A good 80% of Greenland, the world's largest island, is covered with ice—by the Greenland Ice Sheet, in fact—but don’t let that fool you. This is an Arctic domain overflowing with breathtaking landscapes, natural wonders, and adventure! Having been settled for more than 5,000 years, Greenland also offers visitors a fascinating history and culture to explore.
Whether it’s your first Arctic expedition or you’re on the hunt for a completely unique and brag-worthy Arctic experience, a trip to Greenland could be just the ticket. Here’s why.Read More
The Mediterranean region has long captured the hearts of travelers, offering a mesmerizing blend of sun-kissed coastlines, rich cultural heritage and enchanting island vacations. With a plethora of charming islands dotting its azure waters, the Mediterranean offers a dream destination for every wanderer.
From the idyllic white sand beaches and thrilling watersports to historic ruins and delectable cuisine, there’s something for everyone to explore. Let’s dive into nine of the best Mediterranean islands that deserve a spot on your bucket list. Pack your bags and prepare for a journey through the best islands this enchanting region offers - courtesy of our partners at Windstar.Read More
Exploring Scotland’s castles is the best way to learn about its amazing history. Walk in the footsteps of kings, queens, and conquerors. Whether in ruins or restored to their former glory, all are priceless repositories of the past. Here are just a few of the favorites from our partners at CIE TOURS.
By Colin Treadwell
Our South African ranger guide, Mo, pointed to a group of antelopes, some of which were prancing with their feet held together, so that they bounced high, as if on pogo sticks. “They are pronking,” he explained.
“What is that?” asked a lady in our Range Rover. “Why do they do that?”
“It’s just an expression of joy,” said Mo. “They are just playing.”
Funny, I remember the wildlife documentaries I watched on TV as a kid as dry and analytical, laced with scientific jargon based on Darwinian theory, all about natural selection and the struggle to survive. That aspect was real out in the bush, but there was so much more that was missing from the documentaries. The joy! Animals having fun! The beauty and rapture of nature.Read More
To say there’s a lot to do at this private island in The Bahamas is just tapping the surface: Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay raises the bar for what’s possible in a single day on vacation with near-endless thrills and ways to chill. Think: 13 waterslides, including the tallest waterslide in North America, beaches where the sand is white and the water is crystal clear, and drinks and bites are at your fingertips. With all there is to do, everyone—whether you’re traveling as a family with young kids or a couple—can make their time on the island their own.Read More