Here at Boundless Journeys, our expert home team combines a love for travel with an insider’s knowledge of off-the-beaten-path adventures. Our staff has traveled extensively around the globe, scouting trails and waterways, finding the hidden gems of each destination, and our greatest joy is crafting outstanding travel experiences for you. If there is somewhere you want to go, chances are we’ve been there!
When you call Boundless Journeys, you will reach a real person, not a machine. Our tour managers have a passion for adventure travel, and when not exploring new destinations, they love helping you choose the perfect trip and planning your next adventure.
From your first call, we take care of every detail of your vacation, whether it’s assisting with pre- or post-trip extensions and obtaining visas, to providing specific information about your trip. Simply choose a Boundless Journeys tour, and let us help you do the rest. Our travel experts look forward to providing you with an unforgettable journey!
"My Boundless Journeys trip exceeded my expectations in every way and I feel like a richer person for having experienced it. Thank you again for another life changing experience!"
- S. Grenier, Bhutan: Hiking in the Peaceful Kingdom
In a world that seems to change more quickly with each passing year, it is important to step outside our usual routine, to slow down, and to take time to remember what connects us all. We invite you to join us as we trek the paths of yak herders in Bhutan, paddle amid the sun-dappled islands of Palau, and discover the forgotten villages of Slovenia on foot. Our expert home team combines a love for travel with an insider’s knowledge of off-the-beaten-path experiences and a passion to share the best of the world with you.
"Working with Karen was an absolute delight. There was never a point nor issue that did not receive prompt and professional answers. Having traveled the world with many different tour companies, I have never had the ease of experience that I did with Boundless Journeys. Thank you, Karen, you made the trip planning fantastic!”
– D. Munro, Peru: The Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Areas of expertise: Africa (Botswana, South Africa, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar).
Latest journey: I recently returned from Brazil, exploring the highlights of Rio and Iguazu Falls, and meeting with fellow adventure travel professionals in Campo Grande. Wow! It had been some time since I’d been to South America and reconnecting with the vibrant cultures and remarkable natural landscapes found there was incredibly rejuvenating. Brazil has much to offer the adventurous traveler!!
Favorite places: Wherever I am at the moment; but if I had to pick a few standouts they’d be Peru, Switzerland, Tanzania, and Botswana. I could go back to the wild places of Africa 1,000 times and never tire of the grandeur.
Favorite travel quote: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” – African Proverb
Best travel experience: I’ve been so lucky to be able to see places many people only dream of. But it’s not the famous places that I remember so much as the little experiences along the way. Waiting for the ferry to leave Great Blasket Island off the coast of Ireland, I decided to take advantage of the time. I found a secluded stretch of beach and went for a swim in the Atlantic just as it was starting to rain.
Nobody ever talks about the colors of the north Atlantic, but it’s the most beautiful, translucent aquamarine color. There have been other memorable times, and some that are certainly more impressive to talk about, but that day has stuck with me…the perfect water, the solitude, and that totally alive feeling.
Where next: Rwanda to see the gorillas. What an amazing wildlife encounter, and I’m very excited to be able to experience it myself.
"I would like to express my gratitude to Deborah for her kind and practical help. It was very much appreciated, and she is a great credit to your company. Thank you."
– Rob K., Costa Rica tour
Areas of expertise: Europe (Iceland, Croatia, Finland, Portugal, Italy, Norway) and Costa Rica.
Latest journey: I was recently in Norway and can honestly say, it was some of the most gorgeous and dramatic scenery I’ve ever seen in my life.
Favorite places: Rome, Italy—a museum with no walls or ceiling…and that gelato!
Favorite travel quote: “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.” – John Muir
Best travel experience: Sicily! Perhaps because it is an island, or perhaps because Sicilians consider themselves impregnable to outsiders, Sicily is an experience unlike any other I have had in Italy. From flamboyant cathedrals, to immense Greek temples, to ancient lava flows, and sweet pastries, the past is present in the smallest details.
As J.W. Goethe wrote in Journey to Italy, “To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is to have not seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”
Where next: Looking forward to developing a new trip for Boundless Journeys! Greece is at the top of my list, but let me know if you have suggestions.
“We are all still talking about our wonderful time on the Tour du Mont Blanc, and are all wondering how the next trip will compare! We are thrilled to have found and connected with Boundless Journeys and look forward to seeking your help in choosing the next adventure.”
- Sharon W., Tour du Mont Blanc
Areas of expertise: The Alps, Scotland, Slovenia, Argentina
Latest journey: I was thrilled to hike in Scotland with our guide Cory and a great group of guests. The warm hospitality of the Scottish people, the incredibly fresh food, and the hiking opportunities definitely exceeded my expectations.
Favorite places: I’m a bit biased as a Francophile and mountain lover, so the French Alps—anywhere amidst them. More specifically? Standing atop the Domes de Miages with Mont Blanc seemingly a stone’s throw away, surrounded by 360 degrees of incredible mountain beauty—glaciers below, blue sky above, granite peaks, snow underfoot, silence and stillness, save a slight whisk of wind.
The café in Contamines Montjoie (where we enjoyed pizza oozing with Roblechon cheese and potatoes with a glass of French wine afterwards) was quite a nice place, too!
Favorite travel quote: “A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” – John A. Shedd
Best travel experience: My visit with a very inspiring woman in Brittany, France years ago. Her 85-year-old friend taught me how to make galettes of buckwheat flour and water (not be confused with crepes made with milk and white flour!). She gracefully demonstrated the use of the ladle, rake, and long skinny spatula and made a perfect product each time. Mine? They looked more like a Rorschach test—or maybe that was due to her homemade cider she kept serving me.
We then proceeded to a traditional Fez Noz dance, which started at about 10:00 p.m. With what seemed to be with everyone’s kids, parents, and grandparents from town, we danced in circles linked by pinkies around two musicians sitting in back-to-back chairs, playing what resembled oboes as loud as bagpipes. We left at 1:00 a.m., long before the dance was over!
Where next: I’m off to hike in the Dolomites to go over our new itinerary there!
“Thanks for all of your help. I have never worked with a more professional and competent agent for any trip in my life. You are the gold standard. I appreciate everything you’ve done for us.”
-Dianne M., Peru Custom Tour
Areas of expertise: Japan, Bhutan, Nepal, Vietnam, Palau
Latest journey: Japan. Japan’s history and traditions are fascinating! Hiking portions of the Nakasendo Trail is the perfect way to immerse oneself in Japan’s culture. And the food? Unbelievable.
Best Travel Experience: Palau. Honestly, I didn’t know where Palau was before working at Boundless Journeys! I was fortunate enough to join one of our tours and was blown away by the colorful coral and abundance of marine life seen while snorkeling. Kayaking in the clearest of turqoise water amongst Palau’s beautiful Rock Islands truly felt like paradise, and I often think back to my time in Palau while I’m scraping snow off my car during Vermont’s cold winters! .
Favorite travel quote: “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” — Anonymous
Best souvenir: My dog, Modi.
Where next: My next personal adventure will be to Belize. But for work-related travel, I’m off to scout a trip to eastern Bhutan!
"My encounters with everyone associated with Boundless Journeys, from start to finish, have been, without exception, pleasant and free of frustration. That's rare enough to be astonishing!”
-Julie D., Iceland: Hiking the Land of Fire and Ice
Latest journey: My husband and I went to the Azores – a beautiful Portuguese, volcanic archipelago in the middle of the Ocean. It’s often called the Hawaii of the Atlantic. The food and landscape were amazing!
Best travel experience: Too many to name, but two stand out – watching a Mexico/Honduras soccer match in a Honduran bar and celebrating with the whole village when Honduras won and hiking the Tour du Mont Blanc with my husband—there were times I really couldn’t believe we were really there, surrounded by utterly jaw-dropping scenery everyday. And those picnic lunches with 3 kinds of French cheese and fresh baguettes…Unforgettable!
Favorite place: Italy, where I have family and friends and speak the language. But I find new favorite places every time I travel…It has become a problem.
Favorite travel quote: “…a tourist visits all the big sights, sees spectacles on stage, and returns home unchanged, with a suitcase full of knickknacks. A traveler becomes a temporary local, engages with the culture, and comes home enriched, with a vivid collection of experiences and a broader perspective.” – Rick Steves
Where next: Off to check out the Faroe Islands for a possible future trip!
"I've planned a number of major trips in the past by myself and after this experience I'll never do it again. I had no concept of all the fringe benefits of enlisting someone like yourself to make it happen. Thank you again!!"
-Scott B., Tanzania: Great Migration Safari
Latest journey: In September, I went to Greenland on our Special Departure trip. It was incredibly fascinating.
Best travel experience: Having worked in the travel industry since the late 80s I have been fortunate to have traveled around the world. One of the best trips was to Chile. It featured the sights from the Lake District to the Atacama Desert and places in between. The accommodations were exceptional and the scenery breathtaking. My favorite experience was cruising up the coast in a small boat in the early morning watching the marine birdlife, seals, and sea otters!
Favorite place: My own backyard here in Stowe, VT! I’ve seen the Taj Mahal at dawn and the Matukituki Valley in New Zealand, but seeing Mount Mansfield bathed in brilliant pink of the rising sun is about as beautiful as it gets.
Favorite travel quote: “You can’t get there from here.”—an old Vermontism!
Where next: Portugal is high on my list.
"Boundless Journeys provided us with a fantastic trip. We have gone on a few other adventure trips and can honestly say that Boundless Journeys is far superior to any of the other companies we've traveled with."
-Susan R., France, Italy, & Switzerland: Tour du Mont Blanc
Areas of expertise: Peru, New Zealand, Spain, England, Alpe Adria
Latest journey: Our Spain & Morocco tour. It was amazing!
Best travel experience: One of my most memorable travel experiences was taking the train from Berlin to Tarifa, Spain and then ferrying to Morocco (which in reverse was an underwhelming 2-hour flight). Traveling overland extended the sense of place, and felt like a true journey across cultures and landscapes. I ended up chatting with a man sitting across from me in a Tangier café. He was reading three different newspapers in three different languages, and shared stories about growing up in a poor fishing village before making his way to university. Quite openly, he told me about his attempts to swim across the Strait of Gibraltar, how he hoped for a better life in Europe. He knew where all the guards patrolled the docks and the best spots to hide at sunset. The rawness of his reality humbled me, and after we parted ways I couldn’t help wonder every night if he was out there, swimming.
Favorite places: What can I say, I’m in love with the world in all its wildness and wonder! But Ghana and Mali hold a special place in my heart. I’d love to return to West Africa—from the little I’ve experienced, there is much more to explore and learn about the region’s cultural and political history. And the food, music, art, and landscapes are incredible!
Favorite travel quote: “Adventure is a path. Real adventure—self-determined, self-motivated, often risky—forces you to have firsthand encounters with the world. The world the way it is, not the way you imagine it. Your body will collide with the earth and you will bear witness. In this way you will be compelled to grapple with the limitless kindness and bottomless cruelty of humankind—and perhaps realize that you yourself are capable of both. This will change you. Nothing will ever again be black-and-white.” – Mark Jenkins
Where next: Spain! I was on our Camino de Santiago tour not too long ago, and it reminded me of how much I love Spain. I heading back for exploration unrelated to work. Once you are bitten by the travel bug you can’t get enough.
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