Our Stories

Travel is essentially about storytelling, about sharing what we discover of our global home.  This blog is about just that — the unusual, the unique, the gems  — from Tombée du Ciel, House Fallen from the Sky, to the ghost trees of India, to the Bolivian cemetery where trains are buried. There are countless stories, large and very small, that we come across as we travel the globe. It would be a shame to pass them by without notice.

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Because we are better

Date: June 3, 2020 | By: Brenda Lee | Travel Blog

Dear Agency Partner, “The most potent weapon of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed.” – Steve Bikko “You...

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Date: May 28, 2020 | By: Brenda Lee | Travel Blog

As the world begins to open, I find this is very much like rebuilding a house after a hurricane. The...

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New Energies at Big Five

Date: May 14, 2020 | By: Brenda Lee | Travel Blog

In very first of these messages in the beginning of March, I talked about the strategy going forward for Big...

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The story of Ciprina

Date: April 24, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Travel Blog

Dear Agency Partner This week my theme to many of you on our Live with Five calls was singular… you...

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Responsible Connections

Date: April 17, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Travel Blog

In 2016, the WTTC predicted that the travel industry would make up 30% of the work force globally. Currently, one...

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What comes next

Date: April 10, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Travel Blog

On a recent Facebook group post, Ruthanne Terrero of Luxury Travel Advisor, asked a great question – “What are you...

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10,000 years in Costa Rica

Date: March 5, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Travel Blog

Costa Rica’s indigenous people inhabited the region for more than 10,000 years before the 17th century Spanish explorers arrived in...

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Décor Morocco Style

Date: February 27, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Travel Blog

Meknes has 20 plus gates along its nearly 25 miles of outer walls, but it is the Bab Mansour Gateway...

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Where do you suppose you can find the oldest forms of life on earth?

Date: February 13, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Travel Blog

How about Shark Bay, Australia? This UNESCO World Heritage Site is on the coast of the state of Western Australia....

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Faces of Five Egypt

Date: February 6, 2020 | By: Deborah Kilcollins | Uncategorized

Farah Abouseif “Do not go where the path may lead; instead, go where there is no path and leave a trail.”...

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