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  • Writer's pictureJuliet Weller

Opportunities to Explore

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Roald Amundsen. Christopher Columbus. Yuri Gagarin. Jacques Cousteau. You know these names, and without me asking what they have in common you instinctively accessed that part of your brain where 'explorers' are stored.

Are you an explorer at heart? Do you know whether you are or not? You might never have crossed an ocean in a sailing ship searching for unknown routes, nor been launched beyond earth's atmosphere just to see what's out there, but that doesn't disqualify you from the explorer category. If you've wandered intrepidly through an unfamiliar city, taken a forest trail less traveled or blazed your own in search of the still-laden berry bush, then maybe, MAYBE, you're an explorer too.

So I have special travel opportunities for you. All of these have a surprise in store that I am not going to divulge here; you have to reach out to me (it's easy - click the green button at the bottom of the article).

Falklands, South Georgia & Antarctica, 22 days - Montevideo to Ushuaia. Penguins galore!

Challenge. Desolation. Unlimited wonder. It’s not difficult to grasp what attracted the great explorers to Antarctica. Get a personal appreciation for the struggle to tame the bottom of the world on this 22-day adventure to the land that entranced Ernest Shackleton and countless others since. Down here, you’ll explore the Falkland Islands, encounter abandoned whaling stations on South Georgia Island, and pay your respects at Shackleton’s grave. Elsewhere, you’ll catch up with penguins (king, chinstrap, gentoo, and Adélie varieties), learn all about them through daily lectures, get close to whales and cavorting seals from a Zodiac boat, and keep an eye peeled for towering icebergs and massive glaciers. Prepare to be astonished.

Explore Southern Africa,12 Days - Cape Town to Victoria Falls

On this extraordinary adventure through southern Africa, journey from glittering Cape Town to the vast wilderness of Kruger National Park—home of the legendary "big five". Visit Soweto township, where Nelson Mandela once lived; enjoy a homemade dinner with a local family in a Zimbabwean village; and witness the awe-inspiring beauty of Victoria Falls, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Explore Belize, 9 Days - Belize City to Caye Caulker The tiny Caribbean nation of Belize is packed full of wonders, from the world’s oldest known Maya sites to the second largest reef system on the planet. On this refreshing journey, immerse yourself in the world of the Maya on visits to mysterious jungle ruins, and glimpse the living traditions of this ancient civilization as you learn to make tortillas alongside local women. Gain insights into community conservation at a wildlife sanctuary founded by a National Geographic grantee, and culminate your adventure on the idyllic isle of Caye Caulker, perched along the pristine Belize Barrier Reef.

Quest for the Antarctic Circle,14 days Ushuaia to Ushuaia round trip A massive rookery of penguins shuffles across a frozen shore; a pod of whales glides through frigid waters; dramatic landscapes float off in the distance — welcome to Antarctica. Join us on a voyage of discovery to our planet’s last frontier — a mysterious and virtually pristine paradise. An ice-strengthened expedition ship is ideally suited to cruising this icy wilderness, and her expert staff are on hand to ensure you’ll fully appreciate all the majesty you encounter. Sail the Drake Passage past the South Shetland Islands, then really explore the western coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Prepare yourself for an adventure like no other — more like a private expedition than a traditional cruise.

Discover India15 days, Delhi to Delhi round trip

Delve into northern India’s cultural riches on an unforgettable journey from Delhi to Varanasi, Agra to Jaipur, and beyond. Discover the world’s most magnificent monument to love, the Taj Mahal; learn about the spiritual significance of the Ganges River with a local scholar; and gain insights into rural life in a quaint Rajasthani village. Get a glimpse of a rarely seen side of Delhi, and immerse yourself in the culinary heritage of Lucknow on a food tour.

The Antarctica tours above are for THIS WINTER, so time is of the essence to take advantage of these expeditions.

Now, go back and re-read the third paragraph. Yes, there is something special about these travel opportunities that I have not mentioned. Imagine the surprise in the center of the lollipop, or the mystery prize in the cereal box - you have to open the box and eat a few bowls before the gift comes rolling out. Some folks use the dump-out-the-box shortcut...whatever. Your tough job is simply to click the green button; this gives you the opportunity to have my undivided attention while we discuss the possibilities for you and your family to have one of these (or any other) fabulous travel experiences that you have on your mind. Remember, time is of the essence!

'til next week.

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