Category Archives: Destination Spotlight

  • Tanzania

    Posted on April 6, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    The largest country in East Africa, Tanzania is an active traveler’s paradise. It is home to 15 national parks, 31 game reserves, Mt Kilimanjaro, the world’s highest free standing mountain, and 7 World Heritage Sites, including Ngorungoro Crater which is often referred to as the “8th Natural Wonder of the World”. Adventure options include mountain […]

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  • Colombia

    Posted on March 30, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    The oldest democracy in South America as well as the 3rd most biodiverse country in the world, Colombia is a melting pot of history, culture and nature.  The entire city of Cartagena, the walled city, is a World Heritage Site. The Coffee Cultural Landscape is alive and well, comprised of multiple states that grow what […]

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  • Switzerland

    Posted on March 23, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Located in the center of Europe with 26 cantons (provinces), Switzerland is ideal for those who enjoy nature, culture and food.  Their official motto, “get natural” is evident with its offerings of 1484 lakes, 16 nature parks, 2 Biosphere Reserves and the national park. Measuring about half the size of Maine, travelers can experience 4 […]

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  • Cook Islands

    Posted on March 16, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    The Cook Islands is not only a beach paradise but a cultural mecca who prides itself on preserving its’ Polynesian heritage. Maori is the local language however everyone also speaks English. It is also one of the few places in the world without chain hotels or high rise buildings, the majority of which are locally […]

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  • Honduras

    Posted on March 9, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Located in Central America and roughly the size of Ohio, Honduras offers a vast wealth of nature, culture and history. The majority of the people are a mix of Indian and Spanish decedents called Mestizos or Ladinos with 8 other indigenous groups speaking 7 indigenous languages. It is home to Copan, the “greatest center of […]

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  • Ecuador

    Posted on March 2, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Located on the equator in the NW potion of South America, Ecuador is roughly the size of Wyoming. It is divided into 4 distinct regions: the Galapagos, Pacific coast, Andes and Amazon, giving rise to 4 very different worlds. Culturally, Ecuador is the epitome of diversity with 27 different ethnic groups including 13 distinct indigenous […]

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  • New Orleans

    Posted on February 23, 2014 by in Destination Spotlight

    Obviously known for its’ culinary delight, music and many festivals, including Mardi Gras which has over 60 parades in 12 days, New Orleans is not just a party city. It is home to more National Historic Landmarks than any other city in the US, one of which is the famed St Charles streetcar. New Orleans […]

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  • Jamaica

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Destination Spotlight

    The 3rd largest island in the Caribbean, Jamaica is the most popular Caribbean destination for Americans. Though well known for its beaches, Jamaica has a lot more to offer than surf and sand. It is a nature lover’s paradise with untouched landscapes, natural waterfalls and majestic mountains. Jamaica’s coat of arms statement, “out of many, […]

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  • Chengdu

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Destination Spotlight

    Capital of the Sichuan province of China, Chengdu is an ancient city full of history, culture and intrigue. It is home to 2 World Heritage Sites as well as 2 Dual World Heritage Sites. Chengdu prides itself on historical and cultural preservation as evidenced by the collectively well known Wide and Narrow Alleys, Daci Temple […]

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  • Miami

    Posted on April 29, 2013 by in Destination Spotlight

    Comprised of a network of barrier islands, Miami is a city unlike any other US city by far. With a vast array of cultures, beautiful beaches and tropical climate, one may easily forget that they are still in the continental US. Miami has so much to offer in addition to its beautiful beaches, plentiful nightlife […]

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