Stacy’s Letter – April 2019

April 19, 2019

Muraho, Travelers! That means “hello” in Kinyarwanda, the language of Rwanda. This month, we take a look at one of the hottest up-and-coming travel destinations today. Rwanda has an intense past and a truly impressive rise from the ashes of adversity. Check out our infographic about the nation of Rwanda and some of the unique…

Spotlight on Rwanda

April 19, 2019

From the allure of gorillas in lush and mysterious forests to the inspirational movement of cultural growth, Rwanda has so much to offer that it’s quickly becoming one of the most appealing destinations on the planet! Discover some of the history, both wild and human, behind this incredible nation in this infographic.

Eye on Conservation – Gorillas

April 19, 2019

Perhaps no primate has captured the imagination of humans so much as the gorilla. With their raw power, keen intelligence, and heartbreaking vulnerability. Our infographic explores the ins and outs of gorilla life and how you can get involved in ensuring that their communities remain protected.

Happy National Pet Day from Classic Escapes!

April 11, 2019

Anyone who has visited our office in NYC knows that the staff here at Classic Escapes is a pet-happy group of people. For National Pet Day 2019, we’d like to introduce you to some of our sidekicks in honor of all they do to brighten our lives! Stacy – President & CEO Pets – Raj…

Women in Conservation – Anna Merz

March 25, 2019

Unlike many of the women we’ve featured this month, Anna Merz did not start her conservation journey as a young woman. Rather, she was preparing to retire from her law career, which she was practicing in Ghana when the calling struck her. “When we went to Kenya in ’68, we saw rhinos everywhere,” she said.…

Women in Conservation – Cynthia Moss

March 22, 2019

Nationality: USA Conservation Focus: Elephants Cynthia Moss began her career in 1964, as a journalist for Newsweek, writing religion and arts pieces for the prestigious publication. It wasn’t until three years later that she took a fateful holiday to the wilds of Tanzania and fell completely in love with elephants. A visit to Lake Manyara…

Stacy’s Letter – March 2019

March 21, 2019

Howdy, Travelers! Spring has finally arrived! We hope you’re enjoying the slowly thawing temperatures, the tinkling sound of spring showers, and anticipating the gardens and wildflowers that will soon be blooming around us all. As we transition between the crisp and stark beauty of winter to the flourishing green of mid-year, the destination that we…

Spotlight on Alberta, Canada

March 21, 2019

Discover a place that highlights the vibrancy of every season of the year in new and beautiful ways, from the snowy peaks and ski slopes of winter to the sprawling color and beauty of spring.

Wildlife of the Rocky Mountains

March 21, 2019

Stretching from the southwestern plains of the United States up into the Arctic Ocean, the Rocky Mountains are home to some of the most diverse and impressive creatures on the planet. Take a look at some of the superstars among them in this month’s conservation feature.

Women in Conservation – Patricia Wright

March 20, 2019

Nationality: USA Conservation Focus: Lemurs Few primatologists have the distinction of having discovered an entirely new species. Among that elite group is Dr. Patricia Wright, who introduced the golden bamboo lemur to the world in 1986. Unfortunately, at the time of its discovery, the golden bamboo lemur was already endangered. Its habitat had been demolished…

Women in Conservation – Jane Goodall

March 18, 2019

Nationality: UK Conservation Focus: Chimpanzees Dame Jane Goodall is a name that has become synonymous with the idea of wildlife conservation, primatology, and anthropology. She is a symbol for women in science and for compassion for all of animal-kind, and her life is one of many wonderful stories and contributions to our understanding of our…

Women in Conservation – Dian Fossey

March 14, 2019

Nationality: USA Conservation Focus: Gorillas In the history of wildlife conservation, there is perhaps no figure more colorful and controversial than Dian Fossey. Her outspoken opinions on the sanctity of nature, her tumultuous personal life, her unorthodox anti-poaching behaviors, and of course, her unsolved murder have long captivated the world. Dian’s origins are not that…