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What to do in Reykjavik

If you are arriving to Reykjavik early or extending your visit after a Boundless Journeys Iceland tour concludes, there is enough to keep you busy in this small, compact city for a leisurely 2 days.  The two main streets in the city are Laugavegur and Skólavörðustígur. Laugavegur is one of the oldest shopping streets in… Read More »

A Buddhist monk spinning prayer wheels in Bhutan

5 Reasons You Need a Bhutanese Guide in Bhutan

The Bhutanese government has been very deliberate in their tourism policies since opening up to foreigners in the 1960s. One of these policies requires all visitors (except citizens of India, Bangladesh, and the Maldives) be accompanied by a Bhutanese guide and driver. So, yes, having a guide is not a choice when you go here.… Read More »

Bangkok airport concourse

Navigating the Bangkok Airport on Your Way to Bhutan

When you’ve arrived late at night after a long international flight to Asia, the first thing you probably want to do is get out of the airport and into a bed. If you are only spending a night or two in Bangkok, we highly recommend the Novotel Hotel at the airport. Not only is the… Read More »

Luang Prabang and mountains from Mount Phousi

How to Obtain Your Laos Visa

Are you headed to Laos on a Boundless Journeys private tour? Thinking of adding Laos to your Vietnam, Myanmar, or Bhutan trip? If so, you probably already know that you need a visa upon arrival. On my recent trip to Laos, I noticed a lack of signs in the border control area of the airport.… Read More »

5 Things to know for your first small-group tour

So, you’ve never been on a small-group tour? Neither had I until I joined the Boundless Journeys home team. Most of my traveling was done post-college, solo, and with a big backpack. While I had a lot of fun, saw some amazing sites, and had life-changing experiences, I won’t return to that way of traveling. A… Read More »

How to Prioritize Your Bucket List

In this day and age, with most of the world easily reached within 24 hours, it can be challenging when you look through your Bucket List and have to decide where to go next. Good thing Boundless Journeys is here to help! Whether your list has 3 destinations or 30, here are some guidelines to… Read More »

What to do in Edinburgh

I’m writing this while traveling on Boundless Journeys’ Highlands & Islands Hiking adventure. As the destination manager for this trip, I am thrilled to experience it first hand and meet our guides and guests in person. We are five days in and having a fantastic time—I’m enjoying the food, hiking, and company in equal measure.… Read More »

5 Tips to Finding the Best Gelato in Italy

Oh, gelato! Is there anything more refreshing after a lovely day spent walking around the Italian countryside? Gelato is often described as having a more intense flavor than ice cream. This isn’t just a perception. It’s actually because ice cream has a lot of air whipped into it, and the ice crystals that form within… Read More »

9 Tips for Having a Great Transoceanic Flight

Ah, the long-haul flight. You know it’ll be worth it when you arrive at your destination and start your adventure. Having taken many of these flights myself (actually, I’m writing this from 32,000 feet over the Atlantic), I’ve happily learned some tricks to make it a bit easier. If you have time before you board,… Read More »

The Story of a Lost Passport

A few weeks ago, I was making calls to guests to wish them bon voyage on their Botswana custom safari. This group is special because not only have they been to Botswana before, but they were also so captivated by the country and our guide, Brooks, that they started the Botswana School Project in 2012,… Read More »


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