Colombia: Culture and Traditions

May 24,2020

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.

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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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Myanmar Temples

May 20,2020

Myanmar tours promise adventure, views of some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, as well as the chance to learn about and meet various tribes and ethnic groups throughout the country to better understand the richness of their culture. You can converse with Kayan women known for their brass coil body modification which gives their distinctive long neck appearance. Sample the flavorful thoke (salads) that differ in each region. Our local guides help you to better understand the country’s fascinating yet sometimes tragic history while also teaching you about cultural norms and unique adventures available in this alluring country.

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India's Delicious Cuisine by Region

May 18,2020

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!

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Which Japanese Island Should You Visit

May 08,2020

Trying to narrow down where to visit on your trip to Japan? Cost and number of vacation days are both major factors to consider when arranging your trip. They can limit how much of a country you can see in a single trip, so knowing which area will best suit you is key. Everyone’s “dream” Japan itineraries will look a bit different. The diversity of the country draws travelers with an immense range of interests from anime to bird watching and beyond. 

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