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Tour Company Launches the First Ever Trans-Serengeti Balloon Safari Expedition

by Holly Riddle

Aug 30, 2023

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Destinations / Africa

What’s better than a traditional safari? How about a hot-air balloon safari?


A new offering from Aardvark Safaris is the first trans-Serengeti balloon safari expedition. The tour launches in November with a six-day experience starting and ending in Arusha, Tanzania. Each day includes a hot-air balloon trip to the next destination on the itinerary. Even nightly accommodations position travelers far above ground, with star cocoon tents offering spectacular natural views.


After arriving via hot-air balloon in each day’s destination, travelers enjoy walking safaris and driving tours. Highlights along the way include seeing the Frankfurt Zoological Society’s de-snaring work up close and personal, flying over Kopjes cheetah habitats and visiting Lake Victoria.


The special safaris start at $10,300 per person, based on a two-person booking. The rate includes transfers, four nights of star cocoon stays, two nights at an inn, hot-air balloon travel, all safari experiences, and guided activities and flights between Arusha and Serengeti.


If, however, a hot-air balloon safari, while certainly unique, isn’t exactly your cup of tea, don’t worry. Aardvark Safari brings the same level of luxury and creativity to its extensive lineup of tours, with safaris focusing on other themes like horseback riding, mountain treks, migrations, beaches, water excursions and more.


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Sep 21, 2023

Fall Staycation Gifts for Loved Ones (or As a Treat-Yourself Present)

Run out of vacation days for fall? Wanting to enjoy the new season at home with family and friends (or on your own for some me time)? This autumn, whether you’re heading off on a nearby weekend camping trip and need some quality items to elevate your experience, or simply staying home and wanting to enjoy the cooler weather and watch Halloween movies, these fall staycation items are just the thing this season:

Interior Upgrades Begin Rolling Out Across United Fleet

United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.

Products / Beauty
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Enjoy Vegan and Clean-Ingredient Beauty Products in All Travel Sizes

Hate juggling all your beauty products as you travel? Can’t find your favorite beauty products in a travel size and hate attempting to squirt, squeeze and stuff products into new, TSA-approved containers for liquids, creams and gels? A new beauty and grooming brand dedicated to travel may make your life easier.

Go Behind the Scenes with New Tours from Maker’s Mark

New tours take whiskey fans where they’ve never gone before. This summer, Maker’s Mark launched its Star Hill Farm Experiences. These experiences allow travelers to go beyond the general distillery tours to further explore the more than 1,000 acres the distillery calls home. In the process, participants learn about sustainability, agriculture and research initiatives.

Experience Ireland’s
Wild Atlantic Way

From the windy tip of Malin Head in County Donegal to the colorful harbor town of Kinsale in County Cork, Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way amazes at every turn. Feel the blast of fresh sea air with a lighthouse walk. Get up close to history, grab a fireside seat at a traditional music session, experience the world-famous Irish hospitality and explore some of Ireland's most exhilarating coastal scenery. It is a place that inspired dreamers and travelers, poets and painters with a landscape filled with stone walls, thatched cottages, deserted beaches and breathtaking views. Charming towns and villages, 1,500 miles of soaring cliffs, incredible landscapes and unique experiences await.

Sep 19, 2023

Make Traveling With Cosmetics a Breeze with Subtl Stak

Struggling to pack all your cosmetics in your carry-on? Subtl may make these struggles a thing of the past.