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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 »

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 »

Nepalese Buddhist stupa in the Himalayas

Video: Nepal Everest Lodge-to-Lodge Trek

Some say the sky-high Himalayan kingdom of Nepal brings you closer to nirvana. To be sure, the serenity of Nepal springs from Buddhist teachings. But it’s not just the elevation and peaceful ways that make your spirit soar. It’s the majestic and unforgettable beauty — snow-covered massifs tower over pristine alpine lakes and sweeping green… Read More »

Sunset from the beach in Palau

3 Best Off-Grid Destinations

Once in a while, don’t you wish you could just get away from it all—truly escape the everyday routine, disconnect, and not think about anything but the landscape surrounding you? Yes? Well then, check out these destinations and don’t forget to check this tent as well, you need to start thinking about buying all the essentials… Read More »

Get Ready for the Trails in 2015: Classes, Gear and More...

Heading out on the trails with us in 2015? Travel smarter with these new hiking classes, gear, and more: Get Fit: REI Outdoor School Classes There’s nothing pleasant about finding yourself less prepared for a hiking trip or trekking adventure than you hoped to be. Proper fitness training before you go is key, but finding… Read More »

4 Top Destinations for Women Who Love Adventure

It’s never too late to make 2015 your year of adventure, and at Boundless Journeys, we offer plenty of opportunities for our female travelers to get out on the trails in remarkable places, see sights they’ve only dreamed of (and capture them on film!), and enjoy rich cultural encounters with local schools, artisan groups, and… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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