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Bucket List Trips to Plan Now

While we understand that there is much uncertainty around the future of travel at this time, we’re sure you have a dream trip (or two) on your bucket list. Even given the current situation, people are eager to travel, and 2021 trips are already starting to fill at an unprecedented rate.

If you’re not quite ready to reserve your next trip, then we suggest you use this pause to work on refining your bucket list and to start planning your next great adventure, so you can finally go for it when the time is right for you!

A Luxury African Safari

Witnessing rare animals in their natural habitats—from cheetahs, to gorillas, to lilac-breasted rollers—is an incomparable experience. The wild remoteness combined with the splendor of luxury camps leaves lasting memories.
Resources: 10 Safari FAQs | What to Expect on Your First Safari | Which Safari Destination is Best For You

The Northern Lights

Mother Nature offers no guarantees, making the experience all that more rewarding when you are lucky to catch this ethereal phenomenon. It helps when you know where to go.
Resources: 7 Things You Didn’t Know about the Northern Lights | Iceland in Winter video | Finnish Lapland video

Join us on a custom tour of traditional Quechua culture and historic Machu PicchuMachu Picchu

Peru’s famous mountaintop citadel often shrouded in clouds is one of the world’s most splendid sites for the mysterious history, the fascinating construction, and the sacred views.
Resources: Sacred Valley & MP video | Know Before You Go | Interview with our Peru Guide

Vermont barn in fallFamous fall foliage

Thanks to Vermont’s dense and diverse forests, the landscape really shows off in autumn when maple, birch, beech, ash, oak, and other trees offer an unmatched and world-famous display of color.
Resources: Come Visit Us In Vermont

See Te Wahipounamu, 4 national parks in New ZealandNew Zealand

The landscapes of this country are legendary, and you’ll quickly discover that the options for exploring it are equally so (as is the cuisine).
Resources: Hiking in NZ video | 8 Things to Know About the South Island | Interview with our NZ Guide


Hiking in the alps

On the Tour du Mont Blanc or the Haute Route, experience the thrill of hiking in the Alps over high passes with 360-degree views while enjoying comfortable nights in quaint villages tucked into valleys.
Resources: TMB video | 9 Things to Know about Inn-to-Inn Hikes | Alpine Wine & Cheese


The Camino de Santiago

Many dream of walking this historic pilgrimage in the footsteps of thousands who have come before. Hike the very best sections with a seasoned guide and just your day pack.
Resources: Spain, Have It Your Way | Interview with our Spain Guide | What To Do In Bilbao


Bhutan & Nepal: Himalayan Kingdoms HikingThe Himalayas

The highest mountains in the world are a sight to behold, and the people who hold them sacred are equally captivating. Choose to trek among the peaks or immerse yourself in the cultures.
Resources: Nepal Everest Trek video | Bhutan Hiking video | Guest Post – Bhutan & Nepal | 8 Must-Do’s in Bhutan


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