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Reading is a great activity - and one of the best ways to get more out of travel. But it's nothing compared to the real thing. Longitude creates reading lists for adventure tour companies, safari outfitters, expedition cruise operators, museums, alumni groups, and other tour organizations around the country. Whether you're interested in Mongolia, Sicily, the North Pole or barging in France, these friends and associates will have a tour for you. Please E-mail if you have a company or organization you'd like us to include.
|Abercrombie & Kent
Catering to the upscale traveler, Abercrombie & Kent has been realizing
dreams since 1962. A&K's adventure and luxury tours include all
inclusive and personalized packages to 100 countries.
The only company in the world to provide airborne travel to the interior of Antarctica. Programs include climbs of Vinson Massif, treks to the Geographic South Pole and camping with Emperor Penguins.
Since 1953 the American Museum of Natural History has been leading tours to the world's greatest wildlife areas, archeological sites and cultural centers with Museum scientists and expert lecturers. For information please call (800) 462-8687.
|Asia Transpacific Journeys
Asia Transpacific Journeys specializes in private Custom Journeys and distinctive Small Group Trips exclusively to the Asia/Pacific region. Offering premier cultural travel to America's notable museums, alumni associations and discerning individuals since 1987.
For over 50 years travelers have trusted Auto Europe to provide quality service and competitive rates for international car rental, airline tickets and hotel reservations. In addition we offer chauffeur services, cell phone and GPS rentals.
|Backroads Active Vacations
The world's #1 active travel company, offering luxury vacations
worldwide since 1979. Biking, walking and multisport trips feature
inspiring routes, exceptional lodging and cuisine, the best Trip Leaders
and unique cultural encounters.
The premiere adventure travel company, offers worldwide walking vacations to 46 destinations. Well-crafted itineraries highlight superb cuisine and authentic accommodations.
|Cox & Kings
The longest-running travel company in the world with 248 years in operation, Cox & Kings continues to raise the standards of travel with its private, luxury journeys.
A non-profit organization offering Volunteer and Insight Travel programs that provide opportunities to come face to face with global issues and become part of productive solutions.
For more than 60 years, Cruise West has been delivering up-close, casual and personal small-ship experiences in magnificent Alaska. Other intriguing cruise destinations include the British Columbia coast, Mexico's Sea of Cortés, the Columbia & Snake Rivers, Costa Rica & Panama, Europe, Galapagos, Japan, Asia and the South Pacific. Exciting new world cruise destinations added for 2010.
Galapagos, Antarctica and Alaska cruises and more! Adventure travel and small ship cruises to the natural and cultural wonders of the world. Their travel specialists -- former expedition staff -- will help you plan a trip of a lifetime!
Offering a sensationally varied roster of overland tours, walking trips, treks and expeditionary voyages to the world's most beguiling and "impossible to reach on one's own" places.
|Go Ahead Tours
As a division of EF Education, the world's largest private educational travel company, we know the world better than anyone. Since 1965, we've built a solid reputation for reliability you can count on.
|Group IST International Specialty Travel
Offering content-rich, original, thematic, educational and interactive travel programs, tailor-made for organizations and groups. We feature one-of-a-kind land and waterborne adventures around the world.
|Harvard Museum of Natural History
The Travel Program at the HMNH provides educational trips to areas rich in natural interest that showcase the research and knowledge of Harvard professors, doctoral candidates, post-doctoral researchers and friends of the museum.
|High Country Passage
An educational tour operator specializing in custom-designed worldwide tours and cruises for nonprofit organizations.
A member organization founded in 1991 to advocate, promote and practice safe and environmentally responsible private-sector travel to the Antarctic.
Adventures. Experiences. And a promise: We'll change the way you look at the world.
Whether you want to raft the Futaleufu or sip chianti in Tuscany, iExplore has the tools you need to research and purchase the trip of your dreams. Just visit www.iExplore.com or call 1-800-iExplore.
Delivering travel dreams since 1976. We offer the very best in adventure, education, comfort and safety to the Galapagos, Peru, Machu Picchu, Antarctica, Patagonia and Turkey.
Experience superb natural history destinations on six continents with the world leader in nature travel for 20 years. Expertly guided, small group, independent, and study expeditions.
|International Ventures and Travel
Over 20 years experience in personalized and educational travel programs to Asia, including India, Bhutan, Egypt, Syria, Turkey, China, Vietnam and Cambodia.
Since 1978 JOURNEYS' travelers have explored Africa, the Americas, Antarctica & the Arctic, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific. Join small groups of travelers interested in cross-cultural expeditions, reaching remote natural environments and enjoying scenic beauty on active itineraries.
Offering adventurous travel to remote areas, aboard small expedition ships and by land, in the company of naturalists and historians. Destinations include Galapagos, Alaska, the Arctic, Baja California, Antarctica and many others.
Venture with MIR to where Europe and Asia collide -- Siberia, Lake
Baikal, Mongolia, Central Asia & beyond. Since 1986, MIR has specialized
in active cultural group and independent adventures. Legendary routes,
on-site offices, personalized itineraries, unrivaled expertise.
Bringing you the world's greatest adventures since 1969. Expert leadership, small groups, unique itineraries from Galapagos and Antarctica to the world's highest peaks.
|National Geographic Expeditions
For more than a century, National Geographic magazine has shown readers the world in all its diversity and splendor. National Geographic Expeditions has now created unique opportunities for you to experience the world firsthand.
|Natural Habitat Adventures
See the wild, wild world. Join one of our small group expeditions to Alaska,Antarctica, Botswana, Costa Rica, the Galapagos, Churchill, Baja, and more.
The pioneer of cultural and educational adventures to Mongolia and beyond for travelers with a nomadic spirit.
Since 1969 O.A.R.S. has been setting the unforgettable standard in rafting, kayaking and multi-sport vacations on the most legendary rivers, coastlines & mountains in the world.
Join us as Oceania Cruises takes you to the most extraordinary ports in the world aboard two intimate and luxurious 684-passenger ships. We have all the amenities you expect, all the luxuries you dream of -- available at fares that are surprisingly affordable.
Offering unique small group tours and small ship cruises worldwide; just 12 to 24 passengers guaranteed. Europe, Asia & the far East, the Americas, South Pacific, Middle East & Africa. Fully escorted.
|Off the Beaten Path
Distinctive outdoor journeys to the Rockies, Southwest, Alaska, Pacific Northwest and Patagonia, crafted by experts and featuring accomplished guides and authentic experiences. Travelers can choose from Active, Nature, Western, Family, and Fly Fishing Journeys.
Specializing in polar cruises to Antarctica, the Arctic, Alaska and other remote destinations. Let our knowledgeable and experienced staff plan your next adventure.
The polar cruise experts, Quark Expeditions has been a leading innovator and operator of expedition cruises, especially in polar regions, since 1991.
Owned and operated by REI (Recreational Equipment Inc.), REI Adventures has offered worldwide hiking, cycling, paddling and adventure cruise vacations for active travelers of all ability levels since 1987. From weekend getaways to month-long treks, we provide opportunities for a lifetime of adventure.
Learning -- It's a Trip. By combining the flexibility of independent travel with the insider's perspective only resident experts can offer, Road Scholar takes you behind the scenes to experience firsthand the world's fascinating cultures and habitats.
|Seabourn Cruise Line
Three identical sister ships, Seabourn Pride, Spirit and Legend, each carrying just 208 fortunate travelers to the most desirable destinations on earth, in consummate comfort, elegance and ease.
Consistently voted "World's Best" by prestigious publications, Silversea Cruises features all ocean-view suite accommodations (most with private veranda), all-inclusive fares, innovative global itineraries and inspired cuisine created by master chefs.
|Ship to Shore Traveler
Choosing the proper gear is critical to the safety and enjoyment of any expedition. With over 20 years of travel and outfitting experience, we are
proud to offer the latest designs and highest quality of gear and accessories, specific to your adventure and destination. With dedicated
sites for the Arctic and Antarctic.
|Society of International Railway Travelers
Celebrating 25 years with the world's top trains, the Society of International Railway Travelers offers fine rail journeys -- on wonderful trains, from steam to luxury to high-speed -- the world over.
The largest, most diverse museum-based educational travel program in the United States, Smithsonian Journeys carefully designs 350 tours and seminars to 250 destinations worldwide each year.
|Tauck World Discovery
Founded in 1925, Tauck World Discovery is a family-run travel company specializing in a variety of innovative air, land and sea vacations. Tauck itineraries include the United States and Canada, Mexico, Central America, Europe, China and Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, the South Pacific and Antarctica.
|Thomson Family Adventures
Discover the world with Thomson Family Adventures, specialists in family vacations for 15 years. Designed by families for families, our adventures feature small groups with expert guides and guaranteed departures to a growing number of destinations from Costa Rica and Peru to Tanzania, Australia and China.
Providing the finest wildlife safaris and Kilimanjaro treks exclusively in Tanzania for 22 years. We are dedicated to our guests, to Tanzania and its people.
|Travel Dynamics International
A leading purveyor of high-caliber educational cruise programs aboard small ships, guided by distinguished scholars and experts.
An online source of inspiring, insightful information on destinations, hotels and travel, founded by a group of travel writers in the U.K, including publisher James Dunford Wood. With sections on Before You Die, Hotels, Themes, Places and Resources.
Luxury tours, small groups, personalized attention, enriching experiences. Our all-inclusive luxury tours offer fine service, individualized discoveries and personal attention.
|Voyages of Discovery
Cruise in classic comfort aboard mv Discovery and travel with some distinguished guest speakers who add rare insight to the places we visit. Built for global cruising, Discovery is large enough to sail the world's great oceans, yet small enough to reach those less-frequented places from Antarctica and the Indian Ocean to Scandinavia and the Baltics. Behind her classic lines, the emphasis is on space, service and understated elegance.
Taking the Road Less Traveled Since 1978. Our handcrafted itineraries, including treks, safaris, and in-depth cultural adventures, feature expert trip leaders and small groups.
Authentic worldwide cultural and natural history ecotourism explorations for active and inquisitive travelers to North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Turkey, Middle East, New Zealand and Antarctica. Our journeys of personal discovery are designed for small groups, families, or individuals to enrich your understanding of Earth, preserve the world's natural habitat and cultural heritage, and benefit local people.
|World Wildlife Fund
World Wildlife Fund Travel takes you to the best places on Earth to see wildlife in its natural habitat.
If you like adventure, untouched wilderness, expertly operated tours, and lecturers and leaders rich in field experience, then you'll love Zegrahm & Eco-Expeditions. From small-ship expedition cruises through the polar regions of the Arctic and Antarctica to tropical adventures in the South Pacific, Zegrahm offers the ultimate expedition travel experience.