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Five fascinating facts about the Panama Canal, the shortcut of the world

February 7th, 2020

Five percent of all global trade passes through the Panama Canal. Every day, dozens of cargo ships go through this 82-kilometre waterway, cutting across the Isthmus of Panama and on to parts unknown. Cruise ships and smaller passenger vessels also make this passing daily, shuttling tourists from the Pacific to the Atlantic, and vice versa.

Cruising Croatia: Why a small-ship cruise beats a megaship cruise

February 5th, 2020

Cruise ships call year-round at Croatia’s numerous port towns, carrying happy holidaymakers eager to explore the country’s historic cities, lush forests, magnificent mountains, idyllic islands, and immaculate beaches. Aside from megaships that are hundreds of feet long, smaller craft are also popular cruise options in Croatia.

Greetings from the Rose City of Petra!

February 1st, 2020

Greetings from Jordan!

We're here on the final leg of our journey through the Middle East, and today we're exploring the ancient wonder that is the Rose City of Petra. We trekked down into the ancient city by way of donkeys, mules and dromedaries, guided by the trusting hands of the Bedouins who have inhabited this area since the time of the ancient Romans.

The Dark Past Of Malta’s Megalithic Temples

January 31st, 2020

At first, you don’t see it. It’s just an unusually dense collection of enormous limestone rocks on a remote, beautiful Malta hillside. They’re deeply pitted and yellowing where the wind and rain have nibbled them away, softened by the sky and leaching back into the earth, a little more every year.

Why Norway’s commitment to eco-travel is good news for the eco-conscious

January 29th, 2020

Ecotourism isn’t a mere trend in Norway — it has been the constant tourism framework. After all, Norway has some of the world’s most spectacular natural attractions. Ecotourism promotes responsible and sustainable travels that leave flora, fauna, and cultural heritage untouched by the damaging effects of destructive tourism practices.

Why Egypt is so Mindblowing

January 25th, 2020

Greetings from Cairo!

We've only been here in Egypt for 10 days or so, but it feels like thousands of years with all the time-travelling we've been doing!

It has been a truly mindblowing experience to see firsthand the incredible feats of engineering the ancient Egyptians were able to pull off, from the huge columns at the Luxor temple, the colossal statue of Pharaoh Ramses II, and of course the iconic Pyramids of Giza.

Experiencing The Finnish Sauna: Strip Off, Climb In, Steam Out

January 24th, 2020

Have you ever stared at the steam billowing from the mouth of a boiling kettle, and thought, “Wouldn’t it be wonderful to sit right in the middle of that?”

On paper, saunas can seem...a little bizarre. They’ll seem like your first few minutes of a really hot bath, where you’re huffing and puffing trying to get your breath and waiting for the water to reach a pleasantly cool level (or your body to acclimatise) - except extended, on and on, until the sweat is running into your eyes and pouring off you in tiny streams and your entire body feels superheated in a most unnatural way.

Checking in with our experience in Egypt so far!

January 18th, 2020

Greetings from the Nile!

We're currently cruising down this magnificent river near Luxor, where we spent the day exploring the incredible tombs in the Valley of the Kings. I made a short video with about our experience here so far:

Thus far the Egyptians have been really warm and welcoming, and we're all looking forward to doing even more exploring as we make our way down the Nile and then back up to Cairo to see the Pyramids by this time next week.

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