Welcome to the Imaginative Traveller Blog! This is a brilliant means for us to communicate directly with you. We will be able to keep you updated on the latest Imaginative Traveller news, events, trips, fascinating snippets of info from life on the tour leader front, how our overseas Destinations Managers spend their average day, humorous tales from tours, staff trip reports and just general Imaginative Traveller gossip. So check it out and let us know what you think!
Spent Christmas at home this year and now fancy getting away next Christmas?!!! Here are some ideas for Christmas Day 2013...
Wandering amongst the temples of Bagan in Burma on Best of Burma
Viewing the Terracotta Warriors in Xi'an on Legends of China
Staying at a former Rajasthani royal residence on Classic Rajasthan
Riding camels to a Sahara Desert camp on South Morocco Discovery
If the Mayans are right and the end of the world is nigh then it is high time you booked your next adventure holiday. How about checking out our tours to Mexico, Belize and Guatemala (including the NEW Mayan Quest - a 'Plus' style tour visiting the Mayan sites of Chichen Itza and Palenque) and seeing what all this Mayan prophecy fuss is all about....
Adventure tours to Mexico
So twenty years ago today the first ever text message was sent. How communication has come on since then with 150 billion texts being sent each year in the UK alone plus tweets and facebook postings etc.....
Burma really is the buzz word at the moment. Even just a year ago who would have thought that Radio 2 would be broadcasting live from Rangoon and that Burma would have become Imaginative Traveller's most popular destination with most of our small group adventure tours here selling out months in advance.
Having just returned from a weekend scrambling in Snowdonia (threw my first snowball of the season!) I was delighted to see how many youngsters were out hiking with their families especially considering the conditions and relative height of the mountain. It is always good to see children getting active outside rather than obsessing over downloads and computer games. Enjoying our world to the full could be an Imaginative Traveller motto and our family tours certainly make the most of the huge amount of activities and experiences families can enjoy around the world.
Everyone at Imaginative Traveller would like to wish Luca Alfatti, guide at
our sister company Dragoman, all the best for the Wanderlust Guide of the Year
From over 1000 nominations (as voted for by the public), it
has now been whittled down to the final Fab Four. The winner will be chosen by
judges including Bill Bryson and Kate Humble at a prestigious ceremony at the
Royal Geographical Society in
So the Tour of Britain kicked off in Imaginative Traveller’s home town of Ipswich yesterday. It was great to see the crowds out on a Sunday morning supporting ‘Wiggo’, Mark Cavendish and others. It was also great to see how many people were getting involved in the fun ride afterwards (notably for the most part without helmets) and it just goes to show how London 2012 and big sporting events like the Tour de France are inspiring people to get out there and participate in sport themselves.
So Peru has announced that it is going to build a larger airport near Cusco to boost tourism to the area – and the inevitable furore followed with concerns about the impact higher numbers of visitors would have on conservation.
Had some fun looking up some of the demonstration sports from past Olympics - can you imagine gliding, skijoring (skiing behind a horse), ski ballet and military patrol ever making it into the regular games?!!!
Here are some others plus links to our trips where you may be able to actually watch them in action....
Budo - a martial art still practised in Japan. Try Land of the Rising Sun
Glima - a form of folk wrestling from Iceland. Try The Wilds of Iceland
Dragoman and Imaginative Traveller are sorry to learn of the plight of travellers worldwide affected by Kumuka going into administration, so are extending support to anyone affected in several ways:
~ Dragoman with its extensive range of overland trucks is briefing crew to pick up any stranded Kumuka passengers, offering on-the-road discounts of up to 25%;
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