Antarctica/Katie Hammel

Antarctica is a place of extremes: It’s not only the southernmost continent, but also the coldest, driest, and windiest. A trip to Antarctica isn’t a vacation so much as an expedition, an exciting journey into a wild and inhospitable land — and it can only be done via ship.... Read More

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Ever wanted to see all – and we do mean all – of South America’s coastline? Holland America’s newest Grand Voyage for 2015 will let you do just that. The 68-day journey will make a complete loop around the continent from Fort Lauderdale, with a few additional ports of call in the... Read More

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Our recent story on camera apps proved that a smartphone is all you need to take a piece of your trip home with you. Another tried-and-true method? Passport stamps. The tiny imprints are capable of reducing an entire travel experience down to a single emblematic image while communicating an... Read More

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Antarctica 2014 adventue travel destination

Adrenaline-loving travelers looking to push the boundaries in 2014 have plenty of enticing destinations to choose from next year. Whether it’s the time-warped villages of Burma, or the far-flung shores of Antarctica (which, as it happens, will be in the spotlight for the 100th anniversary of Sir Ernest Shackleton‘s... Read More

Mount Erebus Ice Towers

The odd duck of volcanoes, Mount Erebus’s permanent lava lake reaches temperatures of 1,826 degrees Fahrenheit, but is situated in one of the coldest places on Earth. The southern-most active volcano and second-highest summit on Antarctica’s Ross Island (at 12,448 feet), this volcano has been active since 1972. Though... Read More

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In honor of the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day (April 22, 2013), we’ve rounded up 10 top ecotourism destinations to get you thinking green. Two on our list may seem like obvious choices (the Amazon and Galapagos), but you’ll also find some up-and-comers, like the Caribbean island of Dominica... Read More

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PunchStockEscape to top winter destinations like Belize and Banff to beat the blues

Brrrr. When Old Man Winter comes to town, it’s easy to get down. But a visit to any of our favorite places to beat the winter blues will have you forgetting about the slush, snow boots, and dreary days of the long, dark season in no time. This year... Read More

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Quark Expeditions

Are you an adventurous, spur-of-the-moment traveler looking for a great deal? For a four-day period, Quark Expeditions is offering passengers who buy one of four cruises to Antarctica in November at regular price (beginning at $6,190) an additional ticket for a companion for only $1. If you’re cruising solo... Read More

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Antarctica Compagniedu Ponant

Upscale French cruise line Compagnie du Ponant is offering would-be cruisers to the Antarctic some sizable savings for select sailings this fall and winter. A notoriously expense cruising journey, Ponant offers a top-of-the-line experience to the White Continent aboard its luxurious yachts, and is now slashing rates by up... Read More

Songtsam Circuit China

While it might seem that the most prevalent adventure travel trend nowadays is wrestling your backpack into increasingly rare overhead bin space, there are plenty more appealing developments on the horizon. Here, a few trends of note for adventure travelers in 2011 and beyond. Authentic experiences. “Experiential” travel is the... Read More

Antarctica Cruise Dd

Traveling to the edge of the Earth can put a glacier-sized dent in your bank account, but Antarctica is one of the few places of pure solitude left on this planet, devoid of cell phone interruptions, car horns, and ? for the most part ? people. For some, this... Read More

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As the travel industry increases its green initiatives, Antarctica may be joining the endangered destination list. When sailing to this region, new regulations are causing cruise lines to use cleaner – and more expensive – fuel compelling a number of companies to “86” future itineraries. Among the operators discontinuing... Read More