What Are the Benefits of Small Group Tours?

Touareg man in blue with camel and group in distance in Sahara desert near Merzouga, Morocco by Ralph Velasco

Small group travel offers an array of advantages for those craving immersive and enriching experiences. Here’s why these tours stand out as exceptional options for travelers seeking unforgettable journeys: Personalized Exploration With small group tours, you’re not just another face in a big bus crowd. The intimate group size (for my tours that’s 6 – […]

Savoring Global Delights: A Guide to Exploring Street Food Markets Around the World

In the vibrant tapestry of global cuisine, street food markets stand out as dynamic hubs of culinary creativity and cultural exchange. From the sizzling stalls of Bangkok’s bustling night markets to the fragrant alleys of Marrakech’s souks, street food markets offer a tantalizing array of flavors, aromas, and textures that capture the essence of a […]

The Sound of Success: Why Quality Audio is Essential for Your Videos

In the world of video production, it’s easy to become fixated on visuals—the stunning landscapes, captivating performances, and cinematic camera angles that make our videos come to life on screen. However, there’s another critical element that often goes overlooked but is equally—if not more—important: audio.  Quality audio can make or break a video, significantly impacting […]

Exploring Portugal’s Porto and the Enchanting Douro Valley: A Wine and Culture Odyssey

2019 Portugal group at lunch at Quinta do Tedo in Douro Valley, Portugal by Ralph Velasco

Portugal, known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and world-class wines, beckons travelers to explore its enchanting cities and picturesque wine regions. Porto and the Douro Valley, in the northern part of the country, are jewels in Portugal’s crown, offering a perfect blend of cultural immersion and wine appreciation. Let’s uncover the best things to […]

Unlock the Magic: 10 Tips for Capturing Stunning Travel Videos on Your Smartphone

Little boy with big camera at Royal Palace - Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Ralph Velasco

In today’s digital age, our smartphones have become indispensable tools for capturing and sharing our travel adventures. Whether you’re exploring exotic landscapes or immersing yourself in local culture, your smartphone can help you create compelling videos that capture the essence of your journey.  Here are 10 essential tips to help you unlock the magic of […]

Exploring Spain’s Basque Country and La Rioja: A Culinary and Cultural Delight

When it comes to Spain, most travelers think of iconic destinations like Barcelona, Madrid, or the beaches of the Costa del Sol. But if you’re seeking a different kind of Spanish experience, one that’s rich in culinary delights, vibrant culture, and picturesque landscapes, look no further than the Basque Country and La Rioja region. These […]