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National Geographic Endeavour II: The Apogee of Expedition Cruising

I spied sea lions while running on the treadmill in the gym, glimpsed manta rays and sea turtles on my walk to the dining room, and ogled schools of flying fish while browsing in the gift shop. 850 more words

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Following in Darwin's Footsteps: My Adventure in the Galapagos Islands

“We could be standing here 500,000 years ago, and things would look exactly the same,” a fellow traveler commented during my recent Galapagos Islands adventure with Lindblad Expeditions. 1,108 more words

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2018 VSOE Dates Posted; Wait List for Annual Istanbul Galas

Get your name on the wait list for sought-after spots on the 2018 Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ annual Istanbul extravaganzas.

(This year’s Paris-Istanbul trip is sold out; space still exists for the Sept. 258 more words

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IRT’s Angela Walker S. Africa- Bound in Search of Travel Gold

As I write this, IRT’s Vice President Angela Walker is aboard a South African Airways jet, luxuriating in business class. She arrives Saturday, and she’ll be whisked away in her private limo and taken to her deluxe hotel.  439 more words

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Feeling Stressed? Try Belmond Royal Scotsman's New Spa Car

It was already fabulous. But next season takes it up a notch.

Guests of the Belmond Royal Scostman can enjoy increased pampering: a massage, facial or “mani-pedi” in the luxury train’s new “Bamford Haybarn Spa Car.” 394 more words

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IRT's Angela Walker Honored With Dream Africa Study Tour

Great news for IRT — and for all of our guests heading to South Africa!

Our own Angela Walker travels to South Africa this March, where she’ll enjoy some of the country’s best hotels, restaurants, safaris, gardens, tours — plus round-trip air on South African Airways. 534 more words

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Society of IRT Clients: 'We Love the Belmond Grand Hibernian!'

Soon after we returned from the “maiden voyage” of Ireland’s Belmond Grand Hibernian, the reviews began arriving.

“The Belmond Grand Hibernian Railway Tour was an outstanding experience,” wrote one IRT guest on… 348 more words

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