Experiential travel is trending, but today’s travelers want to go deep enough to live within a culture and get an immersive experience. Tell someone you’re interested in a cultural immersion experience, and they’ll probably think of student exchange programs. But today’s travelers crave an immersive, interactive experience that takes them on a journey into local life, and tour companies are delivering.
G Adventures takes guests on a deep dive into local culture where guests unpack once at a central home base like a Tuscan farmhouse or lodge in the Amazon jungle. Once guests are settled, they’re ready to launch into a connected experience of how the locals live. Learn to cook authentic cuisine, see off-the-beaten-path locations, befriend the locals and come away from the experience with a fresh new perspective on a new home away from home.
Culture Explorers takes travelers on a one-of-a-kind experience using food, arts and nature to connect deeply to a destination. Travelers come away with unique insights on the culture and living tradition by taking unique adventures from vibrant festivals to hiking the rugged coastline of Cap de Creus.
Founded by a travel writer, Wild Frontiers takes small groups on tailor-made holidays for extraordinary travel experiences. Groups take tours to areas like Uzbek and Turkmen to learn more about cities of the Silk Road or a journey to the heart of Indochina in Laos and Cambodia.
Pick and choose tour companies and experiences based on your group size, family dynamic or solo travel sensibilities that push you out of your comfort zone. And the best part about cultural immersive experiences, there are always dozens more to try. Add it to your wish list and make cultural immersion part of your new travel lifestyle.
Travelers are already savvy about keeping trash out of oceans and focused on our rising shorelines. But according to MarineSafe, sunscreen is one of the biggest and permanent polluters to our oceans. The common sunscreen ingredients oxybenzone and octinoxate are toxic to coral reefs and other marine life. The chemicals are shown to cause coral bleaching that ultimately leaves the coral vulnerable to infection and malnourished. Of course, sunscreen isn’t the only source of pollution in our oceans, but is quickly escalating into a crisis.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
Now more than ever, technology allows us to stay connected while we’re away. Gone are the days when you leave for a trip and have no access to home. There are numerous tools you can use to monitor your house while you’re on the road.
All modern-day phones are equipped with flight mode, which flight attendants politely remind us to switch to before a plane takes off. But some airlines allow the use of certain smartphone functions even when the plane is in the air. Here’s how to know when and how you can use your phone during a flight.
All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.
Protein is an essential nutrient to keep the body running on your travels. Packing it in can be a problem. Most of us get our protein from meat, which doesn’t exactly travel well. Here are a few ways to get your daily dose of muscle enhancement while on the go.