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Destination Spotlight: Navigating the Amazon – Safely

“In the end, we did survive. But we never truly left the jungle behind. It permeates every part of us. I still have a deep love of nature, of jungles in particular, and mountains and coastline...” – Holly FitzGerald, Ruthless River: Love and Survival on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios In ...

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Into the Heart of Wild India

For many, India travel evokes visions of resplendent temples and palaces, aromatic spices, traditional dress and dance....

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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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