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What You Need to Know About Flying to the Azores

We're all about the Azores at Journeys right now. The volcanic archipelago (way) off the west coast of Portugal has pretty much everything you could want in a dream trip: spectacular scenery, fascinating ecosystems, interesting living traditional culture, exhilarating activities, lovely climate, amazing expert guides, delightful boutique lodges, scrumptious meals....

Posted on May 9, 2018

Why You Should Travel To The Azores (Even If You Know Nothing About Them)

Even among the best-traveled globetrotters, the Azores is a little visited destination. It is one of two autonomous regions of Portugal – a north Atlantic archipelago of nine volcanic islands: Flores and Corvo in the west, Graciosa, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Pico, and Paial in the center, and Sao Miguel and Santa Maria in the east. Until relatively recently, flight routes from North America were indirect and schedules inconvenient. Now, though, daily direct flights make it much easier to reach these unimaginably beautiful and interesting islands in only a few hours. Once you get there, it's shocking how much there is to see and do, and how comfortably you can do it all. Why the heck hasn't anyone you know been here yet?!

Posted on May 9, 2018

Embracing Slow Travel on Treks around the World

Journeys trip leader Coco Rae has traveled with with students and adults, in groups and independently, in cities and deep in the wild. In advance of an upcoming trip to Mt. Kilimanjaro, she shares her reflections on the power of journeying by foot to deepen the impact of your surroundings.

Posted on February 22, 2018

Allure and Challenge: Why I Want to Travel to Tibet

Coco Rae is a high school history teacher who has traveled with Journeys many times, including trips with her students. She now leads trips, and will accompany Tibetan Treasures in August 2018.

Posted on February 14, 2018

Family Travel Games (Unplugged!)

Whether you're hitting the road for the holidays or embarking on a multi-week journey to the other side of the world, traveling with kids is always an adventure. It's gotten a bit easier thanks to electronic devices, but nobody wants their kids staring at devices for hours on end. 

Posted on November 21, 2017
    

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