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May 9, 2019

A Mother-Daughter Adventure in South Africa

Travel is an experience that’s even sweeter when shared, especially when we’re able to travel with the people who matter most to us. TFA staffers Christine and Kelsey know this firsthand – not just through their everyday work in helping our guests plan unforgettable adventures with their families, but in their own travels, too. The…

April 1, 2019

Hot Dogging in Iceland

Not many people would think of Iceland and hot dogs in the same breath. Volcanoes? Yes. Glaciers? Absolutely. Hot springs and geysers? Without doubt. But hot dogs? Yes, indeed – and we‘ll say right up front it is a bit of a relief that the hot dog is so popular and readily available since many…

January 15, 2019

Icelandic: Don’t Worry – We can’t Pronounce it Either

Are you intimidated by the Icelandic language? Don’t worry, we are too, but don’t let it stop you from joining our Iceland Family Adventure! Remember in 2010 when a glacier/volcano exploded, halting European air traffic with an enormous cloud of ash? There it was, Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano, at the top of the news for weeks, but…

December 12, 2018

7 Gifts that Give Back

We think one of the coolest gifts is taking your family on a life-changing adventure to an eye-popping destination. These six ideas for presents and stocking stuffers aren’t just great gifts for a loved one; they benefit good causes, too. 1. Drill a Well, Help a School, Empower Women In the rural plains of northern…

pen pals brandon and diego October 30, 2018

A Pen Pal Story from Minnesota to Cuzco

Connecting with a new culture and the people that live it is always wonderful. The best feeling is when we watch our kids bond with other kids in a meaningful way despite differences in language and culture. That is just what happened when 8-year-old Brandon from Minnesota joined our Pen Pal program and met Diego,…

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