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Category: Cultural Encounters

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 [email protected].

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 »

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 [email protected].

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 [email protected].

Video: South Africa Safari

Perhaps Africa’s most bio-diverse nation, South Africa will impress even the most seasoned adventurer. To show it all to you at the utmost advantage, Boundless Journeys has partnered with the best local guides, lodges, and hotels, ensuring you an experience of the highest quality. From game drives in Kruger National Park and the private Sabi… Read More »

The Way of the Gaucho

Argentina’s gauchos, or cowboys, are skilled horsemen who represent much more: they are also nomadic ranchers, a national symbol, folk heroes, brave hunters, and romanticized outlaws. The remote, rugged, and dramatic landscapes of Argentina have shaped the gaucho way of life and living culture. In the 18th and 19th centuries, ranching became a booming industry in Argentina. As expert… Read More »

Why the Lion Roars - An African Story

Storytelling is an important part of traditional African culture, and these tales often teach a lesson or explain something in nature. In a nod to this tradition, when on safari, you might return from dinner to find an African folk story placed on your bed. Here is one of my favorites, perfect for reading to… Read More »


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