What is Educational Tourism?

What is Educational Tourism?

Every traveler sets off on their journey with their own unique motivations. Some travel in search of adventure, while others travel for business. Many are inspired by food, and many more by picture-perfect natural landscapes and cultural attractions. Educational...
What is Easter Island’s “Tapati Festival?”

What is Easter Island’s “Tapati Festival?”

Lying at the southeastern point of the Polynesian Triangle in the open expanse of the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is one of the most remote locations on the planet. Some 2,300 miles west of Chile’s capital city, Santiago, this speck of land is surrounded by endless...
The Moai and I

The Moai and I

By Heather Stoeckley, Tour Manager Easter Island is the epitome of an island paradise.  The varying hues of green lands and bright blue ocean waters, punctuated by dirt-red stone (red scoria, used for the moai topknots) make for a visual delight, almost like looking...
Easter Island’s Tapati Rapa Nui

Easter Island’s Tapati Rapa Nui

By Georgia Lee, Ph.D. Midsummer on Easter Island–February in the Southern Hemisphere–is the time for the annual festival known as “Tapati.” It started originally as a hometown event featuring song, dance, and poetry–very much a local party. The...
Excitement and Discovery on Easter Island

Excitement and Discovery on Easter Island

By Steven Roger Fischer, former Study Leader A 25-year-old Finnish tourist caused excitement on Easter Island in March of this year when he broke off part of the ear of a possibly 600-year-old statue at the holy site of ‘Anakena on the island’s northeast...