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Backroads adding Portugal bike tour in 2017

Feb 26, 2017
Backroads, a leading active travel company, is now offering a new signature Bike Trip in Portugal, one of Europe’s top destinations.

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A New Years Day to Remember: on the ice and with the whales in Antarctica


A Humpback whale breaching in Wilhelmina Bay off Antarctic Peninsula
Then there were the whales—feeding at the edge of the ice here in Wilhelmina Bay, which is kind of a supermarket for whales with abundant Krill that the Southern humpbacks feed on. more
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Snow fun in the sun in Antarctica on New Years Eve!


Kids making snowballs at Nekko Harbour on Antarctic Penninsula
The kids—and some of the parents from this Abercrombie & Kent expedition to Antarctica -- are sliding down the hill they’ve just trudged up on their backsides. It is so warm everyone has shed parkas, hats and mittens. more
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Day One in Antarctica – kids try a spin in the Zodiacs


Kids try driving a Zodiac in Antarctica
We’re ashore with Abercrombie & Kent on the rocky, crescent shaped Half Moon Island which was known to sealers as early as 1821. The stars of the show are the Chinstrap Penguins more
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Football, roses and art – Pasadena CA has it all


Rose Garden at Huntington Library
Pasadena, just 12 minutes from Downtown LA via light Metro Rail, has a lot to offer every day—not least the sunshine, 300 days a year. more
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Watch for whales, seabirds and penguins on icebergs in the Antarctic


Chinstrap penguins frolic on iceberg in middle of Southern Ocean
Adults and kids alike on the Abercrombie & Kent trip aboard Le Boreal are on deck, bundled in parkas and hats as we pass a giant iceberg where Chinstrap penguins frolic more
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Remembering five great family adventures in 2016


At the Maroon Bell trail summit on our splendid 17-mile hike from Crested Butte to Aspen in July
Ask anyone what they want from vacation and, besides a good time, they’ll likely answer that they’re after lasting memories for their family more
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Kids learn about sailing in the most difficult waters on Earth aboard Le Boreal


Kids learning the drill with the skipper of Le Boreal
We’re in some of the most treacherous seas of the world, Captain Etienne Garcia, tells the boys and girls. more
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Last Day on South Georgia Island – learning animal behavior


A juvenile elephant seal on South Georgia Island
This morning in Gold Harbor on the southern end of South Georgia, an elephant seal pup, just a few months old, approached Sophie as if to say “Be my friend!” more
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Day Two on South Georgia Island: a Visit to the old whaling station


Grave of Sir Ernest Shackelton
Welcome to St. Andrews Bay in South Georgia with the backdrop of the Heaney and Cook Glaciers and home to the largest King Penguin colony in the world more
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Christmas Morning on South Georgia Island – tens of thousands of Penguins!


Oakum Boy (in brown feathers) and his King Penguin mom on South Georgia Island
All around us thousands of King Penguins are squawking, as if to say “what did you bring me for Christmas!” more
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