Spread your wings…where will your journey take you?
There is so much to discover in this world. Don’t let packaged travel deals rob it of its wonder. Instead of taking the standard route, staying at the standard hotels and visiting the top highlights of a destination – step out and explore the world on your terms, with your priorities and interests at the heart of your itinerary. We specialize in highly individualized travel planning to create truly unique adventures. Just ask! We are here to help.
It’s August already! Time to think about your Christmas family get-away.
I know, it sounds depressing, but summer will soon be over and in just four short months Christmas and the New Year will be upon us. Getting away at this time whether for a short family vacation or a romantic time for two, or a private wellness break, a yoga retreat or personal challenge has become ever more popular in recent years. Ten years ago it was still possible to be spontaneous and take a chance at the last minute. But no more. The most popular destinations and hotels book up early and the early birds will definitely have devoured all the available worms.
So, if you have any plans for a Christmas vacation, don’t hesitate. Start making your dreams come true now, while there are options and choices available.
Tip: Flexibility is a bonus – you can save some money and avoid the crowds by making the most of the pre- or post-peak times, early to mid December or after January 7th.
There is nothing like exploring the world at your own pace and go wherever you please.
Chile-Land of Contrasts
Chances are, when you think of car travel you think of your commute. It seems to be an integral part of the rat race, – being stuck in traffic and going no-where fast. But it can also be the complete opposite. Enter the open road! In a sparsely populated country such as Chile or Argentina, discovering the country at your own pace still has adventurous allure.
You may not be able to see it all in one trip, but having your own wheels offers unmatched flexibility and a real sense of freedom and independence. Go wherever you please, stay as long as you like…
Discover Costa Rica, off the beaten track
Costa Rica is probably not the first country that comes to mind when you think of a self-drive holiday. Yet, it is an exquisite and highly rewarding adventure.
Costa Rica has many different faces beyond the well-trodden tourist path. Explore the wild south, with its dense rainforest, the volcanic highlands, the cloud forest or the Garifuna culture along the coast. Being small in size and relatively compact, there is a lot to discover in even as little as a week or two. Start planning early, though, as Costa Rica is a very popular destination at peak holiday times.
The country of Fire and Ice
Iceland is an amazingly big small country -although smaller than NY, and only a fraction of its population, as far as the landscapes go, you might as well have traveled to another planet. Raw, authentic, and so close to the power of nature, you can feel the pulse of the earth.
With just one main road that encircles the entire island, it is a relatively easy country to explore on your own by car. But off the beaten track real adventure beckons in the highlands.
You want to explore a country that you have never visited before, but you don’t want to join a group tour? In that case, you have several options. Wing it. You arrive at your destination and book tours locally, maybe at the tour desk of your hotel. Drawback: The hotel...
Due to its location, far away from civilization and the convergence of several eco-systems within its close range, an unusually broad range of species can be observed here.
Walking in the Pyrenees
There is no better way to explore a place than on your own two feet. Walking puts you in touch with the scents and sights, the scenery beyond the highway and affords you a ‘sneak peek’ into a place and the culture that has shaped it. Walking in the Pyrenees is such an adventure. Close to nature and to the heart of the region’s culture.
Trekking the W-Trek
The W-Trek is one of South-America’s most iconic treks. In the far reaches of Patagonia, Torres del Paine rises abruptly from the pampas, with the pinnacles of Los Cuernos towering above. The famous trek takes just 5 days but takes in all the views and sights. A longer version can be extended to 7 or 8 days or, for those who want to explore beyond the well-trodden path, there is also a route that takes you all the way around the massif.
The classic Inca Trail remains one of the most popular routes in South America. Because of its popularity, visitor numbers had to be restricted which makes it crucial to secure a trekking license as early as possible. Alternatively, you can take the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu, which is equally beautiful, but a little bit harder and a day or two longer. This route is available as a classic camping trip or as a lodge to lodge trek.