Reefs to Rockies https://reefstorockies.com Your nature and wildlife travel specialists. Wed, 26 Aug 2020 15:56:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 https://reefstorockies.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/cropped-RR-Sticker-3-32x32.jpg Reefs to Rockies https://reefstorockies.com 32 32 What does the future of travel look like once we emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic? https://reefstorockies.com/what-does-the-future-of-travel-look-like-once-we-emerge-from-the-covid-19-pandemic/ https://reefstorockies.com/what-does-the-future-of-travel-look-like-once-we-emerge-from-the-covid-19-pandemic/#respond Wed, 26 Aug 2020 15:55:46 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16977 That’s the million-dollar question. Without a crystal ball or psychic abilities, it’s hard to know for sure. “Industry experts” make predictions, but the truth is that nobody has experienced impacts to this scale in our industry. We started this company in 2006 without a clear vision of where we’d end up. All we knew for […]

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Five US National Parks Far Away From Crowds https://reefstorockies.com/five-us-national-parks-far-away-from-crowds/ https://reefstorockies.com/five-us-national-parks-far-away-from-crowds/#respond Tue, 30 Jun 2020 19:57:10 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16852 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 https://reefstorockies.com/helpful-tips-for-flight-delays-and-cancellations/ https://reefstorockies.com/helpful-tips-for-flight-delays-and-cancellations/#respond Fri, 27 Mar 2020 14:49:59 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16696 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 https://reefstorockies.com/international-trip-prep-checklist/ https://reefstorockies.com/international-trip-prep-checklist/#respond Tue, 24 Mar 2020 21:38:04 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16686 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 https://reefstorockies.com/costa-ricas-quetzal-season/ https://reefstorockies.com/costa-ricas-quetzal-season/#respond Sat, 07 Mar 2020 22:00:44 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16671 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 https://reefstorockies.com/mexicos-magical-monarch-butterflies-2020-trip-report/ https://reefstorockies.com/mexicos-magical-monarch-butterflies-2020-trip-report/#respond Thu, 27 Feb 2020 17:23:13 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16662 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 https://reefstorockies.com/mexico-citys-street-food-scene/ https://reefstorockies.com/mexico-citys-street-food-scene/#respond Wed, 26 Feb 2020 17:27:18 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16657 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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New Data Predicts Best, Worst Time to Buy Airline Tickets https://reefstorockies.com/new-data-predicts-best-worst-time-to-buy-airline-tickets/ https://reefstorockies.com/new-data-predicts-best-worst-time-to-buy-airline-tickets/#respond Fri, 21 Feb 2020 17:26:49 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16652 The travel booking platform Qtrip recently released its sixth annual airfare study on the best and worst times to bur airline tickets in 20202.  The study’s data is based on an analysis of 917 million airfares in more than 8,000 markets. Below are some of the study’s highlights: On average, the least expensive airfares were available […]

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Costa Rica – Beyond the Classic https://reefstorockies.com/costa-rica-beyond-the-classic/ https://reefstorockies.com/costa-rica-beyond-the-classic/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:00:20 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16611 Volcano, rainforest, cloud forest and beach.  That’s the most popular combination of sites in what we consider the Classic Costa Rica itinerary.  The volcano is typically Arenal.  You’re surrounded by rainforest there as well.  Monteverde is the most well-known cloud forest location.  For beach, a popular option is Manuel Antonio (also rainforest) or the Guanacaste […]

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2020 Hot Lists in Travel https://reefstorockies.com/2020-hot-lists-in-travel/ https://reefstorockies.com/2020-hot-lists-in-travel/#respond Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:42:00 +0000 https://reefstorockies.com/?p=16605 Starting in November, major travel publications start publishing lists of travel hotspots for the upcoming year.  With increasing news of overtourism, carbon footprints, sustainability and more, we’re looking at those lists in a different light as we begin 2020.  Costa Rica, the country that launched R2R and our top-selling destination, made its way onto multiple […]

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