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Getting past luxe on the Arabian Peninsula By invitation of Ethiad Airlines, KAI Associates and our friends in the Arabian Gulf, I'm headed to Ahu Dhabi and Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, and to Muscat, Oman. UAE has become a major international air hub with many competing carriers offering free stopover opportunities.  I know what to expect. Skyscrapers, gold and glitz, and fancy air-conditioned malls amidst a modern global culture rooted in ancient tradition and Islamic faith. And I know that Business Class on Ethiad Air 16 hours direct from LAX should be smooth sailing in the air. Not to mention a few overnights in the Emirates Palace in the pinnacle of luxury and Arabian hospitality.  But it begs the question: Will I get beyond the luxe and the hardscape to experience anything resembling ecotourism? After all, Wildland Adventures is rooted in responsible travel that conserves the enviornment and supports the well-being of local people. I...
From an Expert: Five Tips for Booking Last Minute Airfare Guest Blog from Isaac Hilpman, Director of Partner Accounts at Exito Travel.  As a travel professional specializing in international airfare I am often asked for advice about purchasing last minute tickets. So while the only guarantee with airfare is that it is going to change, here are some suggestions for my fellow travelers. Tip #1: Don’t do it! Waiting until the last minute to book flights is a big mistake if you want ideal routings and inexpensive fares. Airfare is based on availability. Generally speaking, the closer one is to their date of departure the fuller the flights and thus the higher the price. Additionally, the airlines have what are referred to as advanced purchase requirements. These requirements state that tickets must be purchased fourteen to fifty days prior to departure for the best rates in a given market. A massive airfare consolidator recently analyzed more than four million flights booked...
November: Last Chance EVER for our Wild Botswana Safari, Save $600 per person That's right! Our most popular Wildland Adventure in Botswana is coming to an end after 2014 and there only few spaces remaining on the final departures in November (11th - 20th or 24th - Dec 2nd). The semi-permanent mobile safari camps utilized in this itinerary are strategically located within exclusive wildlife concessions which have a strict occupancy limits to ensure low pressure on the wildlife and an intimate wildlife experience for guests. In 2015, these camps will be packed up and moved to make more room in the concessions for higher priced accommodations. The Wild Botswana therefore offers an incredible value for the remainder of 2014 and we're discounting it an additioanl $600 per person! Limited to 8 travelers and under the guidance of one master safari guide throughout, enjoy exclusive wildlife viewing throughout the Okavango Delta, Chobe and Linyanti.  November in Botswana provides excellent opportunities for wildlife viewing as much...

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PostCards from the World, My Dreams of Peace We believe in the power of travel to create understanding, brotherhood and peace on the planet. This is a really wonderful project that many Wildland family travelers, young travelers and teachers might be interested in participating and supporting. TIMOTCA, in partnership with Artsonia and Teachers Discovery, is connecting thousands of teachers around the world to have their students share “PostCards From The World, My Dream of Peace”. Creating small original art works, this project celebrates the creative spirit that is within all of us and has the power to change the world.     TIMOTCA, a nonprofit organization founded in 1980 launched the project to foster peace and cultural understanding through art and to build a Peace Monument and Cultural Center presenting the visual and performing arts of every country on earth. What a great project!      Art Beyond Borders is the first collection of postcards from 60 different...
How to handle a travel emergency in your sleep We have guests who are sleeping in a tent on Kilimanjaro right now and we just received a call from Isaac Hilpman at Exito Travel that Air Uganda went out of business yesterday. So the flight they booked before they departed  from Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, to Entebbe, Uganda 10 days from now no longer exists! Now it’s 12pm in Seattle, 11pm on the mountain, and they’re in the middle of climbing Kilimanjaro--all 19,000 feet of it, to the roof of Africa. They started their climb yesterday, and will return to Arusha, Tanzania on Sunday. Although there is emergency communication by radio with park rangers, they are otherwise out of touch until then.   So, while they were asleep on the mountain our team immediately went into action. With the assistance of Exito Travel we booked a new flight for them before everyone else on that Air Uganda flight made their alternate arrangements, arriving only 30...
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