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Tanzania: Pride of Africa

The African Safari is likely on the top of everyone’s bucket list. Tanzania is one of Africa’s premier safari destinations and always has been a safe and peaceful country. For travel planners, choosing the right Tanzania adventure is easy and you’ll enjoy the fun in researching....

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Namibia: Africa’s Best Kept Secret

Apr 27, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Namibia lies on the southwest coast of Africa and to this day it is the continent's best kept secret. From dune-studded beaches, expansive starlit skies, spectacular rock formations, and beautiful wildlife, Namibia is quickly becoming a top choice destination. Here’s why:   ...

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Destination Spotlight on Ecuador: Four Worlds, One Country

Mar 23, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Mainland Ecuador is a destination that often takes a back seat to its Central and South American neighbors, not to mention getting cast in the shadow of the ever popular Galápagos Islands. Why is it that a country that’s home to some of the most biodiverse locations on Earth and is rich with ...

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Destination Spotlight: Panama, Beyond the Canal

Feb 14, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Panama is best known as home to one of the great engineering wonders of the 20th century—the Panama Canal.  The Isthmus of Panama forms a passageway linking the North Atlantic and North Pacific Oceans via the Caribbean Sea. Yes, a perfect location for one of the largest shipping routes in the ...

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Destination Spotlight: The Other Side to Mexico

Travel planners often overlook Mexico as a destination for their travelers. Why? In part, Mexico gets a steady stream of negative news these days, mostly for political reasons. Plus, most travelers think of Mexico only for the beach resorts. Finally, the U.S. State Department issued a new ...

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Alaska by Land or Sea? 5 Reasons why Alaska Overland Makes All the Difference

Nov 30, 2017 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Alaska conjures up images of towering grizzly bears, snow-cut glaciers and soaring bald eagles. If you are planning an Alaska adventure for your group or organization, it’s easy to select a cruise. Although Alaska cruises have become one of the most popular ways to visit this majestic state, ...

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On Safari: Taking the Mystery out of Planning an Africa Expedition

For many, the continent of Africa looms as a beckoning but intimidating travel destination. Originally stemming from antiquated misperceptions of the 19th century, this modern lack of even general Africa knowledge can sometimes pose a challenge to – and even deter – a potential traveler ...

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Planning a Retreat? Here’s Why You Should Consider Costa Rica

If you’re a travel planner responsible for organizing workshops, seminars, symposiums, or executive retreats, there are lots of considerations to keep in mind, and the location you choose can have a major impact on the success of your program. The purpose of your event, the size of your group, ...

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Choosing the Right Antarctic Cruise for Your Group or Organization

Perhaps you are responsible for managing the educational travel program for the alumni or students of an academic institution, or maybe you are the group leader for a nature organization. You’ve made the decision to put the “White Continent” on your travel calendar. There are many factors to ...

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Galápagos by Land or Cruise: an Insider’s Perspective on Economy and Ecology

The dilemma of “land vs. cruise” is a decision that every Galápagos traveler must face. In recent years, land-based programs are becoming more and more prevalent – but the trend isn’t just about providing a more cost-effective alternative to cruises. Our post sheds light on the larger issues ...

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