Reserva do Ibitipoca: an exciting new eco lodge in Brazil's Cerrado countryside

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Reserva do Ibitipoca: an exciting new eco lodge in Brazil's Cerrado countryside

Some may know the state of Minas Gerais for its famous cheese, while others may have heard of (or even traveled to) its enchanting colonial cities like Ouro Preto and Congonhas, both of which are UNESCO Heritage Sites. What is perhaps lesser known outside of Brazil however is the natural beauty this region possesses. The Cerrado of Minas Gerais is visually breathtaking, providing the perfect respite from city life and backdrop for the ultimate encounter with nature. The smell of freshly brewed coffee, bread just out of the oven, the feeling of being at home defines mineiros and their traditions. Now thanks to the recent renovations of the lodge at Reserva do Ibitipoca, you can experience the mineiro charm for yourself.

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Why Colombia should be next on your Bucket List

Why Colombia should be next on your Bucket List

Colombia is a land of contrasts: rhythms, landscapes, ethnicities, wildlife, climates and adventures. It’s a colorful, intense, vibrant place that shocks and inspires you at every turn. Officially ready to put its turbulent past behind, Colombia is driving full-force into the tourism sector with its seductive landscape, pulsing nightlife, exotic islands and infinitely happy people. Read on for a few reasons why Colombia should be the next place on your travel list.

Our Very Own "Best of South Africa" Sizzle Reel: Get Your Free Swag!

Our Very Own "Best of South Africa" Sizzle Reel: Get Your Free Swag!

Our recent exploration of South Africa was the catalyst for our discovery of the Sizzle Reel. We had thousands of pictures and tons of video clips and wanted to figure out a way to share with our clients and travel enthusiasts alike. We'd love to share the creative expressions of your favorite trips, whether they be Crafted itineraries or your own. Put together your very own Sizzle Reel, post it with the hashtag #crafttravelsizzlereel and make sure to tag us! We'll be reposting all entries and any entries submitted before December 1 and meeting the basic reel requirements will receive some FREE travel swag on us! 

Breaking Down Zimbabwe, the World’s Highest Value Safari

Breaking Down Zimbabwe, the World’s Highest Value Safari

So now you’re probably wondering: how do I plan a trip Zimbabwe? Which destinations are must-see? Where in Zimbabwe has the best wildlife or opportunities for big five? Can I do luxury safari in Zimbabwe, or can I do it on a budget? Below I’ll break down each must-see region of Zimbabwe to help determine if it’s right for you. I’ll then share our recommended itineraries for each type of traveler, as well as my own personal pictures to help give you a better feel for each lodge.