The Bird's Word

Embracing Slow Travel

Trip leader Coco Rae shares her reflections on the power of traveling by foot.

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

Things to Do in Mongolia: See the Golden Eagle Festival

A recent documentary called The Eagle Huntress followed the story of Aisholpan Nurgaiva, a 13-year-old girl, as she trained to become the first female in twelve generations of her nomadic Mongolian Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. Longtime Journeys traveler Dick Seibel attended the Golden Eagle Festival, where Aisholpan was the first female to ever compete in this centuries-old tradition. Here, he shares his story of witnessing this festival firsthand.

Posted on September 20, 2017

Nomads of Mongolia (video)

Visit mysterious Mongolia, with its vast landscapes and its sparse population, and you'll feel like you've landed at the ends of the earth. Here, see Mongolia in motion with this short video, Nomads of Mongolia. 

Posted on September 18, 2017
    

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