Dinghy Boating in the Glacier Bay

Jokulsarlon is the largest glacial lake in Iceland and is located on the borders of Vatnajokull National Park which is around an hour away from the city of Hofn. You will pass this lake while driving on Route 1 from Hofn to Skaftafell, which I recommend for a great drive and a chance to see …

Speedboat Under the Largest Waterfall

No, not Niagara! Experience the wrath of Iguassu Falls in their fullest by speedboating under them in Argentina or Brazil (you visit both or either side of the waterfall). Rated as one of the worlds largest and most breath taking waterfalls, Iguassu spans across three countries -Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina. There are various walking trails …

SeaBob-ing in the Indian Ocean

Love Jet-Skis, but want to be closer to the action? Well SeaBobs are your chance to do just that (popularized by James Bond). SeaBobs are available for rent at various Maldives hotels; I was able to experience the joys of using one at the W Retreat and Spa, Maldives. Just like a jet-ski, users can …

Dive Between Continental Plates

The Silfra Rift in Iceland offers you the opportunity to dive between the American and Eurasian continental plates. It’s one of the only places in the world you can witness the crack between these plates (they move apart at a rate of 2 cm a year) let alone dive between them. A dive in the …

22 Drawbridges Pulled at Night

Experience 22 drawbridges being pulled to allow water traffic through along the Neva River in St. Petersburg. every night from April to November. St. Petersburg, Russia is modeled similar to Venice and Amsterdam and has to lift these bridges at night to allows boats to pass in and out of the Baltic Sea. There are …

Cruise with Humpback Whales

While cruising in the Antarctic waters, one can almost always spot whales swimming by. I was fortunate enough to experience two humpback whales swimming alongside our cruise ship during our passage through the Lemaire Channel. The captain turned of the propellers so as to calm the waters and quiet the surroundings, making the whales more …

Titanic + Iceberg? No Big Deal

Almost everyone knows about the infamous Titanic disaster as a result of crashing into an iceberg, but you will be able to experience easy navigation around icebergs in Antarctica. The picture shows you the scale of the size of cruise ship in comparison to the icebergs. The cruise navigates between and around such obstacles throughout …

Land on an Iceberg

As an added surprise, the captain aboard Le Boreal arranged for early morning landing on an iceberg during a cruise of the Antarctic Peninsula. A chance to land on a chunk of ice that is only 10% above water and floating in the middle of ice cold Antarctic waters was scary and thrilling but also …

Turtle Scuba Dive using a Scooter

Dive using a Dive Propulsion Vehicle (DPV) to get deeper and further in the ocean to explore more of the underwater life. To swim along these turtles, one can dive in Maui, Hawaii and use to the DPV to get to underwater  ‘Turtle Cleaning Stations’ where the turtles come lay to have the flora-fauna and …

Kayaking at the Bioluminescent Bay

Kayak through mangroves for 30 minutes to reach the Bioluminescent Bay- Los Croabas Lagoon in Fajardo, amidst the El Yunque Rainforest in Puerto Rico. Once at the lagoon, wave your hand through the water you will trigger the bioluminescent dinaflagellates (plankton) that will light up like a thousand tiny stars. The trips usually run in …