Modern Explorer by National Geographic and Lindblad Expeditions

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Our Travel partner Lindblad Expeditions in conjunction with National Geographic education have created this exciting and inspiring series for us to share with you at home.   What does it mean to be an Explorer in the 21st century? Our idea of exploring the world is different than it was 100+ years ago when Ernest…

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Galapagos… You Tell Me That It’s Evolution

Monday, October 21, 2019

In my mind it appears so remote, stuck far out in the ocean somewhere off South America, a few specks in the Pacific. There were questions that needed an answer. How do you get there?  Will it take forever?  Who goes there and why do they go? And what is there?  Why is it so…

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Getting Up Close and Personal With Galapagos Wildlife

Monday, October 21, 2019

I was scrambling to finish reading On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection – a book that most will have read or at least heard of – as I packed for the Galapagos Islands trying to imagine what these bizarre and significant islands would be like. We boarded a flight in Quito,…

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South Georgia Islands, Worth The Detour

Saturday, August 3, 2019

What do you know about the South Georgia Islands?  When I was booking my cruise to Antarctica, I was told by a friend that I had to go there mainly to see the King penguins and I’m so glad I did! South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean. It…

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Hurtigruten Cruise – Bergen to Bergen

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Voyage the beautiful Norwegian Coast from Bergen to Kirkenes return on board one of Hurtigruten’s 11 ships. A spectacular voyage examining the inseparable links between Norway’s rich heritage and the sea, the Classic Round Voyage is the ultimate way to experience the full majesty and culture of Norway’s coastline. This voyage along the beautiful Norwegian…

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Cruise French Countryside with a Master of Wine

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Begin with an overnight on the captivating French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur. Explore this elegant area and relax along the remarkably blue water of the Mediterranean…

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Weekend Cruising

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

I had never thought of myself as a cruiser but this weekend away changed my mind. A group of friends and I thought it could be a fun weekend away and something a little different so chose a Melbourne to Sydney cruise on board the Golden Princess. We set sail at 6pm on a Friday,…

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Luxury And Adventure In The Amazon 

Monday, March 4, 2019

The Amazon is a destination that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. The tropical jungle, unique wildlife and the mighty Amazon itself is enough to get me excited, not to mention the element of exotic adventure and a hint of danger, the Amazon has it all. Flying into the small town…

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Awe Inspiring Antarctica Cruise

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Antarctica is a destination that only a very few of us get to experience and is definitely a once in a lifetime!  It is so hard to put into words because there were many moments that were literally “pinch me, is this real”? We were on board the luxury cruise ship Ponant’s Le Soleal. From…

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Touring Regent Seven Seas Mariner

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

While the guests were out exploring sunny Melbourne, we were invited on board the Regent Seven Seas Mariner ship for a tour. It was fabulous to get a feel for the ship and see it through the eyes of a passenger. The ship was an excellent size, with a capacity of 700 guests. There were…

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