Monthly Archives: September 2014

Arctic Microbiology

The Arctic is a place that captures the imagination of many fortunate travellers year in year out. People choose to go to the Arctic for the breathtaking natural beauty, stunning natural wildlife and the splendid isolation the region can offer.  However, there are a group of people who go to the Arctic for an entirely different reason, the study of microorganisms.

legendary arctic cruise ship Kapitan Khlebnikov When is the best time to go on a cruise to Antarctica

Planning a cruise to Antarctica but don’t know when to go? Depending on which season you decide to make your voyage will change what you see when you finally get to the majestic southern seas that make up the waters of Antarctica. With views of stunningly huge icebergs and colonies of tens of thousand penguins all year round, Antarctica isn’t a place that comes to mind when we think of the seasons, but depending on the wildlife you want to see, the time of year plays a huge part in planning your trip.

The Spiritual Heritage of the Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is a 2-5 day trek that takes keen explorers across a gorgeous stretch of the ancient Incan empire, ultimately arriving at one of the best known landmarks of the Incan civilization: Machu Picchu. Taking in the trail is said to be an experience of incomparable spiritual wealth, and modern day adventurers aren’t the first people to think so – the Incans used to make their own pilgrimages to Machu Picchu, and although historians disagree as to the exact purpose for the ancient settlement, they all agree that travelling there was a matter of great spiritual importance. Here are some of the most exciting spiritual ruins to catch on the Inca Trail.

When is the best time to cruise the Arctic?

When you picture the Arctic, chances are you imagine a cold, empty ice-covered wasteland stretching as far as the eye can see. However, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. For many holidaymakers, the Arctic is the final frontier, boasting everything from dramatic landscapes, incredible wildlife, and the natural wonder of the Aurora Borealis- the famous northern lights.