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Category: Cultural Encounters

Turkey: Istanbul to the Turquoise Coast

Easter, for many, is a time of celebration and indulgence. Although while some take a well-deserved break from the humdrum of working life by staying home, others take the time to travel. For those Europeans who jumped a plane to Istanbul, hand luggage only, the weekend break was likely to be a taster of things… Read More »

Boundless Journeys Again Named to National Geographic Traveler’s “Tours of a Lifetime” List

Ireland: Walking the Western Islands, a rugged, off-the-beaten-path hiking adventure vacation developed by tour operator Boundless Journeys, has been named to National Geographic Traveler magazine’s 2010 “Tours of a Lifetime” list. The islands of Western Ireland have long been a draw for those few travelers looking to get off the beaten track and experience true… Read More »

An Iceland Adventure and Exploration

An Iceland adventure shows that it is truly the land of fire & Ice. I was lucky enough to tour and hike through this austere and fascinating country last week. I thought, a trip to Iceland in February? Perhaps not my first choice of a mid-winter getaway from Stowe, VT. However, as the temperature rarely… Read More »

Boundless Journeys' tour of Turkey begins in the culturally rich city of Istanbul

Istanbul – the 2010 European Capital of Culture Congratulations to Istanbul, which has been designated the 2010 European Capital of Culture. This title is bestowed by the European Union, which designates a European Capital of Culture to recognize a city’s cultural development and history. Istanbul’s title is particularly significant this year – 2010 is the… Read More »

Chinese Adventures, at happy hour

An Ancient Chinese Cocktail….with actual tails in it… “When I arrived in China a few years ago I knew I was in for some culinary heavy-hitters; the crispy, supreme Peking Duck in Beijing, the delicate dumplings in Xi’an with a symphony of equally impressive fillings, and the modern fusion cuisine in Shanghai’s diverse gastronomic neighborhoods… Read More »

Tour du Mont Blanc Hiking Guides Celebration

A Time to Celebrate the Celebrated: The Festival du Guides in Chamonix Although pretty much everything about our adventures here at Boundless Journeys excite us, nothing inspires more pride than the local guides we work with in each of our destinations. Some of the world’s most famous guides hail from the small alpine sports haven… Read More »

Bhutan Tours - Tips for planning Bhutan Travel

Bhutan travel is more popular than ever, and choosing the right company to plan your Bhutan tour is crucial. Here’s how to determine which companies are the best Bhutan tour operators. The enchanting Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is revered among the well traveled for its unparalleled sense of mystery, rich culture, and opportunities for mountain… Read More »

Adventures Of An Incurable Optimist - Michael J Fox in Bhutan

The Gross National Happiness of Bhutan The whole world, shaken by economic woes, is taking a closer look at optimism. Imagine a country which measures its success with a figure for “Gross National Happiness” instead of Gross National Product. Inspired by BHUTAN’S overarching development policy called “Gross National Happiness” (GNH), Michael J Fox was in… Read More »

Last Minute Special: Tour du Mont Blanc, Save $700

The Tour du Mont Blanc is undeniably one of the world’s greatest inn-to-inn hiking routes, and a classic mountain adventure. I hope that you are enjoying your summer thus far, and that you have great adventures planned. We have a few spaces that we still need to fill for our August 22-30 Tour du Mont… Read More »


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