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Colorful homes in Cartagena Columbia

Colombia: perfect for adventure travelers seeking history, beaches and nightlife

As a veteran of the adventure travel industry, I’ve always prided myself on keeping an open mind about destinations that haven’t yet caught on among North American travelers. I see now that my pride has been misplaced: it took me until two months ago to visit Colombia and to fully appreciate the magnitude of my [...]

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NEW: Exclusive Fly & Cruise Antarctic Vacations

Getting to know and contemplate this yet unexplored continent has been the goal and dream of many adventurers who are not satisfied with simply imagining what it would feel like to traverse its ice caps and who have made up their minds to visit this wildlife paradise. The Antarctic Continent keeps many hidden surprises for [...]

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New Zealand Kayaking Ecotourism Advantures with NEI for 2013

Top 7 Winter Ecotourism Destinations

With the change of seasons from summer to autumn, travellers start to plan their winter vacations. This year, where do you picture yourself? Will warm sand and brilliant sunsets be enough? The NEI traveler imagines upscale ecotourism adventures in places like Australia, New Zealand, South Africa,  IndoChina, Patagonia and India, where you’ll enjoy unique cultures, [...]

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Aboriginals, Convicts and the Outback: Exploring Australia’s Cultural Past

The strong desire of Americans and Australians to explore each other’s countries points to one conclusion:  no two other nations so far apart geographically, are so close culturally.  While uniquely Australian, the country’s culture evolved from British tradition, as did America’s.  The majority of the Australian population is of European origin and before World War [...]

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The Holy Land’s Greatest Treasure: Its People!

The Holy Land’s Greatest Treasure: Its People!

In my last posting (Israel Trip Report) I made the point that Israelis no longer deserve their reputation as a prickly people. I then went on to describe the cultural and adventure highlights of their country. Having had more time to reflect, I regret glossing over the “people” aspect: as much as any of the sites [...]

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Israel Trip Report – NEW Itineraries coming soon

Israel Trip Report – NEW Itineraries coming soon

In mid-June, my wife Maria and I headed off to Israel and Jordan with our two “kids”, Nick (16) and Isabelle (13), in tow. Though each kid had professed a strong desire to visit Israel, we were unsure how much they would enjoy a land long on archaeology, history and religion, especially during summer, when temperatures are [...]

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