December 1, 2016

The Exquisite Crafts of Nepal

Traditional crafts are an important part of daily life in Nepal. They also offer many great options for travelers wanting to collect beautiful objects that directly relate to Nepalese culture. For those interested in shopping, we arrange visits to exclusive boutiques and studios in Kathmandu and elsewhere to browse for exceptional crafts made by Nepalese […]

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Destinations:  Asia, Nepal

Tags:  Asia, Buddhism, collecting, crafts, culture, design, Himalayas, markets, Nepal, Nepal tours, shopping

November 22, 2016

Street Food at Singapore’s Hawker Centers

One of our favorite destinations for a culinary adventure is Singapore. The blend of cultures—Chinese, Indian, Malay and Peranakan (mixed Chinese, Malay and/or Indonesian)—that come together in this island nation make it a rich source of gastronomic experiences. One of the best places to sample the range of Singaporean specialties is at a hawker center, […]

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Destinations:  Asia, Singapore

Tags:  Asia, cuisine, culinary tours, food, food tours, foodie tours, hawker centers, markets, Singapore, Southeast Asia, street food

November 16, 2016

Exclusive Tours of The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg, Russia, is a must for anyone interested in art and design. Beautiful palaces and museums in the former imperial capital overflow with incredible art treasures. The most renowned of these is the State Hermitage Museum, a mind-boggling art collection housed in the pistachio-green-and-white Winter Palace and adjoining structures built by the Romanov czars. […]

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Destinations:  Europe, Russia

Tags:  art, art tours, decorative arts, design, Europe, exclusive, Hermitage, museums, Russia, Russia tours, St. Petersburg

November 1, 2016

Up Close and Personal with Elephants in Thailand

As anyone who has spent time with elephants knows, these massive creatures have great sensitivity, and they develop close relationships with each other and their mahouts (handlers). A particularly rewarding experience when traveling in Thailand is interacting with elephants as their mahouts do. We arrange many different types of elephant experiences, including mahout training, in […]

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Destinations:  Asia, Thailand

Tags:  elephants, exclusive Southeast Asia tours, family travel, learning, luxury Thailand tours, romantic, safari, Thailand, tours, wildlife

October 27, 2016

Must Experience: The Blue Lagoon in Iceland

Iceland, “The Land of Fire and Ice,” is packed with dramatic natural features: the largest glaciers in Europe, several of the most active volcanoes in the world, rugged lava fields, bubbling geothermal pools, thundering waterfalls, jagged peaks and spouting geysers. One of Iceland’s most famous sights is the Blue Lagoon, a pale-blue slash of geothermal-heated […]

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Destinations:  Iceland, Scandinavia

Tags:  Blue Lagoon, Iceland, Iceland tours, nature, Scandinavia, spa

October 25, 2016

Israel Off the Beaten Track: The Stunning Negev

The Negev is a stark and beautiful desert region in southern Israel. Covering more than half the country’s total land area, it has unique geological features, interesting archaeological ruins, great outdoor activities and even a wine region. One of the highlights of the Negev is Masada, a 2,000-year-old fortress on the edge of a high, […]

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Destinations:  Israel

Tags:  adventure, desert, Israel, Israel tours, Negev

October 10, 2016

A Private Helicopter Flight through Stunning Milford Sound

Perhaps the most famous sight in New Zealand, Milford Sound is a breathtakingly beautiful fjord on the South Island. Steep mountains and dense rainforests border the glacier-carved waterway, which cuts through the Southern Alps and connects to the Tasman Sea. A private helicopter flight is the ideal way to experience the majesty of Milford Sound […]

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Destinations:  New Zealand, South Pacific

Tags:  adventure, fjord, glaciers, luxury lodges, Milford Sound, mountains, nature, New Zealand, New Zealand tours

September 29, 2016

Wadi Rum in Jordan

Wadi Rum in southern Jordan is such a visually gripping and otherworldly place that director Ridley Scott chose it as the location to represent Mars when making his 2015 movie The Martian. It wasn’t the first time the spectacular desert region of red sandstone mountains, towering cliffs and rock bridges portrayed the Martian landscape: It […]

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Destinations:  Jordan

Tags:  Jordan, luxury Jordan tours, Middle East, nature, Wadi Rum