Bhutan Trekking: The Druk Path Trek and New Trans Bhutan Trail

Druk Path Trek, Bhutan - Thujidrak Goemba Temple

What is it like to go trekking in Bhutan? To go on a Himalayan adventure with wide open landscapes, snow-covered mountain peaks, Buddhist temples, prayer flags, high altitude camping and alpine lakes? We share a taste of trekking in Bhutan with our Druk Path Trek experience — including what you’ll experience day by day, difficulty, how to pack and organize a Bhutan trek, what to expect from a winter trek, and why this is one of the most popular treks in Bhutan. We also share information about the Trans Bhutan Trail, a new trekking route in Bhutan coming available in 2022.

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St. Maarten Travel: 18 Unusual Things to Do

St. Martin beaches

Many people travel to St. Maarten / St. Martin for its Caribbean white sand beaches. While they are beautiful and all that you would expect, there's so much more to explore and experience on the island as you'll see in this Saint Maarten / Saint Martin travel guide with 18 unusual things to do. It is drawn from ten days traveling all around the island with the goal of finding some of its more off-the-beaten path experiences and places. Whether you’re traveling to St. Maarten / St. Martin as a standalone Caribbean island vacation or as an excursion from a cruise, you'll be sure to find something from our travel guide below with favorite outdoor activities, hikes, beaches, and day trips to make your visit memorable.

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Traveling Safely During Covid: Research, Planning and Managing Risk

Planning and Travel Tips During COVID-19

How can one travel safely during Covid? What Covid research and travel planning can you do manage risk while still having a fun vacation? What any additional travel safety measures should one take? How might choices as to where to go, activities, accommodation and transport change during the pandemic?

In this article we address all of this, focusing on the stuff and choices in our control with the goal to mind the health and safety of others, as well as yourself. These lessons apply not only to travel but also to daily life, during the pandemic and beyond. We touch on decision-making, logistics, managing risk, flexibility, adapting to new information, managing expectations, gratitude and satisfaction. Oh, and how it's still possible to have fun and enjoy yourself even in the midst of pandemic challenges, risks and uncertainties.

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Berlin Christmas Markets: The Ultimate Guide [Updated 2021]

What are the best Christmas markets in Berlin? Which Berlin Christmas markets are open in 2021? And what are the Covid-19 regulations?

Whether you're looking for a traditional German Christmas market or something a bit more offbeat, I offer here my handy Berlin Christmas Market guide based on our experience living in Berlin for nine years and being avid Christmas market fans. It has all the information you need to know, including dates and schedules of Berlin Christmas markets and notes on how to visit my authentic and local favorites — ones that will make your visit to Berlin during the Christmas and holiday season even more special.

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Travel to Bhutan: An Experiential Guide to Explore this Remote Kingdom

Bhutan Travel, G Adventures tour

Have you ever dreamed of traveling to Bhutan or wondered what it’s like to visit this remote kingdom tucked away in the Himalayan mountains? From Buddhist temples and fortress visits, to Bhutanese cuisine to trekking in the Himalayas — all with the Buddhist mysticism and legend that surrounds it — we cover the essential Bhutan travel experiences, things to do and places to visit. In addition, we address all the questions about traveling to Bhutan including best times to visit, how to get a visa to Bhutan, Gross National Happiness and more.

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How Tourism Can Better Invest in Women

Investing in Women, Tourism Social Enterprise

This year’s 2022 International Women’s Day theme is “Break the Bias,” a fitting call to action as the world emerges from a pandemic and considers the kind of future it wishes to build, the kind of values it holds important.  Companies, governments, communities now have the choice to rebuild deliberately, differently, and more inclusively so that women and marginalized groups have access to resources, support and opportunity. The tourism sector is certainly no exception.

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How To Support Local Women During Your Travels

On this International Women’s Day we look at the importance of investing in women and offer some practical ideas on how travelers can seek out organizations, tours, and businesses that directly invest in or support the well-being of women. In this way, the travel decisions and spending choices we make can make a big difference to support local women, their businesses, their communities and ultimately our collective future.

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Best Gifts for Travelers (or Anyone, Really): 2020 Edition

Sustainable Travel Tips to Protect the Environment

What are the best travel gifts in 2020 that can be enjoyed on trips half-way around the world, as well as on adventures closer to home? What about holiday presents for the traveler in your life who wants to travel more sustainably and reduce their environmental footprint? And finally, what about unique holiday gifts that support local communities, artisans and small businesses? These are not only beautiful, but they have a unique story to tell as well. This 2020 Ultimate Traveler Gift Guide has all this and more.

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