Do’s and Don’ts for China and Tibet

Here at NEI, we see our purpose not just as being one of the premier upscale providers of educational adventure travel around the world, but also as being a resource for our clients (and for other travelers).  We‘ve recently fielded a high volume of questions concerning travel to China and Tibet, so we thought we‘d collect our “wisdom” here, as a series of “Do’s” and “Don’ts.” China When and Where to Go (and Not Go) The best time to travel to China in the spring and fall – but be certain to avoid the first week of May and the

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Argentina: What to Know Before You Go!

Many adventurous travelers are drawn to Argentina — the land of romantic gauchos, haunting tangos, rolling pampas, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, and, of course, sophisticated Buenos Aires. Many people, however, don’t fully appreciate how huge the country is — 60% the size of Europe — or that it also offers tropical jungle in the north and Antarctica-like glaciers in Patagonia. In case you plan to visit Argentina, here are some planning tips and some Do’s and Don’ts to help you get the most out of your trip: Choose a manageable itinerary that works within your time frame. Traveling to Argentina takes

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The Galapagos Islands Dilemma: See Them While You Can?

Part of the inspiration to travel is to see the world, not only for the beautiful spots but also for the unusual and the simply amazing.  Bearing witness to the majesty of nature has been a reason for travel, tourism and adventure since the dawn of time.  The Galapagos Islands are one of the most amazing places one could ever visit.  Travelers can enjoy an up-close-and-personal experience with nature — from snorkeling with sea lions and Galapagos penguins on the Equator to hiking alongside 800-pound tortoises to observing marine Iguanas swim through crystal clear waters.  It’s one of the few

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