Your Trusted Travel Guide Since 1989

Creating Unique and Comprehensive Itineraries for our treasured U.S. audience to destinations all over the world.

About Us

What started 35 years ago as a humble magazine, resulted to date in the creation of over 9000 detailed itineraries and tens of thousand of happy travelers. We contribute our success to having included into our itineraries from the very beginning many hidden gems that have been, and largely still are, neglected by the mass tourism industry.

  • 1. Our scouts continuously visit smaller towns, remote villages and indigenous communities to learn about their customs and traditions.

  • 2. We keep exploring lesser-known natural wonders, such as hidden waterfalls, secluded beaches, or remote hiking trails.

  • 3. Our scouts keep touring abandoned historical sites, like forgotten ghost towns and ruins. And if something appears interesting, we add it.

  • 4. We have been and keep participating in local festivals and events that are not typically advertised to tourists.
  • 5. We use news letters to inform tour operators about add-on tour suggestions to hidden gems.
  • 6. We love to share customer experiences in tourist-friendly hotels and restaurants, many which go out of their way to make their guests feel welcome and appreciated.1. Our scouts continuously visit smaller towns, remote villages and indigenous communities to learn about their customs and traditions.

Ethical Tourism: Supporting Communities Through Local Art and Craftsmanship.

We really love the "hidden gems" our scouts discover on an almost daily basis, many of which are located in communities overlooked by the big tour companies. These off-the-beaten-path adventures offer a unique and meaningful experience for tourists.

Visitors to off the beaten path communities, which at times includes underserved communities as well, can experience a unique and authentic cultural exchange by observing and engaging with the local artists who create baked goods, jewelry, glassware, and other crafts.

By supporting these artisans through the possible purchase of their work, tourists contribute to the sustainability of the community's economy and the preservation of its artistic heritage. This mutually beneficial interaction allows for a meaningful and memorable travel experience that goes way beyond mere sightseeing.

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Unprecedented Assistance for Tour Organizers:

If you are a tour operator or tour organizer and are not a member yet, join us Today. As a member you have unprecedented assistance every step of the way to plan and conduct your new and exciting adventure. And we not only provide this information for free, we even customize itineraries upon request.

In addition we maintain a reservation service for hotels and restaurants, with rates that cannot be beat, since we are not accepting commissions. Should you reserve through us, you will get the prices we get. And this is not only true for the individual traveler, but also for tour operators.

Supplier Opportunities. Joining Our Network:

And just in case you are a supplier to the travel industry, perhaps a museum, a private zoo, a charming restaurant or a tourist-friendly hotel (believe it or not, not all hotels are), Join Us

Literally tens of thousands of travelers have been using our resources or suggestions to plan their vacations, which means you don't have to be running a luxurious resort if you are an accommodation supplier, for example, to gain new clients. Our members are looking for a wide range of accommodations to suit their clients' needs, and that includes even a quaint bed and breakfast with only a couple of rooms.

Please allow me also to mention

That we just very recently joined the online community in earnest, converting our by now almost historic Tour Planner into thousands of online pages, tailor made to hopefully satisfy all your travel needs.