Explore Europe with Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has announced Europe 2.0, a series of 22 weeks of carefully curated, perfectly paced one week itineraries with distinct advantages over Europe by any other means.  The notion is to slow down, not cover huge distances, with itineraries that have been designed for guests to experience each destination more actively, insightfully, exclusively and effortlessly. Europe 2.0 combines the best of independent travel with having someone thoughtfully handle the logistics and ensure unanticipated delights. Lindblad’s …

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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic announce 8+ new expeditions in 2015

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic has unveiled four remarkable itineraries for 2015 that offer exciting new possibilities.   The voyages have been designed for those seeking active, immersive travel, and on some, to take advantage of the newly christened National Geographic Orion which has been equipped with a full roster of exploration tools including a dive master, scuba gear that can accommodate up to 24 divers at a time, snorkeling gear for all, kayaks, and a state-of the-art ROV (remote …

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Lindblad Expeditions to celebrate 125th anniversary of National Geographic with two special voyages

Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic is celebrating the 125th anniversary of the National Geographic Society in 2013 with a pair of special expeditions that combine spectacular destinations and an array of world-renowned special guests. This time Lindblad sets its sights on the northern and southern hemispheres with Epic South America and The Canadian Maritimes set aboard the 148-guest National Geographic Explorer. ·         Epic South America: Jungle Rivers, Rainforests and the Colonial Coast will feature a 38-day natural history, cultural …

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The Fabled Lands of the North; Lindblad and National Geographic’s latest partnered itinerary

Lindblad Expeditions is a particular favorite of mine to report on, mostly due to their green philosophy and their partnership with National Geographic.  So I’m pleased to see that they’ve announced their newest partnered itinerary,The Fabled Lands of the North.  Scheduled for departure on August 24, 2013, this 15-day voyage on the National Geographic Explorer will visit Greenland, Baffin Island, Newfoundland & Labrador. The line reports: “The adventure will begin in the High Arctic with towering icebergs …

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Into the Midnight Zone…

I’m sure that most of you have either heard, or read about the fact that filmmaker James Cameron recently took a trip to the bottom of the Mariana Trench in a fully customized manned submarine called the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER.  He voyaged to Challenger Deep, which is the lowest point of the Trench at a depth of 35,800 feet (almost seven miles).  (If you’d like to hear more about this exploration, there’s a short video from Cameron himself …

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100 Years of Machu Picchu

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the rediscovery of the city of Machu Picchu.  Designated one of the Seven Wonders of the World in 2007, the city is an architectural and aesthetic marvel, especially considering that the construction began in 1450 AD, without the benefit of modern transportation or tools.  Perched on an narrow, 8000 foot ridge in the Andes Mountains of South America, the ruins of  this once self-sufficient city show that it had palaces, …

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Learning how to shoot like a photo pro in the Arctic Ocean

DAY 3 — PHOTO 101    Be aware of camera angles, says CT Ticknor, our photo instructor aboard Lindblad Expedition’s National Geographic Explorer.   “Get low, get high,” she suggests.  “Let your images tell a story. “ “Pull the person into the moment you are sharing… make the story richer…get in close,” she suggests. That’s assuming you know how to use your camera. B&H Photo Video in New York has lent me a brand new Canon Rebel EOS …

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Sailing to the land of the Ice Bears

 DAY 2 – To the land of the Ice Bears “Breakfast whales! We’re not even out of bed after our first night aboard  Lindblad Expedition’s  National Geographic Explorer when the PA system announces. “Whales!” We were told the night before to be prepared for middle-of-the-night sightings here in the Arctic north of Longyearbyen, Norway.  “You can sleep any time,” exploration leader Lisa Trotter  had told us the night before. We’ve been instructed to have binoculars, cameras, mittens …

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Lindblad Expeditions’ Outstanding Eco-Cruises

Many families are looking for a cruise that offers more than just fun and sun (not that those are bad things); one that can leave a lasting impression of the beauty and fragility of our worldwide marine environments. Parents who want to teach their children more about the conservation of the environment can look to cruise line Lindblad Expeditions… they are partnered with National Geographic for a series of cruises taken aboard small expedition ships that feature …

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Lindblad Expeditions offers incomparable access to National Geographic-certified photo instructors

Lindblad Expeditions (www.expeditions.com) has launched Expedition Photography, an unprecedented service aboard every ship in the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic fleet, which features a Lindblad-National Geographic Certified Photo Instructor on every departure. The unique access to these National Geographic-Certified Photo Instructors as travel companions and photo advisors in the world’s most extraordinary locations will help guests take their photography skills to the next level. The initiative capitalizes on the symbiotic link between Lindblad Expeditions and National Geographic —expeditions + …

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