|Welcome to our online newsletter. May it
provide you with ideas & inspiration!
SPECIAL PLACES- Wolwedans,
Wide open wilderness,
spectacular sunsets and awe inspiring
Wolwedans in NamibRand,
Namibia - one of our all-time favorite camps!
As always we're on
the trail to uncover locations that offer our clients a
truly unique travel experience . . .
. . . and NamibRand fits the
Let us customize your next
trip to Africa, highlighting the best of the Namibian
desert, it's wildlife, luxury accommodations and gourmet
meals prepared by the desert
Photos by Greg
Burke and Wolwedans
SOJOURNERS' TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
As the World
Turns: Botswana Reveals Secrets of the
SkyWritten by Herb
In the many
trips I have taken into different parts of the world,
there is one experience in particular that stands out as
the most awesome! It happened when my daughter
Erin and I were in Botswana where we flew into Jack's
Camp in the middle of the Kalahari desert.
In this arid expanse, my first eye-opening
experience in Botswana was learning about the survival
skills employed by the native bushmen. Soon I would
learn that however inhospitable the terrain was, it
would became the stage for unearthly beauty when our
group was driven to the Makgadikgdadi salt flats at dusk.
Each person in the group
was given a dune buggy to get out onto the flats- out in
the middle of nowhere without a single living thing.
We lay down on the salt,
awaiting the darkness to reveal a spectacular universe
above us - complete with stars, satellites, shooting
stars, planets and the southern cross. It was
crystal clear and it was silent. There was nothing
between us and the experience. We felt like we were one
with the universe.A few days later, we were
again driven out into the desert where we were met by a
biologist and served cool beverages and where we
experienced a sunset beyond description. We were
overwhelmed by the size of the massive red ball of fire
slowly easing its way toward the horizon. It was
spectacular and it was silent and it was otherworldly.
It felt like a spiritual experience where - with nothing
between us and the sunset - we were one with the
With so many
flights these days being full (often over-sold!), having
a good seat can make a big difference in your travel
especially on long flights.
Seat Guru is a
handy site that allows you see the layout of each plane
(you need the airline and type of aircraft- often listed
on your air itinerary) and tells you which seats they
recommend you stay away from (e.g. ones that don't
recline fully). It's an easy and effective tool to use
responsibly is a core value of Global Sojourns. We
define it as:
Respecting the natural and
cultural environment and contributing in an ethical
manner to local economic
isn't always easy to figure out how to do this and some
issues are unclear. However, there are now many
responsible options available and it's just a matter of
educating ourselves and stepping back to think about our
personal travels and their impact.
encourage you to check out our slide show (now
only 3 ½ minutes long) to help you step back and start
thinking about the decisions you make when planning a
trip and to give you some specific ideas on how to
become more responsible on your next trip. And . .
. it's great for an inspirational mid-day break.
Travels is a new addition to Global Sojourns'
newsletter. To highlight the sensory adventure of travel
Moments in Travel Photo Contest - Capturing what makes
your journeys unforgettable
turns out to be more than you bargained for- unexpected
twists and turns reveal situations and people that test
and contribute to your character. In celebration of
this, we announce this photo
Each newsletter you will have a chance to submit
a photo that falls under that theme. What
unexpected, off the wall moment made your travels more
significant and memorable? Dig out those great
photos you have! Winners will have their photo featured
in this section and awarded a fabulous prize.
Email your submission to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the inclusion of a brief
description. We look forward to your
TRIPS IN THE
In addition to customizing
itineraries for individuals and small groups in Africa,
we occasionally offer special outings for our clients.
GS Giving Circle Trip to
ZAMBIA & BOTSWANA:
- 10th, 2008
Join us on a unique trip that
provides insight into village and urban life in Zambia
as we visit people and projects that our GS Giving
Circle supports. Of course we'll also spend time
on safari in Botswana and visit Victoria Falls.
Contact Priscilla for more information:
Explore Mongolia on bikes,
foot, camel, horseback and in
the Gobi desert in all its
expanse and beauty.
Led by Peter Macy,
celebrating his "special birthday"
tuned for info on an exploratory trip to the
Check out our webpage for more
info on upcoming
geography skills with this
gotta be fast!
We hope you've enjoyed our
newsletter, Off The Beaten Path and that you
will share it with friends. We hope
to provide you with travel ideas, stories and
tips that inform and inspire.
customizes itineraries for individuals and small groups
to Africa and around the globe. Through a
commitment to responsible tourism and relationships with
local experts, we provide you with trips that balance
outdoor adventures with cultural insights and authentic
interactions with local people. We are
passionate about our work and providing you with fun,
meaningful and memorable travel