Epic Encounters with Mexico’s Monarch Butterflies – Piedra Herrada Sanctuary

October 26, 2021

Piedra Herrada Reserve The Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Mexico’s top ecotourism destinations. There are several sanctuaries open to visitors across two Mexican states – Michoacán and Mexico. Piedra Herrada is the easiest monarch sanctuary to access from Mexico City and only a 2-hr drive from the […]

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What It Takes To Travel To Costa Rica Right Now

November 17, 2020

On September 1, Costa Rica began welcoming the first US residents since borders were closed in March from six states (Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York and Vermont). A valid driver’s license showing residency and a negative Covid-19 test taken within 48 hours of arrival was also a prerequisite for entry. By September […]

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What It’s Like to Travel To Baja Sur, Mexico Right Now

October 19, 2020

Earlier this month, I traveled to Baja Sur, Mexico for a scouting trip. I flew Southwest Airlines non-stop from Denver International Airport (DEN) to Los Cabos International Airport (SJD). This was the first time I’ve traveled to a destination involving flights since my last trip to Mexico in February. Even though a negative Covid-19 test […]

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Five US National Parks Far Away From Crowds

June 30, 2020

Each year, the National Park Service tracks the total number of visits made to each of the parks. Some of the least visited parks take more planning and travel to reach, but the lack of crowds at these national treasures is worth it. As we continue social distancing and wait for international travel to make its way […]

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Helpful Tips for Flight Delays and Cancellations

March 27, 2020

When flights get delayed or worse yet, canceled entirely, it can cause a great deal of stress for travelers. There are several reasons flights become disrupted such as security, bad weather, mechanical issues, or labor strikes that lead to a delay or cancellation. When this happens, the airliner’s only obligation is to get you to […]

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International Trip Prep Checklist

March 24, 2020

Now that you’ve booked your upcoming international trip, it’s a good idea to make sure you cover necessary steps prior to departure. If you have any questions as your departures dates approach, don’t hesitate to contact us. International Trip Prep Checklist Check Passport Validity– Check to see that the expiration date is at least six months after […]

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Costa Rica’s Quetzal Season

March 7, 2020

The Resplendent Quetzal ranks as one of the most beautiful birds in the world. Even if you don’t consider yourself a birder, it’s hard not to be impressed when you catch a glimpse of vibrant emerald green in the cloud forest. A member of the Trogon Family, the Resplendent Quetzal is found in montane highlands […]

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Mexico’s Magical Monarch Butterflies – 2020 Trip Report

February 27, 2020

Every fall, the longest known migration of any insect results in blankets of orange covering oyamel fir forests in Mexico’s Monarch Butterfly Biosphere. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the butterfly sanctuaries provide overwintering habitat for millions of monarchs that have traveled 2800 miles from Canada and the United States to overwintering sites in Mexico. It’s still […]

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Mexico City’s Street Food Scene

February 26, 2020

During a recent trip to Mexico City, I decided to spend a morning exploring three neighborhoods near my hotel in Reforma during a Street Food Tour. My local guide, Ariane is a graduate from culinary arts school and has combined her interest in Mexican cuisine with tourism. Mexico City Street Food: A Beginner’s Guide was the first […]

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