Answer these ten questions and we’ll tell you what type of traveler you are.
If you are looking for a vacation destination that allows you to explore a combination of coast, highlands, and jungle, then Peru should be on your radar. Located on the west coast of South America, Peru is an extremely diverse country with a wide-range of natural features and climates. You can travel to the arid plains on the Pacific coast, the peaks of the Andes mountains and the tropical Amazon basin, all within one country. The best time of the year for travel and hiking through Peru is between April and October, however, if you don’t plan to do much hiking, any time of the year is suitable for travel.
Aside from being filled with breathtaking landscapes, Peru is also full of history. The Peruvian territory was once home to the Norte Chico civilization, the oldest known civilization in the Americas with settlements dating back to 3200 BC. It was also home to the Inca Empire, the largest empire in the Pre-Columbian America. Peru has preserved a ton of these ancient settlements so people from all over the world can visit the ruins and take a journey to the past.
Ready to for a Peruvian adventure? Here are our top 10 things to do in Peru:
If you are looking for an adventure of a lifetime, Iceland is a thrill seeker’s paradise. With everything from viewing the northern lights to climbing giant glaciers to bathing in geothermal pools, you won’t be able to get enough of this small country.
Did you know you can get a round trip flight to Iceland for under $250? Yes, you read that right. WOW air is low-fare, airline known for hooking people up with affordable, international flights. Depending on what time of the year you want to visit Iceland and where you’re flying from, you can almost guarantee that WOW air will have the cheapest flights. Remember to travel light though, because like most low-fare airlines, WOW air has a hefty baggage fee.
Once your plane lands, we recommend renting a car, or better yet, a budget-friendly camper van, which will provide you with transportation and lodging. You will get the most out of your Icelandic adventure by letting roads of Iceland guide you past the abundance of waterfalls, glaciers, volcanoes, and mountains.
Depending on how much time you have, there are two popular routes you can take:
Only have one day? Drive the Golden Circle. This route is only about 187 miles and will take you to 3 of Iceland’s top spots: Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss Waterfall and Haukadalur, the geothermal area where popular geysers, Geysir and Strokkur, are located.
Have a whole week? Take the Ring Road. This route is about 828 miles and circles the entire country. If you zoomed around the Ring Road, you could do it in one day, but you would miss all the great pit stops, so we suggest dedicating a minimum of a week to this route.
Here are 16 of the coolest spots to visit on your trip:
When I was in college, I always dreamed of having a job that would let me explore different parts of the world. Being from a small town in Missouri and having never lived more than 2 hours away from where I was born made my desire to travel that much stronger. In January of 2016, I realized I had too much wanderlust built up, so I packed my things, put on some sunblock, and headed with my Pomeranian to sunny San Diego in search of a new adventure.
As I was putting in applications for my first full-time job, I knew I wanted to travel, but I would never in a million years have thought I could land a graphic design/marketing position right out of college that would let me. That was until I stumbled upon MOVA International, which offered a job description with “MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL” in big, bold letters at the top. I remember thinking to myself that it must be too good to be true, but one phone call and an interview later, I found myself as the newest member of the MOVA team.
Even though I work in our San Diego office most days, MOVA gives me more opportunities than most 9 to 5 office jobs would. Within my first six months of employment, I was invited to attend my first tradeshow in Atlanta, Georgia with my colleague, Alex. I was excited, but as the newbie of our duo, I was also nervous. I was excited to explore the city of Atlanta and have my own hotel room for the week, which by the way, had the best complimentary breakfast ever (shoutout to the Embassy Suites, you rock). Explaining the magic of MOVA Globes to tradeshow attendees who have never heard of our product before can get a bit technical, but as it turns out, that’s what people love about our product – the mystery. It only took me a couple hours on the first day of our five-day-long show to get over my nerves and confidently confront passersby.
Travel is ______________?
That question is this year’s theme for National Travel and Tourism Week (May 2-10), a week-long celebration on the importance of the travel and tourism industries. Established in 1983, NTTW promotes the vital impact of both industries to U.S. businesses and communities and the wide-ranging ways they contribute to America as well as our individual livelihoods. Events observed during the week include local rallies, press and media opportunities, and Travel Rally Day on May 5th.
In the spirit of this year’s celebration, we’ve decided to come up with our own definitions of travel. How do we define travel and what it means to our company?