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This Old Ship is the Caribbean's Great New Dive Destination

09/09/2021 in Belize
Sunken wrecks aren’t just fascinating destinations for underwater exploration or fantasies of pirate ‘days of yore’. Properly and carefully submerged, wrecks enhance natural reef ecosystems and provide new homes for marine plants and creatures.

A new submerged ship is about to become a prime diving attraction in the 2nd-largest barrier reef in the world. It will also contribute to sustainability in a...

New Ships Put the ‘Luxe’ in Luxury Expedition Cruising to the Remote Oceans of the World

07/22/2021
It’s one of the biggest trends in cruising. Not getting bigger, but getting out there. In style.

Expedition cruises used to be only for the most intrepid travelers. You would join a working research vessel on its voyage to a very distant destination, tolerating the discomfort for the once-in-a-lifetime experience of getting up close and personal with the unique and fascinating natural...

Discover Queensland, Australia with Customizable Itineraries from Travel2

07/13/2021 in Queensland

Discover Australia's Sunshine State

300 days of sunshine a year, friendly locals and a new discovery around every corner - here in Queensland you will find it all. Seek out world-class culture and Indigenous history, spot famous Australian wildlife and marvel at the marine life of the famous Great Barrier Reef.

While we may not be able to travel to...


Celebrate the Māori Lunar New Year and the Southern Dark Skies in New Zealand

07/08/2021
New Zealand is in celebration mode in July with the arrival of Matariki.

It's a constellation of stars that rises in New Zealand skies, shining their brightest in the first week of the month.

Known to astronomers as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters, Matariki is believed to have formed more than 100 million years ago, and this pre-historic cluster of...

The World has a New Ocean to Explore

06/24/2021 in Antarctica
Get out a sharpie – there’s a new ocean to label on your map of the world. Or globe, if you have one. You might have to update your travel bucket list, too.

If you’ve already ticked off ‘visit all the oceans of the world’, you’ll have to uncheck that box. Even if you’ve seen, swum in, or sailed upon the...

Top Tips for G7 Leaders - and Travelers Like Us - to Experience Cornwall

06/10/2021
The leaders of the world’s seven biggest democratic economies are meeting in Cornwall, England, and it’s putting the Southwest region of the country under a spotlight.

Maybe you’ve heard of ‘bleisure’ travel? It’s about tacking on a leisure vacation to a business trip. We’re not sure if the leaders of the Western World have the time for a little independent...

'Revenge Travel' is the Latest Trend - And Here's How to Get Some

06/10/2021
“Living well is the best revenge,” said a 16th-century poet, and that line may be the inspiration for one of the latest trends in travel.

Over a year of travel shutdowns has reminded us of how precious the privilege to explore the world is – and how we can’t take for granted that the special trips we’ve been dreaming about...

10 Reasons to Visit Columbia on Your Next Trip to Latin America

05/13/2021 in Colombia
Colombia is reborn. Named after the 15th-century explorer of the Americas, Colombia stands out as the only nation in South America with coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean, as well as being the leading source of coffee and emeralds in the world.
 
Colombia has found new followers among savvy global travellers, who, in survey after survey cited the...

5 Ways to Explore this Country’s Desert From the Traditional to the Extreme

05/13/2021 in Qatar
If you missed your dose of exotic scenery and culture – or even winter sports adrenaline this year, one country’s desert can feed your travel imagination.

The Qatar peninsula juts a hundred miles out from the Arabian Peninsula into the Persian Gulf. Most travellers to the region focus on the thrilling, ultra-modern capital city of Doha. But most of the...

Spring Gardens, Tropical-Style in Costa Rica

04/22/2021
'Spring flowers’ takes on new meaning in the tropics.

With Costa Rica’s epic biodiversity and commitment to conservation, lush, green landscapes are a given any time you visit. But some of the Central American country’s botanical gems are best discovered not in the wilderness, but in gardens crafted by human hands.

Here are five gardens to add ‘color’ to your...