What Are Five Top Things To Do In India?

May 14,2019

To even begin to seek to summarize the country of India can feel overwhelming! The population of over 1.3 billion makes up a blend of cultures as diverse as any country in the world. Though most Indians are followers of the Hindu faith, many other spiritual paths are followed, including Sikhism and Jainism. Most people speak the Hindi and English languages, but so too do they speak dozens of others like Tamil and Bengali. India’s urbanization and technology sector are skyrocketing, but the majority of its residents still live in the innumerable rural villages that lie far from the megacities of Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata.

With such diversity, juxtaposition and change happening in the country, seeking out some of the top sites to make up the best India tours can be a challenge - come along as we survey five top things to do in this mesmerizing country!

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How Can I Connect With Locals While Traveling in Laos?

May 01,2019

 Featuring stunning scenery and culture and far fewer travelers than other parts of Southeast Asia, Laos tours will show you a beautiful place and its wonderful people. Connecting with locals can be a highlight of any international trip, especially in countries like Laos where traditional life remains strong. We love helping our clients connect with the locals in a culturally sensitive way that is meaningful and life-changing for everyone involved, so keep reading to learn more about how to do this well in Laos!

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What Are Some Cultural Norms for Travel in Myanmar?

February 21,2019

Myanmar continues to represent a Southeast Asian country less encroached upon by tourism development, and having relatively intact cultural heritage. As Myanmar travel and tours expand, however, so too does travelers’ responsibility to approach cross-cultural interchange in a mindful way. Familiarizing oneself with cultural norms and observing them when visiting is not only critical for ensuring the best trip possible, but fundamental to showing respect for this country and its people and for supporting the best future for both.

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Pagodas and Paddies: Authentic Vietnam Tours

February 06,2019

A rising star among the Orient’s travel destinations, Vietnam is not to be overlooked when seeking authentic experiences in Southeast Asia. Its cities shine bright, foundations of gleaming skyscrapers adjoining those of markets, museums and Buddhist pagodas. The rural villages, with their rice paddies set upon perfectly sculpted hillside terraces, overlook verdant cultivated lowlands and their slowly winding rivers. Limestone karst pillars are scattered through these plains just as they are through the bays of the sinuous coastline, making for surreal landscapes ideal for exploring.

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What Are Some of the Phuket Region's Hidden Gems?

October 19,2018
Do any research on Thailand at all, and you’ll realize that it is as diverse as countries come. Geographically, it features thousands of miles of coastline and rugged mountains. Population-wise, it includes numerous people groups and ways of life: hip Thai urbanites frequent the cafes and tech companies of the megacity of Bangkok and the UNESCO Creative City of Chiang Mai, while indigenous hill peoples of the far northern Golden Triangle have semi-nomadic lives that span borders with Myanmar and Laos. And in regard to travelers, the rarely visited far reaches of forest- and wildlife-rich Nan Province contrast with the hippie hangouts of Pai and beach resorts of Phuket. But hold on a minute … Phuket?
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