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More North American travelers are looking to fulfill their wanderlust in Wales!

Results from VisitBritain’s International Passenger Survey indicate that visits to the country have increased 3.5 percent, according to the most recent data. This heightened demand has sparked a series of new tours to Wales.
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Singles to get a break on European river cruises

Singles tend to get the shaft when traveling. The dreaded single supplement easily can boost the cost of a reasonably priced cruise or tour as much as 50 percent or more from the double-occupancy rate.
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Strong Dollar Yields Savings From Tour Operators

With the dollar strengthening against many foreign currencies, travel abroad may be cheaper than in the past, inspiring tour operators to offer booking rebates and increase departures.
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Travel Tip: Where You Can Travel While the U.S. Dollar is Strong

There’s some good news for travelers this year. The U.S. dollar is strong and holding, which means countries that were once out of your price range may now be within reach.
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Wilderness Travel Offers Discounts on European Travel

With the dollar currently holding strong against the Euro, up as much as 16% from when Wilderness Travel priced its 2015 trips, the adventure travel company is passing the savings—as much as $700 per person on some trips—to its customers.
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How to Travel to Cuba

Since President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. would ease diplomatic relations with Cuba, the number of people looking to travel to the largest country in the Caribbean has steeply risen. Travel websites like Tripping.com, a vacation rental search engine, saw a 126 percent increase in searches for Cuban properties. Meanwhile, hotel search engine Trivago.com reported a 180 percent search surge since the Dec. 17 announcement.
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Operators answer the question: ‘Can I just go to Cuba?’

The ink was barely dry on the new changes in travel to Cuba, which took effect on Jan. 16, when tour operators reported a surge in phone calls and inquiries from consumers eager to go.
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New Guided Tour Destinations for 2015

If you’re getting ready to plan your summer vacation, there are a lot of options this year that include guided tours. While not everyone is a fan of traveling in a group, you can find companies that offer more intimate and genuine experiences in other countries. We found some niche organizations that have new offerings for the new year—including destinations and activities as diverse as vaccinating big cats in Namibia, discovering local culture in Tajikistan, or helicoptering over the Canadian Rockies.
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Affordable dream trips for 2015

This is the year to go someplace epic. In 2015, exotic places are trending and new destinations are emerging. And several of them are more affordable than you might think. Catch a total solar eclipse in the Faroe Islands, see The Hobbit movie set’s Hobbit holes on a New Zealand farm, or check out the new ecotourism hot spot dubbed “the next Costa Rica.”
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A Safari With a Closeup on Big Cats

New safaris to Namibia, from Wilderness Travel allow guests to watch veterinarians and researchers working on cheetahs, leopards and lions in the wild.
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Wilderness Travel Offers Access to the Big Cats

Wilderness Travel, a U.S.-based adventure travel company, has launched a new itinerary, In the Realm of the Desert Lion, which enables travelers to participate in a veterinary check of leopards, cheetahs and lions and provides access to the desert lion research territory.
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Environmentalist and Filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau Joins October Departure of Wilderness Travel Cruise to South Pacific’s Society Islands

Travelers can scuba dive with one of the world’s great ocean environmentalists on the Oct. 25 departure of Wilderness Travel’s 15-day Marquesas, Tuamotus and Society Islands cruise to the South Pacific.
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Disney’s ‘Frozen’ is sending tourists packing for Norway

Not even Disney’s legendary marketing prowess could have produced (or anticipated) the overwhelming success of its animated film “Frozen” — or the subsequent surge in travel to Norway it has spurred.
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Disney ‘Frozen’ frenzy includes Norway tourism

The popularity of the Disney movie “Frozen” has not only led to box-office profits, sold-out merchandise and long lines to meet “Frozen” characters in Disney parks. It’s also motivating fans to visit Norway to see the landscape that inspired the animated movie setting.
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Wilderness Travel sets sail to Cuba aboard intimate luxury yacht with new small ship cruise launching in November

While a variety of trips to Cuba have sprung up over the last year with People-to-People Exchange licenses now available in the U.S., Wilderness Travel is one of the few companies to offer a small ship cruise to the previously closed-off island.
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Guide to commemorating the 70th anniversary of D-Day: #4 Active Adventures

Ciclismo Classico, Discover France and Wilderness Travel all offer options that let you work up a sweat while soaking in history.
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Exploring Europe’s Great Wars

When in Vienna, most visitors head to the city’s magnificent art museums, but this year the city’s Museum of Military History will get a little more attention. Among the museum’s many historic artifacts is perhaps the most significant item in any museum in Europe: the uniform worn by Archduke Franz Ferdinand when he was assassinated in Sarajevo.
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Choose Your Quest

Hike the Haute Route
There are plenty of multiday treks in the world, but few are as challenging and beautiful as the 119-mile Haute Route, which connects Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland, and Mont Blanc to the Matterhorn.
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Alps Hike Featuring a Walk with St. Bernard Pups Takes Top Honors in Outside Magazine’s Best Family Trips

Great hiking combined with cute puppies stole the show for Outside Magazine in its 2014 Travel Awards for Best Family Trip...
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Wilderness Travel Doubles its Small-ship Sailings

Wilderness Travel, a tour company offering small-group adventures since 1978, is moving into cruising big-time, more than doubling the number of sailings this year...
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Best African Safaris

Since 1910, when Teddy Roosevelt made chasing wild herds across the African plains de rigueur for the not-so-idle rich, the idea of the safari has loomed large in the psyche of American men...
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10 Best New Adventure Travel Trips of 2014

Wilderness Travel’s new 13-day temple-to-temple hiking trip reveals a hidden Japan rarely seen by casual tourists...
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Great Hikes & Cuisine Series Melds Breathtaking Hikes with Inside Look at a Region’s Food Culture

Wilderness Travel, known for its one-of-a-kind detailed itineraries that take travelers deep into an area’s culture, is offering a new collection of trips focusing on regions renowned both for their beautiful landscapes and historic culinary traditions...
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Escape Winter’s Grasp on These 6 Warm Weather Cruises for Families

With much of the country still shoveling itself out of a heap of snow and recovering from record subzero temperatures, a warm weather escape certainly sounds appealing...
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7 Spiritual Spots to Commune with Nature

In this fast-paced world, aren’t we all looking for a place where we can catch our breath and renew ourselves? Sometimes a beautiful view in the middle of nature is the best refresher...
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Operators Say Interest in Russia has Risen Following Olympics

Travel companies are reporting an increase in inquiries and bookings for Russia following the close of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics...
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5 Best Diving Spots to Warm Your Bones

With all the snow and bitter cold we’ve had this winter, it’s hard to imagine jumping into a large body of water. But not far away, there are plenty of warm places...
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Active Vacations Serve as Fitness Alternative

About 10 years ago I had to give up running for the usual wear-and-tear reasons. But the void it left was tremendous...
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Press Releases

Outside Magazine Names Wilderness Travel Best Outfitter in the World for 2015
March 20, 2015
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Help Vets Check Namibia’s Big Cats and Venture into Desert Lion Territory on New One-of-a-Kind Small Group Safari from Wilderness Travel
November 20, 2014
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Iran Journey, New European Hiking Routes & “Seven Years in Tibet” Trek Fill Wilderness Travel’s New Trip Line-Up for 2015
September 25, 2014
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Channel Your Inner Indiana Jones on Expedition to Otherworldly Landscape of Sudan
September 8, 2014
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Environmentalist and Filmmaker Jean-Michel Cousteau Joins October Departure of Wilderness Travel Cruise to South Pacific’s Society Islands
August 20, 2014
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Improve Your Summit Chances on Mount Kilimanjaro with Wilderness Travel
August 4, 2014
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Travel + Leisure Names Wilderness Travel a Top 5 Tour Operator in the World
July 21, 2014
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Wilderness Travel Sets Sail to Cuba Aboard Intimate Luxury Yacht with New Small Ship Cruise Launching in November
May 7, 2014
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Sip Whiskey, Search for Nessie and Hike through Mist-Covered Moors on Wilderness Travel Trek to Europe’s No. 1 Island, Lewis and Harris
April 15, 2014
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Wilderness Travel Declares Norway as 2014’s “Hot” Destination Thanks in Part to Disney’s “Frozen”
March 20, 2014
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Marine Biologists, Underwater Photographers Lead Trips Tailored for Snorkelers to Remote Destinations in New Collection from Wilderness Travel
March 10, 2014
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10 Bucket List Items for the Serious Adventurer in 2014
January 22, 2014
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