Live Like a Local – Cook Islands on Sale

Spend 12-nights in one of nature’s crowning achievements, the idyllic Cook Islands. On a Live Like a Local tour, you’ll be free to do whatever you want on your vacation. Indulge in the white-sand beaches and turquoise waters or sink into the rhythms of the islands and connect to the amazing people that call the islands home. The price of this island stay includes international airfare.

The Cook Islands remain some of the best-kept secrets …

Inca Trail Adventure

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated among the best trekking trips in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. They include different ecological areas from high deserts to Andean tropical rain-forest. Following this ancient Inca Trail, we will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites, half-covered by the jungle overgrowth that looks like if you were discovering them for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost city of …

Isle of Skye and the Outer Hebrides

In the north and west of Scotland lie the Highlands with their moody mountains, Celtic mists and legends, heather-clad hills, sparkling lochs, and a unique mixture of scenic splendor and profound tranquility.

And off-shore lie the Hebrides, a myriad of magical islands which beckon you ever-westward to follow the arc of the setting sun as it slides unhurriedly into the Atlantic.

In addition to 5 scenic and fully guided hikes and expert talks focusing on …

The Charming Cotswolds

Spanning nearly 800 square miles of some of the most beautiful countryside in England, the Cotswolds have a timeless appeal. With its delightfully picturesque limestone villages, it looks as if time has stood still in the Cotswolds. The gentle hillsides (‘wolds’) ooze tranquility and the iconic image of a sheep grazing amidst the lush green hills can easily be seen while rambling from village to village.


Day 1

Arrive at Charingworth Manor Hotel for

The Ultimate North Island Road Trip

Drive the Thermal Explorer Highway that links Auckland and Hawke’s Bay through the center of the North Island via Hamilton and Waikato, Rotorua, Lake Taupo and Ruapehu via the Volcanic Loop.

Journey some of New Zealand’s most spectacular coastal scenery on the Pacific Coast Highway, which traverses the east coast including the stunning regions of The Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Tairawhiti-Gisborne and Hawke’s Bay.

See a myriad of crystal clear lakes, dramatic volcanic mountains, stunning …

Rwanda Gorilla Trekking Special

This 4-day Rwanda trip takes you to see the famous mountain gorillas that inhabit the rainforests of this small but beautiful African country. It also offers you a deeper understanding of Rwanda, with a tour of Kigali opening up Rwanda’s sometimes tragic, but always fascinating history.

Meet your safari driver/guide at the airport, and check into your Kigali hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to shake off any jetlag or sightsee, before …

Mystic Peru Tour

Traverse the Andes on the luxury Belmond Andean Explorer train.

Enjoy overnight lodgings right at the entrance of Machu Picchu and explore the ruins at different times of day.

Discover the Uros Floating islands at Lake Titicaca, and savor the scenery at Taquile Island during a private lunch on the beach.


Day 1
Depart North America – Lima, Peru (LIM)

Welcome to Peru! A representative will meet you in the arrival hall and bring

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. …

1,000 Places, Plus the Next Top 5 Emerging Destinations

Uncharted territory is a thing of the past, but there are still plenty of fabulous places to visit before they’re overrun by hordes of spring breakers.  And if there’s anyone who can predict the top 5 up-and-coming travel destinations, it’s Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times Best Seller 1,000 Places to See Before You Die.

Best selling author Patricia Schultz at the Philadelphia Travel Expo

At a travel show earlier this year, …

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 …