SURVIVING SUMMER - HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT ON JULY 4THJACKSON, May 23rd, 2016 – Americans celebrate Independence Day with parades, picnics, barbecues, and, where possible, escape from the hot weather. Southern Oregon’s summer months are sizzling, and escaping the heat is fun and easy on the river, the Rogue River that is. The Rogue River canyon is full of thrills and chills. Its charm lies in its thrilling whitewater stretches, alternated with mild riffles, placid pools, and narrow canyons edged by towering cliffs. When triple-digit days arrive, rafting is a cool way to stay cool. Continue reading “SURVIVING SUMMER – HOW TO BEAT THE HEAT ON JULY 4TH”


The Blue Lake — Travelrat’s Travels


Mount Gambier: 21st November 2015. We spent a comfortable night at the Commodore in the Park Hotel at Mount Gambier, and our first call the following morning was at the famous Blue Lake. Yes, it was blue; bluer than most lakes, but, as the day was rather overcast, probably not as blue as it might […]

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European Waterways Announces 2016 Specials on Whole Boat Charters And Cabin Bookings

The 2016 season is “special” for European Waterways, Europe’s largest hotel barge cruising company. The company is offering up to $12,000 off select whole boat charter prices and up to $2,500 off per cabin on select hotel barges and cruises. These specials are good when booked by March 29.

UNITED STATES, February 18th, 2016 – European Waterways, Europe’s leading hotel barge cruising company, is making the 2016 season a “special occasion” by offering up to $12,000 off select whole boat charter prices and up to $2,500 off per cabin on select hotel barges and cruises. The charter offers apply to vessels that include Panache in Alsace-Lorraine throughout July & August, the Anjodi on the Canal du Midi in May, June and August, and L’Impressionniste in Burgundy, among others. They must be booked by March 29, 2016 to qualify. Full details and conditions are available at Continue reading “European Waterways Announces 2016 Specials on Whole Boat Charters And Cabin Bookings”

Brazil Amazon Tours

Brazil Amazon Tours
Natural Wonders Experience the natural wonders of the Amazon river in Brazil.

Oct. 24, 2015 -The Amazon Rainforest is synonymous with Brazil and not surprisingly, we have a fine selection of Brazil Amazon tours to take you there, aboard classically-designed riverboats. 60% of the Amazon Rainforest is to be found within the borders of Brazil, making it an ideal destination for an Amazon River cruise. Tour Brazil’s vast Amazon Ecological Corridor or the Central Amazon Biosphere Reserve, 20 million hectares of protected habitat, home to some of the world’s most fascinating and elusive creatures. Continue reading “Brazil Amazon Tours”

Olympic Games Spark Cruise Frenzy in The Amazon

“Olympics announce soccer matches to be held in Manaus, increasing tourism to the Amazon Region”.

OLYMPIC GAMES SPARK CRUISE FRENZY IN THE AMAZONUSA – October 23rd, 2015 – Rainforest Cruises introduces Olympic Amazon cruises departing from Manaus, the city to host three Olympic soccer matches. The cruises depart between the opening and closing ceremonies of the games in August 2016 and range from 2-10 days in length, offering an all-inclusive service on board.

Jeremy Clubb, owner of Rainforest Cruises, is excited to offer the opportunity to experience both, the thrill of the Olympics and the majesty of the Amazon rainforest.

“Similar to the World Cup, where we experienced a 130% increase in bookings, we forecast another spike in demand for Amazon Cruises during the Olympics. We noticed groups of friends and families would charter vessels as accommodation and to explore the Amazon – essentially a two for one.” Continue reading “Olympic Games Spark Cruise Frenzy in The Amazon”