Tag archives for Tour Guide

So You Want to Be a Tour Guide

When people say “I wish I could travel for a living!” I start talking about the sheer number of opportunities out there. Before settling into travel blogging and journalism (I’m actually using my college major!), I spent some time as an international tour director and guide, learning firsthand what goes into leading groups of people…

The Radar: 10 Great Cupcake Spots, Hot Air Ballooning in Egypt, When to Hire a Tour Guide

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Tour Guide: Yellowstone’s Wild Side

Frank DiCesare shares a new off-the-grid upscale camping experience in Yellowstone National Park. This summer, travelers to Yellowstone National Park will have an opportunity to experience its natural wonders, far from the maddening crowds that gather to gaze at its famous geysers. It’s called Wild Yellowstone, a three-day, two-night safari along Yellowstone Lake that will…

Tour Guide: Into Hopi Country

Rachel Dickinson visits a Hopi village with a local guide. Evelyn Fredericks is a small, energetic woman who walks like a New Yorker on her way to a meeting, only she was nowhere near New York. Fredericks was our tour leader through her Hopi village in northern Arizona, situated in the middle of the huge,…

Looking for a Few Good Guides

We’re hard at work on our annual Tours of a Lifetime issue, which lists the 50 best guided tours of the year. (See last year’s package here.) You can’t have a good tour without a good guide, so we’re putting a call out to our readers to tell us about the best guide they’ve ever…

Daily Radar 08.25.10

Environmental Responsibility Debate of the Day: Do we spare the universe more CO2 emissions by abstaining from air travel or by filling would-be empty seats on scheduled flights? [Mother Jones] From the site of the Jonestown massacre to the house where Lizzie Borden allegedly lashed out at her parents with an axe, famous “death spots”…

Tour Guide: A New York Night on the Town

Do you want a big night out in New York City without having to plan it all yourself? Do you mind doing it alongside a group of other people on a red double-decker bus? Then check out Gray Line Tours, which launched a new evening option last week with a very cool element: A fully…

Tour Guide: Chase a Tornado

Picture it: you’re a passenger sitting comfortably in an SUV as it drives merrily along in the nation’s Tornado Alley–in peak season–because you and fellow passengers are closing in on a storm. Several tornado chasing tours have set people on such a path for years. Consider booking with Storm Chasing Adventure Tours, and for $2,600,…

Stockholm’s Rooftop Tours

Former Traveler photo intern JT Blatty has been spending time in Stockholm, and went out looking to get a new perspective. Read her recent posts on Sweden’s parks and natural foods. On December 16th, the Swedish tour company Upplev Mer will host the grand opening of Roof Tours By Night: The Dark Secrets of Stockholm,…

Tour Guide: Green Design Trips

Like to travel? Like to volunteer? Like green design? We may have found the trip for you. Design-savvy voluntourists are the target of the new trip being offered by Elevate Destinations, a company we profiled earlier this year. They’ve partnered with the nonprofit Earth Train to create a slightly more preemptive voluntour experience in Panama…

Tour the Financial Crisis in NYC

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It’s been one long year since the near collapse of our financial system and, if you’re anything like me, you’re still not completely sure what really happened. If you’re in or heading to the Big Apple and want to finally get a handle on what brought about the teetering of all things financial, check out…

Tour Guide: Sardinia by Motorcycle

Many of you have written us wanting to know how to replicate writer Stanley Stewart’s motorcycle drive through Sardinia’s North Coast. So we asked him to dish the details. Stewart’s article, “Sardinia’s Carefree Coast,” just appeared in our September issue, but you can find the full story here, as well as a photo gallery online.…