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.
If sitting upright surrounded by strangers for hours at a time sounds uncomfortable, you’re not alone. Economy seating isn’t optimized for comfort, but there are a few inventive ways to make your ride more enjoyable without shelling out extra dough for an upgrade.
Bleisure — it’s a term we’re all familiar with these days. After all, millennials drive the rising trend, combining business and leisure trips regularly. Take a few days to decompress in a new destination after a hectic schedule of meetings and business.
After forking over heaps of money for an airplane ticket, the thought of missing the flight due to illness can be disheartening. Whether you’re battling the sniffles or a serious illness, here’s how to tell whether you’re probably okay to fly versus when you should stay home and investigate your reimbursement options.
There’s nothing natural about careening through the sky in a metal box over mountains and oceans for hours at a time, so it’s not surprising how many people struggle with a fear of flying. Whether you fly often but constantly dread it or you’re jetting off on your first-ever flight, here are a few tips to keep in mind to assuage your fears.
Oaxaca is, without a doubt, a city so impressive one must experience it firsthand to understand its splendor. It is an incomparable place that will leave you in awe of its cultural wealth, a place that invites you to experience the extraordinary. In this light, Posadas celebrates the opening of Grand Fiesta Americana Oaxaca, an irresistible option for enjoying this magnificent state in an exclusive and fascinating way.