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Packing for a Snorkeling Trip

A snorkeling adventure is different from other types of travel. The considerable time in the water presents unique challenges to what clothing and gear you need to bring. While most gear may be available at the destination, we highly recommend bringing your own snorkeling equipment. Blisters are the last thing you want to have happen… Read More »

Florence, Italy

What to do in Florence

Florence’s historic center is cozy, and it’s easy and wonderful to get lost in the medieval alleys and winding side streets until you pop out unexpectedly on a main thoroughfare. Although packed with tourists in July and August, spring and fall bring some breathing room, allowing you to stroll leisurely through the city living la… Read More »

New Zealand Southern Alps with hikers

These are a Few of My Favorite Things - Gear Guide

Here at the Boundless Journeys home office in Stowe, Vermont, we often get questions from guests about what to pack, how to pack, and what we always bring for our own travel adventures. While every trip is different, here is a quick guide to some gear favorites. (Please note we have not had been paid… Read More »

Scotland landscape with ocean

9 Ways to Travel More Responsibly

Let’s face it: travel has an impact on the world, from plane CO2 emissions to the tonnage of hotel laundry. And while it’s hard to completely negate this, we strive to minimize our impact in other ways, because we want to explore the world. Here are some easy ways that you can travel more responsibly.… Read More »

Packing List FAQs

In every Trip Planner (which we seriously recommend all our guests read cover-to-cover) after all the fun information about the trip, we include a general Packing List. And while we try to make it as comprehensive and as clear as possible, questions do come up from time-to-time. So, we’d like to answer the most common… Read More »

How to Take a Japanese Bath, or Onsen Etiquette

An onsen is a hot spring, and the Japanese love soaking in them. The Japanese archipelago sits at the convergence of four tectonic plates, making it an incredible location for geothermal activity. There are more than 25,000 natural hot springs in the country and around 3,000 spas where people can have a traditional onsen experience.… Read More »

How to Spend 15 Hours on an Airplane

Of all the destinations that we offer, southern Africa, Asia, and Palau are the only places where you’d need a 15+ hour nonstop flight to get there. When I traveled to Bhutan to join our Hiking in the Peaceful Kingdom trip, I flew nonstop from New York to Guangzhou, China (16 hours), and then on… Read More »

Rome, Italy

What to do in Rome

Staying after or arriving early before your Puglia or Dolomites trip? You’re probably flying into and out of Rome, in which case, it’s easy to spend a couple days in this hub of culture and history. While Rome is easily walked, if you’re trying to squeeze in a lot, it’s worth taking the underground Metro.… Read More »

Swiss Alps

4 Best Destinations for Digital Detox

Having mini computers in our pockets is one of the amazing things about the age in which we live. Information about anything is literally at our fingertips, and it’s never been easier to connect with friends and family. Not to mention, you can plan your travel adventures from wherever you are! But in this fast-paced… Read More »

6 Packing Tips for Active Trips

It has taken me a decade to perfect the art of packing. And sometimes, I still arrive and feel that I’ve over-packed (luckily, not that I’ve under-packed). There are a bazillion articles out there about packing—rolling vs. folding, what to never travel without, best packing accessories, etc. I’m writing from the specific perspective of an… Read More »


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