Avid readers of the YPT blog will remember we discussed the rules for collecting countries and where Antarctica fits in. Many of you will have filled in maps on your Facebook to show the exact countries you have been to, and what’s still left, but if you go to fill in Antarctica it isn’t an […]For more information click this link: Is Antarctica a country?
Argentina have announced new procedures for letting visitors into the country, valid from November 1st, which by default means that Antarctica is now open to tourism. This is obviously extremely exciting news and will mean our December departure to Antarctica will now go ahead. What are the requirements to enter Argentina? To enter Argentina and […]For more information click this link: Antarctica open to tourism – 2021 Travel Update
It seems like an age since we last went to Antarctica, and so in 2022 YPT will take you back to the frozen continent. We have been running trips to Greenland and Svalbard in Arctic waters, but for country and continent collectors, photographers, and actually just anyone with an adventurous spirit, this Antarctica cruise is […]For more information click this link: Antarctica Frozen Continent Expedition
Is there anywhere with our coronavirus? The very definition a pandemic is that it affects the whole world, but much as much as our world is intertwined, there are always small pockets remote enough to weather the storm. So, with this in mind we ask is there anywhere without Covid-19, both past and present. Are […]For more information click this link: Is there anywhere without Coronavirus?
UK Red List cut to 7 countries in sweeping move that all, but opens citizens to global travel. To read about which countries are open to travel click here. What is the UK Red List? The UK have operated countries into Green, Amber and Red lists. For countries on the red list,, of which there […]For more information click this link: UK Red List cut to 7 countries
Visiting Nan Madol is one of the highlights of traveling to Pohnpei, the capital “island” of the Federated States of Micronesia. There are a lot of cool things about YPT; principal among them that compared to other countries we truly get off the beaten track. In our early days we concentrated on communist and formerly […]For more information click this link: Visiting Nan Madol in Pohnpei
Coronavirus travel update. Welcome to the YPT COVID-19 / Coronavirus travel updates page. With this page we aim to give up to date travel advice on which countries are open to tourism during the current pandemic. As you might imagine one of the most frequent questions we are getting asked right now is which countries […]For more information click this link: COVID-19 / Coronavirus Travel Update – Which countries are open for tourism?
2020 has proven to be quite the year so far, especially for travel agencies like YPT but also for our Pioneers around the world we know are itching to getaway. Is travel possible now? At present, the current situation regarding COVID-19 is that we still need to take things slowly, but for the first time […]For more information click this link: Tours on the Horizon? Covid-19 and the Current Situation
The Gobi Desert is Asia’s largest and most iconic, covering over 1600km (1000 miles) of China and Mongolia. It has long been a region that acted as a natural barrier between the various countries of the area, limiting the movement of troops, ordnance and supplies during times of war. Occasionally, armies would take on the […]For more information click this link: Gobi Desert Facts: the ‘waterless place’
At Young Pioneer Tours we go to a lot of different places, and whilst they’re each interesting in their own right, the quality of the food tends to vary a great deal. Luckily, we have a number of tours that cater to both wanderlust and palate. We’ve run down the very best foodie tours for […]For more information click this link: Foodie Tours in 2020