Laura Roundy

Recent Posts

Kenya's Flamingos: Lake Nakuru, Lake Elementaita, and More

May 27,2020

With their notable pink plumage, flamingos flock in great numbers in Kenya and it’s a special sight to witness. Tourists come from all over the world to experience this colorful spectacle of shimmering pink birds wading in the shallow waters of Kenya’s soda lakes. Unfortunately, the number of flamingos has been decreasing recently, perhaps due to over-tourism, pollution from large-scale farming, or climate change. Seasonal conditions, flooding, and changes in water quality decrease their food supply, so flamingos migrate to different lakes each year. In this blog, we’ll explore the best places in Kenya to see these magnificent birds during a Kenya Safari.  

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Egypt Pyramids: Top sites and Travel Tips

May 22,2020

No Egypt Tour would be complete without seeing the Great Pyramids of Giza, but most people don’t realize that these ancient monuments are bordered by a modern, chaotic city and not isolated in some remote desert like many pictures would have you believe. There are hotels and high-rise apartment blocks full of satellite dishes facing the famous pyramids, and “pyramid-view rooms” or “pyramid-view apartments” come with a higher price tag. There’s even a Pizza Hut/KFC right across from the Great Sphinx (located adjacent to the pyramids), jostling for space alongside all the souvenir shops selling papyrus paper paintings and alabaster cats! 

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Best National Parks in Africa for your First Safari

May 14,2020

Africa has a vast variety of national parks and game reserves for visitors to explore, but we are often asked which ones are the best for first-time safari goers. The truth is that choosing the wildlife safari destination that is best for your first trip to Africa depends a lot on you: what you want to see, how you like to travel, your budget, and what kind of experiences are important to you. Our Africa Specialists can guide you through this process while planning your African Safari. But, in the meantime, we wanted to share some tips and top recommendations below.

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Honeymoon Travel in Bali Indonesia

May 06,2020

Stunning natural beauty, world-class dining, spiritual temples, friendly local culture, tropical beaches, outdoor adventures, and top-notch service, all at extraordinary value. These are just a few of the key reasons why Bali is one of our most popular honeymoon destinations. Whether you are planning that special occasion, or perhaps a wedding anniversary, or just a romantic getaway, Bali offers couples a multitude of options. We can help you sort through those choices and design a custom itinerary for your Indonesia Tour that captures your unique interests, expectations, and budget.

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5 Benefits of Having a Private Tour Guide in Japan

July 14,2014
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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