Atop the Ngorongoro Crater with our great
guides, Charles, Lucas and John.
We love to travel. Since 1987, when we led a group to China, we've enjoyed taking friends with us all over the world. We've returned to China 20 times since then and added new destinations in Eastern Europe, Africa, Central and South America, India and Southeast Asia. We'll keep traveling to new places (for us) to find more exciting options for global travel.
In 2007, we started eGlobalEducation to provide what we think are the most attractive features of international travel-new people to meet, exposure to ancient cultures, unique geographies, in-depth learning about each country.
We are always asking questions when we travel-what's the economy of this country like, what are the politics, how do leaders and shopkeepers look at the rest of the world . . .and the U.S.A.? We get answers by meeting with leaders and shopkeepers as we also immerse ourselves in the history and culture of each country.
Each year, we lead three small group trips. We also take a couple of trips to scout new places and plan new itineraries. Over our 27 years of planning and leading trips, we've learned what our clients really value.
For example, we limit our group size to 10-12 people (almost always). And we personally lead each trip, which means we're there each hour of the day to make sure everything goes well and every problem gets handled.
We search out five star hotels with the most charm and best location and check out local restaurants with great food and ambience, but not filled with tourists. We know and reserve the best and most comfortable vehicles for moving about.
We include the famous cultural and historic places but also out-of-the-way experiences-riding camels into the desert to spend the night in a Berber camp in Morocco's Sahara desert; a day hike into the Shan mountains of Myanmar to visit a Pa'O village and have lunch at a local home; an all-day crossing of the Andes by boat from Chile to Bariloche, Argentina.
To get a deeper understanding of a country, we visit the U.S. Embassy for briefings by our Foreign Service officers, who are experts on the local business and political environments. We also meet with American and local businesspeople and find local businesses to tour.
This all adds up to a busy, sometimes hectic, two weeks of travel. We stay in beautiful places and fill our meal times with shared impressions, opinions and favorite photos. We know you'll get home tired-but elated and excited about a wonderful time traveling the world.
We relate highlights of our trips on our blog, including descriptions and photos of where we are and what we're seeing and doing. If you're interested in global travel, please check out our blog: http://eglobaleducation.blogspot.com.