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04-04-2016 Shore excursions: book through the cruise line or book with a private tour operator? The cruise lines seem to have increased the prices of shore excursions to the point that seasoned or adventurous travelers are flocking to private tour operators any way they can. Looking beyond the cruise lines for rewarding shore excursions can be a good thing, but doing it any way they can may not be a good thing for many travelers.

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Uluru (Ayer's Rock), Australia. It’s curious to think that without a little rust, Uluru wouldn’t be red at all. This extraordinary rock formation rears abruptly from the heart of Australia’s dusty, russet desert and famously glows a fiery orange-red, especially at sunset. As you hike round the base of what’s probably the world’s largest monolith, think also about Uluru being made up of arkosic sandstone. This acquires its distinctive reddish hue when exposed to oxidation and the iron in the arkose rusts. So what color would this iconic, vivid chunk of rock be without a little chemical decay? A dismal, rather dull grey.