Colombia is a vibrant, multicultural country with a rich and tumultuous history. From the beginning, the geographic location of Colombia made it a main port of travel for Caribbean and Mesoamerican people - it was always an ethnically diverse place. Any Colombia Tour would be remiss without some exposure to the incredible history, culture and traditions of this country.
India is an expansive and brightly colorful country, encompassing so many different natural environments, cultures, traditions, and amazing wildlife opportunities. If you were to truly see it all, you would need a year! From the deserts and temples of the North, the laid back, gorgeous beaches of the West, the tiger reserves and colonial style of the South, the tea estates and iconic green hills of the Northeast, to the Bodhi trees and cultural melange of the Central states, India is truly a life changing, eye opening experience you will never forget. One crucial component to any India tour is a culinary exploration of the incredible diversity of food. Each region has its own unique style of cooking, and food is a deeply embedded, important, and delicious cultural ritual!
Thailand is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world for so many reasons - stunning natural scenery, from jungly beaches to mystical mountains, rich cultural heritage and traditions spanning centuries, a warm and inviting attitude towards foreigners, and a philosophy of life geared towards fun and happiness, otherwise known as “Sanuk”. But no Thailand tour would be complete without at least a quick foray into the diverse and delicious culinary scenes throughout the country. Each region prides itself on its own distinctive style of cooking - influenced over centuries by the respective weather, culture, and abundant food sources in each area. Below we’ll be delving into some of the cuisines each of Thailand’s regions is known for. We’re also giving you a delicious recipe for you to try out for yourself at home because we know your mouth is already watering!
One of our own recently returned from a relaxing vacation in Vietnam. She was kind enough to share some of her pictures and experiences with us! This is How We Travel.
Below are four great trip planning tools that can help you budget, plan overland travel, search for the best events worldwide, and provide helpful packing tips.
Eardex -AirTreks recent blog post introduced us to this great travel budget tool. Eardex, or the Earth Index, provides information on the cost of living around the world. Eardex shows the cost of living in different towns, cities, regions, and countries by listing local prices of popular products and services, such as the price of hotels, eating out, and public transportation. Eardex users provide the data used to find these local prices and the service is free. Eardex is useful to all types of travelers, whether you’re a backpacker, expat, or luxury traveler the tool allows you to accurately budget your daily expenses.