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Five Tips for Traveling to a Country with a Different Language

Traveling when you don’t know the language can be intimidating and daunting but don’t let it keep you from going. Just because you haven’t spoken Spanish or French (or God forbid, Latin) since high school, doesn’t mean you can’t be the explorer you always wanted. A little effort, a couple tools, and a sense of humor will get you a long way.  Here are five tips that will make your… Continued

By Ted Hayes /

Are You There Yet? No Seriously, Are You?

Why aren’t you in Europe right now?  You are missing out on coastlines, vineyards, wineries, lush valleys, metropolitan cities juxtaposed with Roman Ruins, food and flower markets, cheeses, chocolate, castles, sleepy villages, and century upon century of history and art! I was graciously invited to attend the annual end-of-season guide dinner in The Netherlands by our European Operations Manager and our European guides this last December (how is it already… Continued

By Mandi Graham /

The Legend of Havasupai

I’m not positive this is right, but I think it’s close. Like, 40 million years ago, Water and Rock got together and Rock said, “Hey, let’s make awesome waterfalls together. Your water can be turquoise and my rocks can be red. And 40 million years from now, people will live around us and share cool photos of us on the internet.” Water agreed. And that’s the story of how we… Continued

By Ted Hayes /

Overcoming Adversity When Traveling by Matty K

When you’re traveling and you hit that proverbial bump in the road, it can be a blessing in disguise. As the great comedians of Monty Python said best, “Always look on the bright side of life.” Whenever I hear that, it makes me want to whistle. Or as my father would say, “Son, things are tough all over.” Meaning, things could always be a lot worse. After guiding for Austin… Continued

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Ted was born in Washington D.C. and raised in Phoenix. He got the travel gene from his mother, a travel writer, and has always wanted to incorporate travel into his career.  While  getting his education at Montana State University in Bozeman, he decided he needed to see more of the world so he left and lived in Ecuador for five months. There, he taught English, improved his fluency in Spanish,… Continued

By Ted Hayes /

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