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Aug 4th

2015

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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How can we save the next Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe?

The worldwide coverage surrounding Cecil the lion’s unnecessary and untimely death in Zimbabwe has been the story of the week.  So why should we care? And what can we do to help turn the tide against poaching and trophy hunting in Africa? It was one lion. Are people over-reacting? It’s an indisputable fact. Poaching and […]

Dec 29th

2014

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Africa
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Hides of Hwange

Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe A New View On African Safaris     Imagine standing within arms length of a baby elephant as she drinks water under her towering mother? Pique Travel Design is proud to offer the Hides of Hwange. A luxury safari experience designed to give you a unique perspective unlike any other. Guests […]

Dec 29th

2014

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Uncategorized
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Swimming with wild dolphins

Follow Your Curiosity Drift away with this short video that will take you to a magical place off the coast of Oahu where you can swim with wild dolphins.  

Dec 29th

2014

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Ted Talks
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Scuba diving in a wheel chair

TED Talks – Travel Inspiration When Sue Austin got a power wheel chair 16 years ago, she felt a tremendous sense of freedom — yet others looked at her as though she had lost something. In this inspiring story, Sue aims to convey the spirit of wonder she feels in this thrilling footage of an […]

Apr 29th

2014

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Uncategorized
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Travel to Galapagos

The Amazing Galapagos Islands Most would agree…this world is fragile.  Cultures are challenged.  Landscape is altered.  Species are jeopardized.  As a student of life, my constant goal is to understand, appreciate and share these aspects of our precious world with others – particularly my children.  A recent trip to the Galapagos Islands with them opened […]

Apr 27th

2013

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Cruises
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Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea:   Written by Sue Rovegno  For those of you who have been to the Galapagos on an expedition cruise, you know that throughout the course of your cruise you are witnessing amazing animal, bird and plant life, all of whom have adapted to their special environments within the Galapagos Islands. I recently […]

Apr 25th

2013

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in Arctic
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Polar Bear Cruise

Arctic Polar Bear Cruise Explore the Beauty of the Arctic By Linda Bendt In honor of those winter lovers and the adventure travelers who await ideas for their next expedition, we thought we’d share an intriguing and mysterious destination – The Arctic. Ice, ice and more ice For most, the Arctic is synonymous with glaciers, […]

Apr 25th

2013

Author By Jim Bendt
CategoryPosted in South America
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Easter Island

Easter Island Exploring the world’s most remote, inhabited island Few places in the world can be identified by a single, iconic photograph.  Egypt with its Great Pyramids. China with its Great Wall.  Peru with its sites at Machu Pichu. And for those who truly appreciate travel, photographs such as those innately provoke a desire to […]

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