November 19, 2019
By Lauren Oster
Even Gen Xers and millennials can find thrills on a cruise if they follow certain steps. Step three on Travel Channel’s list features AdventureSmith and our hallmark style of cruising:
Consider Beast Mode
Put an eco-minded spin on your region of choice with a group like AdventureSmith Explorations (a small-ship operator that zeroes in on sustainable adventure travel). “Each of our trips puts the focus on actively accessing wilderness and incredible wildlife viewing, with expert guides enhancing your overall understanding of a place. And all our ships are under 200 guests, so that your time can be spent more off the ship than on it: kayaking in remote coves, hiking ridgelines with a small group and snorkeling among penguins, tropical fish and sea lions and other marine life,” says founder Todd Smith. If your travel companions are focused on Baja California, for example, steer clear of spring breakers and set a course for The Whales of Magdalena Bay, a new, naturalist-led excursion on a 62-person National Geographic ship that brings guests in close contact with Pacific gray whale mothers and their calves. A generic booze cruise it is not.
“Each of our trips puts the focus on actively accessing wilderness and incredible wildlife viewing”