The Bird's Word

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

Travel to Costa Rica: Activities and Adventure for Everyone

At only about 20,000 square miles, Costa Rica is a country that is packed with a vast variety of climates and landscapes, and the country remains a big ecotourism destination, as well as a goal for those seeking nothing but resort pampering or off-the-charts adventure. Beaches? Check. Volcanoes? Check. Biodiversity? Absolutely.

Posted on January 5, 2017

What Are Custom Travel Services, Anyway?

Thinking about taking a trip, but can’t find the perfect itinerary? Found an itinerary you love, but don’t love the dates? Want to take a group trip, but choose your own group? Custom travel has many great benefits—and quite a few misconceptions—all of which are explained here.

Posted on September 14, 2016

Why I Choose Custom Travel Services

With over 10 custom and private Journeys trips under his belt, seasoned traveler Richard shares his thoughts on why he chooses custom travel. (#1 reason? Flexibility.)

Posted on September 13, 2016

Namibia: Breathtaking. Perfect. Mission Accomplished.

Journeys traveler Tamara shares her stories of venturing into the Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia for a 5km walk.

Posted on February 12, 2016


Welcome to The Bird's Word, the blog of Journeys International. Here at Journeys, we don’t just visit a place. We immerse ourselves into the culture, the people and the places where we travel. It’s what we call “adventure deeper.” Won’t you join us?

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