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Flight Of The Butterflies: The Monarch Migration

Birds aren't the only winged creatures that migrate; butterflies fit into this category as well. The most spectacular example of this is the annual Monarch Butterfly migration. Read on to learn more about this incredible journey, and then join us in January 2017 to experience it firsthand on The Monarchs of Michoacan

Posted on August 17, 2016

Discover Extraordinary Christmas Traditions In Mexico

Are you looking for something a little more colorful than just a White Christmas this year? Perhaps a chance to escape the cold weather and the hustle and bustle of the holidays, and just relax for a change?

Then join us this holiday season on the Christmas in Oaxaca trip, where you'll experience Mexico's rich and varied traditions—in warm weather! It's eight days of indigenous cultures, holiday pageantry, and hands-on fun with puppetry and crafts. 

Posted on August 15, 2016

Antarctic Tours: A Bevy of Penguins in the Falkland Islands

Antarctic tours are a lifelong dream for many people, including long-time Journeys traveler Dick S. Here, he shared amazing images and stories of the King and Rockhopper Penguins he encountered during his Falkland Islands visit. 

Posted on July 28, 2016

Noche de Rábanos: A Surprising Tradition Of Christmas In Mexico


The Noche de Rábanos, or Night of the Radishes, held each December 23rd in the zócalo (town square) of Oaxaca City, is one of the most unique Christmas traditions in Mexico.




Posted on July 20, 2016

Celebrate Ethiopian style: The Genna and Timkat Festivals

Think ahead to January 7, 2017 and imagine what you’ll be doing. It’s the first Saturday after the US wintertime holidays, school is back in session, and most adult schedules have returned to a routine. But in Ethiopia, the celebration has just begun! Travel to the Timkat Festival and Genna Festival in 2017 and avoid that inevitable post-holiday lull. 

Posted on July 6, 2016


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