By: Aga Olewinska, Senior Travel Consultant and CTA
“New life goal: do everything”. I saw this on the G Adventures website a few years ago, and I thought to myself…What a great idea! I can see the world or I can hike, bike, trek and multisport my way through it. And this is how I caught the Active Travel Bug.
The Galapagos are a small archipelago off the western coast of South America. From shorelines draped in mangroves, to rugged volcanic rocks, no two islands are the same. The Galapagos is famed as an incredible place for wildlife sighting opportunities because of the island’s isolation. The uniquely diverse local wildlife never developed a fear of humans, so travelers can get up close and personal with giant tortoises, marine iguanas, Darwin’s finches, blue-footed boobies, and small Galapagos penguins.
Avalon Waterways introduced a new itinerary called “Active Discovery” that I knew I wanted to partake as my first river cruise. This type of itinerary offers the action-packed adventures and interactive discoveries which allows all kind of explorers to choose their own Avalon excursions. I decided to explore the Rhine River on an 8-day Active Discovery from Mainz to Amsterdam.
Anyone can hop in the car and get from point A to B, but biking allows you to experience landscapes, to connect with nature and to truly see your destination in ways that aren’t possible on other trips. Here’s our the 5 best cycling trips in the world.
By: Margaret Schroeder, Content Marketing Specialist
In September I was able to cross sailing around Greece off my bucket list with Contiki’sGreek Sailing tour. I wanted to hit the smaller Greek islands that had less tourists, and to go with other Millennials.