Although we might start with the apparent wine locales across South America, you may be surprised by some regions that produce wine and the ingredients that they use for their signature concoctions. Palm wines of Africa and rice and plum wines of Asia will open your eyes to the palette of flavors and wide varieties that winemakers around the world […]

Did you know, Botswana’s name originates from the main tribe in the region, the Tswana, and the prefix “bo” meaning “country.” Though the Kalahari Desert covers 70% of Botswana, the country has extensive nature preserves and the world’s largest inland delta, the Okavango. Botswana also has many rivers, grasslands, and savannahs, and is home to diverse wildlife including the world’s […]

Israel offers breathtaking beauty, historical relevance and religious devotion amongst some of the world’s most practiced faiths. From the Mediterranean-coastal city of Tel-Aviv to the Sea of Galilee, Israel provides numerous experiences whether you visit for a religious pilgrimage or to simply enjoy the serene landscape. During the month of March, book your next trip to Israel and take $300 […]

Yampu Tours Founders Jose & Monica recently returned from a scouting trip to Panama, where they explored both the Caribbean and Pacific Coasts and stayed at two upscale boutique lodges: colorful El Otro Lado in Bahia Portobelo and Isla Palenque, a new sustainable luxury retreat on a private island in the Gulf of Chiriquí.  Here’s what they learned: Panama City […]

Authentic Travel with Monica Irauzqui Woman business owner, mother, and world traveler, Yampu’s Monica Irauzqui has visited over 50 destinations during her lifetime where she has gained an exceptional level of expertise in nearly all things travel. In an interview with esteemed speaker, Chris Smit of Culture Matters, Monica shared her travel knowledge with excellent insights on how to be […]

Raising a teenager is as easy as nailing Jell-O to a tree. Planning a vacation with teenagers, however, doesn’t have to be so tricky! We all know that teenagers are not so easily amused nowadays, with social media and Fortnight taking precedence over family time, so it certainly takes some careful planning to appease their adolescent angst. For a smooth […]