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5 Adventure Travel Destinations that will Change Your Life

Choosing an adventure travel destination can be daunting. The top destinations for adventure travel offer not only opportunities for physical challenge, but also elements that speak to our humanity: an immersion in nature, and the chance to disconnect from the frenetic pace of modern life and reconnect with our inner spirit. Whether you are feeling… Read More »

From WS: The Legendary Lionesses of Shumba Camp

This post originally appeared on February 26, 2014 on Wilderness Safaris blog. It was written by Shumba Camp manager, Ingrid Baas Janssen. Shumba Camp is situated in the center of the Busanga Plains of Zambia, close to permanent water and within easy access of the teeming floodplains. Shumba is known for its large prides of… Read More »

For Your Valentine: Three Exciting Adventures for Two

Happy Valentines Day, from all of us at Boundless Journeys! Be it a far-flung tropical paradise or a luxurious safari in the heart of Southern Africa, there’s no better way to celebrate the most romantic of holidays than by having a special adventure with the one you love. In keeping with the spirit of the… Read More »

Gear Guide: Hiking Boots, Trail Shoes, or Trail Sandals?

Ever hear that an extra pound on your feet is equivalent to five pounds on your back? Whether or not that oft-quoted piece of backcountry wisdom is right, one thing is definitely true: Hiking requires less effort in lightweight footwear. Therein lies the temptation to wear hiking shoes, or even a sturdy pair of sandals,… Read More »

Dreaming of Machu Picchu: A Ride on the Hiram Bingham Train

For most travelers, Peru conjures up images of ancient Inca ruins, tidy Quechua villages, and of course, the climactic experience of exploring the citadel of Machu Picchu. On a recent trip to the country, I hiked through the Sacred Valley, dined at restaurants that capture Peru’s budding gastronomy scene, and discovered Machu Picchu for myself.… Read More »

Lessons from "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" Movie

I am sitting on my couch, content after a long day in the office, and on comes the trailer for the new movie, “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.” I am not sure exactly what this movie is about, but I am struck by the message on the screen: “Stop Dreaming, Start Living.” When Walter… Read More »

Costa Rica

Five "Crown Jewel" Wildlife Sightings

Wildlife viewing is a cornerstone of the Boundless Journeys experience and just one of the many reasons to get off the tourist track and out into the wilderness on a naturalist-led walk or hike. Whether or not animals are the primary focus of your trip (if you’re on safari, for example) most of our guests… Read More »

Inspired Travel: Giving Back to An Elephant Camp in Myanmar

Every so often, I am touched by our guests’ motivation to give back in a positive way to the places they have visited with Boundless Journeys. Recently, a guest traveling with us to Myanmar reached out to me to see how she could contribute to the Green Hill Valley Elephant Camp (GHV), a place we… Read More »

Count Elephants by Moonlight on New "Supermoon" Safari in Zimbabwe

As one of my favorite Africa travelers recently said to me, “I am so excited I am shaking in my seat!” That pretty much sums up the excitement around the Boundless Journeys office about a slate of new, small-group African safaris that will debut in 2014. We are still ironing out details for a few… Read More »

Night Watch: Our Favorite Stargazing Destinations

Most adventure travelers head out to the world’s great destinations in search of sublime landscapes, epic wildlife, fascinating culture, and mysterious ancient sites. But we often find it’s the more subtle aspects of these places that stay with our travelers long after they’ve returned home. Light filtering through a jellyfish-filled lake in Palau, the earthy… Read More »

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