February Festivities Around the Globe The month of February is known as a month of love and romance throughout the United States with starry-eyed lovers celebrating Valentine’s Day on the 14th, but this time of year brings many celebrations from across the globe. From the enchanting Lantern festival in Taiwan to the vivacious Carnival celebrations in Brazil, the world is […]

As the new year begins, the Yampu team reflects on their accomplishments in the past year and excitedly looks forward to what is in store for 2018 in the world of experiential travel. With this in mind, Yampu’s travel experts have excitedly compiled a list of the top destinations to visit in the new year that simply cannot be missed! […]

Bustling crowds, traditional Peruvian music and dancing throughout the streets, grandiose costumes and vibrant theatricals are hallmarks of one of South America’s grandest festivals, Inti Raymi, the Quechua name for the “sun festival.” This traditional Inca celebration, held on June 24 each year, is still commemorated today with modernized re-enactments that draw fascinated onlookers from all over the world. For […]

Gift-giving can be confounding—a challenge far beyond expectation. We want to give gifts that are useful, fun, or enjoyable for the recipient. We don’t always know what they need and we can’t always be certain if they will like something we choose, yet sometimes giving money or and Amazon gift card feels impersonal, drained of creativity. Of course, it’s the […]

Mardi Gras, which falls on March 8, is quickly approaching and New Orleans is not the only city preparing to celebrate. In Brazil, Mardi Gras marks the last day of one of the largest and most popular festivals in Latin America: Carnival.  Carnivals are deeply imbedded traditions in the regional culture occurring in several different countries including: Brazil, Belize, Peru, […]