Visit the World’s Greatest Wildlife Destinations

 

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Nothing compares to the once-in-a-lifetime moments you get to experience on a safari, wildlife cruise or National Park Hike. These moments, like watching a leopard stalk prey in Botswana or photographing a gaggle of penguins swimming in Antarctica, used to be nearly impossible (and expensive), since the areas were widely unchartered and remote. However, now, with more cruises and tours exploring these hidden wonders worldwide, there’s more chances than ever to watch wildlife dwell in their natural habitats. For the best viewing, visit one of these breathtaking destinations.

Churchill, Manitoba, Canada
Located on the rugged shores of Hudson Bay in Northern Manitoba, Churchill is one of the few human settlements in the world that is also home to polar bears. Since they spend most of their summer hunting for food, the best time to view them is during the fall. The optimal way to experience the beauty of these bears is with a custom tundra buggy, which offers once in a lifetime chances to get up close and personal, while still remaining safe.

Chobe National Park, Botswana, Africa
Chobe National Park in Botswana offers truly unspoilt views of Africa’s famed wildlife. On a game drive here, you won’t be met with other jeeps, but instead with views of warthogs, bushbucks, monkeys, lions, leopards and hyenas. A cruise along the breathtaking Chobe river offers a chance to see the marine mammals, like hippos and crocodiles.

Antarctica Peninsula
Although it may be void of any human life, Antarctica is home to one of the largest populations of penguins, with over 40 million spread across the continent. Once unchartered, Antarctica is growing in popularity, and more cruise lines are adding the snow-capped glacial peaks and emperor penguin colonies to their itineraries.

Galapagos Islands, Ecuador
This tiny archipelago off the coast of Ecuador has been an iconic destination for wildlife viewing for over 200 years. Thanks to more cruise lines charting the South American Coast, it’s much easier for anyone to view its many inhabitants, like the island iguanas, Blue-footed Boobies, giant green sea turtles, sea lions and more.

Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Stretching over 1,616 miles off the coast of Australia, the Great Barrier Reef, comprised of 3,000 individual reefs, 900 islands and thousands of species of marine creatures, is one of the world’s greatest wonders. See the sharks, turtles, fishes and vibrant coral up close with a snorkel or dive.

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, United States
Aside from spewing geysers, gradient canyons and rushing waterfalls, Wyoming’s crowned jewel is also home to some of the country’s most spectacular wildlife. From black bears to bald eagles to bison and coyotes, this area is rich with a vast array of animals.

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Plan Your Next Group Getaway at Universal Orlando Resort

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Bucket List Vacations 2016

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Cheetahs jumped on the vehicle of tourists in Masai Mara national park, Kenya.

Walking the medieval streets in Stockholm’s Gamla Stan. Riding a cable car to the top of iconic Table Mountain. Tasting world-famous port wines in Lisbon. Spending a week exploring from a villa in Provence. Spotting a moose ramble through the trees during a wilderness tour of Denali National Park.

Click here for a gorgeous 72-page brochure to find these dream-fulfilling experiences that are Illustrated in attainable details, for we have combined land and sea components to create the world’s most magnificent adventures. If any of these life-changing journeys are on your bucket list, crossing it off will be easy. All you need to do is contact our agency.

Cruise & Travel Masters can arrange additional wish-fulfilling vacations throughout the world.

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Most Luxurious Airport Lounges in the USA

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After a long day of traveling, there’s nothing more relaxing than checking into a peaceful airport lounge where the internet is high-speed, the food is delicious (and plenty) and showers and other amenities are free. These sacred spots were once only accessible for the elite traveler with first class or business class tickets, however, the times are a-changing. Now, many American airlines offer day passes for any traveler looking to escape the crowded concourse.

Virgin America Loft (LAX)
Virgin is known for their excellent customer service. It’s no surprise then that their lounge is also top notch. Here you’ll enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages from their contemporary bar. The modern, trendy feel will make you forget you’re in an airport at all. No children under 12 are permitted. If you’re in the mood to get some work done, there are plenty of outlets and free internet access. A day pass to this hideaway costs $40.

AA Admirals Club (LAX)
This spacious lounge, operated by American Airlines, is touted for its good food and great customer service. Enjoy gazing at the planes or get some work done while you’re waiting in between flights, you can even take a refreshing shower. Children are permitted in here, but have their own separate play area. Day passes to this lounge cost $50.

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse (JFK)
This 10,000 square foot space is modern and comfortable. It offers spa services to guests including massages, facials, or even haircuts. Instead of the typical complimentary buffet, this lounge offers table service and a fantastic selection of cocktails. When you’ve had your fill, enjoy a quick game of pool before catching your flight. Day passes to this oasis cost $75.

Centurion Lounge (DFW)
Get complimentary 15-minute spa treatments at this spacious southwestern themed lounge. Enjoy a buffet of southwestern food options for breakfast or lunch/dinner. There also have comfortable seating, workstations, and chaise lounges perfect for napping, working, or reading for any traveler. Day passes to this lounge run $50.

While all airports have lounges, many still cater to the first class fliers, or club members. Annual memberships can be purchased, but first check to see if any of your credit cards carry travel perks for members. Some will get you access to these clubs and others without having to pay a fee at all. Keep airport lounges in mind for your next long layover or cancelled flight.

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Off The Grid In Yangon, Burma

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After the 2010 election the Burmese government changed significantly, making Burma a safe and appealing destination for travelers seeking somewhere new and authentic. Home to awe-inspiring religious monuments, charming colonial architecture and colorful street markets, there’s never been a better time to visit Yangon.

If you were only able to visit one place in Yangon, it would have to be the sacred site of 2,500-year-old Shwedagon Pagoda, where strands of Buddha’s hair and other relics are enshrined. Shwedagon is one of the most elaborate structures: the gold-plated pagoda stands at over 320ft and the top of the stupa is encrusted with 5,448 diamonds, 2,317 rubies, sapphires and other gems.

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Make sure to wander the 2,000-odd shops at the Bogyoke Aung San Market, where you will find all the souvenirs you need. If you enjoy seafood and most Asian cuisine, then you will love the Chinese, Indian and Thai influences in Burmese cuisine. Be sure to try laphet thohk (green tea salad), made from pickled tea leaves; and mohinga, a bowl of rice noodles covered in delicious fish soup.

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West Africa Cruise – Cape Town to Accra

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West Africa is famous for its rich history and cultural diversity. For anyone who has traveled there, it is not hard to fall in love with the beautiful locals, breathtaking landscapes, fabulous food and variety of music. For everyone who has yet to travel there, what are you waiting for? Check out our amazing West Africa Cruise with G Adventures!

West Africa Cruise – Cape Town to Accra
People have been exchanging customs and ideas in Western Africa as long as there have been people. Now, it’s your turn. From the MS Expedition, you’ll get the chance to explore one of Africa’s most vibrant (and curiously underexplored) regions from a hotel that goes wherever you do. A solid combination of activity and leisure, you’ll have ample time to spot rare birds and endemic wildlife with skilled naturalists, mingle in local markets and learn about the region from our experienced expedition staff, including naturalists, historians, anthropologists, and ornithologists. While at sea we’ll also enjoy South African wine tastings from our very own sommelier and enjoy daily lectures from experts. Africa by sea? We didn’t believe it was possible either. More information here: http://bit.ly/1rCmMyc

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