Unique Namibia Safari Camps

March 16,2017

Take a step off the beaten path as you venture into the enchanting landscapes of Namibia.  Open, empty spaces punctuated by desert wildlife are the menu here. Endless, beautiful deserts blend dramatically into the Atlantic Ocean, creating some of the world’s most unique, windswept coasts and habitats for Africa’s animals. Desert species that can’t be found anywhere else in nature are strewn across the Namib and Kalahari Deserts alongside Africa's Big Five. Let the bucket listers have the well-trodden, tourist-y destinations, Namibia is for dreamers and explorers.

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Top 5 Things To Do in Phuket, Thailand

July 02,2014

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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Hiking the Inca Trail - 10 Myths

June 19,2014

View of Machu Picchu

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

Thousands of travelers hike Machu Picchu's Inca Trail tours every day, and only a fraction of these visitors got there via hiking the Inca Trail. After hiking the trail 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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Best Peru Tours and Trips to Peru

November 28,2012

Mountain Biking Through The Sacred ValleyThe Inca Trail leading to the fortress city of Machu Picchu is simply one of the most amazing hikes you will ever experience. This multi-day trek brings tens of thousands of travelers to Peru annually, and is quickly becoming one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. Global Basecamps Peru tours travelers are a different breed, however! More and more of our clients are returning to Peru for the second and third time. For some, Machu Picchu is not just a once in a lifetime experience, but a twice and thrice! And for others, they’ve realized that Peru has multitudes of activities to offer that don’t involve the Inca Trail.

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Practicing Cultural Responsibility on China Tours

November 09,2010

Urbn ShanghaiEver cringed and declined when offered a strange looking dish in a new country? Gawked when you saw someone dressed strangely in a different nation? If so, then you are not being culturally responsible and respectable. Preparing for your adventure travels by learning the customs and traditions of your host country can help you avoid awkward situations. After living in Shanghai for 4 years, I’m here to give you a few tips on being culturally responsible while on China tours.

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