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Small ship cruising: a travel philosophy that holds water

Small ship cruising: a travel philosophy that holds water


In the past decade, cruising has morphed from a dowdy vacation your grandparents took to one of the most popular family options on the travel market. It’s not hard to see the appeal: the ease, all-inclusiveness, and high entertainment value of cruising...
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A Journey of discovery in the Galapagos

A Journey of discovery in the Galapagos


One man’s personal evolution meets Darwin’s famous theory. The best way to see the Galapagos is on board a ship that visits several different islands, and the best ships are the small ones, which can navigate into small inlets.
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Ecuador Naturally

Ecuador Naturally


With more than half the country covered in rainforest and the storied Galapagos Islands in its possession, Ecuador is close to a fantasy land for nature lovers. With Dozens of Ecosystems and thousands of mammal, fish and bird species, this underrated Sout
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Alaska by Boat

Alaska by Boat


More than 44 ships operated by 12 cruise lines ply Alaska’s waters, and the choices can be confusing. This guide will explain the types of ships available, detail some of the best itineraries, and offer tips from travel experts. An Alaska cruise is an outstanding journey, and taking the time to choose the one that suits you will ensure that your days upon the icy straits are just what you imagined.
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Sailing the Galapagos

Sailing the Galapagos


Our trip began with a flight from Philadelphia to Quito, Ecuador, changing planes in Miami. Thanks to AdventureSmith Explorations (a broker for small-ship adventures), our ride to the hotel was waiting for us when we landed.
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Lonely Planet Alaska

Lonely Planet Alaska


Our Pick: This company offers its carbon emissions and focuses on learning and adventure cruises in Southeast Alaska aboard its fleet of small boats, which range from intimate charters (accommodating just 12 people) to large cruisers that can take around...
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