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What to do in Geneva and Chamonix

For both our Haute Route and Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking trips, Geneva is the closest airport to our starting town of Chamonix. We recommend arriving a day or two before the tour to combat the effects of jetlag and to do some independent exploration of the incredibly Swiss city of Geneva or the lovely… Read More »

What to do in Tokyo

There is so much to do and see in Japan’s vibrant and bustling capital that you could easily spend a solid week or two and not take it all in. Here are our suggestions to get you started. Tokyo is a very large city, and while public transportation is the most efficient method of travel,… Read More »


What to do in Bilbao

Bilbao is a city that begs to be explored. Those looking to sightsee will be delighted by museums, architecture, and history at every turn. But, if you are feeling jet-lagged, perhaps take a cue from the locals: head out for a stroll, soak up the ambiance of the Old Quarter and Nervion River, and stop… Read More »

What to do in Dubrovnik and Split

These towns are compact and best explored on foot as the Old Towns are closed to cars. Buses run regularly if you hope to venture further along the coast, and taxis are also readily available—though can be quite expensive. As always, we recommend checking with your hotel concierge for advice on the best way to reach… Read More »

Kyoto market

What to do in Kyoto

On our Hiking the Nakasendo Trail adventure, we explore the outskirts and “old town” of Kyoto, but the city has so much more to offer if you can arrive a few days before the trip. Kyoto is very large, and public transportation is efficient and relatively easy to use compared to the rest of Japan. That being… Read More »

Florence, Italy

What to do in Florence

Florence’s historic center is cozy, and it’s easy and wonderful to get lost in the medieval alleys and winding side streets until you pop out unexpectedly on a main thoroughfare. Although packed with tourists in July and August, spring and fall bring some breathing room, allowing you to stroll leisurely through the city living la… Read More »

Rome, Italy

What to do in Rome

Staying after or arriving early before your Puglia or Dolomites trip? You’re probably flying into and out of Rome, in which case, it’s easy to spend a couple days in this hub of culture and history. While Rome is easily walked, if you’re trying to squeeze in a lot, it’s worth taking the underground Metro.… Read More »

What to do in Reykjavik

If you are arriving to Reykjavik early or extending your visit after a Boundless Journeys Iceland tour concludes, there is enough to keep you busy in this small, compact city for a leisurely 2 days.  The two main streets in the city are Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur. Laugavegur is one of the oldest shopping streets in… Read More »

Royal Palace complex in Bangkok, Thailand

What to do in Bangkok

As Bangkok is the most convenient international hub from which to fly to Bhutan, most people want to spend some time exploring the city. And there is plenty to keep you busy! On my trip to Bhutan to join our Hiking in the Peaceful Kingdom journey, I spent two days in Bangkok before meeting up… Read More »

What to do in Edinburgh

I’m writing this while traveling on Boundless Journeys’ Highlands & Islands Hiking adventure. As the destination manager for this trip, I am thrilled to experience it first hand and meet our guides and guests in person. We are five days in and having a fantastic time—I’m enjoying the food, hiking, and company in equal measure.… Read More »


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