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5 Benefits of Having a Private Tour Guide in Japan

7.14.2014

by laura

A Japanese Macaque relaxes
Group bus tours are fine. They get you to the destination, they provide the photo op, and you get to say you've been there. But if anyone selling a cookie-cutter bus tour tells you that its the best way to see a country as special, fantastical, and strange as Japan, they're lying. Following are some of the reasons our Travel Specialists recommend always booking a private tour in Japan.
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Top 5 Things To Do in Phuket

7.2.2014

by sean

Traditional Wooden BoatFamed for its beautiful coastline and infamous nightlife, Phuket has long been a popular destination for shoestring backpackers and jet setters alike. Such popularity has created the opportunity for a daunting amount of activities both in Phuket and the surrounding area, so we've sorted through the clutter and come up with a list of our travel expert's Top 5 Things to do in Phuket so you can get the most out of your adventure in paradise. 

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10 Myths About Hiking the Inca Trail

6.19.2014

by elias

View of Machu Picchu

1. Hiking the Inca Trail is the only way to get to Machu Picchu.

Thousands of travelers visit Machu Picchu every day, and only a fraction of these visitors got there via the Inca Trail. After hiking for four days through sparsely populated mountains, many Inca Trail hikers are surprised to find a small but bustling modern town at the base of the mountain, complete with a crowded train station. The Peruvian train system is extensive, and has been shuttling travelers to the base of Machu Picchu mountain from the Sacred Valley for years.

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Unique Honeymoon Destinations: Tanzania

5.30.2014

by sean

Hot Air BalloonsHoneymoon time? Here at Global Basecamps, we’re always looking for an excuse to try new things in exciting places around the world. For some intrepid travelers, the idea of lounging on a white sandy beach and sipping Mai Tais sounds dreadfully boring. It’s memories you’re looking for, right? We’ve scoured our featured destinations and compiled a list of 5 delightfully adventurous and unique honeymoon ideas to inspire the explorer inside you.

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Unique Honeymoon Destinations: Argentina

5.7.2014

by sean

Mount Fitz Roy at SunriseHoneymoon time? Here at Global Basecamps, we’re always looking for an excuse to try new things in exciting places around the world. For some intrepid travelers, the idea of lounging on a white sandy beach and sipping Mai Tai's sounds dreadfully boring. It’s memories you’re looking for, right? We’ve scoured our featured destinations and compiled a list of five delightfully adventurous and unique honeymoon ideas to inspire the explorer inside you. First up, colorful Argentina.

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