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Bizarre wildlife makes Australia a surreal spectacle

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If Salvador Dali were to chose one country in which to locate his dream world of unusual creatures, I’m certain is would be Australia. Drifting alone for the last 60 million years, Australia&rsq...
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Report from Copán Valley, Honduras

Currently I am traveling with a small group of Canadian and US travellers in the Copán valley in Honduras. While not wanting to wish away time in what I have found to be a remarkable

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Costa Rica's Community-based Ecolodges

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January to April marks a great exodus of Canadians to Southern destinations, and the popularity of Costa Rica among tropical travellers is not surprising. You are never more than one hour from a Natio...
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Best Adventure Tour Operator in India - Far Horizons

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Earlier this week, we were so pleased to learn that our long-time land operators in India have earned top accolades from the India tourism industry.

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River Journeys in Asia

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There are numerous fans of river cruising and I have recently joined their ranks. My previous interactions with riverways were exciting, yet restricted to half-day adventures. This changed when I sailed along the Brahmaputra River for a week in April 2016.

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Welcome to Tours of Exploration Travellers' Tales Blog

Welcome to Tours of Exploration Travellers' Tales Blog

We are pleased to launch our new Travellers' Tales blog and invite you to follow along or contribute your stories to this new venture. You have been included in our first subscribers list since we have crossed paths over the years – either as fellow travellers, friends and colleagues, or industry specialists.

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There she blows: Whales of Howe Sound

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Last week our deck dining was interrupted by the unmistakable sound of whale blow. I turned in time to watch two humpbacks ever so close to shore finish their breath and submerge

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Bagan, Myanmar – the process of becoming a UNESCO heritage site

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Shock and disbelief best describe my reaction on learning from Khin, my site guide, that Bagan was not one of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.

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Maintaining a way of life on Inle Lake

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I have returned to Inle Lake, a place I visited 30 years ago as a young backpacker.  In the mid-eighties, a seven day visa was all the time the Government of the Burmese Republic allowed.  

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Greetings from Jinhua, China

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I am back in Jinhua for another teaching term, this time only for three weeks as I am teaching a condensed Strategic management course on resorts and hotels to the 3rd year diploma students who graduate soon. My schedule aligns nicely with another Royal Roads instructor – D'arcy Dornan who is here from Brasil. We are collaborating nicely as we teach the same group of students at opposite times.

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