Then there is the lifetime of expertise of the travel expert who has not only been to a place but guided numerous tours to and throughout the region. Experts who have contacts not only in-country but along the routes they tour. They know their roster of destinations like the back of their hand. Their degree of knowledge would certainly be enjoyable to obtain, but it would also require a lifetime of passionate pursuit.
THE WOW LIST is a collection of exceptionally knowledgeable and well-connected trip planners around the world, all rigorously vetted and road-tested, based on my decades of experience as a travel journalist and based on recent trip reviews from my readers.
While trekking is a timeless means of exploring a land, and is certainly not new, it has gained incredible traction over the past few years. A growing number of people are discovering the empowerment of treks that explore nature and culture alike. Whether trekking the world features on your bucket list, or you’re just interested
Alison Wright A New York-based documentary photographer, Alison has spent a career capturing the universal human spirit through her photographs and writing. For many of her projects, she travels to all regions of the globe photographing indigenous cultures and people while covering issues concerning the human condition. She has traveled to 150 countries as a
Mt. Everest has a universal appeal. It is the highest point on the planet. It also represents the physical aspect of the heights of human achievement. And though the summit has been reached thousands of times, climbers continue to scale this famous of all mountains and trekkers visit the basecamps both north and south. See
The Curiosity of the Traveler There isn’t one word that describes the mix of emotions and gyrations of the mind that cause us to conceive and participate in travel with a capital “T.” This is travel that varies far from our ordinary haunts, travel that has little in common with the daily commute or the