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June 19, 2017 @ 6:30pm
Hosted by Asia Director Daphna Stromberg with special guest, Parul Sinha.

Join us at Norway House* in Minneapolis to learn about all the exciting things to see and do in India. Come learn about travel to this fascinating land with its ancient culture, vibrant colors, famous temples, spicy food, and interesting mix of religions. Parul, who will be visiting from India, is the owner of the tour company in Delhi that we are partnering with for our Signature Journey to India in October. She will explain the ins and outs, dos and don'ts of travel in the Golden Triangle and beyond. It will be a night to remember with a special focus on the celebration of Diwali, The Festival of Light, which is the highlight of
our upcoming Signature Journey.  

This event is completely free but please let us know if you are planning to come. 

*Noway House is located at:
913 E Franklin Ave,
Minneapolis, MN

October 15 - 22, 2017
$2,900 per person
Hosted by Asia Director Daphna Stromberg

November 1 - 12, 2017
$5,960 per person
Hosted by Africa Specialist Tammy Brolin

December 1 - 6, 2017
Hosted by Managing Director
Linda McCormick
More info coming soon!
Inquire for details  

December 27, 2017 - January 1, 2018

More info coming soon!

What is your position at Borton Overseas?
Scandinavia Specialist  
What is your background?
What makes you a Scandinavia Specialist?
I spent 8 summers studying Norwegian language and culture at Skogfjorden summer camp and three summers working in the kitchen at the Finnish, Danish, and Swedish language camps. In college, I was a Nordic Studies major, which included a semester in Norway and a J-term studying religion in Northern Europe. Since my first trip to Norway when I was seven, I have been connected to my Scandinavian heritage. This job is the perfect way to make those interests into a career!

What is your favorite thing to do on vacation?   
I love to walk around cities and eat or have a coffee at sidewalk cafés.

What are you most looking forward to this
I am most looking forward to spending time outside biking and walking all over Minneapolis.  
What is your favorite vacation destination a nd why?  
The Norwegian fjords are my favorite place(s). Living in the Midwest I can appreciate our lovely scenery, but the fjords are really breathtaking comparatively. 
What travel tips do you have for our readers?  
The best way to pack is to leave yourself plenty of time for planning. You will want to unpack everything and reevaluate your choices at least once, if not twice or three times (like me!). 
Anything else?
My favorite trips to plan are for clients who have a basic idea of what they want to do, but are open to new ideas and options. Using my experience in Scandinavian travel and the clients' interests and heritage, we can work together to make an original and exciting itinerary. 

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Borton Overseas Staff Travel Journal

EJ - Chile, Antarctica
Alyssa - Chile, Antarctica

Tammy - South Africa


Betina - Norway
Linda - Norway
Andrea Berkeland- Finland
EJ - Denmark


Andrea Berger - South Africa
Nicole - Norway


Betina - Denmark

Linda - Ecuador, Galapagos Islands
EJ - Ecuador
Betina - Iceland 
Whether you desire a beach-side adventure to Thailand or something more adventurous, such as an African safari, we can design the right itinerary for any couple.
Meet the newest members of the Borton Overseas team, Ingrid and Magnus. Our adventure-seeking Vikings love to travel, and they would like to join you on your next Borton Overseas journey! Won't you let them stow away in your suitcase? Don't worry, they won't take up much room!

Just like you, they like having their picture taken when they travel so they can remember their journeys. We encourage you to take their photo in your favorite place(s) and send it back to the Destination Specialist that planned your trip. You can also post the pictures on Facebook and Instagram - just be sure to include the #travelingvikings and their location in the post so we can follow along!

Your photos will be added to an online photo album of all Ingrid and Magnus' adventures:

Do you like your vacations to be a little more active? Then a bicycle tour could be just the thing for you! This summer, pedal your way through Denmark on one of our exciting tours by bike! Biking is a popular method of transportation in Denmark and one of the best ways to really experience the beautiful Danish countryside. We have several biking itineraries to choose from and each will allow you to explore Denmark at your own pace. Your luggage will be transferred to your hotel separately, so all you have to bring with you is some water, your camera and sunscreen! With a vast array of well-maintained bike paths to choose from, you can spend a day, or even a week with the wind in your hair, salt on your skin, surrounded by the fairytale views of Denmark's idyllic rural life. After you have worked up a sweat, you can hit one of the many sandy beaches for a refreshing swim!

Photo: Morton Bjarnhof/
Botswana's Okavango Delta will see near record water levels this year due to healthy rains feeding the world's largest inland delta. What this means for safari-goers is abundant food and water to sustain a bevy of beasts and birds through this coming year. If you've been on the fence about experiencing safari in Botswana - this is a GREAT year to make this dream a reality!! 
Borton Overseas' Africa Specialists have endless options from which to craft a journey just for you, based on your travel style. You can join a pre-planned small group safari, or an itinerary can be customized to your specifications. Here are just a few ideas:
The Victoria Falls are ideally situated as a gateway to an array of safari options in both Southern and East Africa giving you access to extension opportunities should time and budget allow. There has never been a better time to start planning your bucket-list Africa journey!! Our Africa Specialists can't wait to chat with you!

Photo: Borton Overseas Client Isabelle Perkins 

October 26 - 30, 2017 
From $1,449 per person* 

For the first time, London has been awarded four regular season football games for 2017. Cheer on your hometown team in London, and take in the sights, sounds and flavors of the UK! This package comes complete with hotel, game ticket, transfers, a city tour, VIP invite to the Tailgate Party, a photo opportunity with a football legend, and much more. You will be traveling in style with this once in a life time opportunity.

*Group airfare is available for an additional $795 per person

In February, Borton Overseas staff members EJ and Alyssa hosted our
On the Keels of Giants Signature Journey to Antarctica. They sailed the Chilean Fjords, landed on Cape Horn, crossed the Drake passage, explored the Antarctic peninsula, stumbled upon a rare white penguin, waved to the whales, cruised between massive icebergs, watched calving glaciers, took a polar plunge, and so much more! It was definitely a journey-of-a-lifetime and you can read more about it in Alyssa's blog here

The trip was truly an extraordinary journey. You can also check out the slideshow of pictures from the trip below!

Call us to plan your Antarctica Journey
Introducing our two new set programs to Indonesia!
Adventure Indonesia: Bali 
10 Days
From $2,400 per person 
Best of Java   
7 Days
From $2,700 per person
Whether your preference runs towards adventure or culture, we have the travel package for you!  In Adventure Indonesia: Bali you will ride an ATV, whitewater raft, and hike your way through the rice fields, volcanoes and mountains of Bali. Plus, you can spend a few days on the world-famous beaches for some fun in the sun! The Best of Java package gives you the opportunity to take in the local arts and culture scene of the Javanese people, climb Borobudur for sunrise, and get out into the countryside to take in the beautiful landscapes and natural beauty of this tropical land.
Departures are daily, year-round. Give us a call to start planning your Indonesian Adventure!
Imagine a trip that combines the best of beaches, art, culture and wine country. With the cosmopolitan splendor of Santiago, the fertile fields of grapes of the Casablanca Valley, and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Valparaiso all within an hour and a half radius, central Chile is just such a place! Santiago's city scene is one not to be missed, with its diverse mix of people, beautiful mountain vistas and colorful flare. Just a short drive into the countryside and you will find yourself in the heart of wine country. Stop at a few of the local vineyards for a taste or two, before continuing west to the picturesque coastline. Whether you have a few days at the end of another trip or you want us to build you a standalone experience, this trifecta of experiences in Central Chile is sure to make for a memorable trip!

Your Africa travel budget goes even further these days in South Africa. The value of the US Dollar is still strong against the South African Rand, and it's a great time to explore this Rainbow Nation. In South Africa you can experience the thrill of a world-class safari combined with breathtaking coastal scenery and culinary delights in Cape Town and the Winelands. Daily non-stop flights from the US make South Africa more convenient than ever before!
Books for Africa
As individuals and as a company, we are dedicated to leaving a positive impact on our destinations and the people who call them home. HEARTBEAT is our way of raising awareness and endorsing the organizations making a difference in our destinations and our local community. It is our heartbeat heard around the world, and your invitation to learn about and engage with these organizations....and to get your heart beating!
Books For Africa is an organization dedicated to providing books to African children hungry for knowledge. Since 1988, Books For Africa volunteers have shipped millions of books to Africa and put them into the hands of the children who need them the most.

We proudly support Books For Africa and their efforts. You can join them in beautiful Cape Town, South Africa January 15-21, 2018 to help them celebrate their 30th anniversary and raise funds. Information and full details on this trip will be announced on their website in the coming weeks. Participating in this special trip would truly be traveling for all the right reasons!

To learn more about Books For Africa or make a tax deductible donation click here.