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  • Journeys International Announces New Trips for 2018
    The year was 1978, and Drs. Will and Joan Weber set off to Nepal with a group of curious souls who wanted to be immersed in and enlightened by a different culture in a very different part of the world. And so began Journeys International, the first travel company of its kind (and recently named one of the top six tour operators on the world), with boots on the ground and arms wide open...
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  • A Tour of Delights on a Private African Safari
    In early 2017, Carolyn Parker, a seasoned world traveler and operating room nurse from Cincinnati, OH, set out on a private African safari—a 24-day journey to see all she could see of southern Africa, including Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. As she shared her magnificent stories with Journeys International, she added that of all her worldly travels, this trip ranked as one of her ...
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  • Best Wildlife Safari in India Includes Much More than Just Wildlife
    Journeys International has partnered with one of the sharpest and most seasoned naturalist guides in India to create what is quite possibly the best wildlife safari in India. In addition to multi-day safaris in Kaziranga National Park and the Kanha Tiger Reserve, this tour also includes important cultural elements that help complete a visitor's understanding of how the wildlife in t...
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  • The Kingdom of Lo and the Art of Barley
    Long-time traveler Dick Siebel recently traveled to the once-forbidden fabled Kingdom of Lo in the Upper Mustang region of Nepal on a custom adventure with Journeys International. The trip was timed with the beginning of the harvest season and the spectacular three-day Tiji Festival. Access to this region was restricted by the government of Nepal until 1992, and Mustang was accessible...
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  • Amazon Jungle Tours offer Jaguars and Exotic Wildlife
    The Amazon. No, we’re not talking about the Internet retail giant that somehow co-opted the name of a magical, mystical geographic destination. We’re talking Brazil’s Amazon and Pantanal with jungle and waterways and wetlands — a destination so steeped in legend that it promises adventure and bucket list experiences to anyone lucky enough to visit. Imagine glimpsing wildlife you h...
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  • Top Five Highlights of China's Silk Road Tours
    In September and October 2017, world history teacher and avid traveler Coco Rae will lead two linked Silk Road tours for Journeys International: Tracing the Ancient Silk Route (China) and Silk Road through the Stans. Here, Coco shares her thoughts on the top five highlights along China's portion of Silk Road tours. 
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  • Travel to Iran: What we learned as a group of women
    In April 2017, Journeys hosted its first women's-only adventure through Iran. Led by staff member Kerina Rowley, this group of women included 13 seasoned travelers, all of whom were eager to travel to Iran and immerse themselves in Iran's often misunderstood culture, to learn what it's really like to be a woman in Iran. Here, Kerina shares some of what she experienced along the way.  
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  • What is the Best Time to Go to Morocco?
    What is the best time to go to Morocco? It depends on what you want to do.  Morocco is a land of contrasts, resulting in dramatically different climates in different parts of the country, at different times of the year. With deserts, including the vast and famous Sahara, the Mediterranean waters in the north and the waves of the Atlantic to the west, the Rif and Atlas Mountains crissc...
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  • Camel Trekking Morocco—Find your Zen
    Imagine yourself on top of a camel, trekking through the Sahara desert. There is nothing around you, and all you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the soft sand. During the day, the sky is vast and clear; at night, it's full of billions of bright stars. Camel trekking Morocco: It may be the most peaceful experience you'll ever have, one mostly unknown to westerners. It may al...
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  • How to Dress Onboard a Polar Expedition Ship
    Deciding to visit Antarctica is one of the best decisions you'll ever make, but it can also result in a lot of questions. One of the most common questions we hear is "How cold is it...and what should I wear?" Here are some tips on what to pack and what to expect during your polar adventure. 
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  • Cuddling with Koalas: A Must-Do for Trips to Australia
    Australia is massive—about the size of the United States—and has tons of unusual, unique, off-the-beaten-path activities to choose from. But if there's one thing that travelers consistently want to do during trips to Australia, it's to cuddle with a koala. Here, our friends at HI Travel Tales share their experience cuddling with Lucy the koala at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary outside ...
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  • Patagonia Guanacos: No shortage of photo opps
    What do you get when you take a camel, remove its humps, shrink it, and set it down in South America? A guanaco. Head to the Patagonia region, and odds are you'll see a lot of them. Here, Journeys traveler Kay Knapton shares her experience with these herd mammals—and how her group went from unabashed excitement to blasé familiarity.
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  • Why we are planting one million trees in Peru
    Five hundred years ago, when Spanish conquistadors first set foot in Peru, the high Andes had abundant forests of a low-growing and durable tree called Queuña (Kay YOU nyuh). Today, these ancient forests have almost disappeared, and with them many of the species that once lived within them. Mature Queuña trees in a Peruvian forest
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  • How reforestation affected women's economics in Peru
    In 2007, Journeys International's Earth Preservation Fund joined Peruvian-based groups to help restore the forests of Peru's Lares region. What began as a strategy to help combat climate change also became a way to help villagers, especially women, improve the economics of their families.
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  • VIDEO: Tree planting in Peru
    It's one thing to read about an Earth Day project, it's another to see it in action. Watch this video to feel the energy behind the reforestation efforts in Peru's Lares region.  
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  • Travel to Papua New Guinea: Tribal Dances, Goroka Show, Friendly People
    Papua New Guinea festivals, culture, tribal life, and exotic remoteness make it a destination that will last with you forever. Journeys traveler Gary McPhee visited Papua New Guinea for the Goroka Show. Here, he shares his stories.  There were a great many unknowns leading into our 14-day Papua New Guinea adventure with Journeys International. Safety in Port Moresby was a concern ...
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  • Traveling with MS: Finding accessible adventure in Costa Rica
    Travel naturally inspires individuals to experience new cultures, food, adventures, and activities. Traveling with MS (multiple sclerosis), especially to exotic locations such as Costa Rica, adds an additional challenge that demands careful planning and flexibility.
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  • Three Top Choices for Hiking Patagonia
    Patagonia is a wilderness region known for its luscious landscapes and staggering peaks. For those who aren’t afraid of heights and love the great outdoors, Patagonia hiking is some of the best in the world. From long flat treks to steep climbs, there’s so much variety and challenge in hiking Patagonia.
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  • Visit Antarctica—A Bucket List Destination for Many Travelers
    Antarctica. That one word for many inspires dreams of fulfilling a traveler’s bucket list. Antarctica’s siren call has become the stuff of legend, pulling mariners and explorers toward her shores for decades. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s voyage is but one of a number of expeditions that have inspired books and movies, and sparked the imagination of many travelers intent of making their own ...
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  • Tracing History on Silk Road Tours
    In September and October 2017, world history teacher and avid traveler Coco Rae will lead two linked Silk Road tours for Journeys International: Tracing the Ancient Silk Route (China) and Silk Road through the Stans. Here, Coco traces the Silk Road through time, from 138 BCE through today. Read on to learn about the history you'll experience on these two trips. 
  • 2016 Successes for Birds of a Feather
    Through its nonprofit, Earth Preservation Fund, Journeys International supports organizations that focus on community-based environmental, educational and cultural preservation programs in our destinations. Here one of those organizations, Birds of a Feather, shares its successes in 2016. 
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  • Travel with Disabilities: Got wheels? No problem.
    Think a physical disability means you can't travel? Think again. After four overseas trips, Cynthia toppled off an exercise ball and suffered a spinal cord injury, rendering her paralyzed. She learned how to live from a wheelchair, then graduated to a walker. After that, she was off to explore the world on custom adventures, with stops in Austria, Japan, Mongolia, Namibia, Norway, Braz...
  • The world wonder Petra: You have to see it to believe it
    The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value—as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man. Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed. ...
  • Is it safe to travel to Jordan?
    Maybe you’ve seen the new Journeys trip to Jordan, or this video, or this blog post, and you’re enticed by what Jordan has to offer. But maybe you’re also wondering, with the instability in many Middle Eastern countries, is it safe to travel to Jordan? We think it is, and here’s why:
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  • Travel to Uganda: A Most Wonderful Adventure
    When travelers Lorrie and Scott Artigo decided to travel to Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking, they chose Journeys International's Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda. Off they went in search of gorillas...but ended up learning there is so much more to this fabulous part of the world.
  • From Sand to Sea: Trips to Jordan offer a little bit of everything
    For many travelers, Jordan brings to mind a single iconic image: the soft pink ruins of the ancient city of Petra, which have been named a Wonder of the World alongside the Great Wall of China and Peru’s Machu Picchu. Yet that’s just one of many remarkably varied landscapes you can experience in Jordan, from colorful reefs to ethereal sand dunes.
  • What is the best time to visit Iceland?
      Iceland's recent popularity as a travel destination is well deserved, since the country has done an excellent job of developing tourism programs, building infrastructure to support those programs, and delivering astounding experiences to all who visit.
  • Amazing Costa Rica: Beaches, Volcanoes, Rain Forests, Adventure
    At only about 20,000 square miles, Costa Rica is a country that is packed with a vast variety of climates and landscapes, and the country remains a big ecotourism destination, as well as a goal for those seeking nothing but resort pampering or off-the-charts adventure. Beaches? Check. Volcanoes? Check. Biodiversity? Absolutely.
  • New Year's Reflection: A Year Around the Globe
    On any given day in 2016, a Journeys traveler was exploring the world in one or more of over 50 countries. In the images above, we share with you a month-by-month photo journey of a few of the things they experienced along the way, and below, a recap of the stories they shared with us.
  • Travel to Myanmar: Highlights and Impressions
    Travel to Myanmar and you'll visit sacred sites and sanctuaries, feel a strong Buddhist character and tradition, and experience friendly people emerging from a history of totalitarian domination that has not affected their hospitality toward foreigners or their delight in making friends. Here, Journeys traveler Richard H. shares highlights from his recent adventure in Myanmar. Journe...
  • How my Peru family vacation brought me closer to my mom
    Kellyn, a 23-year-old college student studying to be a social worker, recently returned from a Peru family vacation, where she traveled with her mother. They spent two weeks hiking, exploring, catching up, and enjoying introspective time. Of all the experiences, though, the most valuable for her was the strengthened bond between mother and daughter, one she'll take with her as she fini...
  • Everything you need to know about Inca Trail permits
    The Inca Trail. The name itself conjures up images of grandeur, magic, and history. It is Peru's most famous hike, and possibly the most famous hike in the world. It has lured visitors to the Andes for years, with promises of a highs and lows, life-changing experiences and challenges,  and breathtaking beauty. It is a destination on almost every traveler's list...but you can't step ...
  • Travel to Vietnam: A Fishing Love Story
    Upon returning from almost a month in Southeast Asia, Hilary had some great stories to tell. Here, she shares one of her favorites: learning how to fish Vietnamese style.
  • Navigating the Airport with Children: What You Need to Know
    You’re lugging a backpack that seems to be filled with rocks while your purse strap slowly strangles you. Your stroller and suitcase are rolling in two different directions, the baby is hungry and the big kid is whining about having to walk. You’ve got a booster seat balanced on your head like a basket of exotic fruit while you slowly nudge the baby’s car seat across the floor with you...
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  • Is it safe to travel? A traveler's thoughts on conquering fear
    Whenever there is a terrorist incident, international travel sees a decline. Longtime Journeys traveler Bill R. recently shared his thoughts about the common fears that can hold people back from taking that long dreamed-of trip, and why he continues to choose adventure travel despite these concerns. 
  • Beloved Bolivia: A Story in Photos
    It's true: a picture is worth a thousand words. Journeys' Adventure Specialist Lené (holding a salt block in this photo) recently returned from our first Undiscovered Bolivia trip, and the photos speak volumes about the culture, scenery, people and places she saw along the way. Take a look, and get lost in the story of beloved Bolivia.  Read more about travel to Bolivia:  Read thi...

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