Africa with Julie

  “Africa is mystic; it is wild; it is a sweltering inferno; it is a photographer’s paradise, a hunter’s Valhalla, an escapist’s Utopia.  It is what you will, and it… READ MORE

Travel Shopping Tips -The Experts Weigh In

Shopping on a trip isn’t exactly an afternoon trip to the mall. (Especially if you’re abroad.) 
There are lots of considerations to be made: How will I get it home? Is haggling acceptable here? Will I find the same thing for a cheaper price in two days? Will my credit card work? If it’s early in the trip, do I want to lug this giant djembe all over Africa? Can I ship it home now? 

Our Top 12(ish) Travel Movies of All Time

When I grew up in Central Arkansas, we enjoyed the Sunday afternoon movie each weekend.  Sunday afternoons were a time to explore new places, learn history, meet new characters….and fall in love again with ones we know.  Movies hold a special place in our hearts—they inspire, entertain and can even change our perspective.  Many times, I get travel requests based on a popular movie or television show—because my clients want to experience what they’ve seen on the screen—and at TTA, we are all about experience. 

We took a poll of our advisors’ favorite travel movies.  This was one of my favorite polls as it started some great conversation and I found some new movies I just have to see.  Here are the results to the question, What is your favorite travel movie? in order of popularity:


Art of Falconry

You will never forget that moment when a hawk swoops down from his perch and lands on your gloved hand.  It’s an experience of a lifetime! Falconry is the art… READ MORE