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Bucket List Trips to Plan Now

While we understand that there is much uncertainty around the future of travel at this time, we’re sure you have a dream trip (or two) on your bucket list. Even given the current situation, people are eager to travel, and 2021 trips are already starting to fill at an unprecedented rate. If you’re not quite… Read More »

What Hiking Poles Can Do For You

The first Boundless Journeys tour that I was lucky enough to join was the Tour du Mont Blanc. I had never done a multi-day hiking trip, nor gone on a high with extensive elevation gains and losses. The manager for that trip, Michelle (who has hiked a lot in the Alps), recommended that I get… Read More »

The 'Layer Principle' explained

Seasoned hikers and travelers will tell you that having the correct clothing is essential for an enjoyable trip. But if you’re new to active travel or aren’t sure your gear is working for you, let me explain the layering principle, so you’ll know what gear you need to buy and how to best use what you… Read More »

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4 Reasons to choose a Boundless Journeys trip in the "New Normal"

We are as eager as you are to get back to exploring our world and to doing so responsibly. Our number one priority is the safety of our guests, our guides, the local people you will encounter on your adventure, and your local community when you return home. Luckily, what we’ve been doing for almost… Read More »

Is an Active Trip for You?

If you’ve landed on this post, you’ve probably been browsing through our website a bit. We hope you’ve noticed that we’re not your run-of-the-mill tour company. Our specialty is adventure travel, which mostly means that we craft itineraries that are active – you’ll spend more time outside exploring than on a bus hopping from site… Read More »

6 Tips for Using a Vacation to Reset

The internet is awash with articles about vacation days that go unused each year and how work stress and constant connectivity may be detrimental to our mental health. According to this drug rehab in the Los Angeles area, people used to take vacations without checking office email late at night and friends and family had… Read More »

6 Ways to Warm Up This Winter

After a generally pleasant October at our home office in Vermont, November came in (as it does most years) with a vengeance. The trees are bare now, snow is on the ground, and sub-freezing temperatures have settled in. We’ve pulled out our flannel shirts, bought ice melt, and found our snow scrapers. This time of year, our… Read More »

8 Places to Go in October & November

October and November are great months to travel. It’s the shoulder season in many places, which means there are fewer crowds. These months also offer fabulous hiking weather—it’s not as hot as summer, but still warm enough (with the exception of Iceland!). Plus, there is usually plenty of sunshine and a refreshing breeze.  Tanzania in October The… Read More »

Peru’s Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu: What to Know Before You Go

The Sacred Valley of Peru is a feast for the senses—colorful woven fabrics, mountains that soar skyward with little warning (or foothills), an ancient culture full of innovation, and a contemporary cuisine that has emerged from traditional crops, international influence, and creative playfulness among the country’s best chefs. In September 2018, I joined our Machu… Read More »

7 Unexpected Things to See and Do in Italy

Since ancient times, people have been drawn to the Italian peninsula, and they return again and again for the natural and artistic masterpieces, cuisine, climate, history, and culture. Even if you’ve been to Italy a dozen times, think you’ve seen it all, and know what to expect from this beautiful country, we guarantee there is… Read More »

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