Where the Wild Things Roam in Miami

Posted on July 30th, 2014

Ligers, rare Andean condors, gibbons, warthogs, kangaroos, lemurs and leopards roam the concrete jungle of Miami….ok, they actually roam an island right smack in the middle of this urban jungle—Jungle Island.

Israel Update

Posted on July 23rd, 2014

Here’s a quick update on the situation in Israel in terms of tourism.

Editor’s Notes

Posted on July 16th, 2014

When I asked Mark C. Morello, CEO of brite spokes, why unique and off-the-wall experiences are becoming more and more popular with travelers, I didn’t expect his response to be so on point with what I heard expressed again and again at the two consortia conferences I attended last month, travelers are no longer happy going on a beach vacation and sipping a margarita by the pool; they want to EXPERIENCE a destination.

In the Footsteps of Gorillas

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Safaris in Kenya and South Africa are truly captivating for Africa-bound travelers, but if you have clients who’ve been there and done that, recommend gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda. Three tour operators tell us why now is the time to send your seasoned travelers on this unique excursion.

Eye on the World: Los Cabos

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Recommend’s Editor-in-Chief visited Los Cabos last month. Explore the landscapes of this top Mexico destination through her photos on this installment of Eye on the World.

Dreamy Puerto Vallarta

Posted on July 16th, 2014

Puerto Vallarta makes you dizzy with its vibrant colorful display. Once you’ve visited this Pacific Coast destination in Mexico, color as you knew it will forever be a distant memory.

Colombia is Winning Big in Tourism

Posted on July 9th, 2014

Ok, so Colombia might not have gone on to the Semifinals at the World Cup in Brazil (although Colombians must still be celebrating following yesterday’s Brazil massacre), but this country is winning big in tourism.

Takeaways from TRAVELMARKET 2014

Posted on July 9th, 2014

During American Marketing Group’s TRAVELMARKET 2014, which took place last month in Florida, we came away with a few takeaways that we tweeted during the conference (@Recommendmag), but wanted to share with you here as well. Here are some “crib notes,” so to speak, that might help your bottom line.

Borneo by Water

Posted on July 3rd, 2014

In the July Active & Experiential Travel Issue, we covered Borneo because when it comes wilderness travel Borneo is ahead of the pack. Here, we recommend Borneo by water, both independently and with Lindblad Expeditions.