By BECKIE HENRY
The concept of experiential travel is getting a lot of play in travel trade journals and Internet sources. It’s a trend that some say is gaining ground, replacing the old get-away-from-it-all mentality with a new way of planning vacations that include making connections with other people and learning about other cultures.
This is a very encouraging trend. Cultural exchanges are far more enriching experiences, true travel experiences, instead of merely an escape.