Cruise to Svalbard: Cooling Off In An Arctic Summer

Posted by on March 31st, 2023

Years ago, when Vaya first began arranging trips to Antarctica, I was fortunate to be invited to travel south to the end of the world to research this dream destination. That Antarctica trip was truly the most spectacular travel experience of my entire life. So of course, I was thrilled this past summer when I… Read Full Post

Which Side of Victoria Falls Should you Visit? 4 Things to Consider

Posted by on March 17th, 2023

Victoria Falls is an excellent addition to any Southern Africa itinerary, offering great contrast to both safari adventures and explorations into the history and culture of Cape Town. This UNESCO World Heritage Site offers a captivating mix of scenery, nature, wildlife, culture, history, and even adventure. Whatever your draw to the famous falls may be,… Read Full Post

2022 Vaya Photo Contest Winners

A close-up of a large jaguar walking along a lush, green forested riverbank in the Pantanal of Brazil.

Posted by on February 27th, 2023

Nothing delights us more than receiving photos captured by our travelers throughout the year. Whether it’s up close encounters with wildlife, sunsets over remote and little visited corners of our natural world, or new friends made while traveling, your images transport us—and we look forward to seeing each and every one! To all of you… Read Full Post

The 4 Unique Safari Areas That Make Botswana Special

Posted by on June 4th, 2022

Botswana is one of the best safari destinations in Africa, and my personal favorite. Often chosen or recommended as a second safari trip, I maintain that Botswana is also a fantastic once-in-a-lifetime safari choice. With its completely diverse regions, it can be hard to believe you’re still in the same country as you travel from… Read Full Post

6 Places to Sleep Under the Stars in Africa

Posted by on February 3rd, 2022

The sky is big in Africa, bigger than you can grasp sometimes, and at night, in the absence of city lights, the bush comes alive in a symphony of sounds and starlight that is too good to miss. The dark corners of earth are getting harder to find with so much light pollution globally, but… Read Full Post

Gorilla Trekking: A Guide

Posted by on January 31st, 2022

The sound of rustling, or perhaps a stick breaking, clearly interrupts the other forest noises, and your adrenaline surges. You have just come across a group of mountain gorillas, and the memory of every exertion, every bead of sweat it took to get here melts away as you settle in for one of nature’s most… Read Full Post

Exploring the Heart of Argentina- Cordoba

Posted by on January 4th, 2022

Often times when travelers think of Argentina, they immediately think of tango in Buenos Aires, the epic Iguazu Falls in the northeast corner, and Patagonia in the South. However, in recent years, Cordoba has been moving up on the list with its beautiful nature, vibrant city life, gastronomy, and much more. Cordoba offers a perfect… Read Full Post

Top 5 Ways to Combine the Galapagos Islands with Mainland Ecuador

Posted by on August 31st, 2021

Although many travelers focus on the Galapagos Islands when they think of Ecuador, there is much more to the country. Aside from the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most unique and pristine wildlife areas, Ecuador also offers massive, glacier-capped volcanoes in the Andes Mountain range, wild jungle in the Amazon, and a lush, scenic… Read Full Post

Five Questions to Help You Plan Your Galapagos Vacation

Posted by on August 17th, 2021

A visit to the Galapagos Islands is a chance to reconnect with nature and experience a place unlike any other. You have plenty of options for your Galapagos vacation, and it can be overwhelming to decide how to structure your trip. While there are some good options for a land-based Galapagos trip, such as a… Read Full Post

Two Incredible 8-Day Trips in the Galapagos Islands – Which One is For You?

Posted by on August 3rd, 2021

Vaya offers two incredible eight-day trips in the Galapagos Islands, each with unique itineraries that explore one of the world’s most biodiverse wildlife destinations. Both trips are conducted on the Ocean Spray luxury yacht, which boasts deluxe amenities and top-quality bilingual naturalist guides and offers an array of excursion options, including hiking, kayaking, and snorkeling…. Read Full Post