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For years I have longed to visit Scotland. Ironically I know a lot about this amazing country thanks to amazing travel partners and my Scottish roots, but there is nothing like experiencing a destination and culture first hand. I created an itinerary that was perfect f...

Whether you travel or not, chances are you’ve heard of UNESCO. But what really is UNESCO, how did it come to be and what really does it do?  Here’s a little snapshot of this important organization and the worldwide impact it’s having on people and sites across the glob...

Singita – “Kris, we would like you to come visit our recently renovated lodges”

Kris – “Sure! When?”

Singita – “How about next month?”

…and that was the extent of planning for my recent trip to South Africa. In May, I had the pleasure of being invited by Singita to visit...

Many Americans proudly wave their heritage flags from the United Kingdom and Ireland. It’s no wonder...not only are the cultures interesting and the people fascinating, but these diverse countrysides are beautiful and their cities eclectic.

If you haven’t been to the Un...

We would like to welcome Kara Smith as our newest member to the Pique Travel team. She will be leading the Wanderlist program, guiding our clients through a more strategic and thoughtful approach to their travel.

She comes to us with over 15 years of client development...

When their 20th wedding anniversary was drawing closer, Miki and Dave Huntington knew they wanted to celebrate in a beautiful and memorable way. Although their go-to spring break getaway usually involves a warm-weather cruise, they chose to head to the breathtaking isl...

I have been fortunate to spend the last several years living as a “digital nomad,” working remotely while experiencing some of the amazing places and people this world has to offer.  My husband, Jeff, and I recently spent the last four months in the fascinating country...

I recently had the opportunity to have lunch with the German National Tourism Board as a part of a national press conference tour they are doing to promote the Oberammergau Passion Play. I wasn't familiar with this theater event previously and learned quite a bit from...

I just took a trip of a lifetime (and I travel extensively so that’s saying a lot) — seven days in the Galapagos Islands onboard a National Geographic Lindblad Expedition Ship. Here is my story.

For years I’ve had my eyes (and heart) set on traveling to India. I can’t articulate why, but it might be because the culture and customs are so vastly different than ours or maybe because its temples, mosques and sites are so beautiful. It’s all intriguing to me. I re...

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