How to build a boat

At one time or another most of up wish for a languid, luxurious and romantic cruise.   We marvel at the sheer size, scale and magnificence of cruise ships. But did you ever wonder what goes into making these ships the dream vessels that they are?  Well wonder no more, as this short video tells the tale – by Adam Tihany,…

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Do you want Samoa?

Who better to ask about travel ideas than travel professionals? Our partner, Viator, asked its staff on where they would like to travel next.  There were lots of ideas, but Samoa struck us as a top idea.  Here’s what they said: Sāmoa “I’ve been dreaming of going to the Cook Islands since moving to New Zealand two years ago. It’s…

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Cruise control

Now, this is fun. If you can’t cruise for one reason or another, why not eavesdrop on all of the cruises that are at sea?  This website gives you that vicarious thrill. Explore MarineTraffic.com’s  information on the world’s ships is at your fingertips. This fun tool is from the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean,…

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Cruise news

We’re really excited to announce our newest partner, Cruise118.com, the world’s largest cruise retailer offering cruises from all the major cruise lines. Cruise118.com has access to the best deals and discounts on a wide variety of cruises, and can tailor any package to meet your needs. Their expert Cruise Concierge team are on hand to help plan your holiday, so…

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It’s secret season. Sshhh.

Insiders call it the ‘Secret Season,’ when travel bargains are everywhere: It’s happening now. We’re entering the Secret Season, the answer to a frustrated traveler’s prayers. It offers bargains, uncrowded destinations and mild temperatures. The good news: We’re entering the Secret Season, the answer to a frustrated traveler’s prayers. It offers bargains, uncrowded destinations and mild temperatures. It’s the ideal…

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Own a cruise ship

Over the past few years, retirees have begun jettisoning traditional retirement plans and choosing to spend their sunset years at sea. More and more people are swapping out their second homes and opting out of RV travel in favor of retiring on cruise ships. Oceanic Resort Condos of America (ORCA) is hoping to appeal to folks floating somewhere in the…

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Utter joy with Oberoi

Are you looking for an idyllic beach on a faraway island? Shopping for rare treasures in an ancient city? A picnic in the Himalayas? A leisurely cruise on the Nile or a jungle adventure? If so, then Matouring is thrilled to announce our partnership with Oberoi Hotels, of India. Travel & Leisure Ranked Oberoi the Top 25 Hotel Brands in…

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Sail the seven seas, over and over

Brian and Karin Trautman have been living on a sailboat for 10 years, and their boat is set up so they can be off the grid in remote places for months at a time with solar and wind power providing electricity, a water maker that turns salt water into fresh water, multiple freezers and loads of storage space for food,…

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Hybrid-powered Roald Amundsen

In 2019, Hurtigruten added a brand new ship to its fleet: the MS Roald Amundsen. The state of the art vessel features new and environmentally sustainable hybrid technology that will reduce fuel consumption and show the world that hybrid propulsion on large ships is possible. Named after the first man to cross Antarctica and reach the South Pole, MS Roald Amundsen leads…

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“Dear, ocean. I think about you all the time.”

The website Wavecation has existed in one form or another since the early 2000s. Originally a passion project of Matt Thomson, it long functioned as a lo-fi repository of beachfront rental properties near good surf breaks. In 2018, longtime users Juan Dulanto and Ren Fuller-Wasserman reached out to Thompson to inquire about his future plans for the site. With a…

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Seek sanctuary in Mauritia

Perched between white sandy beaches and the Le Morne mountain, Lux Le Morne in Mauritius is a pure tropical paradise, offering breathtaking views over the Indian Ocean and the hotel’s sun-dappled gardens. Each of the bedrooms comes with its own private dressing-room, and the queen-size beds are made with crisp cotton sheets and feather-light cushions. The spacious marble bathrooms, which…

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Reefer madness!

Have you ever seen the wonder of a healthy coral reef? If you’ve recently visited the ocean on holiday, you may well have been among the one million new scuba divers certified annually or the countless number of snorkellers visiting coral reefs around the world. Marine tourism is a thriving industry; which is why it’s so important to follow environmental…

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