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Visit New Zealand and the Must-See Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Thinking about the Deluxe Wilderness Explorer trip for your guided tour in New Zealand? It's a great starting point for a custom itinerary, and one recommended addition is this must-see day trip: Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Posted on May 2, 2017

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 of Brisbane. 

Posted on May 1, 2017

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.

Posted on April 25, 2017

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

Posted on April 20, 2017

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.

Posted on April 19, 2017
    

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