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Visit Antarctica—A Bucket List Destination for Many Travelers

Antarctica. That one word for many inspires dreams of fulfilling a traveler’s bucket list. Antarctica’s siren call has become the stuff of legend, pulling mariners and explorers toward her shores for decades. Sir Ernest Shackleton’s voyage is but one of a number of expeditions that have inspired books and movies, and sparked the imagination of many travelers intent of making their own exploratory voyage. Then, of course, you have “Happy Feet,” the movie about a lovable emperor penguin with better dance moves than a voice, also set in Antarctica. Who doesn’t want to see emperor penguins in their habitat, we ask? Exactly.

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 March 14, 2017

Tracing History on Silk Road Tours

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 traces the Silk Road through time, from 138 BCE through today. Read on to learn about the history you'll experience on these two trips. 

Posted on March 9, 2017

2016 Successes for Birds of a Feather

Through its nonprofit, Earth Preservation Fund, Journeys International supports organizations that focus on community-based environmental, educational and cultural preservation programs in our destinations. Here one of those organizations, Birds of a Feather, shares its successes in 2016. 

Posted on March 8, 2017

Congratulations, Paul: Best Cultural Guide in Uganda

Journeys International is proud to congratulate our long-time Uganda and Rwanda guide and friend Paul Tamwenya for being recognized as the best cultural guide in Uganda by the Uganda Tourism Board. 

Posted on February 21, 2017

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
    

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