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Six Reasons Why You Want to Visit Botswana

8.13.2014

by elias

Canoe Safari In Botswana

Africa is big. Really big. So we understand the difficulty people run into when deciding where in Africa they should travel. Everyone says South Africa is great, but the Serengeti is in Tanzania, and mountain gorillas live in Uganda, but the best beaches are in Zanzibar.

So when we tell you that Botswana should be your next safari destination, you know there's got to be some good reasons behind that claim. Stay tuned, we plan on delivering those reasons.

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The "Other" Bucket List

8.5.2014

by sean

Every country has must-see destinations or essential experiences. These five unforgettable experiences deserve to be listed right beside those, the only difference is that you'll probably be the only one of your friends who have gone there.

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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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