Antarctica

Brrr…ing On the Polar Plunge

Only 600 miles or so from the Arctic Circle in an otherworldly landscape of snow-capped mountains, an intrepid group of explorers step out of their robes, one by one, and then 3, 2, 1….make a splash in the icy waters! Whether you’re one of the brave few to jump or Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Wildlife

Meet the Ocean With Paul North

An undersea specialist for Lindblad Expeditions and the founder of Meet the Ocean, Paul North has been diving since his mid-20s when he headed to Honduras to swim with whale sharks. Two years later he had his first introduction to cold waters when his former dive instructor/mentor invited him on Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Family

Family Fun: 6 Wild Ways to Celebrate Summer

Give your family getaway a one-of-a-kind upgrade. Next time school’s out, take your kids or grandkids on an expedition and guarantee they’ll have the coolest “what I did on my vacation” story ever. Here are just some of the amazing activities they can try. Read it with them—and watch how Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Expedition Team

A Tale of the South Pacific

A far-flung South Seas island. An uninhabited white-sand beach. A group of ardent explorers. And a message in a bottle. It sounds like the makings of a Stevenson novel…but this story played out in real life on a recent Lindblad expedition aboard the National Geographic Orion. Read on for our Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Baja California

Creative iPhone Tricks with Rich Reid

Award-winning National Geographic photographer and visual storyteller Rich Reid has been capturing incredible environmental and adventure photos for over three decades. His engaging multimedia projects celebrate our oceans, open spaces, and wildlife, and he’s a master at techniques like time-lapse, slo-mo, and panoramic shots—in fact his time-lapse video documenting forest Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Antarctica

The Lore Behind the Keel Laying

On March 17, 2018, Lindblad Expeditions celebrated the keel laying of the National Geographic Endurance, our brand-new, Polar Class 5 ship, at the shipyard in Gdynia, Poland. This time-honored, seafaring tradition marks the first major milestone in the construction of a new vessel. Since the supportive keel, or spine, allows Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Arctic

Q&A With Dr. Kathryn Sullivan

Geologist, NOAA scientist, and NASA astronaut, Dr. Kathryn Sullivan has had a storied career that has taken her from the far reaches of outer space to the bottom of the world’s oceans. She was also a catalyst in the creation of Lindblad Expeditions’ unique undersea program, and this summer she’ll Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Patagonia

The Island at the End of the World

In his striking book Staten Island: Isla de los Estados, award-winning National Geographic photographer Kike Calvo (pronounced key-keh) captures the spirit of Tierra del Fuego’s remote and magical island. Here, Kike shares memories of being aboard National Geographic Explorer’s historic, inaugural visit to this pristine wilderness. “It is hard to Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Egypt

5 Rare Wonders To Experience In Egypt

The Great Pyramids of Giza. The Sphinx. Karnak Temple. Mention Egypt and these are the boldface names that immediately come to mind. And while these iconic sites are must-see stops on any Egyptian voyage, there are other extraordinary, lesser-known treasures not to be missed. Here are five our experts recommend. Read more…

By Lauren, ago