first_imgGo back to the enewsletterNational Geographic and G Adventures have introduced a range of trips called National Geographic Family Journeys with G Adventures. The program is comprised of 12 trips and features unique National Geographic-inspired experiences for children and adults to connect as a family.The trips, which are priced from $2,399 per person, visit 12 countries on five continents and range from eight to 13 days in length, with reduced pricing available to children aged 12 and under. Each small-group tour will be led by two specially-trained Chief Experience Officers, who will deliver one-of-a-kind itineraries and activities to meet the interests of both children and adults.Each activity is designed around four guiding National Geographic themes: photography and storytelling, history and culture, wildlife and conservation, and exploration. The destinations and activities that families can experience include wildlife spotting in Alaska’s national parks, where children can earn a junior ranger badge; pasta making and gladiator school in Italy; sumo wrestling lessons and samurai swordplay in Japan; acrobatics demonstrations with circus performers in Cambodia; and ziplining through the lush Costa Rican rainforest canopy.Vietnam Lan Ha Bay | Floating Fish FarmThe latest arrangement between G Adventures and National Geographic follows the success of National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures, launched in 2015.“This expanded partnership with G Adventures has given us a new opportunity to provide a one-of-a-kind, immersive experiences to travellers who want to make meaningful, lifelong memories with members of their family,” said Tim Jones, National Geographic MD Vice President Travel APAC.“What really excites me about this new family travel style is how much learning, bonding, adventure and enjoyment is included, for every member of the family, at such an accessible price,” said G Adventures Managing Director for Australia & New Zealand Adrian Piotto.Costa Rica Rincon de la ViejaAll 12 trips in the National Geographic Family Journeys collection are now bookable online at National Geographic Expeditions or G Adventures as well as through travel agents, for departures from March 2020. Sample trips offered include:Morocco Family Journey: Ancient Souks to the Sahara – 9 Days from $2,399 Discover the magic of Morocco on a journey that takes you from bustling markets to soaring desert dunes. Meet enchanting musicians and storytellers steeped in Berber heritage, and try your hand at cooking up colourful local dishes. Hike past stunning rock formations, climb windswept sands, and uncover ancient secrets in green oases and grand palaces.Southeast Asia Family Journey: Vietnam to Cambodia – 13 Days from $3,299Mythical palaces, colourful markets, and warm turquoise waters – Southeast Asia is a dream for adults and kids alike. On this trip, explore the jungle-shrouded ruins of Angkor, delight in a fascinating water puppet show, somersault with Cambodian circus performers and more. Brimming with history and adventure, Southeast Asia will dazzle your mind and enthral your imagination.Tanzania Family Journey: A Serengeti Safari – 8 Days from $5,799Adventure is calling from the wild African savanna! Head out on safari in Tanzania’s world-renowned national parks to see huge herds of wildebeests, zebras, playful elephants and cunning hunters such as lions, cheetahs, and Nile crocodiles. From Arusha to Mto wa Mbu, taste bananas and coffee beans fresh from the farm, learn about traditional crafts and hear how locals are working to protect the cultures and creatures of their remarkable homeland.Japan Family Journey: From Ancient to Modern Times – 11 Days from $6,799 Japan is a feast for the senses, from its electrifying neon-lit neighbourhoods to tranquil hilltop temples. Experience an intriguing mix of modernity and tradition in dazzling Tokyo, imperial Kyoto and the mountain city of Nagano. Wander Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, practice sumo wrestling and samurai swordplay, and sample wasabi-infused culinary concoctions. In this fascinating land of anime, snow monkeys, and high-speed trains, there is something to delight every member of the family.Other trips explore Alaska, Yellowstone, France, Italy, Iceland, Peru and more.See image: Vietnam Hanoi Train Street | All images supplied by G AdventuresGo back to the enewsletterlast_img read more

The Japanese automaker got into the electric vehicle game early with the LEAF. While it went without a direct competitor through most of its life, it’s now seen as a value play in the space, matched up against the Chevy Bolt and the $35,000 version of the Tesla Model 3 that has yet to arrive. With its modest $29,990 base price, it’s done ok for itself but, compared to the huge numbers that its Californian competitor puts up with its much more expensive Model 3 variants, we believe its fair to say it hasn’t lived up to its potential. Suspected reasons for its soft sales (comprehensive DC fast charging network aside), are battery related. Although now boasting 40 kWh in the 2018 refreshed version with an EPA range of 151 miles, its main current competitor, the Bolt, offers 238 miles.While we have no doubt a good many people would lay out $45,000 for an electric crossover, they would expect certain things for that money, chief among them being a competitive range. We suspect the yet-to-be-revealed Tesla Model Y will be a direct competitor at this price point, and in base trim will have a similar range, possibly less, so it would appear as though they have that angle covered.What might prove more challenging in the fight for market share are offerings from Kia and Hyundai. The Korean corporate cousins have several electric crossovers about to enter the market over the next few months that have the range requirements well covered — Kia has the Niro EV and reformulated Soul EV, while Hyundai has the Kona Electric. All built on the same platform, in the U.S. they will boast a 64 kWh battery and return a range result in excess of 250 miles at a price point under $40,000.Of course, Nissan is aware of the competition it faces and will try to offer a strong mix of compelling performance and features for a reasonable price. And, we are cheering for them as they are ground-breaking pioneers in the segment. Consumers at large, though, won’t rely on that sentiment as they evaluate their choices and so we will watch carefully to see what details emerge as we move closer to production. Maybe it should be badged Infiniti.Nissan is supposedly bringing an all-electric crossover to market, based on the Nissan IMx concept and built on a dedicated platform. Thought to still be two years away, we hear that it may come with a price tag starting at $45,000 and a 220-mile range. If true — the numbers come from an undisclosed source talking with CleanTechnica — we worry the effort will offer too little range for too much money, though we haven’t lost hope at this early stage.More on the Nissan IMx crossover concept Production Nissan IMx Electric Crossover Likely To Get Dedicated Platform Nissan IMx KURO Electric Bows In Geneva Source: Electric Vehicle News Nissan IMx Production Still Some 2 Years Away Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on October 9, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Source: CleanTechnica read more