KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

By Matt McMillan
I recently returned from the enchanting land of South Africa, one of the most fascinating and diverse countries in Africa, and arguably the world. My trip this year focused on the KwaZulu-Natal region on the eastern side of South Africa, and it was a whirlwind adventure that had it all – from...
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Penguin Safari:
South Georgia and the Peninsula

By Tig Martin
Last month my friend Nikki and I joined the final voyage of the 22/23 Antarctic season aboard the Ultramarine expedition ship. Over sixteen incredible days, we sailed from Ushuaia to South Georgia, and on to the Antarctic Peninsula, before returning to Ushuaia across the Drake Passage. We wandered through king penguin colonies,...
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Macquarie Island

New Zealand’s Sub-Antarctic Islands

By Leanne Dunhill
The Sub-Antarctic Islands of New Zealand and Australia lie in the Southern Ocean. These remote and desolate stepping stones to Antarctica offer rich biodiversity, breathtaking scenery and fascinating human history. They are home to some of the most abundant and unique wildlife on Earth. Many bird species, invertebrates and plants (including the...
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Visiting Antarctica from New Zealand

By Leanne Dunhill
Over the past few years I have been very privileged to visit Antarctica not once, but twice. Once from Bluff in the south of New Zealand and more recently from Ushuaia on the southern tip of Argentina. Since I returned from the Antarctic Peninsula in December I’ve been asked on a number...
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Greg Mortimer Ship Review

By Luke Glenday
There has been quite a lot of hype around Aurora Expeditions’ brand-new ship, the Greg Mortimer. With its X-Bow design that is currently unique to the expedition cruise industry, it is one of a number of new ships that are taking this industry into a new era of custom built vessels and...
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Karen Blixen Camp

By Tig Martin
I’ve spent a lot of time in South America and Asia but hadn’t visited Africa beyond Egypt and Morocco – it’s been on the list for a long time. Last October I attended a travel expo in Nairobi, Kenya and was lucky enough to add a few extra days to visit the...
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Why You Should Visit Uganda

By Aya Ishii
Mountain gorillas were almost the only thing that came to my mind when thinking of Uganda before my seven day trip… I learnt first hand that there are many other reasons to visit this wonderful destination. The local cultures and peoples we met were as memorable as the wildlife we encountered. The...
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Why Patagonia?

By Dan Slater
If you’re thinking of planning a holiday in Patagonia you might as well set aside some annual leave every few years because you’re going to want to return again and again. I’m currently enjoying my third visit and I can already clearly see outlined the itinerary of my fourth. There may have...
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Magical Mexico

By Alisha Lockie
When telling people I was planning my honeymoon in Mexico it attracted some mixed reactions and definitely more than a few comments about safety, drugs and cartels. It’s such a shame that these are some of the first things that seem to spring to peoples’ mind when they think of Mexico because...
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Zanzibar: Where to stay guide

By Matt McMillan
Zanzibar is the perfect spot for post-safari relaxation or simply an idyllic beach holiday with a twist of something special. The island is covered in banana and coconut trees, spice farms and lush vegetation along with some of the most beautiful beaches you will find in any part of the world. At...
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