5 Travel Experiences We Love Right Now

We asked five of our consultants to recommend their favorite destination or experience right now–their top answer to the popular question “Where should I go next?” Whether you’re a seasoned traveler looking for your next adventure or planning your first international trip, here are five trip ideas to explore. A Luxury Train Ride Through Peru Read more…

Staying Active in South America

South America is an active traveler’s playground, rewarding visitors willing to put in some physical effort with stunning vistas, unique wildlife viewing opportunities and a better understanding of the continent’s deep history. “South America has so much to offer the adventure enthusiast!” notes Jennifer Gillmore, our product manager for South America. “With its diversity of Read more…

April Spotlight: Mountain Lodges of Peru

Peru’s iconic Machu Picchu is often thought of as an individual site, a singular destination to check off the bucket list. Yet, this idea fails to recognize the enormity, complexity and interconnectedness of the Inca empire. In order to grasp the importance of Machu Picchu, you must first embrace the entire journey through the Sacred Read more…

Visiting 7 Continents by Age 27!

I’ve never been one for New Year’s resolutions because I’ve never kept one – or even remembered my resolution past February. However, I always love to have a goal in the back of my mind that I’m constantly working towards and dreaming about. For the past 4 or so years, that dream has been to Read more…

Weaving Together a Vibrant Itinerary in Peru

Meander the streets of Peru’s highland villages and you’re apt to find Peruvian women weaving intricate patterns into vivid textiles. These famous hand-spun blankets and articles of clothing employ wool from Andean alpacas, boast a rainbow of vibrant colors from dyes found in nature and are the result of production techniques dating back 10,000 years Read more…

Hiking up Machu Picchu Mountain

I recently returned home from an 11-day adventure in Peru. Each time I travel, the highlights seem to involve nature, hiking or wildlife experiences. This trip was no different. Peru is a stunningly beautiful country with colorful rolling mountains in the highlands, ancient Incan ruins, friendly people, incredible wildlife experiences in the Amazon, brightly woven Read more…

From City to Jungle: Dana’s Peru Highlights

Peru. A country of beautiful landscapes, fortresses, the Amazon River, culture and delicious food. In April, I visited this wonderful country for the first time with colleagues Joleen, Kay and Kayla. As I reflect on my trip, there were many highlights. We boarded the Hiram Bingham train at the Ollantaytambo station for our hour and Read more…

The Year Ahead: Consultant Travel for 2016

Last month, our consultants reflected upon the past year of travel and the many places they visited to build their destination knowledge. This month, we highlight a few of the many destinations our consultants will explore in 2016. And while most of our clients plan travel months in advance, our own educational trips tend to Read more…

The Luckiest Girl: A Honeymoon in Peru

I am the luckiest girl in the world. This is my 19th trip to Peru, and the best one yet…my honeymoon!  Paul and I were married on a sandy beach in the Galapagos Islands, our tiny ceremony attended only by close friends, a black-tip reef shark and a mess of curious marine iguanas. Now here Read more…

The South American Answer

Travel is a natural high. It feeds the soul and opens the mind in an inexplicable way. While technology is able to bring us closer than ever before to some of the most far off places without the need to leave home, all of the YouTube videos and Facebook posts in the world cannot replicate Read more…