Learn, Inspire, Travel, Repeat – The ACIS Tours Travel Blog

Educational Travel | The Time It Snowed at Midnight in Paris

I have flown through many snowstorms from Logan Airport in my day. In fact, the last time I flew on the overnight flight to Paris I flew out of a ...

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Tour Manager Travel Tips: The Art of Packing

Throughout the annals of epic adventuring, it’s the same story—think Marco Polo before heading off on the Silk Road to China; Captain Cook before his voyage to the unknown Terra ...

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Reflections of Wondrous Burma

As the plane landed in Bangkok amid a haze of pollution, I could not help but think that I had to get back to Burma before it turns into a ...

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Gate 33: Possibly the World’s Best Airport Sushi

I love Minneapolis although I have never truly been to the city. But wow…what a great airport. Bangkok has one of those “super airports” with lots of shopping and fun ...

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Rangoon: A Second Time Around

A short propeller plane ride back to Rangoon ended three glorious days at Ngapali Beach.  Incidentally, this beach is pronounced as Napoli Beach apparently because several years ago an Italian ...

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Snowmageddon: One Man’s Thoughts on Britain and the Snow

It’s been snowing in Britain this week! You could hardly miss it if you were here: on Saturday four out of the five most read stories on the BBC related ...

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Educational Travel | Life-Changing Moments at Inle Lake

I am getting to love the airplanes. Clunky old propeller planes that fly at a maximum of 11,000. It’s a sightseeing tour as you can see most everything up there. ...

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Educational Travel | My Days in Mandalay

The route from Mandalay International Airport to the town is an extraordinary highway built quite recently. There is absolutely nobody on it. It’s an empty road with occasional cars and ...

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Educational Travel | My New Year Arrival in Burma

I had finally arrived at the Rangoon airport. A visa is required for entry, but I was able to have that arranged upon arrival. It went pretty smoothly. The whole ...

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Educational Travel | Balloons & Buddhas in Beautiful Bagan

There is nothing that really prepares you for Bagan. There are 3,000 temples sitting in open fields; all scattered around a huge area with several dominant gold temples mixed in ...

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