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Searching for whales and childhood dreams in Alaska

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Growing up I was the kid who could name all the different kinds of whales and knew which ones were toothed whales and which ones had baleen and what baleen actually was! So when a colleague asked me how far I'd go for adventure I knew the answer was a trip to Alaska.  My trip to Alaska was a childhood dream fulfilled. Captain Alex vo...
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Taking the family to the Galapagos? Here are a few things to know!

Taking the family to the Galapagos?  Here are a few things to know!
I admit I may be a bit biased, but I believe the Galapagos Islands may be one of the best destinations on Earth for family travel.  They offer the perfect combination of education and fun activities - hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and now even stand-up paddle-boarding on some vessels!  We work with yachts offering a range of family-friendly cabin configurations, and naturalist guides who are experts at not only imparting great information but also bringing all the kids onboard together in activities, promoting connections and friendships.  What are other differences in Family Departures that set them apart from regular Galapagos voyages?   The yachts with designated Family Departures will accept younger kids on those special dates.  For example, the Eric or Letty normally set a cut-off age of 12 years on regular sailings, but if you choose a Family Departure, the minimum age can drop to 5 years.Another favorite Family Departure yacht,...
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Is Travel to Peru Safe?

Is Travel to Peru Safe?
Peru, a country of magnificent people, culture, customs, geography and adventure is our number one pick for family's introductory experience to South America (Read more in our blog Peru vs Patagonia: Choosing the Right Multigenerational Trip). While our guests prepare for their upcoming and/or future trips to Peru there are several main travel questions that we are often asked about. Below is a list of the most common questions we receive, addressed for travelers to feel informed, confident and, most of all, safe while traveling to this enchanting country. 1) ALTITUDE SICKNESS: Am I going to get altitude sickness while in Peru? How do I avoid altitude sickness? If I know I’m prone to altitude sickness, and still want to visit Peru, what can I do? The pleasures of trekking in the Andean highlands surrounded by the sheer geographic splendor and unique cultures that call the high Andes home, is an...
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Cultural encounters were the surprise of our Tanzania Safari

Cultural encounters were the surprise of our Tanzania Safari
When the Kaplan family traveled to Tanzania on our Serengeti Family Safari in June they knew that they were in for some great wildlife. What was unexpected was the people that they met and the cultures that they experienced along the way. "The entire trip was fabulous. The highlight was actually the cultural encounters that we had. I expected the animal part of the safari but our visit with the Bushman was beyond anything I could imagine and my kids loved playing soccer, volleyball, and frisbee with the locals. Our guide Dominic was unbelievable. He was incredibly knowledgeable but was also a truly amazing person. He kept everyone engaged and let things be spontaneous, making time to add to our itinerary where beneficial. We LOVED him! My favorite experience was hunting with the Bushman and learning about their culture. We also had a great interaction with some women in the Datoga...
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A Trip for the Record Books!

A Trip for the Record Books!
This family of four, along with their friend, returned a week ago from Peru on Our Sacred Lands of the Incas adventure. They had a fabulous time and below are some of their comments from their trip. "Gretchen, Our trip to Peru was one for the record books!  Probably some of the best scenery since I traveled to the South Island of New Zealand.  Didn't hurt that the weather was sunny and gorgeous every day.  All of the tour operators, restaurants, drivers and hotels were perfect.  I have a new favorite drink, the Pisco Sour.  Really loved the Monasterio and the Inkaterra in Machu Picchu.  The buffet lunch at Machu Picchu was spectacular.  I will definitely consider using your travel company again and will refer you to any friends for their travel needs. Thank you so much." Here's the family's full trip evaluation: Trip Name:Sacred Lands of the IncasDestination:PeruTrip Start Date:07.24.2015________________________________________Why...
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