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  • Wild Alaska Escape: Juneau to Ketchikan

    Exploring the southern regions of Southeast Alaska on our expeditions is unrivalled experience, navigate narrow channels like Behm and Blake, Walker Cove in Misty Fiords, Eastern Passage and Wrangell Narrows. Discover an authentic Alaska unreachable by big white boats. Lower zodiacs to explore places like Hole in The Wall State Marine Park on Prince of Wales Island, and drop kayaks into salmon-studded waters, to trace the rugged, wildlife-rich shorelines of Kupreanof and Kuiu Islands.

  • Wild Baja Escape: The Whales of Magdalena Bay

    Spend several extraordinary days in the company of majestic gray whales in Mexico’s Bahía Magdalena, one of the best places in the world to witness interactions between gray whale mothers and their curious calves.

  • Wild Iceland Escape

    See the violent forces of nature in the geologically young landscape: hot springs, spouting geysers, tumbling waterfalls, and snow-capped mountains. Witness lava fields in the Golden Circle; explore Reykjavik, the world’s northernmost capital, and soak in the Blue Lagoon geothermal pool.

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  • What it’s Like to Swim with Sharks Around the World

    Discovery Channel’s Shark Week has lasted for three decades—longer than any other cable show—and continues to show viewers how fascinating the species is. Sharpening your appreciation for sharks in front of a screen, however, is far different than spotting them just beneath the waves near your boat or just off the beach as you snorkel in...

    Aug 13, 2019

  • Going to Jan Mayen: A Firsthand Account of a Remote Arctic Island

    Our creative director, Christine Bastoni, recently went on an Arctic expedition that made an unplanned stop at remote Jan Mayen. This is her firsthand account of the reasons why travelers will want to plan to go there. Ok, first: a confession. Any interest I had in Jan Mayen was mostly deeply shallow: I wanted the bragging rights;...

    Aug 7, 2019

  • How Travelers are Helping Scientists Study Manta Rays in French Polynesia

    No matter how many mind-blowing manta ray photos you’ve seen on Instagram (#mantarays had over 49,000 posts at last count), nothing prepares you for the first time you spot one gliding past you in its watery natural habitat. A manta ray is one of the biggest fish in the ocean, with a wingspan that can...

    Aug 1, 2019

  • Into the Archives: Highlights from the Special Expeditions Traveler

    Long before our monthly e-newsletter Un/Mapped came on the scene, there was the Special Expeditions Traveler. Our original printed newsletter was mailed out quarterly and packed with detailed stories from around the globe. We scoured the pages of past issues to bring you some interesting highlights from over the years.  1981:  THE MAIDEN VOYAGE AROUND...

    Jul 31, 2019

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