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Top 5 Reasons to Visit Rajasthan This October

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Rajasthan This October

Within India’s northwest corner lies the vast state of Rajasthan, a famous home to ancient royals; a center of art, music and dance festivals; and a place where some of India’s most vibrant and lively people reside. October is the perfect time to soak up this cultural hostpot, and here are our top reasons why…...
Photo Gallery: Exploring Hidden Burma

Photo Gallery: Exploring Hidden Burma

Since Mountain Travel Sobek first went to Myanmar (formerly Burma) in 1996, much has changed—and is still changing. The country’s new openness has quickened its move towards modernity, and many of its timeless sites may prove to be not so timeless after all. In Novermber 2014, MTS President Kevin Callaghan will be escorting a special,...
Travel with Mountain Travel Sobek to the New York Times' "52 Places to Go in 2014"

Travel with Mountain Travel Sobek to the New York Times’ “52 Places to Go in 2014″

Every year the New York Times comes out with their own annual bucket list of the world’s most interesting places to jet-set. They recently released their “52 Places to Go in 2014” list and it’s chock-full of inspirational journeys that will ignite wanderlust within even the most savvy of travelers. We’re happy to announce that...
Adventure Chef: Hidden Asia Edition

Adventure Chef: Hidden Asia Edition

Just ask anyone who’s been there: Asia is a wonderfully complex world, rich in everything from natural treasures and human history of almost unfathomable depth, to its multitude of diverse peoples who form a resplendent tapestry of culture and tradition spreading across the whole of the continent. On the Mongolian steppe, nomadic herders pull up...
ARTIST PROFILE: The African Tribal Portraiture of Elisabeth Sunday

ARTIST PROFILE: The African Tribal Portraiture of Elisabeth Sunday

  With this post, we are happy to announce the creation of an ongoing series of Artist Profiles, in which we’ll be bringing you the work of some of the many exceptional artists we’ve been proud to be associated with over the past years and even decades. As Mountain Travel Sobek’s Art Director, I am...
ARTIST PROFILE: Critical Acclaim for the Work of Elisabeth Sunday

ARTIST PROFILE: Critical Acclaim for the Work of Elisabeth Sunday

By Douglas Max Utter www.douglasutter.com The impact of Elisabeth Sunday’s photographs showing one or two persons in their native landscapes comes in part from imagining how and where they were created. Personal interaction and shared psychological space are implicit in the melting gray and black tones of the images themselves, which show their subjects reflected...
Photo Gallery: Peru, the Easy Way!

Photo Gallery: Peru, the Easy Way!

Peru is an incredibly rich country—rich in heritage, rich in its people, rich in scenic beauty, and rich in adventure. Of course we all know Machu Picchu, but that’s not the whole story in Peru. Machu Picchu is the icing on the cake that is the Valle Sagrado—the “Sacred Valley” of the Incas, or Urubamba—a...
Photo Gallery: The Magic of Cuba

Photo Gallery: The Magic of Cuba

In 2012, we had the very great opportunity of sharing the magical land and people of Cuba with our Trip Members over the course of three sold-out departures. Top MTS Trip Leader Sergio Fitch-Watkins escorted two of those departures, and brought back some beautiful photos. Here are some of our favorites from the 500 or...
Photo Gallery: Morocco—From Dunes to Kasbahs

Photo Gallery: Morocco—From Dunes to Kasbahs

Morocco is a photographer’s dream come true. Vivid red-orange dunes contrast with stunning azure skies, and souks filled with colorful wares and even more colorful atmosphere make for striking compositions that convey not only the beauty of objects, but a sense of the romance and antiquity that permeates every nook and cranny of this desert...
Global Kitchen: Flavors of Morocco

Global Kitchen: Flavors of Morocco

  Some of you may remember our “Adventure Chef” feature from years ago. We’re happy to announce that we’ll be reprising it as the “Global Kitchen” feature of the MTS Travel Blog. And we’d be hard pressed to think of a better destination to feature for this first post than Morocco. Mmm…pass the b’stila, please!...

Recipes from Turkey

This time of year we all seem to be surrounded by recipes for turkey, mouthwatering photos of turkey and cranberry sauce, even toll-free numbers for “How to Cook Your Thanksgiving Turkey” help lines. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, we’re even experiencing a wild turkey population boom. And they are, needless to say, more...
Photo Gallery: Pearls of Southeast Asia

Photo Gallery: Pearls of Southeast Asia

Strung like pearls across the Indochina Peninsula, the countries of Southeast Asia have always evoked images of the mysterious and exotic. Steeped in Buddhist culture and brimming with ancient monuments, each site and landscape is more dazzling than the last, and our Treasures of Indochine adventure is the perfect introduction to this scenic and cultural...