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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

Cuba Travel: What We Did (And Didn’t) Expect

Two Journeys groups explored Cuba for the first time in 2016 on the itinerary we call Rhythm of a Lively Land. With so much hype around Cuba travel, there were many expectations of what the groups would and wouldn't experience. Everybody who traveled with us—a group of very seasoned travelers—was charmed and surprised by what they learned along the way. Here, Joan Weber shares her observations from the trips.

Posted on May 31, 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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