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Thar Be Dragons Here- The Komodo Story

Sep 5th, 2013 Asia, Greg Garcia

It’s 7am and already 90+ degrees. As I survey my surroundings of rolling hills swathed in a mantle of dry, golden grasses, I could easily be in the coastal hinterlands of my Northern California home. The occasional lontar palm tells me that I am not. A rustle in the low grass to my left, followed… Read More

Destination: Loire Valley

Sep 5th, 2013 Destination Guides, Europe

The Loire Valley is a fairytale region of rolling countryside sprinkled with old-world hamlets, storybook chateaux, cathedrals, abbeys, gardens and vineyards. Just an hour from Paris by fast train, this stately area was once the playground of kings. Today, it’s a cultural must-see, offering an unmatched glimpse into European history. Travel along as we explore… Read More

Destination: Paris

Aug 15th, 2013 Destination Guides, Europe

Paris has always ventured on the cutting edge of ideas, design, culture and cuisine. The sheer volume of its imaginative creations inspires our urban wanderlust. Join us as we head to the City of Light to explore its illustrious color and artistry in the passageways of fashion, jewelry, perfume and design. Place Vendôme (1st arrondissement)… Read More

Destination: Marseille

Jul 25th, 2013 Destination Guides, Europe

Founded by ancient Greek mariners circa 600 B.C., Marseille was originally a trading port. Today, thousands of boats dock in this sunny Mediterranean city, which fuses vibrant cosmopolitan energy with a seafaring merchant heritage. The French relish their southern capital for its superb seafood, thriving arts scene and unique mix of architecture. Its proximity to… Read More

Destination: Morocco

Jun 6th, 2013 Africa, Destination Guides

Awash in color, sound, fragrance and energy, Morocco is a feast for the senses. Rich landscapes of mountains, desert and coastline are threaded with mosques, souks, kasbahs and medinas woven with Berber, Arabic and European influence and intrigue. Travel along as we unearth the glimmering stones of this brilliant cultural mosaic. Moroccan Bazaars – Exchanges… Read More

Destination: Vanilla Islands

May 9th, 2013 Africa, Destination Guides

A string of dazzling islands off the southeast coast of Africa has long enticed Europeans in search of paradise. The bounty of white-sand beaches, turquoise waters and lush tropics combined with an infusion of African, Arabic, Asian and European cultural heritage create the islands’ unique appeal. Pack your bags as we head into the peak… Read More