Why do we travel?

Written by Doreen Lopez on September 30, 2014

As a travel consultant, I’m usually in the midst of preparing for my next journey. One of my latest trips was unforgettable! I traveled to Machu Picchu, Peru, where I found the Peruvian culture to be amazingly warmhearted and authentic. Machu Picchu was definitely the highlight, as it is archaeologically and visually breathtaking.

As I was preparing for my trip to Peru, and managing my clients’ travel, it made me wonder what motivates a person to travel? Travel takes you away

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Rocky Mountaineer: Canadian Train Travel

Written by Doreen Lopez on June 20, 2012

I’ve ridden several trains in my day and usually they have been close to nature.  I love the landscape, the vast wilderness, rivers, endless waterfalls and small towns going by as the locals wave hello.  I can’t think of a finer place for train travel than the Canadian Rockies!

I recently had the opportunity to board the Rocky Mountaineer for two amazing days going from Vancouver to Banff on their “First Passage to the West” itinerary.  The Rocky Mountaineer features fully

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Blanket Bay Lodge, New Zealand

Written by Donna Evans on October 5, 2011

Tucked into a corner of Lake Wakatipu is the luxury lodge of Blanket Bay; full of charm and luxury, and surrounded by snow capped peaks and a pristine lake shore. There is a peacefulness that energizes your soul and takes your breath away.  You can fill your days with adventures and activities, anticipating the excitement and beauty of the next moment or the next day. Fine cuisine will feed your body and all your senses, as you absorb the ambience

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Biosphere Expeditions voluntourism

Written by Donna Evans on January 6, 2011

Field Research

You can experience conservation in action when you join an expedition with Biosphere Expeditions. They are an award winning, nonprofit company that offers exciting and interesting travel opportunities to those looking for a unique and gratifying experience.

Wildlife Conservation

The volunteer holidays are research based, revolving around wildlife conservation around the world. Your travel costs are tax deductible, since the research you will be doing is for a nonprofit. This experience will be with you forever!

Visit today to see what adventure

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Hawaii Travel Exchange

Written by Merri Lou Martin on November 29, 2010

I just returned from the Hawaii Travel Exchange in Honolulu; presented by Travel Agent and Luxury Travel Advisor magazines along with partner Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau. It focused on educating participants about Hawaii and connected us with 50 Hawaii suppliers to build valuable relationships in a unique format. Travel advisors and exhibitors were able to schedule one-on-one appointments prior to the show. We also had multiple networking event opportunities throughout to provide a more focused and productive experience.