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Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review

Get Ready for an Incredibly Special Experience in Bhutan - Family Guest Review
A three generation family of intrepid travelers recently returned from an unforgettable trip to Bhutan with nothing but glowing reviews for the land of the thunderdragon. Sabra, Hawkins, and Indigo are an active family who were looking to travel to Bhutan to experience the culture of this remote mountain kingdom, go hiking in the foothills of the Himalayas, and immerse themselves in Buddhism. They found all this and more as you can see from their comments below: Please comment on the enthusiasm, professionalism, or other qualities of your local guides: Sherab Zangmo - who my son named "Sherif" the first day - was absolutely amazing. She was very knowledgable, full of interesting information, always enthusiastic, made adjustments according to our needs, took great care of us - no words can express our gratitude for her. We loved her and highly recommend her! Superb. Our guide and driver became like family. They...
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LATAM Now Flying Direct to Puerto Natales

LATAM Now Flying Direct to Puerto Natales
With a new flight route direct from Santiago to Puerto Natales, the wonders of Chilean Patagonia and Torres del Paine are more accessible than ever.  CN Traveler says: It's never really been easy to visit the 935-square-mile Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, but that's part of what makes tens of thousands of travelers every year endure over 20 hours of travel (each way!) just to see it. This park, all pristine mountains and lakes carved by glaciers, is one of world's great natural wonders and, from this December, it'll be easier to reach than ever before.  The South American airline LATAM is set to revive a rare route from Santiago, Chile to Teniente Julio Gallardo Airport in Puerto Natales, the airport nearest Torres del Paine. The airport has spent the last few years catering to private aviation, making it a destination out of reach for the majority of...
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Sue and Carmi Explore China

Sue and Carmi Explore China
Three-time Wildland alums Sue and Carmi came to us last year asking, "what about China?" What about China indeed! Even though China isn't listed on our website, Asia PD Kelsey had spent time traveling in China and was excited to design an itinerary in the land of dragons and emperors.  Sue and Carmi explored an impressive variety of what China has to offer from the Great Wall to Tiger Leaping Gorge to the Terracotta Warriors to riding the rails through the Chinese countryside. Their 3 week trip took them from the capitol city iof Beijing all the way to the Southern metropolis of Shanghai in an adventurous loop. Enough from me, I'll let Sue and Carmi do the talking. Here's a little more from their trip report: What were the main reasons you chose this itinerary? We have never traveled in Asia, and thought that it would be amazing to actually...
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Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town

Move Over Prince George, There's a New Royal Cutie in Town
Sure, Prince George is adorable but the 6 month old prince of Bhutan is giving him a run for cutest royal toddler. Look at that smile and check out those dimples on Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck! King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, also known as the Dragon King, featured cute photos of his 6-month-old son for the royal family's official calendar for the month of September. "Our September calendar is a treat, featuring these adorable images of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey, as photographed by His Majesty The King," the organization wrote alongside a link to download the desktop calendar. "It is a joy to see our little Prince growing up so quickly, and touching to see him already begin to carry out Royal Duties." The proud father, who became the King of Bhutan in 2006 after his father abdicated the throne to allow his son to rule, tied the...
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Soar and Explore New Zealand

Soar and Explore New Zealand
New Zealand is the ultimate escape. Nestled in the Pacific Ocean it's green, peaceful shores are far from heightening political tensions, pollution, and overcrowded shores. It has something for everyone from world class wine to close encounters with little blue penguins to some of the best trekking in middle earth. Here are a few compelling reasons to consider New Zealand for your next adventure: Right now : -  Increased flights from the US to New Zealand: Air travel to New Zealand is seeing a 30% increase in capacity this year with added destinations and carriers. Air New Zealand and United both have direct flights from multiple destinations in the US including Houston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.  - New Zealand is a safe, secure destination. Most issues stem from rival rugby teams  - The exchange rate is favorable for Americans at the moment and is only expected to get better Always...
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