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The Good Life: Galapagos in Fall Are you not quite ready to give up Summer? Are you craving one last adventure before heading into the Winter months and holiday craziness? Think about the Galapagos Islands!! The Fall months are a terrific time to travel to Darwin’s Enchanted Islands. The wildlife – while always stellar – is especially endearing from September through November. Penguin couples are courting on Bartolome Island, baby sea lions (NOTHING in the world is more adorable) are widely distributed and inviting you to play snorkel-tag. Fuzzy-headed blue-footed booby chicks are easily seen on Espanola and Isabela Islands, and fur sea lions are in mating season, with the roaring tussels between huge males reminiscent of gladiators in their arena. November also brings a chance to watch the Giant Waved albatross chicks perfect their soaring flights before the entire population sets off to sea from Espanola. They then remain floating on the thermals from mid-December...

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Leave Winter Behind, It's Time To Get Tropical Winter weather means heavy shoes, bulky gloves, big coats and umbrellas... Leave all that behind and give your family the ultimate winter getaway at a tropical destinations where the sun shines throughout the year. Travel to Central America can get pretty busy over the Holidays, but we still have some space available on three adventures to help your family escape winter. Yes, space is getting pretty limited as trips continue to fill up fast.  Costa Rica Family Vacation Dec 24-31: and Dec 26-Jan 02: *Only room for one more family on each departure.  Families who still like to be on the go and are interested in learning about different types of ecosystems and have fun at the beach should consider this week long family adventure. This is a great adventure for multigenerational travel, just enough adventure for children and grandparents.        Costa Rica Active Family Adventure Dec 26-Jan 02:...

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Vietnam and Cambodia through the eyes of locals The Wildland difference is we send our travelers into remote corners of our world to see countries through the eyes of the locals. Our new Ultimate Vietnam and Cambodia is a perfect opportunity to do just that: work alongside a Vietnamese farmer in a valley near Hoi An and talk to a war photographer in Ho Chi Minh City. Stay with a family in Cho Lach and learn how they make a living with crafts such as weaving and brick-making. Explore the isolated Khmer ruins in Cambodia and relax as guests at a family home in a small village. Meet street kids at a restaurant in Pnomh Penh where they work to gain experience in the hospitality industry. There are plenty more amazing historical and natural sites we will visit on this incredible new journey, too many to list in just one blog! With these intimate experiences at hand, you will...
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...

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How to Choose an Alaska Cruise Last week I spoke to somebody who was trying to figure out the best way to have his family see Alaska. He was trying to decide between a Disney Cruise and a cruise on the Wilderness Discoverer. Made me think about the difference between large ship vs. small ship cruising. In many travel circles cruising in general has a bad rap. “It’s all about the boat, not where you’re going!” and with the larger ships for the most part that’s true. But it’s not true on a small ship. Here are some differences between our Alaska cruises and a conventional cruise: Our Alaska cruise itineraries do not call on ports, but rather spend time in wilderness areas. Other than the starting and ending point, you will see no recognizable town names on one of our itineraries. There are no “days at sea”. That means that on an 8 day voyage you...
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