• Nicaragua!

    Nicaragua: Door in Granada. Go Now!

    Nicaragua
    Mystery abounds behind every door in Nicaragua, including the historic cultural city of Granada (pictured). Go Now!

  • Nepal!

    Nepal: Phewa Lake. Go Now!

    Nepal
    This landlocked country mixes the cultures of the Indian sub-continent with the high Himalayas. Explore Nepal!

  • Armenia!

    Armenia: Noravank Monastery. Go Now!

    Armenia
    With a unique language, foods, architecture, and identity, Armenia is a fascinating country and culture unlike no other in the world. Begin Your Journey!

  • Slovakia!

    Slovakia: Tatra Mountains. Go Now!

    Slovakia
    The Tatra Mountains (pictured) form the backdrop of this rural country, whose culture is rooted in this beautiful landscape. Go Now!

  • Venezuela!

    Venezuela: Los Roques. Go Now!

    Venezuela
    Rooted in Europe, Venezuela boasts an impressive history, culture, and beauty, including the Caribbean Coast (pictured). Explore Venezuela!

  • Laos!

    Laos: Karst peak. Go Now!

    Laos
    The simplicity and natural beauty of the countryside make Laos a hidden gem in Southeast Asia overlooked by most travelers. Begin Your Journey!

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Travel Tips

● Create a packing list. A great place to start is with another packing list, like Safari the Globe's Packing List (pdf), then adjust it to meet your needs.

● To help get over jet lag quicker, get on the time zone of your destination city as soon as you wake up on the day of your travel, you should sleep and eat on your destination time zone. Sometimes, skipping a plane meal can be the best route to feeling better during your trip.

● In many places taxis don't have meters like they do in the United States and many European countries. Before traveling in one of these taxis, be sure to agree on the fare to your destination.

● Credit cards and debit cards usually offer the best exchange rate when paying in a foreign currency, but if taking money out of an ATM machine a service fee may be added and your credit card issuer may charge an international credit charge. Despite these fees, if taking out large sums of money, ATM machines are still usually the cheapest option. Before going abroad check with your credit card company to find out international charge rates, learn to avoid cash advances, and to be sure your cards work when you're abroad.

● Do you know how to drive a standard/manual transmission car (stick shift)? In many countries automatic transmission cars are rare so if you decide to rent a car abroad be sure to check if the car has standard or automatic transmission; better yet, request your preference when booking.