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Top 5 cheap to travel countries

More and more people are wanting to have cheaper travel. But there is an issue with cheaping out, usually you sacrifice something whether it’s comfort or an activity. That is why we have compiled a...

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Hipmunk has changed my travel life

Ok I LOVE to travel. I think that is a given. I started tourzan because I LOVE to travel. But there is one thing i love more than simply traveling. That is easily planning my routes. fo...

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In-person upselling is a horrible idea. Here's why.

Many tours offer a secondary upsell but usually they are free tours with kickbacks. One of the founding concepts of Tourzan was to make the experience immersive and take away the concept of feeling...

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Uber like apps for the travel industry

When I was in India a few years go with my workplace we were approached by a few guides who wanted to show us the sights for around $20. We shrugged them off as we weren't sure we could trust them ...

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Cash in a cashless platform.

As they say cash is king. In the United States a lot of things are cashless and when I conceived tourzan I made some assumptions about how we could best accommodate guides on the platform. That mea...

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The need for increased trust in independent guides

Have you ever gone to any tourist attraction and feel like you are being hustled into a tour by some random person? In some cases these are genuine people with tour licenses. In the foot of Teoti...

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Why you should eat local when traveling.

Cuisine is culture in action, there is something special in each and every dish you eat. A story behind each meal. I am from the USA our food is a hodge podge of different countries and invention. ...

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The Wild West of South America


Where the Dutch lifestyle meets the Wild West of Paramibo, the most lively capitals in the Guianas. Many visiting Suriname spend their time in the city to take in the picturesque colonial...

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Gateway to the Ivory Coast


A busy city in between water, Abidjan leaves one skeptical at first. The instant sight of shiny skyscrapers will have you questioning if you’re really in West Africa but the closer you get t...

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The Capital of Bhutan


Thimphu is a place like never before as it combines a small-town feel with its new commercial growth. The new and old charm makes the capital one of the world’s most intriguing destinations....

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