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Why You Should Travel To The Azores (Even If You Know Nothing About Them)

Even among the best-traveled globetrotters, the Azores is a little visited destination. It is one of two autonomous regions of Portugal – a north Atlantic archipelago of nine volcanic islands: Flores and Corvo in the west, Graciosa, Terceira, Sao Jorge, Pico, and Paial in the center, and Sao Miguel and Santa Maria in the east. Until relatively recently, flight routes from North America were indirect and schedules inconvenient. Now, though, daily direct flights make it much easier to reach these unimaginably beautiful and interesting islands in only a few hours. Once you get there, it's shocking how much there is to see and do, and how comfortably you can do it all. Why the heck hasn't anyone you know been here yet?!

Posted on May 9, 2018

Trips to South Korea Offer Unexpected Beauty, Culture and History

Journeys International began running trips to South Korea in 2016. Adventure Specialist Kerina Rowley joined the first departure to this relatively unknown destination. Here, she shares her stories of the unexpected beauty, culture and history she saw along the way.

Posted on June 14, 2017

Travel to Iran: What we learned as a group of women

In April 2017, Journeys hosted its first women's-only adventure through Iran. Led by staff member Kerina Rowley, this group of women included 13 seasoned travelers, all of whom were eager to travel to Iran and immerse themselves in Iran's often misunderstood culture, to learn what it's really like to be a woman in Iran. Here, Kerina shares some of what she experienced along the way.


Posted on May 19, 2017

New Year's Reflection: A Year Around the Globe

On any given day in 2016, a Journeys traveler was exploring the world in one or more of over 50 countries. In the images above, we share with you a month-by-month photo journey of a few of the things they experienced along the way, and below, a recap of the stories they shared with us.
Posted on December 21, 2016

Beloved Bolivia: A Story in Photos

It's true: a picture is worth a thousand words. Journeys' Adventure Specialist Lené (holding a salt block in this photo) recently returned from our first Undiscovered Bolivia trip, and the photos speak volumes about the culture, scenery, people and places she saw along the way. Take a look, and get lost in the story of beloved Bolivia. 

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Posted on September 22, 2016


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