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Molly O'Brien

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News Bin - July 18, 2019

Jul 18, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Molly O'Brien

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the July 18 edition, read more about the following:...

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Handling illness in the field: the do’s and don’ts

Jul 18, 2019 |

Tips and Resources

| by Molly O'Brien

Leading group travel is an exciting and worthwhile experience and also one that requires sufficient preparation and responsibility. Unfortunately, even with ample preparation, sometimes travelers fall ill in the field.  When this happens, it presents a challenge for the individual but need not ...

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News Bin - June 13, 2019

Jun 13, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Molly O'Brien

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the June 13 edition, read more about the following:...

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From the field: Guide Training Conference, Lake Yojoa Honduras

Jun 13, 2019 |

From the Field

| by Molly O'Brien

Q & A with Paloma Bone, Holbrook Travel’s Program Manager The value of an excellent guide cannot be overstated. Well-trained, educated, and compassionate guides are the heart and soul of our programs, which is why Holbrook invests significant time and resources in individual guide instruction ...

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Uganda: New Luster for the Pearl of Africa

Mar 13, 2019 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

Although dubbed in 1907 as “the Pearl of Africa” by Winston Churchill, Uganda’s travel appeal didn’t gain traction until very recently. Savvy travelers are becoming wise to the cultural and natural treasures Uganda has to offer at rather affordable prices, with not only gorilla trekking but ...

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News Bin - March 13, 2019

Mar 13, 2019 |

News Roundup

| by Molly O'Brien

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the March 13th edition, read more about the following:...

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Trip report: Cuba from a First-Timer's Point of View

Dec 14, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Molly O'Brien

Stefanie Plein, educational travel consultant, recently traveled for the first time to Cuba on “Birding in Cuba: Discover the Island’s Endemic & Native Species”.  As Holbrook’s program in association with Road Scholar, the journey began in Havana, Cuba’s capital and then on to the western town ...

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Destination Spotlight: Rediscovering Ethiopia in the post-Lucy period

Oct 30, 2018 |

Destination Spotlight

| by Molly O'Brien

The discovery of Lucy, our oldest ancestor, by a team of scientists in 1974 placed Ethiopia high in the minds of many travelers. But news of famine and a civil war that waged for 15 years kept Ethiopia off the radar for some time. All of that is changing with renewed interest in its storied ...

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From the field: Colombia, the Next Great Destination in Latin America

Oct 30, 2018 |

From the Field

| by Molly O'Brien

Q & A with Carlos Cardona, Holbrook Travel’s Associate Director of Product Development Q: What was the overall purpose of the trip?? What areas did you visit? A: This was the 2nd trip to Colombia in the past year and the goals of this trip were to inspect current locations that we travel to in ...

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News Bin - September 19, 2018

Sep 19, 2018 |

News Roundup

| by Molly O'Brien

Bringing you the latest news, information, and resources from around the web. In the September 19th edition, read more about the following:...

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