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Visit New Zealand and the Must-See Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Thinking about the Deluxe Wilderness Explorer trip for your guided tour in New Zealand? It's a great starting point for a custom itinerary, and one recommended addition is this must-see day trip: Waitangi Treaty Grounds

Posted on May 2, 2017

Cuddling with Koalas: A Must-Do for Trips to Australia

Australia is massive—about the size of the United States—and has tons of unusual, unique, off-the-beaten-path activities to choose from. But if there's one thing that travelers consistently want to do during trips to Australia, it's to cuddle with a koala.

Here, our friends at HI Travel Tales share their experience cuddling with Lucy the koala at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary outside of Brisbane. 

Posted on May 1, 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

Top Travel Destinations for 2017

Where will your adventures take you in 2017?

For curious explorers eager to see the world, it can be hard to narrow down travel options.

So, the team at Journeys International has done the work for you. We've analyzed data on travel trends, politics, economic value, safety, and more to develop a list of the best travel picks for where to go in 2017. 

Posted on November 17, 2016

Land, Pigs, and Women—In That Order

Lené Miller received a marriage proposal in Papua New Guinea a few weeks ago. Perhaps it was offered entirely in jest—perhaps not. The chief of the tribal village she was visiting explained that he had already married four brown women and that he would like to marry a white woman next time. She told him she’d think about it, and no doubt she has. The trip was a singular experience!

Posted on October 22, 2015
    

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