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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

VIDEO: Tree planting in Peru

It's one thing to read about an Earth Day project, it's another to see it in action. Watch this video to feel the energy behind the reforestation efforts in Peru's Lares region.


Posted on April 19, 2017

Travel to Papua New Guinea: Tribal Dances, Goroka Show, Friendly People

Papua New Guinea festivals, culture, tribal life, and exotic remoteness make it a destination that will last with you forever. Journeys traveler Gary McPhee visited Papua New Guinea for the Goroka Show. Here, he shares his stories. 

This post originally appeared on HI Travel Tales, a travel blog for people interested in adventurous, insider, curious, peek-around-the-corners travel. 

Posted on April 14, 2017


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