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How much does it cost to go on safari?

How much does it cost to go on safari?

By all accounts safaris are a trip of a lifetime. They are one of the most amazing types of vacations you can take.  The wildlife, culture, attentive service, once in a lifetime experiences and opportunities to step outside of your comfort zone are just a few of the...

Just back from…Kenya

Just back from…Kenya

We are just home from Kenya and we all loved it so much!  The variety of animals, terrain and accommodations as well as absolutely delightful people and experienced guides all made our stay special.  There were so many memorable moments and I've made a list of some...

5 Tips for Traveling Wisely on Your Next Adventure

5 Tips for Traveling Wisely on Your Next Adventure

The world is opening up. Flights are being added. Restrictions reduced. New hotels and resorts are opening around the world at a record pace, others are reemerging after extensive renovations. As you consider venturing out, we want to share a few tips to make your...

12+ Highly Anticipated New Hotel Openings to Help You Travel Well

12+ Highly Anticipated New Hotel Openings to Help You Travel Well

Below is a small sample of recent and upcoming openings. Of course we love old favorites too (always feel free to email us about those). Whether you like staying at name brand resorts like the Four Seasons or family owned, boutique properties like Passalacqua in Lake...

VISIT to: Taylor River Lodge, CO

VISIT to: Taylor River Lodge, CO

Before I get into the details of Taylor River Lodge, Crested Butte is worth an introduction.  I first went to this ski town as a teenager with a friend whose family had a house there.  They’ve owned that house for 40+ years because they love CB that much. While I was...

HIGHLIGHTS from: Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

HIGHLIGHTS from: Tordrillo Mountain Lodge

Flying high above, looking out the window of our Beaver plane, Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is nestled into the corner of Judd Lake in remote Alaskan wilderness.  You can’t get to Tordillo by land and the main mode of transportation is helicopter.  A visit here is not for...

VISIT to: Nayara Tented Camp

VISIT to: Nayara Tented Camp

If you like the vibe of an African safari camp, Nayara Tented Camp is the closest you will get to that in the Americas.  The Tented Camp is one of the three different but connected properties on the side of a mountain overlooking the La Fortuna Volcano.  The Tented...

The surprise of Montenegro

The surprise of Montenegro

Montenegro was a surprise to me.  Not in the sense that I didn’t know I was going.  I did.  But I didn’t know what to expect.  Since I was more focused on the Croatia part of my itinerary, and life was busy, I didn't have the time to focus on Montenegro. As with any...

Sunrise hike to Mt Srd in Dubrovnik

Sunrise hike to Mt Srd in Dubrovnik

BEEEEEP.  My alarm jolted me awake at 5:45a.  A little jarring since I’d fallen asleep after 1a earlier that morning.  I'm normally someone who is early to bed, and the late hour was due to a 11:30p client call (because of a seven hour time change to the US). But I...

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