In September and October 2017, world history teacher and avid traveler Coco Rae will lead two linked Silk Road tours for Journeys International: Tracing the Ancient Silk Route (China) and Silk Road through the Stans. Here, Coco shares her thoughts on the top five highlights along China's portion of Silk Road tours.
In April 2017, Journeys hosted its first women's-only adventure through Iran. Led by staff member Kerina Rowley, this group of women included 13 seasoned travelers, all of whom were eager to travel to Iran and immerse themselves in Iran's often misunderstood culture, to learn what it's really like to be a woman in Iran. Here, Kerina shares some of what she experienced along the way.
What is the best time to go to Morocco? It depends on what you want to do.
Morocco is a land of contrasts, resulting in dramatically different climates in different parts of the country, at different times of the year. With deserts, including the vast and famous Sahara, the Mediterranean waters in the north and the waves of the Atlantic to the west, the Rif and Atlas Mountains crisscrossing the country and colorful urban areas with rich cultural histories, there are plenty of activities to choose from—and what you choose will help guide when to go.
Imagine yourself on top of a camel, trekking through the Sahara desert. There is nothing around you, and all you can hear are the footsteps of the camel on the soft sand. During the day, the sky is vast and clear; at night, it's full of billions of bright stars.
Camel trekking Morocco: It may be the most peaceful experience you'll ever have, one mostly unknown to westerners. It may also be your moment of zen.
Deciding to visit Antarctica is one of the best decisions you'll ever make, but it can also result in a lot of questions. One of the most common questions we hear is "How cold is it...and what should I wear?" Here are some tips on what to pack and what to expect during your polar adventure.