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Joe Pollak

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Why did the chicken cross Uganda?


Posted on August 14, 2019

4 Ways for Travelers to Stop Single-Use Plastics

“Single-use” plastics are items like plastic grocery bags, packaging materials, bottles, and straws that are intended for one use. In many parts of the world, disposing of single-use plastics means burial in a landfill or, worse, burning as a toxin-emitting fuel. And, throwing away plastics contributes to climate change by increasing both the demand for petroleum as a raw material to manufacture new plastics and carbon emissions from the manufacturing process.

Posted on July 17, 2019

Celebrating 40 Years of Earth Preservation! Part One.

The Earth Preservation Fund celebrates 40 years of environmental activism in 2019! After reaching such a milestone, it seems appropriate to examine some past EPF projects while also looking forward towards the future. Part 1 of this series looks at the EPF’s past with an interview with Will Weber, one of the founders of both Journeys International and the Earth Preservation Fund.



A freshly planted Norway Spruce celebrates Earth Day with friends.

Posted on April 23, 2019

Namche: Gateway to Everest



In April 2008, Journeys Client Services Director Florine Herendeen traveled to Nepal with her then-14-year-old daughter, Kellyn, and 3 other Journeys travelers. Florine wrote this post about her visit to Everest Namche Lodge Base. Visiting Everest Namche Lodge Base is one way that Journeys recommends to experience Mt. Everest while avoiding the risks associated with a technical, mountaineering ascent. 

Posted on June 6, 2012


In August 2011, Journeys President Robin Weber Pollak and her husband Joe Pollak traveled to Turkey to scout it out for future Journeys trips. Joe wrote this post about his experience in Cappadoccia.

Posted on June 1, 2012


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