Clark Norton - Stride Destination Expert

Cruising & Europe Expert
Destinations
Europe, Africa, Asia, South America, Caribbean, Pacific Islands
Activities
50-plus travel, Cruising, Train travel
Other expertise

Small Ship Cruising, Family travel, adventure travel -- have traveled to 118 countries and counting. I especially like out of the way places, like Lesotho, Yap, Easter Island. 

Have authored or co-authored 15 guidebooks to Alaska, Dominican Republic, California, U.S. Scenic Drives 

Travel blogger 

Bio

Clark – our Cruising and Europe Expert– likes nothing more than to be out on a river. Clark, who is also Stride’s Content Director, lives near the Delaware River in upstate New York, where he goes kayaking, and his house overlooks Ten Mile River, a tributary of the Delaware.

Clark is a professional travel writer with over 30 years experience contributing to magazines, newspapers, and guidebooks including: Outside, The Washington Post Magazine, Fodor’s Guides, and Porthole Cruise Magazine.

For Clark, nothing beats a river cruise, where he can relax on deck and watch the world pass by – whether it’s the Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Thames, or the Gôta Canal in Europe; the Amazon in Brazil; the Nile in Egypt; the St. Lawrence in Canada; the Yangtze in China; the Chao Phraya in Thailand; or any one of a dozen others Clark has sampled. He’s also a big fan of small-ship cruising, having explored Patagonia, Alaska, Greenland, Croatia, Norway, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Fiji, French Polynesia, India, the Galapagos and many other destinations from the water.

Favorite travel number: 118 – the number of countries Clark has visited

What keeps Clark awake at night plotting trips: 1 – continent left to visit (Antarctica); country left to visit in Western Europe (San Marino)

Most brag-worthy trip: Taking a tour through the Ecuadorian and Brazilian Amazon, traveling with native guides, sampling live grubs from coconut palms and swimming with piranhas at a jungle lodge.

Favorite Trip

An Amazon river cruise through Brazil, when we didn't see another human for days at a time. But we did see plenty of monkeys and sloths, and swam with piranhas before catching some for lunch.

Next Trip

A cruise through the French Caribbean with the small-ship company Island Windjammers.

Reviews

G Adventures, Tauck, Intrepid, Insight Vacations, Globus, Gate 1, Butterfield & Robinson, Eldertreks, Road Scholar, Global Basecamps, Rick Steves, Abercombie & Kent, Viking River Cruises, Avalon River Cruises, Geo X, Smartours, AmaWaterways, Uniworld, Cosmos, Overseas Adventure Travel

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