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The Complex Whale Behaviour of Bubble Net Feeding
For many people, the opportunity to encounter a whale in the wild is a lifelong aspiration. The thrill of seeing these majestic marine mammals enjoying the freedom of their natural habitat often goes beyond being just a memorable event to a truly ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Travel, Cruising
Sailfish: The Lamborghini of the Marine World
For the most part, even on dedicated wildlife cruises, the ordinary person's exploration of the natural world is constrained to the surface of the oceans and landscapes. But thanks to the stellar documentaries of eminent naturalist, Sir David Attenborough, ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Travel, Cruising
Preserving the Longevity of the Leatherback Turtle
Turtles are among the oldest of all the world's extant reptile species, dating back to the time of the dinosaurs. They're dispersed all over the world in a diverse variety of habitats and can survive in virtually any climate. While our affection for these ...
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High Definition Wildlife: Using Tech to Connect with Nature
The name Sir David Attenborough is synonymous with the world of wildlife, and for more than six decades the veteran naturalist has been bringing the wonders of nature into the homes and hearts of the masses – many of whom may never have the opportunity ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Travel, Cruising
Giant Trevally: The Bird Eating Tropical Fish
All over the planet, our oceans are teeming with fascinating marine life – much of which we still know little about. And, while they cover around 70% of Earth, we've only explored 5% of our oceans. Through his magnificent Blue Planet II documentary ...
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Elephant of the Antarctic: The Worlds Largest Seal
Wildlife cruise itineraries cover destinations as diverse as the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, South America, Scandinavia, the Arctic and regions throughout the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. For nature lovers, travelling by sea provides a wealth of ...
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Discover the Romance of Eastern Germany on a Mosel River Cruise
If the words ‘luxury river cruise’ conjure up images of meandering slowly through breath-taking scenery and past historic monuments, while enjoying the very best local food and wine, then you may well be imagining a Mosel river cruise. Take a ...
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Cruise Back in Time into the Heart of Dutch History at Zaanse Schans
For many the joy of European river cruises is being able to explore a country or region in a leisurely, paced way. To meander through its rural landscapes or towns and to witness for yourself the way history has left its indelible mark. A trip through the ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Travel, Cruising
The Italian Cruiser’s Guide to Venetian Cuisine
Food is at the very heart of the Italian way of life, with gatherings of friends and family around a table being the way in which the people here have always socialised. In Italy, to understand the food is to understand the people themselves. The way in which ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Travel, Cruising
Taste the True Burgundy on Your French Barge Cruise
It is impossible to visit France and not be enchanted by its wonderful cuisine. For the French, food is a way of life; meals are far more than just a time to eat, but a time to gather, exchange views and enjoy the pleasure of well prepared food together. ...
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Barging France: the Cuisine of Bordeaux
Any trip through any region of France is likely to be a culinary adventure. It is a country in which the national cuisine is like a religion that everyone believes in and delicious home-cooked food can be found in even the humblest brasserie. But while France ...
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French Cruising Secrets: the River Marne
The River Marne has inspired artists, such as Cézanne and Pissarro, for years, and continues to inspire all who encounter it today. A barge holiday in France is an ideal way to experience the Marne’s rich history, as well as learn more about the ...
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For the Love of Locks: A History of the Waterways
As barge cruise aficionados know, the canal system is an intricate and carefully balanced feat of engineering. The keystone that supports these waterways is the lock. Whether run by a lockkeeper, actioned by barge owners, or controlled automatically by ...
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Barge Types: Know Your Spitzen From Your Klippers
For a newcomer to the barge holiday, all barges may look alike. However, there are numerous types of vessels with distinct differences in their histories as well as designs. These models evolved over 200 years, adapting to changing conditions and technology. ...
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A History of the Waterways: Barge Building in France
Though you may be a lover of barge holidays in France, how much do you actually know about the history of this mode of transportation? Although the waterways are now reserved for leisure activities, tourism and barge holidays, France once relied on the humble ...
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Posted by Desiree Michels in Travel, Cruising
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