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12 Days of Holiday

Holiday Recipes

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Fun Fact

Giraffe in Botswana

Giraffe, the tallest animals in the world, have only seven neck vertebrae -- the same number as humans.

This photograph was taken on Darcie's recent trip to Zambia and Botswana. To read about her trip, click here.

Great Videos
Air New Zealand's new commercials aren't shown in the U.S. unless you live in New York or L.A., and quite frankly the rest of us are missing out...
"Nothing To Hide"

Discovery Channel has been running their new jingle for a year now, inspiring us all to re-discover our own love of the world. If you haven't seen it yet, you are guaranteed to feel better afterwards.
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"In all I would say it was one of the best trips we ever had. We can't wait to get back and do some more exploring. It is such a big continent that it would take years to exhaust all of its hidden treasures."
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"We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open."

~Jawaharial Nehru
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Dear Friend,

Tis' the season for being with friends and family and what better way than to share the gift of new adventures? We can make it easy for you to one-stop-shop for your whole family with a surprise that they will never forget! Whether you want to get away for the holidays or travel next year, these seasonal specials are making it easier than ever to give to your heart's desire without hurting your wallet.

Seasonal Specials
Qamea Resort and Spa - (Fiji) Stay 7 nights and Pay for 5 with NO Holiday Blackouts! This special includes full holiday events programs including special menus, the village Christmas choir, and a beach bonfire with a Fijian band on New Year's Eve. MORE...
Beqa Lagoon Resort - (Fiji) 7 nights including round-trip LAX to Nadi, Fiji, all transfers, deluxe air-conditioned private villa, 3 meals a day, 5 boat dives with unlimited shore diving, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking, cultural activities, and taxes from $1999 per person! MORE...
Honduras Holiday Utopia Village - (Honduras) $2149 pp including 7 nights at Utopia Village and 7 nights at Barefoot Cay Resort, 3 meals a day at both resorts, optional dive package, and transportation between the islands. MORE...
Ras Nungwi Resort Ras Nungwi Resort - (Zanzibar) Stay 5 nights and Pay for 4 plus a complimentary $50 spa voucher per guest for travel between 10 January and 20 April. MORE...
Tanzania Safari Asilia Camps - (Tanzania) Travel before March 2010 and get free nights. 4 nights for the price of 3 at ANY camps and 3 nights for the price of 2 at Sayari Camp. You can even combine these specials for 7 nights at the price of 5! MORE...
For more specials visit our Specials Page...
The Twelve Days of Holiday
On the 12 Days of Holiday, my travel agent gave to me...
12  drummers drumming the traditional Lali, a common mode of tribal communication in Fiji...
11  Sampona pipers piping amongst the Andean hillsides in Peru...
10 lords a-leaping from their towers with vines wrapped around their feet --- the original bungee jumpers of Pentecost Island, Vanuatu...
9 Maasai ladies dancing in their beaded necklaces that accentuate their undulating neck movements famous to their culture in Kenya...
8 Maids a-milking the herd as it moves across the Outback on the Great Austrlalian Cattle Drive of 2010 (not that they're actually dairy cows, but hey it works). Australia...
7 Coscoroba Swans a-swimming in the lakes across Chile, Argentina, and their shared region of Patagonia...
6 Blue-Footed Boobies a-laying on their eggs using their feet to keep the eggs warm since they do not have a bare patch on their bellies in the Galapagos Islands...
5 GOOOOLLLD RINGS or maybe just one (my preciousss) on the Lord of the Rings Tour through the South Island of New Zealand...
4 Calling birds plus hundreds more in the jungle canopies and cloud forests of Costa Rica...
3 Bush Hens, the Francolin, squawking and wandering around the safari camps in Botswana...
2 Dwarf Fruit Doves that call the lush jungles home as they can be your home-away-from-home in Papua New Guinea...
And A Partridge In A Baobab Tree !!!
Holiday Recipes
Add a Global Touch to the Holiday Party
Holiday Recipes

You'll soon forget the cold weather with these tasty Caribbean recipes that are quick, easy, and a great addition to a holiday party:

Coconut-Lime Cocktail

2 cups frozen or canned light coconut milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
Sugar Rum (optional)

Place the ingredients in a blender, add ice if you aren't using frozen coconut milk and blend to your heart's content!
If you're feeling extra frisky, you can supplement lime juice with guava nectar, papaya juice, or passion fruit nectar.

Bananas Caribbean

4 medium bananas
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup cinnamon
1/4 cup nutmeg
1/2 cup sherry
1 tbsp butter
2 tbsp light rum

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Split the bananas length-wise and place them in a buttered baking dish.
Combine the brown sugar, orange juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, sherry in a saucepan and heat. Pour the mixture over the bananas and dot with butter.
Bake 10-15 minutes, basting once or twice. Remove from the oven and drizzle with rum.
Great Expeditions specializes in customizing vacations to suit your style of travel, budget,  and interests. Our decades of experience and relationships throughout the world ensure quality experiences and exceptional value. Contact us today to begin planning your next dream vacation! Happy Holidays, Everybody!
 
Sincerely,

The Great Expeditions Team

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