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GeoEx Instagram Travel Bloggers: Our Top Posts of 2018

By Alysa Pakkidis | 1/8/19

GeoEx Top Instagram Posts of 2018

Travel has the ability to transform and inspire. With Instagram, it is easier than ever to share travel experiences and stories, while encouraging others to explore more. Taking a look back, we’ve rounded up our top posts and moments of 2018, showcasing pictures of places we love from staff, GeoEx travelers, and other photographers. Please enjoy our highlights below.

Follow @geoex, one of the top travel Instagram accounts, for more travel inspiration. We're looking forward to another fantastic year of travel ahead!


Throne Room of Mountain Gods

Did you know that 5 of the 14 highest independent peaks (aka the Eight-thousanders) are found in Pakistan? And that 4 of them can be seen while standing at Concordia, an incredible spot created by the coming together of the Baltoro Glacier and Godwin-Austen Glacier and nicknamed "Throne Room of Mountain Gods"? And this is exactly where legendary GeoEx guide, Vassi Koutsaftis, took this 'moon rising over Concordia' picture on our Trek to K2 & Broad Peak trip in July 2018.



Pakistan’s Hunza Valley Trip

From our Meet Your Leader series: British-Born Raconteur-Explorer Bill Jones has led tours in more than 180 countries over the past 40 years. He was one of the first Westerners to travel the Karakoram Highway from Pakistan to Kashgar. Alicia M. writes, "Bill was everything a trip leader should be: he is very knowledgeable, experienced, caring, informative, fun, and more." So why not challenge your horizons? Bill Jones lead our Pakistan's Hunza Valley trek in June 2018.



Anthony Bourdain 49th Day Prayer Butter Lamp Ceremony

 
 
 
 
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πŸ™Lighting the Path ForwardπŸ™ We received some video of the 49th day prayer butter lamp ceremony honoring Anthony Bourdain at the Dodeydrak sacred monastery in Bhutan, where 180 monks are currently in residence. Today, July 27th marks the 49th day of Bourdain’s passing, which is a time of great significance in Buddhism. Our very special friends at @yangpheladventuretravel, including ten guides, hiked over five hours roundtrip to make this honoring for Bourdain happen. This ceremony falls on three auspicious occasions: the full moon, the beginning of the Yarney, and the lunar eclipse. Read the full story on what’s happening and why: bit.ly/geoexbourdain “We hope that you might take a moment on the 27th [today] to stop and reflect on Anthony’s life and his incredible contribution to our world. Send him your thoughts and prayers and join us in lighting a candle to light his path forward.” - Brent Olson, the GeoEx staff, and our colleagues in Bhutan . . . #geoex #anthonybourdain #butterlamp #offering #bhutan #buddhism #love #light #honoring

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Remembering Anthony Bourdain: We received video of the 49th day prayer butter lamp ceremony honoring Anthony Bourdain at the Dodeydrak sacred monastery in Bhutan, where 180 monks are currently in residence. July 27th marked the 49th day of Bourdain’s passing, which is a time of great significance in Buddhism. Our very special friends at Yangphel Adventure Travel, including ten guides, hiked over five hours roundtrip to make this honoring for Bourdain happen. The ceremony fell on three auspicious occasions: the full moon, the beginning of the Yarney, and the lunar eclipse. Read the full story on what happened and why: bit.ly/geoexbourdain “We all took a moment on the 27th to stop and reflect on Anthony’s life, and his incredible contribution to our world.” —Brent Olson, the GeoEx staff, and our colleagues in Bhutan.



Spiritual Journey to Sri Lanka

 
 
 
 
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NEW TRIP: *Spiritual Journey to Sri Lanka with Dr Robert Thurman* πŸ™ Join leading Buddhist scholar and author Dr. @bob__thurman and @tibethouse.us on this inspiring journey to Sri Lanka, the land of Serendipity - of happy surprises! ** January 2019 Full itinerary: bit.ly/geoexthurman ** Our voyage there has, as usual, its “outer” and its “inner” dimensions. On the outer level, we will enjoy the magnificent visions of the still thriving nature of the emerald isle and the wonderful monuments its enlightened people created over the centuries of their devotion to the meaningfulness of the blessed life of humanity. The inner level will be where our understanding of the human heart will deepen as we travel with them as honored guests on the inner journeys of contemplation and realization that they recorded in their amazing spiritual and philosophical literature, that is a unique chronicle of the adventures of the soul that seeks enlightenment. . Full itinerary: bit.ly/geoexthurman πŸ“·: @31countriesandcounting . . . . . . #geoex #srilanka #travelsrilanka #buddhisttravel #meditate #mindfullness #buddhism #meditation #srilankanbuddhism #tibetanbuddhism #instagood #compassion #bobthurman #retreat #love #instatravel #travelforgood

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Spiritual journey to Sri Lanka with Dr Robert Thurman: Leading Buddhist scholar and author, Dr. Bob Thurman, led an inspiring journey to Sri Lanka, the land of Serendipity—of happy surprises.



Central Bhutan Trip

Highlighting the perfect trip for solo travelers looking to join a small-group: Trek into Central Bhutan. Hike the beautiful Bhutanese countryside by day and relax in luxury in a hot stone bath by night. Sharing photos from breathtaking Bhutan is among the many magical things that make being Instagram travel bloggers so wonderful. The natural splendor is already there – our trip leaders and adventurers are just lucky enough to capture it on film for all to see!



Okavango Delta Botswana Safari Trip
 
 
 
 
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Double-tap if you'd like to explore the Okavango Delta!πŸ…πŸ˜πŸ¦ **** An African safari is the ultimate dream adventure. But with so many options, how do you choose? Whether you're a seasoned safari traveler or embarking on your first, we're here to help you plan the perfect trip! **** πŸ¦“ Botswana πŸ¦“ Best for: Exclusive Excursions Search for wildlife via canoe along the Okavango Delta's renowned waterways, or experience calving season on a walking safari. **** . . . . #geoex #safari #botswana #gamedrive #okavangodelta #wildlife #travelafrica #instawildlife #africa #luxurysafari #adventure #wanderlust #thisisbotswana #animalkingdom #safarilife #traveldeeper #travelstoke #tlpicks #traveladdict #hyperlapse #vidoftheday #traveltheworld #naturelovers

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Explore the Okavango Delta: An African safari is the ultimate dream adventure. But with so many options, how do you choose? Whether you're a seasoned safari traveler or embarking on your first, we're here to help you plan the perfect trip! Botswana is best for exclusive excursions, searching for wildlife via canoe along the Okavango Delta's renowned waterways, and experience calving season on a walking safari.



Praise from Isabel Allende

Thank you Isabel Allende for the high praise! We love to hear from our travelers—their feedback is invaluable.



Ulagalla Resort in Sri Lanka

Enjoying breakfast on the veranda overlooking the lush gardens and pool at the Ulagalla Resort in Sri Lanka is exactly the right way to start the week off right! GeoEx specialists toured around this land of serendipity to be able to arrange the best trips for our travelers.



Victoria Falls Active Adventures

The great Victoria Falls: Zimbabwe and Zambia are best for active walking adventures, canoeing, and night safaris. Equally remote and exciting, these are southern Africa's true wild safaris. Awe-inspiring videos like these showcasing nature’s wonder are what help GeoEx to be one of the best travel Instagram accounts!



 

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Alysa Pakkidis curates the various GeoEx social channels, sharing moments from guests and staff, travel inspirations, transformations, and travel-related news.

Her relentless passion for travel and discovery has brought her to many stretches of the world, including: Namibia, Nepal, Iceland, Patagonia, Tanzania, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Colombia, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, the Galápagos, and her father's homeland, Greece.

Alysa Pakkidis atop Salkantay, Peru

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