Trip Reports

One of the most valuable trip planning tools we have in our toolbox is our firsthand product knowledge. Our staff regularly gets out from behind the computer and hits the road. Often these trips are familiarization (FAM) trips. These whirlwind trips take us around from lodging to lodging so we can do site inspections and see firsthand what we are selling. We will also embark on other travels, often with our families and/or friends, again to visit new properties/destinations or revisit existing locations to see what’s new. These trips are fun and why we are in the travel business, but they are also incredibly valuable. Actually experiencing a place, particularly for family travel planning, is vital to helping you plan your next adventure.

By Sandy- February 27- March 06, 2016

When you travel to Cuba these days, you really need to put your head around the fact that Cuba is only 90 miles off the coast of Florida. The journey seems much much longer due to the hoops one must still jump through to get there. Yes, it is easier to travel to Cuba than a few years ago, but one must still obtain a special visa like the one...

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By Sandy- March 2015

Sandwiched between India and China, the tiny Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan has remained isolated from the rest of world. This has certainly helped to preserve their Buddhist traditions, tight family ties and pristine landscapes. About 11 years ago, Bhutan got TV, the internet and its first radio station! The mountain biking handsome young king decided to...

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By Kelli- October 2016

Everyone says that a trip to Africa is a trip of a lifetime. What they don’t tell you is that, while indeed it is the trip of a lifetime, after experiencing it, you will want to go back over and over again. I was fortunate to be able to experience my first trip to Africa this October, exploring Botswana, Zambia, and Zimbabwe with Wilderness Safaris.


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By Kirsten- March 2016

With all the excitement of a new destination and a new era for travel to a forbidden place, I along with 5 fellow travelers, set out on our trip from Cancun to La Habana.  It was a very complicated trip to arrange as there is more misinformation than correct information.  Trying to book hotels, tours etc was frustrating and time consuming…..but ultimately...

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