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Greek Tourism On The Rise

Travelers have been coming to Greece to discover the cradle of western civilization’s treasure chest of washed out antiquities, sun-splashed sandy beaches, and alabaster villages with panoramic vistas of the vast azure Aegean backdrop since the 1950s.

For the visitor, Greece runs the gamut from a culture dating back thousands of years to a vibrant people who share their zest for life with all those who enter its land and shores. Add in a mild …

Affordable Luxury in Ireland

Begin on the east coast of Ireland in County Wicklow, celebrated for its gorgeous green landscape and beautiful views. Wicklow is a short drive from Dublin so you’ll have some city sightseeing nearby.

In Kerry, you will experience some of Ireland’s most spectacular landscapes. Trace the exhilirating Ring of Kerry, hike the Killarney National Park or grab a bite to eat at a local pub! With 5-star accommodations to come back to at night- you’re …

Best of New Zealand with Sydney

Auckland is the International gateway to New Zealand, as is much more than a transit stop. The country’s largest city is a vibrant urban center with great nightlife, restaurants and shopping. Centered between two harbors, draped over 48 volcanic cones occupying a stunning natural landscape of rainforest, beaches and rugged hills– it is a colorful, modern and multicultural city. With more boats per capita than anywhere else in the world it easy to see why …

Medellin Alive! – Outdoors in Colombia’s Mountain-High Metropolis

Medellin today – spectacular natural terrains, inner green spaces. (Credit: ProColombia)

News headlines in recent times have reported Colombia achieving a long-awaited peace accord between its national government and an internal rebellion. In fact, international business and leisure travel trends have already indicated the advent of a new era for this South American nation. That change is apparent nowadays from the moment of arrival into the city of Medellin from its international airport – a descent …

Auckland, Rotorua, Wellington & Queenstown

Nestled within and isthmus of two oceans, the Pacific Ocean and Tasman Sea, Auckland contains much serene natural beauty. Auckland has so much to see and do – there’s plenty of entertainment for a few hours, a few days or a few weeks – museums, galleries, zoos and parks. Swim with sharks or stingrays at Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter or see a collection of intriguing artifacts showcasing New Zealand’s history and culture at the Auckland …

Go to Jordan

Those looking for an immersive experience in Arab culture should consider booking a trip to Jordan. Here, one can hike in the desert, dive in the Red Sea, float on the Dead Sea, and explore a wide array of archeological sites, ruins, and castles. This country’s small size enables travelers to explore a wide range of terrain all within a day’s trips. Following are seven recommended must see stops, in no particular order.

Amman

This …

Active Discovery on the Danube – Westbound

This exciting new 9-day vacation introduces you to the people and places along the Danube from Budapest to Linz in the most active, engaged and fun ways imaginable. Start your vacation with one night in Hungary’s capital city before boarding your cruise ship and heading for Visegrad. The choice is always yours: you might like to learn a little Hungarian in Budapest; attend a medieval knights’ tournament in Visegrad; take a jogging tour around Vienna, …

No Single Supplement – Peru & Chile

Luxury Hotels in Patagonia, Easter island, Sacred Valley Peru & Atacama Desert off a unique location & an all-inclusive environment to discover South America & its more remote destinations. Book by December 4, 2017, and you could save up to $1,465!

Example Itinerary

Day 1
Arrive Sacred Valley

You will be met at the airport, bus, or train station if travelling from Lake Titicaca and transferred to the explora Lodges in Sacred Valley. The remainder

Active Discovery on the Rhine – Northbound 2018

A new and exciting way to river cruise and to actively discover well-known and off-the-beaten-path treasures along the Rhine. At each stop, you choose your activity—get some exercise with an active outing, discover a fascinating but perhaps lesser-known site, or do the more traditional sightseeing activity. The choice is yours!

Your river cruise adventure begins in Wiesbaden, Germany, near Frankfurt, and ends in Amsterdam—Holland’s lively capital. Active guests can choose to hike near Eltville, and …

A Historical Tour of East Berlin

From August 13, 1961 until November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall divided East and West Berlin. Since the wall came down, East Berlin has been renovated and revitalized into a world-renowned historical center for artistic and cultural expression.

The Jewish Quarter

Touring the Berlin Wall

Scattered throughout the city, tourists can explore traces of the wall’s remains and memorial sites commemorating the history behind this wall. A range of self-guided and guided tours provide ample …

U.S. National Parks: From Sea to Shining Sea

In 1872, Yellowstone National Park became the first national park in the United States. Today, there are 390 areas under the National Park domain. Every state with the exception of Delaware has some National Park Service land. This land includes national parks, monuments, battlefields, military parks, historical parks, lake and sea shores, rivers, trails, historic sites, and the White House.

The National Park system provides plenty of opportunity for a variety of vacations and tours. …

Ireland Off-Season

Everyone wants to go to Ireland, and it seems that everyone wants to go in the summer. Now don’t get me wrong. There is much good to be said about the warm days of summer on the greenest of islands. However, fall, winter, and spring offer their own special charms, as well as being amazingly affordable times to travel. The scenery is still stunning, the people are still Irish (and maybe more so, relieved of the pressure …

10 Handy Luggage Tips to Make Sure You Don’t Arrive Empty-Handed

Lately I’ve had a lot of bad luck with my luggage while traveling on long-haul flights. My bags were delayed three trips in a row – reaching my destination only 1 to 3 days after I had arrived. After these three consecutive luggage mishaps, I was confident the airlines could not mess up a fourth time.

They didn’t – but my bout of bad luck did not end with that fourth flight. Arriving at Paris …