Today’s hot vacation: The anti-tour (originally written by STEPHIE PAHLAVI ZAN)

Travel tales

Of the many ways Facebook has changed our lives, one of the more frustrating is how quickly it can take the shine off your best vacations. Thanks to album shares and instant photo uploads, it’s now much easier to see just how many of your extended circle have also, say, posed at the same overlook you did in Machu Picchu or spent July bodysurfing at the beach. The trips might always have been a little routine, but now it’s painfully obvious.

The latest trend in the travel world aims to help vacationers hold on to their bragging rights. A growing number of companies are offering “experiential travel,” trips that veer off the beaten path and focus less on seeing sights and more on having singular experiences. So, instead of trailing along with a tour group on your Mongolian trek, you might bond with a local shaman, then end your day…

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