La Estrella Amazonica to Set Sail on the Amazon

International Expeditions new riverboat, the La Estrella Amazonica, is set to sail the Amazon River starting this summer. The 31-passenger riverboat is replacing the more rustic, wood-hulled La Amatista, which has been retired. The La Estrella Amazonica offers a range of amenities new to the region, including private balconies for every cabin, a multimedia lecture …

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International Expeditions Offers Two New Ways to Cruise the Amazon and Save $500 This Summer

International Expeditions, a pioneer in travel to the Peruvian Amazon, is offering $500 savings on two new programs designed to help explorers discover more of Peru's wonders within often limited vacation time. International Expeditions is offering travelers two new tour options combining a four-night Amazon River cruise with many of Peru’s other wonders. Guests traveling …

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Amazon Rainforest Destruction on the Decline in 2011

As reported by International Expeditions, the work of the WWF and many other organizations in fighting for more than 40 years to preserve the rainforests seems to be paying off. Forest loss in Brazil fell to the lowest levels since the government began tracking it in 1988. MongaBay.com reports that only about 2,400 square miles …

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Celebrate in the New Year with an Authentic Pisco Sour

Celebrating New Years and looking for a different cocktail to ring in the new year? Look no further than an authentic Pisco Sour, a claimed national drink of both Chile and Peru. Pisco is a clear, fermented brandy that has been distilled from fresh musts of Muscat grapes in copper alembic stills since the Spanish …

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Tired of Winter? Warm Up with a Small Ship Cruise

Tired of this ever-persistent winter? Longing for a color palette void of white and grey? Consider a small-ship cruise in more tropical locales. Sunstone Tours & Cruises is spotlighting three small-ship destinations this winter; Central America (including Costa Rica and Panama), the Amazon and the Galapagos Islands. These "hot" destinations (no pun intended) provide intimate …

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Family Adventure Cruises

Want a family vacation that creates life-long memories for everyone. Consider a family adventure cruise this year. A family adventure cruise aboard a small ship is a wonderful way for your family to experience the world and to reconnect with your children and your inner-child. In Alaska, Hop shore-to-shore by zodiac style landing craft, viewing …

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