyage to Heart of Amazon
Amazon Adventure - 8 Day Ecuador
I had an adventure of a lifttime and would not have missed it for the world even if I had known I would be caught in quicksand and stranded in the rainforest. I'll hold dear to my heart the camaraderie, and will always remember our splendid teamwork
Quito and the Amazon Jungle
My first trip to South America. Though thoroughly scared of snakes, I WANT to see an Anaconda (from a safe distance preferably). That will be my quest.
Voyage of Grand Asia and Cambodia
On this Asia cruise we sailed the Sea of Japan and the Yellow and South China Seas, winding our way around islands and down a coastline that has enticed explorers, adventurers, conquerors and kings for centuries. We wandered through ancient temples and pagodas, relished the cacophony of a bustling market, and embraced the silence of a tranquil …
Ecuador Adventure - Manatee Voyage and Sacha Lodge
Delving into the rich wildlife of the Amazon, we explore the Napo and Aguarico Rivers of Ecuador. Then it on to Sacha Lodge to experience the unique atmosphere at this ecolodge on our Ecuador tour.
China - Hidden Dragon, Sleeping Workers
This journal is about my experiences in China during the summer of 2008 just before the Olympic Games. We traveled all over the country and had an amazing adventure.
Christmas on the Rhine
Today's post is a fun journal entry by Cierra Rantoul during her small ship cruise on the Rhine River in 2007. Thanks Cierra!
Life & Adventures in the South African Bush
This was a blog to keep loved ones back in the states apprised of my time interning in Hoedspruit, South Africa. I started at the White Lion Protection Trust and ended at the African Dream Horse Safari program.
This was an anniversary trip to Paris that included a surprisingly emotional visit to Omaha Beach in Normandy.
How to See Lots of Europe in 30 Days
Here are some facts from my trip: 13 Countries in 30 days. By Air 11032 miles. By sea miles 1026 miles. By Train 385 miles. Car 3907 miles. Total Miles Traveled 16284. Total pictures taken 1430. It was a hell of a ride and got to see lots of neat stuff. One more thing off the bucket list!!!!!
Egypt Family Trip
Thanks to Adventure Life, I had an amazing time with my young kids in Egypt June 2009. Everything went off without a hitch. From the food to the transportation, the experience was perfect.
Make Every Day an Adventure
Most of us have been on vacation, far away from work & routine, and had the thought, “If only I could do this forever!” Brian Morgan, CEO & founder of Adventure Life, is one of the few who actually acted upon that dreamy notion. When he did, an international adventure travel, luxury safari, and small ship cruise company was …
Historic Gold Rush Alaska Cruises on the SS Legacy
Alaska's history is alive on board the small-ship, SS Legacy. Characters in Alaska's complex history like conservationist John Muir, Gold Rush "stampeders" and missionaries join travelers on cruises through the Inside Passage. Referred to as heritage guides, this team of historic re-enactors provides a distinct onboard atmosphere by portraying a …
Cruising the Rhine River
Hi everyone! Me here! Day Three of my Christmas holiday mini-cruise! I have to say that for as small as this boat is - only 130 passengers max - it has to be the best cruising experience I have ever had! That big ship experience I had on my last vacation pales in comparison to the attention the crew is giving me on this trip.
Picture this... …
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