Wildlife Safari in Brazil’s Pantanal: Getting Up close and personal with Jaguars By Shannon Broderick The term “Safari” tends to bring to mind khaki-clad individuals with binoculars around their neck, hunched on the top of a teetering Land Rover, searching the African plains for majestic lions. “Africa definitely gets the ‘lion’s share of attention,” says […]
We are an independent traveler website, but we also know that sometimes it’s best to take a tour, large or small group, to get the best value and see a place. Here are stories about great tours around the world.
Experience the End of the World: Exploring the Yamal Peninsula in Siberia By Kristen Richard “Living like a local,” is the greatest way to get a feel for a new place. For most of us that means relaxing on the beach and eating from a favorite local restaurant. For those traveling with Secret Compass on […]
Monte Rufeno Nature Reserve outside of Rome is a treat for hikers, and part of the MEET ecotourism program in Lazio, Italy.
MEETing A Different Provence–In the busy South of France, we travel lightly By Max Hartshorne, GoNOMAD Editor This story is about MEET…or Mediterranean Experience of EcoTourism and one of their soul-enriching trips to destinations all over Europe and next to the Mediterranean sea. Luca Santarossa, the organization’s founder, met me in the Cafe Gigante in […]
Birthright: My Israel Excursion By Danielle Aihini Until I visited Israel for myself, I never appreciated the long history behind my religion. But a trip to Israel, following a family tradition that my brother Aaron began, brought me closer to my Jewish roots. Birthright Israel offers a free, 10-day trip to Israel for young Jewish […]
Veg Voyages Caters to Vegetarian Travelers Only By Jamie Kimmel Veg Voyages is a Texas-based tour company that takes vegetarian-friendly explorers through the wilds of Southeast Asia. The tours feature very off-the-beaten-path adventures, trips to local rehabilitation centers and of course, all delectable vegetarian food. The adventure leaders are RK Singh and Zac Lovas. Both […]
“A Pure Visceral Adventure” in the Jungles of Panama Take your travel to a new level with Legends of the Wild By Eleanor Harte Deep in the jungles of Panama in an area called the Darien Gap, there are 75 camera traps. Morning, noon and night, these cameras are snapping photos in the jungle, photos […]
Experience the World of Agatha Christie, England’s Most Famous Author after Shakespeare By Stephanie DiCarlo Often, travel starts first in the imagination. Take it from someone who’s been there; as an avid reader growing up and an English major in college, I’ve always studied and loved to read British literature, to the point where it […]
Island Hop in the Philippines: If you want an exotic and adventurous vacation, let’s talk about Palawan By Stephanie DiCarlo Palawan an island province of the Philippines. In 2013, it was voted by “Travel + Leisure Magazine” as the world’s best island. It is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, exotic and endangered animals, […]
A Unique Chance to Tour Siberia By Stephanie DiCarlo When you think of Siberia, what comes to mind? Exile, perhaps. Ice and political prisoners and criminals, freezing temperatures and snow. Siberia’s bleak history may invoke wariness into the thought of visiting, but you’re not going for punishment, you’re going for travel! Siberia is for the […]