Cruise control: a more sustainable alternative in Croatia

‘And now,” said the old man with the moustache and the guitar, “Rod Stewart, Sailing. Together, please!”The welcoming committee was waiting on the quayside as our ship drew in. Behind the musicians – at this point battling bravely through John Denver’s Take me home, country roads on the accordion – a small crowd had started […]

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Travel Companions: Four eco-cruises of earthly wonders – Toronto Star

By Emma YardleySpecial to the StarTues., Nov. 21, 2017 From Sri Lanka’s white-sand shores to Iceland’s volcanic ones, there’s no doubt that exploring the world from the water offers a wholly unique view. Here are four far-from-ordinary cruises guaranteed to give travellers an adventure like no other.Galapagos: Ecotourism in an Ecological Masterpiece What: Origin of […]

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10 of the best small-scale cruises worldwide

The first tourist ship to negotiate the river passage from the Vietnamese Mekong to the more tranquil Cambodian side in 2003, the RV Mekong Pandaw is still doing the trip today. The 24 teak-and-brass cabins have panoramic windows, and complimentary ice-cream is served from dawn to dusk on the sundeck.• Pandaw’s four-night Saigon-Phnom Penh trip […]

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Nepal-Tibet border reopens to tourists after 2015 earthquake

Mountain high … the single-track road in Tibet close to the Rasuwa border crossing. The overland journey from Tibet to Nepal, on winding roads and amid towering Himalayan peaks, must be one of the world’s most breathtaking.Now, two years after the April 2015 earthquake that devastated Nepal, killing close to 9,000 people and leaving countless […]

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