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Lindsay Taulbee

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Here’s a Tip: Decoding Gratuities

Jun 13, 2019 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Imagine it’s the last night of a wonderful trip. Everything has gone smoothly so far. All your travelers have enjoyed themselves and built a nice camaraderie. As everyone gathers for a final farewell dinner, Thelma pulls you aside. She’s uncomfortable because Louise is trying to collect tips ...

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From the Field: AdventureWeek in Northern Peru

Apr 25, 2019 | | by Lindsay Taulbee

Stephanie Kowacz, Holbrook Travel's Chief Operating Officer, just got back from a trip to northern Peru, where she participated in AdventureWeek. Overshadowed by the Sacred Valley and Peruvian Amazon, northern Peru is a less-traveled region but has a burgeoning tourism infrastructure and a ...

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News Bin - April 25, 2019

Apr 25, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the April 25 edition, read more about the following:...

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Dealing with Difficult Participants: Part 2 – The Before and After

Mar 13, 2019 | | by Lindsay Taulbee

Throughout the trip planning process, there are many touchpoints when you’ll communicate with your travelers, from their initial registration all the way to their post-trip evaluation. While much of this contact may be handled by your travel provider, your participants will still look to you ...

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Brazil’s Pantanal: A “Secret” Wildlife Haven

Brazil is known as a haven for biodiversity—20 percent of all living species are found within its borders—and the Amazon rainforest often steals the spotlight as an ecotourism destination. Scratch the surface, however, and another region emerges to offer what is arguably an even better ...

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Wild Alaska – A look inside America’s Last Frontier

Sep 19, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Alaska’s magnificent mountain peaks, green timberlands, and nearly 34,000 miles of protected coastal waters contain awe-inspiring scenery. Step inside this expansive frontier and you have a chance to see elk, bears, moose, Bald Eagles, humpback whales, sea otters, and other wildlife in ...

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Dealing with Difficult Participants

Aug 1, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Leading group travel is fun and rewarding, but it also comes with its own set of responsibilities. Whenever you bring together people with different backgrounds, interests, and experience, the potential for friction arises. Unfortunately, one difficult person can sour the experience for ...

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News Bin - August 1, 2018

Aug 1, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Lindsay Taulbee

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the August 1st edition, read more about the following:...

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Where to? Choosing your next destination

Jun 29, 2018 |

Tips and Resources

| by Lindsay Taulbee

When planning a travel program, one of the most enjoyable parts of the process is dreaming about where you’ll go. ...

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Trip Report: First Graders Take On STEM in Costa Rica

Jun 1, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Lindsay Taulbee

As the emphasis on STEM learning grows, you may be looking for ways to implement STEM activities in your own instruction. Even at a young age, students can investigate concepts of science, technology, engineering, and math as part of an international travel program, as evidenced by a recent ...

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