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Outside Magazine
March 11, 2015

The 30 Most Incredible Trips to Take in 2015
Don’t plan any vacations before reading this year's Best of Travel winners.

Best Outfitted Trips:
Anywhere with Wilderness Travel

This 37-year-old team in Berkeley, California, dreams up more than 30 unique trips across 75 countries every year and is known for pioneering adventures that other outfitters copy later—kayaking tours through remote stretches of Tierra del Fuego, the world’s highest trek (at 23,000 feet) across Tibet—and doing it all with an eye toward supporting locals and minimizing environmental impact.
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National Geographic Traveler
April 9, 2015

National Geographic Traveler Magazine Selects Its 2015 Tours of a Lifetime

Best Tours in Asia 2015
Indonesia: Dives and Dragons

Snorkel among manta rays and such exotic species as clown blennies and yellow-ribbon sweetlips in the translucent waters of Komodo National Park. Home is a 98-foot-long wooden schooner, complete with a small team of marine biologists and guides, who give talks on the park’s diversity. A highlight: close-up sightings of Komodo dragons. Wilderness Travel: “Komodo Snorkeling Expedition,” 11 days; from $5,595; 
Read more on travel.nationalgeographic.com

Travel + Leisure
August 2015

World’s Best Awards 2015
Travel + Leisure showcases the greatest islands, cities, hotels, cruise lines, airports, and more—as voted by you.

Top Five “World’s Best” Tour Operators:
Wilderness Travel

Since its founding in 1978, this adventure company has developed a vast range of trips, including a line called WT Expeditions: rugged, one-off explorations dreamed up as the particular passions of individual guides. T+L Trip pick, Tibet: The World’s Highest Trek. A WT Expedition on the Tibetan plateau, ascending to a base camp within 8,000 feet of Everest’s summit.
Read more on travelandleisure.com

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August 10, 2015

The Most Thrilling Adventures in New Zealand

Thanks to the fact that New Zealand was one of the last lands settled by humans, it happens to be home to one of the most diverse habitats in the entire world. That, and much of its vast wilderness, preserved as world heritage sites and national parks, has been left entirely unspoiled.
Read more on theactivetimes.com

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July 10, 2015

10 great places to see before they change forever

Some trips shouldn’t be delayed. Many of the world’s most fascinating places are in the midst of change due to the transforming environment, political shifts and tourism patterns, says Bill Abbott, president and founder of Wilderness Travel, which leads tours to many threatened hot spots. “It’s happening faster than you think and there are a lot of things you need to see right away if you want to see them,” he says. The lifelong traveler shares some top places at risk with Larry Bleiberg for USA TODAY.
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August 4, 2015

The Most Adventurous Honeymoon Destinations

These spots perfectly combine romance and exhilaration for newly married adventure-seekers.
Read more on theactivetimes.com

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July 2, 2015

The week&8217s best travel deals from around the globe

Wilderness Travel is taking $600 off 2016 safari vacations in Tanzania. The 13-day Serengeti Wildlife Safari now starts at $7,595 per person double if 10 people or more sign up and at $7,995 for four to nine guests. Price includes four nights in deluxe game lodges, eight nights in exclusive private camps, all meals, game drives and walks, and taxes. The itinerary includes Tarangire National Park, Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park; park fees of $1,550 are extra. Select departures January-December (no October or November dates). Info: 800-368-2794, www.wildernesstravel.com.
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July 10, 2015

The world’s most amazing craters

One of the best perks of traveling is that you get to see natural wonders up close. Visit a massive crater, and you’ll find yourself reflecting upon the vastness of the world and your tiny role in it.
Read more on foxnews.com

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June 19, 2015

3p Weekend: 12 Offbeat Companies for the Conscious Traveler

With a busy week behind you and the weekend within reach, there’s no shame in taking things a bit easy on Friday afternoon. With this in mind, every Friday TriplePundit will give you a fun, easy read on a topic you care about. So, take a break from those endless email threads and spend five minutes catching up on the latest trends in sustainability and business.
Read more on triplepundit.com

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July 2, 2015

The week’s best travel deals from around the globe

Wilderness Travel is taking $600 off 2016 safari vacations in Tanzania. The 13-day Serengeti Wildlife Safari now starts at $7,595 per person double if 10 people or more sign up and at $7,995 for four to nine guests.
Read more on washingtonpost.com

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May 7, 2015

10 amazing new guided adventure trips

If adventure travel is all about the pursuit of new experiences, guided adventure trips are all about the pursuit of those experiences with a little help from your friends. This year, some of the world’s most renowned adventure tour operators have unveiled brand-new guided group trips that embrace that spirit.
Read more on usatoday.com

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April 22, 2015

4 Trips You Didn’t Know You Could Take

Iran. Uzbekistan. Iraq. North Korea. Despite the travel warnings issued by the State Department for all but Uzbekistan, Americans can safely travel to each of these countries. These trips may take a bit more preparation than the average vacation, but each destination holds a variety of UNESCO World Heritage sites, ancient mosques and medieval palaces. With the help of organized tours, here’s how you can experience each country.
Read more on travel.usnews.com

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March 28, 2015

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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March 25, 2015

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.
Read more on chicagotribune.com

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April 24, 2015

Madagascar: See this Eden Before it Vanishes

Travel is often a search for the unique on journeys to far-flung destinations: The more different from our own world a place is, the more alluring it becomes.
Read more on theglobeandmail.com

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May 5, 2015

An Adventure Travel Sampler

According to research by the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA), in 2012 some $263 billion was spent on adventure travel, and that was up from the $89 billion spent in 2009. Clearly, the age of adventure travel is upon us. The following adventure opportunities are just a sample of the products out there now for those who want to take a walk on the wild side.
Read more on travelpulse.com

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April 29, 2015

10 Best New Guided Adventure Travel Trips, 2015 Edition

If adventure travel is all about the pursuit of new experiences, guided adventure trips are all about the pursuit of those experiences with a little help from your friends. This year, some of the world’s most renowned adventure tour operators have unveiled brand-new guided group trips that embrace that spirit. Here are 10 that stand out from the rest with unique itineraries around the world in a comfortable small-group setting.
Read more on smartertravel.com

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April 22, 2015

Four Top Guatemala Tours Offer Adventure and Inspiration

Guatemala is a land of exotic landscapes and mystical experiences. A volcanic mountain range extends along the country’s northern Highlands region, while the south is filled with lush forested mountain ranges.
Read more on travelpulse.com

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March 2015

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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March 25, 2015

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.
Read more on petergreenberg.com

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February 23, 2015

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.
Read more on broadwayworld.com

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January 13, 2015

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.
Read more on usnews.com

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January 20, 2015

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.
Read more on travelweekly.com

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January 9, 2015

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.
Read more on petergreenberg.com

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January 9, 2015

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.”
Read more on usatoday.com

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December 31, 2014

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.
Read more on nytimes.com

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November 27, 2014

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.
Read more on travelweekly.com

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September 8, 2014

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.
Read more on adventure.travel

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July 6, 2014

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.
Read more on Travel Weekly

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June 5, 2014

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.
Read more on Associated Press

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May 23, 2014

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.
Read more on All Things Cruise

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June 5, 2014

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.
Read more on Fox News

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May 29, 2014

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.
Read more on Travel Pulse

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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.
Read more on Outside Online

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March 24, 2014

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...
Read more on Adventure.travel

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February 21, 2014

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...
Read more on USAToday.com

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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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January 28, 2014

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...
Read more on smarterTRAVEL.com

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February 24, 2014

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...
Read more on adventure.travel

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January 20, 2014

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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February 17, 2014

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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February 28, 2014

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...
Read more on TravelWeekly.com

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February 7, 2014

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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January 9, 2014

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

Wilderness Travel Cultivates Spirit of Exploration on One-Time Cruise Commemorating 100th Anniversary of Shackleton’s Epic Antarctica to South Georgia Route
Sept 2, 2015
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Wilderness Travel Offers Serengeti Safari at Rare Discount After West Africa Ebola Outbreak Affects Sign-ups Throughtout Continent
June 29, 2015
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Wilderness Travel’s Komodo Snorkeling Highlighted as Tour of Lifetime and New European Hiking Route Selected as Best New Adventure Trip for 2015
May 5, 2015
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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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