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Trip Giveaway Winners | "This trip was one of the highlights of my life; I still can't believe we won!"


Over the past year, we've given away 3  different trips to Thailand, Tanzania and most recently Peru, to celebrate our 30th year anniversary. It was a thrill for us to be able to call the lucky winners, hear their excitement and give them the gift of travel. Two of the winners have returned from their trips and we're excited to share them with you - while we prepare to pick the final winner!

Lions lounging in the Serengeti - Photo by Amanda

Tanzania Trip Winner - Amanda F.

Amanda was in a state of disbelief when we called her but she soon got excited - her daughter was graduating soon and a trip to Tanzania would be the perfect way to celebrate. Here are some highlights from her Serengeti Wilderness Safari and a great photo she got in Tanzania:

"This trip was one of the highlights of my life and I still can't believe we got to go on it. Throughout, I was struck by how very big and very small our world is at the same time, and how kindness is our universal language. I really enjoyed everything about the trip and I especially loved the time we spent with people from the Datoga tribe watching their metalworking techniques. I also loved every game drive we went on - I felt like I had become part of a National Geographic special, or like it was Marlin Perkins, Jim Fowler, and me making our very own episode of Wild Kingdom. All of the places we stayed were uniquely wonderful but Kati Kati Tented Camp was pretty much my idea of heaven. It's the kind of setting where I can picture Hemingway on his African adventures. I loved being in a tent in the middle of the Serengeti, hearing the animals outside at night and watching the spectacular sunrise every morning. When we weren't on game drives we spent our time hanging out in the dining tent with the staff. They could not have been more wonderful to us, and we both felt genuinely sad to say goodbye to the people we met there. The food was wonderful and abundant everywhere we stayed, and we both went home with tighter waistbands than we arrived with. Every day was uniquely interesting and inspiring. I can't imagine a better trip. If you ever get to travel to Tanzania, embrace every moment of it, keep your eyes and your mind wide open, and prepare yourself for wonders you can hardly imagine." Amanda F.

Thailand Trip Winner - Josh E.

When we called Josh, he didn't believe us at first and it took a few minutes to sink in. After the shock wore off, he got excited to see Thailand and Cambodia. On his Thailand and Cambodia trip, he got to explore Bankkok, take a jeep safari in Khao Yai National Park to see wild elephants, and in Cambodia he explored jungle waterfalls and Siem Reip. To the right is a photo he shared with us on Instagram from Thailand.

Stay tuned for our Peru trip winner coming soon . . . it could be you! If your interested in visiting any of these places give us a call at 800-345-4453 and we'd be happy to help you plan your dream vacation. 

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