During our two weeks aboard the National Geographic Venture, bald eagles are our constant companions.
Kerry van der Jagt
Kerry van der Jagt is a Sydney-based writer specialising in history, culture and outdoor adventure with a particular interest in wildlife conservation.
An embargo by Russian leader Vladimir Putin has had an unexpected silver lining for Moldovan winemakers.
'We lose people all the time,' said our local guide. I thought he was kidding.
In a time when the number of Holocaust survivors is dwindling, but deniers are becoming more brazen, sites such as this one are crucial.
There's a lot to love in this area developed by two of the most advanced pre-Columbian civilisations.
Her striking fur coat doesn't guarantee the star of a safari in Zimbabwe's Hwange National Park is easy to spot.
Get to this tropical treat before the crowds do and you will be rewarded with pristine reefs, luxe villas and foodie adventures.
French Polynesia Expedition cruise: Mangareva, Gambier Islands
This little-known island archipelago is being discovered as a new resort getaway.
If you tell anyone you're travelling to northern Thailand, most will assume you're heading to Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai. But there is another winning duo.
Post-Mugabe Zimbabwe is clamping down on wildlife poaching operations and opening up to an exciting new era of tourism.
Stepping from our Zodiacs we are met by what seems to be the entire population of the village of just 44 inhabitants.
The drab post-Soviet country of my imagination is replaced by a sumptuous cityscape resplendent in pastel colours and lit by a seaside sun.
Far from being morbid, Mexico's Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, is a time to honour the departed.
Visiting this place will make you weep, with sorrow and rage. But it will also help you appreciate the Belarus of today.