February Travel News

Hi from Rick: Hunger, Hope, and Thoughtful Travels

Thirty years ago, I found myself on the edge of a vast canyon in Guatemala. Instead of a lush forest or meandering river, the canyon was filled with garbage. And stretching before me were a thousand people scavenging the dump to find anything that could be sold to support their families.

Last spring, I stood at the edge of that same canyon. I was there to film my new TV special, "Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala." It struck me that the people I saw sorting through the mounds of trash were likely the children of the scavengers I had seen decades earlier.

I've wanted to do this show for a long time — ever since I first visited Central America and got a life-changing peek into daily life for the more than 700 million people on our planet who live in extreme poverty… Read more

In this issue


Video of the Month: “Hunger and Hope: Lessons from Ethiopia and Guatemala”

In his new hour-long special, Rick travels through Ethiopia and Guatemala to learn about extreme poverty — the more than 700 million people who struggle to live on less than $2 a day… Watch the video


Touring for a Dose of ‘Reality Travel’

Honolulu or Havana? The world is full of travel opportunities that are more than enjoyable — they can be transformational. By getting out of our comfort zone, we realize that… Read more


Cameron’s Blog: Europe’s ‘Third-Rate’ Towns Are Truly First-Rate

Cameron Hewitt suggests how Europe’s lesser-known "third-rate" towns — places like Arezzo, Canterbury, Sarlat, Salamanca, and Gdańsk — can be the perfect antidote to the very crowded biggies… Read more


Vacationing South of the Border

People ask me where I go for a vacation. Europe is certainly my passion and the focus of my work, but Central America has long held a fascination for me. I took my first trip to the region in 1988… Read more


Watch Test Drive a Tour Guide™

If you missed our live streaming event, catch up on the best destinations and itineraries for 2020 by watching the Test Drive a Tour Guide presentations recorded on January 25… Watch the video


Forum Discussion: Following the Fab Four

Forum user auchterless is heading to Liverpool later this year "to visit the Beatles sites." Find out from our forum members which tour company offers the best Beatles tour in Liverpool… Read more


App Bite of the Month: Lovely Ljubljana

Venture to the capital of Slovenia with guides Barbara Jakopič and Cameron Hewitt as they explain what they love about the small, beautiful city of Ljubljana… Read more


Save on Spring Tours

Dreaming of a trip to Italy, Spain, or Turkey this spring? Save up to $300 on select spring departures to these amazing places — and more… Read more