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5 Reasons Greenland Should Be Your Next Arctic Expedition Destination - with Quark Expeditions

By TRAVELINK on September 20, 2023

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.

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Scotland's Castles: Windows into History with CIE TOURS

By TRAVELINK on September 12, 2023

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.

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A Safari Can Change Your World - with Tauck Tours

By TRAVELINK on August 9, 2023

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.

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Wildlife in the Galapagos With Silversea

By TRAVELINK on July 13, 2023

Content provided by our partners at Silversea

It’s a gorgeous sunny day when I arrive on San Cristobal, the easternmost island in the Galapagos archipelago. Scores of sea lions lounge on the beach. Cloudless cobalt skies spread far into the horizon, and the sun shines gloriously above us.

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Beyond Tokyo: Japan’s Hidden Ports

By TRAVELINK on May 12, 2023

There’s more to this stunning island nation than bustling cities. From serene forests to inspiring temples to rarely seen ports, the best way to see it all on a luxury cruise to Japan.
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