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Cuba: Into the ancient Valley of Tobacco

CUBA | Sunday, 7 Jan 2018 | Views [591]

  Benito Camejo Nodarse is a local legend in Cuba's western Pinar del Rio province, the UNESCO World Heritage region renowned as the supposed birthplace of modern tobacco cultivation.  "Date un toque," says Benito in typically ... Read more >

Tags: cigars, cuba, pinar del rio, tobacco

A hippy love story that's still going strong

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 7 Jan 2018 | Views [395]

  It's a beautiful hippy love story that began in Germany in 1969. Trudy and Ron were footloose and fancy-free when they met in Cold War Hamburg and fell in love. They hooked up and travelled to Australia where they were married before ... Read more >

Tags: alternative, costa rica, garden

The Miracle of Macca

AUSTRALIA | Monday, 4 May 2015 | Views [269]

SMASH! The first wave breaks over the bow of our Zodiac like the hammer of Thor, throwing a deluge of angry water over us. We clutch our daypacks, already wrapped tight in plastic, as if our lives depend on it. We pull away quickly from Silver ... Read more >

Tags: australia, cruise, expedition

Photos: Macquarie Island and NZ Sub-Antarctics

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 4 Feb 2015 | Flickr Photo Gallery

an expedition cruise aboard Silver Discoverer
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Photos: Louisiade Archipelago - Dec 2014

PAPUA NEW GUINEA | Wednesday, 10 Dec 2014 | Flickr Photo Gallery

An expedition cruise aboard True North
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Cruising the coast of West Africa

GHANA | Saturday, 4 May 2013 | Views [217]

"WHAT was that?" gasped Beatrix, grabbing my forearm tightly. We all heard it. Was it the sound of waves from the Atlantic Ocean crashing on the rocks outside or, as many of us thought, the ghostly whispers of long-departed slaves who once huddled ... Read more >

Tags: cruise, expedition, west africa

Photos: North West Passage

CANADA | Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Flickr Photo Gallery

with One Ocean Expeditions aboard Akademik Ioffe
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Photos: Vanuatu May 2012

VANUATU | Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Flickr Photo Gallery

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Get wrecked in Port Vila

VANUATU | Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Views [1253]

    While Vanuatu may not have the range of wartime wrecks like some other Pacific island countries, the idyllic island destination can offer plenty of deliberately sunken vessels to explore and enjoy. Of course, the SS President ... Read more >

Tags: diving, scuba, vanuatu, wreck

To the home of the iceberg

GREENLAND | Sunday, 24 Mar 2013 | Views [325]

  "ICEBERG dead ahead." Once a feared encounter on the high seas, tourists now clamber to see these mighty menaces. With that alert from the bridge, passengers abandon their champagne and hors d'oeuvres and scramble like startled children ... Read more >

Tags: arctic, cruise, glacier, greenland

Photos: Iceland

ICELAND | Monday, 10 Sep 2012 | Flickr Photo Gallery

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Photos: Greenland with Ponant

GREENLAND | Friday, 24 Aug 2012 | Flickr Photo Gallery

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