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Travel with Disabilities: Got wheels? No problem.

Think a physical disability means you can't travel? Think again. After four overseas trips, Cynthia toppled off an exercise ball and suffered a spinal cord injury, rendering her paralyzed. She learned how to live from a wheelchair, then graduated to a walker. After that, she was off to explore the world on custom adventures, with stops in Austria, Japan, Mongolia, Namibia, Norway, Brazil, Ethiopia, Indonesia, China, Myanmar, Antarctica, Trans Siberian Express, Argentina, Bermuda and more. Here, she shares her story. 

Posted on February 16, 2017

The world wonder Petra: You have to see it to believe it

The giant red mountains and vast mausoleums of a departed race have nothing in common with modern civilization, and ask nothing of it except to be appreciated at their true value—as one of the greatest wonders ever wrought by Nature and Man.
 
Although much has been written about Petra, nothing really prepares you for this amazing place. It has to be seen to be believed.

Posted on February 13, 2017

Is it safe to travel to Jordan?

Maybe you’ve seen the new Journeys trip to Jordan, or this video, or this blog post, and you’re enticed by what Jordan has to offer. But maybe you’re also wondering, with the instability in many Middle Eastern countries, is it safe to travel to Jordan?

We think it is, and here’s why:

Posted on February 9, 2017

Travel to Uganda: A Most Wonderful Adventure

When travelers Lorrie and Scott Artigo decided to travel to Uganda and Rwanda for gorilla trekking, they chose Journeys International's Primates and Parrots in Uganda and Rwanda. Off they went in search of gorillas...but ended up learning there is so much more to this fabulous part of the world.

Posted on February 2, 2017

From Sand to Sea: Trips to Jordan offer a little bit of everything

For many travelers, Jordan brings to mind a single iconic image: the soft pink ruins of the ancient city of Petra, which have been named a Wonder of the World alongside the Great Wall of China and Peru’s Machu Picchu.

Yet that’s just one of many remarkably varied landscapes you can experience in Jordan, from colorful reefs to ethereal sand dunes.

Posted on February 1, 2017
    

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