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A Virtual Tour of Alaska

Tuesday, October 26th, 2010

Glacier Bay, Alaska

Don’t forget! Our virtual Alaska expedition launches tonight – Tuesday, October 26th – at 8:00pm, ET. It’s free and features Alaska expert Sue Perin.

Drawing from her vast experience in Alaska’s Inside Passage, Sue will share her insights on this remarkable expedition and what you could experience and enjoy on our May 22 – 29, 2011 voyage aboard the National Geographic Sea Bird.

- Discover Alaska and the value of expedition travel with an expert team of naturalists and Smithsonian Study Leader Patty Hostuick.
- See expedition highlights—humpback whales feeding, brown bears, soaring glaciers and lush, temperate rainforest.
- Get sense of daily activities – from onboard activities to kayaking, Zodiac rides, hiking and more.

Ready to go? Click here more more information on our virtual Alaska expedition, and here for more our Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness Cruise.

Where was your last adventure? Please share.

Our Sale Starts Today

Monday, October 25th, 2010

We’re having a sale! Our CALL and SAVE two-day sale starts today and goes through Tuesday, October 26th. We’re featuring a savings of $100 per person or $200 per couple on ten of our most popular tours. Call 877-338-8687 between 9:00am and 5:00pm and mention the CALL and SAVE sale to get your savings. Tours on sale include:

Ancient Civilizations of the Red Sea
Amazon River Voyage
Antarctica

Christmas in Canterbury
Egyptian Odyssey
Egyptian Family Odyssey

Exploring Australia and New Zealand
Grand African Voyage Part I – Madagasacar to Mozambique
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Grand African Voyage Part II – South Africa and Namibia by Sea
Guatemala: Land of Eternal Spring

Winter Wildlife in Yellowstone

As a bonus, we’re also featuring a 10% discount on apparel from TravelSmith. Just click to save!

 

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Where would you like to go next? Let us know!

Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness

Monday, October 11th, 2010

Exploring Tracy Arm by Zodiac. Photo: Michael S. Nolan, Lindblad Expeditions

Tracy Arm in Southeast Alaska is a 22-mile-long fjord with waterfalls cascading from its high, glacially-carved walls. Black bears feed along the shoreline and mountain goats scale the steep granite cliffs. Twin glaciers are located at the end of the fjordSawyer and South Sawyer—and sculpted icebergs are commonplace sights. The fjord was named after Civil War General Benjamin Franklin Tracy, who served as a Union brigadier general for the 109th New York Infantry Regiment. It was designated as a wilderness area in 1980 by the U.S. Congress.

Want to see more? Join us May 22 – 29, 2011 for our Exploring Alaska’s Coastal Wilderness Cruise.

Have you been to Alaska? How was it? Please share.

New! Our City Explorer Programs in Athens and Siena

Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Greece’s vibrant Aegina Harbor

Most visitors to Greece rush from one antiquity to another, missing out on the cultural threads that tie modern Greek society to the ancient world. Now you can experience this connection in our new City Explorers program in Athens and Siena. Designed for the independent-minded traveler, our brand-new travel experience offers a more relaxed pace with plenty of guided group activities and lots of time on your own. It’s a perfect mix of exploring ancient sites along with a very personal experience of day-to-day life in Greece and Italy.

Meet local residents over a glass of ouzo or local wine and learn about traditional and modern Greek and Italian cultures. Our resident experts offer specially arranged tours to top sites and prepare you for your own explorations. With the luxury of time and local connections, you’ll have the freedom to be as active—and interactive—as you’d like, and feel truly at home. Every day, we’ll introduce you to what makes Greece and Italy so captivating —through cooking demonstrations, concerts, conversation with local residents, and more—while guiding you to some of the most outstanding sites of Athens and Tuscany.

Packed yet? We’re offering our brand new City Explorers program in Greece and Tuscany in 2011. Hope to see you there!

What’s your favorite thing  about travel? Please share.

The Ocean Portal is Here!

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

The Ocean Portal is here – a unique, interactive online experience that inspires awareness, understanding, and stewardship of the world’s Ocean, developed by the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History and more than 20 collaborating organizations.

Children play by the Ocean

Smithsonian’s Ocean Portal helps us all to ensure that the world’s Ocean is here for us to enjoy for years to come.

 

 

Click here to be among the first wave of visitors to the Portal, an experience which we hope will empower you to shape and share your personal Ocean experiences, knowledge, and perspectives. The Portal supports the Smithsonian’s mission to increase the public’s Ocean understanding and stewardship.

Whether you live near the Ocean or live far away, you can take positive actions to preserve and protect our world’s Ocean. There are opportunities to help posted throughout the Portal, as well as opportunities to share your feedback on the experience.

Thanks for diving in!

What will you do to help the world’s Ocean? Please share.

If you haven’t seen the Ocean for a while, click here to learn more about cruise travel with Smithsonian.