Chicago Tribune Highlights MIR Corporation, TDA Global Cycling Trips

A recent article in the Chicago Tribune travel section featured new trips to Mongolia and Canada by MIR Corporation and TDA Global Cycling. The 16-day rail tour of Mongolia, Siberia and Western Russia “offers the opportunity to view landscapes as varied as forests and storied Lake Baikal and the chance to experience the cultures of the Mongols, Buryat and Russians,” Phil Marty wrote. TDA Global Cycling’s three-month Oh, Canada! tour “is in honor of Canada’s 150th anniversary and spans 5,500 miles across our neighbor to the north.” Read the Chicago Tribune...
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Cowboys & Indians Magazine Visits Red Reflet Ranch in Wyoming

Cowboys & Indians magazine recently highlighted the horseback activities available at Red Reflet Ranch in Ten Sleep, Wyoming. Set in the red Chugwater rock formation, the 30,000-acre guest ranch has miles of trails – some designed for hiking, some for ATVs, but riding horses is the most popular activity. Writer Victoria Mechler noted that the ranch offers more than just “nose-to-tail trail rides,” however. With the only indoor arena in the area, roping and barrel racing practice is possible, and guests receive one-on-one time with wranglers and rodeo champs. Chalets at the ranch include fully stocked kitchens for breakfast, while guests and ranch owners Bob and Laurence Kaplan gather in the main lodge for family-style meals and lively conversation at lunch and dinner. Read the Cowboys & Indians...
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New Adventure Life Namibia tour featured in New York Times

An Adventure Life tour of Namibia was recently included in a New York Times roundup of new lodges, resorts and itineraries in Africa. The 12-day tour includes Namibia’s sand dunes, Skeleton Coast and game drives. “The trip also visits the Huab Conservancy in Damaraland, home to the endangered black rhino, and overnight at the new Huab Under Canvas, a semi-permanent conservation camp with platform tents,” wrote Elaine Glusac. There, travelers can track rhinos with conservation rangers. Read the New York Times story...
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Conde Nast Traveler highlights Mir Corporation, Big Chill Adventures

A story about adventures on ice highlighted trips to Russia and Greenland by Mir Corporation and Big Chill Adventures. Sophy Roberts wrote of her 300-mile adventure across Siberia by dogsled, snowmobile, hovercraft and railroad, and getting to stand on the frozen surface of Lake Baikal. “While the romance is alluring, the realities of Siberia are forbidding, and require expert guidance. I find my man in Douglas Grimes, founder of the U.S.-based travel company Mir Corporation, which has 30 years’ experience in Russia,” Roberts wrote. In accompanying information on other icy locations, Roberts wrote that Big Chill Adventures’ “12-night tour of west Greenland is the best I’ve found.” Read the Conde Nast Traveler story...
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Vogue Features Adventure Life Trek in Peru

Adventure Life was featured on Vogue.com recently in a roundup of summer escapes in South America. Michaela Trimble wrote that Adventure Life can create a custom trek “to the heart of the Cordillero Blanca” in Peru’s Huascaran National Park, starting in Huaraz. “While in the park, explore the monumental Pastoruri Glacier, and keep an eye out for pumas, bears, and condors, all native species who breed in abundance here,” she wrote. Read the Vogue.com story...
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Washington Post Goes Fishing in Russia with Frontiers

Frontiers made the pages of the Washington Post’s travel section recently after a writer went on a fishing adventure above the Arctic Circle in Northwestern Russia. Chris Santella stayed at Ryabaga Camp on the Kola Peninsula’s Ponoi River, one of the best-known Atlantic salmon fisheries in the world. The camp has seen many improvements since its start in 1991, Santella notes – cabins with en suite bathrooms have replaced canvas tents, for example. Still, with the nearest road 300 kilometers away, most guests arrive by Mi-8 helicopter from Murmansk. Frontiers is Ryabaga Camp’s exclusive booking agent. Read the Washington Post story...
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