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Borneo Adventure catches National Geographic’s eye

National Geographic has dubbed 2010 the year of adventure. I couldn’t agree more with that. Travelers should get out of their comfort zone and explore!

I was delighted to see the editors list Friendly Planet on its “Best Deals for Adventurous Travelers.” They highlighted the $400 savings customers get on the Borneo Adventure tour.

Take a peek and see who else stacked up in National Geographic’s roundup of travel deals.

Weekly wrap up: Taj Mahal Express marveling travelers

Last week I told you about Friendly Planet’s hot new deal to India on the Taj Mahal Express tour for only $1,099. If you didn’t hear about it, I encourage you read the post to see all of the new features we added. Travel editors have been kind enough to feature the Taj Mahal Express in their publications and I want to say THANKS to them all. Go ahead and take a gander:

National Geographic: Daily Radar: 2.04.10

Frommer’s: The Band-Wagon to India Picks Up Speed, As Friendly Planet Offers Another Budget-Priced Marvel to Your Options

Vacation Agent: Friendly Planet Travel Offers Taj Mahal Express For $1,099

Travel Pulse: Friendly Planet Travel Offers Taj Mahal Express for $1,099

Transcript of my chat with travel journalist Chris Elliott

Missed anything in my interview with leading travel expert Chris Elliott? You can read the transcript here.

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A Friendly Planet Travel podcast with travel journalist and guru Chris Elliott

If something goes wrong when you’re traveling — a lost confirmation number, a mixed-up reservation, a bad hotel experience — it can easily seem like the cards are stacked against you. But there’s one travel journalist who has dedicated his career to helping people get the service they deserve when away from home: Christopher Elliott.

Elliot has been called one of the world’s leading travel experts. He is National Geographic Traveler magazine’s reader advocate, and writes the syndicated Travel Troubleshooter column, which appears in more than 50 U.S. newspapers and Web sites.

He also produces a popular weekly commentary and podcast on MSNBC.com and writes the Navigator column in Sunday’s Washington Post.

I had the chance to talk to the guru himself, and get the scoop on getting what you deserve. Elliott graciously gave us some of his time to talk about himself, his career, and a traveler’s best friend: common sense. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the latest Friendly Planet Travel podcast with Chris Elliott.

Travel News: Ancient chamber found in Israel

You might have already heard about the incredible ancient underground chamber that was recently found in Israel. Archeologists discovered the chamber this past March, which they believe might date back to the Roman period around the first century A.D. I came across this National Geographic article about the chamber, and wanted to share it with you because of the stunning photos included. Extraordinary!
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My family story in National Geographic

As part of a Mother’s Day special, National Geographic published a short story I wrote about a wonderful trip to Israel with my family in their Intelligent Travel blog. This was certainly a belated Mother’s Day gift for me! I hope you enjoy.
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About Peggy

Peggy Goldman is a specialty tour operator and travel expert, who owns and operates Friendly Planet Travel, a full-service company that specializes in tour packages to exotic worldwide destinations at affordable prices.   More about Peggy

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