Lindblad’s Mini-Expedition Offer for their Youngest Passengers

Lindblad Expeditions is one of my favorite lines for children because of the outstanding educational opportunities they offer children.  They recently announced information on their Young Explorers Program, which is giving kids the opportunity to a win a mini-expedition in Seattle aboard National Geographic Sea Lion.  They need only submit a diary of a recent voyage on the line in the form of a PowerPoint Presentation. Here are details, straight from the Lindblad: Young Explorers ages 8 to 17, …

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A visit to the Artic Circle aboard Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer

The new Discovery Channel series Frozen Planet is reminding me of the exceptional trip to the Artic Circle last summer. We were smack in the middle of a bustling fast food court—for Arctic animals. Aboard the Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer, in the Arctic, we were at the north entrance of Wood fjord in the part of northern Spitsbergen that’s covered with what’s called “fast ice.” Naturalist Ian Bullock explains to me that there is an abundance …

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Lindblad Endeavour Cruise: Puerto Ayora Walking Tour

Your one & only Galapagos shopping stop The stop at Santa Cruz Island by the Lindblad Expeditions’ National Geographic Endeavour is an unusually full, busy day. Following our tour of the Darwin Research Station and seeing Lonesome George and Diego, the station’s most famous tortoises, we’re given a little over an hour to tour the waterfront of Puerto Ayora, largest city in the Galapagos. With a population of more than 10,000, Puerto Ayora contains about a third …

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Our last day aboard the Explorer- Kayaking at the Top of the World

DAY 8 —  KAYAKING: ARCTIC STYLE  Schnapps or Whiskey with my hot chocolate? The waiter wants to know. He’s come by my kayak this morning.   Our ship, the Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer  is anchored nearby.  It is a spectacularly sunny day here in the arctic and the waters couldn’t be calmer.  We take off our hats and unzip our parkas. An arctic bird swims beside us; there are jagged snow-covered peaks. In fact, the name Spitsbergen …

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The Arctic: A food court for animals

DAY 5  —  FOOD COURT FOR ANIMALS We’re smack in the middle of a bustling fast food court—for Arctic animals. Aboard the Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer,  in the Arctic, we’re at the north entrance of Wood fjord in the part of northern Spitsbergen that’s covered with what’s called “fast ice.” Naturalist Ian Bullock explains to me that there is an abundance o food here.  Thus the Eider ducks, the walrus — yes, we see a walrus!– …

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