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Ecuadorian country charm at Hacienda Zuleta

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Nestled in the Andes about 2 hours north of Quito, Hacienda Zuleta has a certain serenity that draws you in. It is the kind of place you immediately want to explore. The grounds are lined by weathered stone walls adorned with exotic vines and vibrant flowers.  

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Juneau to Sitka aboard the MV Liseron

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Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, I always imagined Alaska would be a natural paradise. To my delight, my first visit to Alaska—a voyage from Juneau to Sitka aboard the MV Liseron—proved my imagination true.

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Sitka to Juneau aboard the MV Mist Cove

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Dawn comes early in Alaska this time of year—3:30am to be precise—but the steep hills surrounding our quiet cove keep the sun from streaming in my stateroom window for just a while longer.

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Atacama: Survival in Chile's high desert

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In a region known as the driest place on earth, flora and fauna fight for survival against a backdrop of barren slopes, rocky flats and steaming geysers.

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Galapagos Update: Wolf Volcano erupts after 33 years

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Wolf Volcano on the northern end of Isabela Island began erupting Monday, May 25th, for the first time in 33 years. Wolf is the tallest of Isabela's six major volcanoes, and the highest peak in the Galápagos

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INTEGRITY celebrating 10 years of uninterrupted excellence

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Known for its luxurious accommodations and outstanding naturalist guides, INTEGRITY celebrates 10 years of uninterrupted service this month.

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The Woolly Residents of the Andes

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All members of the Camelid family, the Guanaco and Vicuña are the wild ancestors of the Llama and Alpaca, respectively. Originating from a common ancestor in North America some 45 million years ago, the Camelid family branched into Camelius tribe who migrated to Asia and Africa to become Bactrian Camels and Dromedaries, and Lamini tribe who migrated south to the Andes.

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The Clown Princes of the Galapagos

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Taking its name from Bobo, Spanish for clown, the Galapagos Islands are home to three species of Booby, the iconic Blue-footed Booby with its intricate and comical courtship display, the striking black and white Nazca Booby and the colorful Red-footed Booby.

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The Biggest Bubble Blowers in the Sea

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Not all humpback whales are alike.  The humpback whales of Alaska have developed an ingenious way to catch herring: they use nets made of bubbles in a unique cooperative strategy.   As few as 100 whales have learned how to bubble-net, cooperatively, and Southeast Alaska is the only place on earth where they do it.*

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The blue-eyed fishermen of Isabela and Fernandina

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With glossy black feathers and piercing blue eyes, the Galápagos Flightless Cormorant (Phalacrocorax harisi) is a striking oddity. Only found in the Galapagos, this cormorant species has lost the ability to fly. 

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What is your Antarctica cruise style? New options make it easy to customize.

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Antarctica is now more accessible than ever and there is an expedition to suit you. Take advantage of our new air-cruise options, sail a true research vessel, or enjoy unparalleled luxury to the land of ultimate adventure.

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Springtime in Turkey

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Cappadocia is spectacular any time of the year, but in Spring the unique geological formations come alive with a blaze of color.

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Rumi and the Whirling Dervishes

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Rumi, the great Persian Sufi mystic and poet settled in Konya, Turkey where his legacy is maintained by the intensely spiritual dance of the Whirling Dervishes.

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Preserving the art of the Turkish towel

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The art of hand-weaving a Turkish towel on a traditional loom is rapidly vanishing. One Istanbul store owner however is doing her utmost to preserve this art.

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Join noted filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg in the Galapagos

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Join award-winning cinematographer, director & filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg aboard the luxury yacht Integrity, June 18-28, 2015.

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Early Bird Fall Special

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January is the perfect time to start planning your travel. For a limited time, we're offering early bird savings for our fall Galápagos voyages. Book by March 31st and save.

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Galápagos New Fall Pricing

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New for 2015, we have introduced lower pricing for all departures between September 1st and December 15th, excluding Thanksgiving.  

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Beyond Machu Picchu

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While Machu Picchu continues to be the major draw of most visitors to Perú, the Incas were on the scene for just 100 years in the 14th Century AD. There are 4400 years of human history before the Incas. 

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Exploring Chile's Extremes

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A long narrow country, Chile is a land of stunning contrasts. From the rugged wilderness of the south to the arid expanse of the north, add the unique culture of Easter Island and you have three facets of Chile that deliver rich nature and cultural adventures in abundance. 

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Celebrating Life's Milestones

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Certain life events simply call for special celebrations. Nothing has proved more rewarding than marking these events with travel.

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