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Video: Granada to Fes

For centuries, southern Spain and Morocco — separated by the 9-mile Strait of Gibraltar — have shared a sometimes-fraught history, but have maintained distinct identities and a rich cultural heritage that has left them forever intertwined. Check out the full itinerary.

Bhutan custom tours to traditional Bhutanese festivals

7 Cultural Treasures of the World

No exploration of a new destination is complete without interacting with and learning about the culture. Culture affects the landscape and vice versa. For us, a well-rounded, fulfilling journey means balancing time in nature with unique cultural encounters. Here are 7 of our favorite cultural treasures of the world:  It’s impossible to describe the full… Read More »

The Mighty Tug of War, African Folktale

Storytelling is an important part of traditional African culture through the continent. Sometimes stories explain something in nature, but often they are fables meant to impart a moral or lesson.  Our safari partners, Wilderness Safaris, shared with us a few stories that they’ve collected over the years from their staff and guides, many who hail… Read More »

Patagonia Slideshow

Argentina: Patagonia Hiking Journey Vast, remote, and at times, unforgiving, it’s a place that has captured the imaginations of everyone from explorers and scientists, to ranchers and visitors from around the globe. Interested? Contact Michelle at 1-800-941-8010 or Michelle@boundlessjourneys.com.

7 Cultural Treasures of the World

No exploration of a new destination is complete without interacting with and learning about the culture. Culture affects the landscape and vice versa. For us, a well-rounded, fulfilling journey means balancing time in nature with unique cultural encounters. Here are 7 of our favorite cultural treasures of the world: It’s impossible to describe the full… Read More »

Hiker on top of a mountain above the clouds

Curiosity of Language

Language is a curious portal into understanding a culture—an insight into what’s important in a society. For example, Icelanders have over 40 words to describe snow because it’s an inherent part of living in Iceland. And there are dozens of words to describe camels and their behavior in Arabic because North African and Middle-Eastern desert… Read More »

Winter in Iceland Slideshow

Iceland: Northern Lights Adventure From the dancing colors above to the vast and stunning landscape here on earth, Iceland will not disappoint. Interested? Contact Deborah at 1-800-941-8010 or Deborah@boundlessjourneys.com.

Tour Scotland's spectacular castles

Scotland's Most Beloved Festivals

Although the Highland Games may have originated in Ireland 3,000 years ago, they are now one of Scotland’s oldest and most treasured traditions, taking place in localities throughout the country. Equal parts athletic competition, heritage celebration, and community festival, they are a highlight in the Scottish calendar each summer. One of the main parts of any games are… Read More »

Our Favorite Adventure Books 2.0

After our very first Temporary Armchair Traveler email with a few of our favorite books about adventure and other cultures, not only did we come up with more, but a few of our guests shared their recommendations, as well. Here’s our next round if you’ve finished the last batch or are practicing tsundoku and need a few… Read More »

Camino de Santiago Slideshow

Spain: HIking the Camino de Santiago Walk in the footsteps of the multitudes who have traveled before on this historic and spiritual route across northwest Spain. Interested? Contact Emily at 1-800-941-8010 or emily@boundlessjourneys.com.

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