Books for the Road: Colombia

Books for the Road: Colombia

Known for its diverse fauna and flora, jaw dropping scenery, and warm people Colombia is also recognized its literature and arts. From famous authors and poets to sculptors and singers, Colombia has made its mark in history. Here are 10 books to read on Colombia.

Meet Our Partner: Torres del Paine Legacy Fund

Meet Our Partner: Torres del Paine Legacy Fund

With an expansive array of impactful and integral projects supporting sustainability in the iconic region of Patagonia, Torres del Paine Legacy Fund’s impressive work is truly inspiring. It’s clear that this iconic National Park will continue to be enthrall visitors for generations to come as a direct result of the efforts, projects & collaborations of Legacy Fund - quite the legacy indeed!!

Meet Our Partner: Vía Orgánica Mexico

Meet Our Partner: Vía Orgánica Mexico

Mexico has an incredibly diverse range of terrains, cuisines and traditions. The region of Guanajuato is a leader in sustainable agriculture, and when we visit we take a recorrido around the grounds of Vía Orgánica to learn about the native and adaptive species growing all around the farm that in turn feed and educate the local community. Co-founder Rosana Álvarez shows us the roots and vision of this incredible organization.

Books for The Road: New Zealand

Books for The Road: New Zealand

In addition to its abundance of natural beauty New Zealand also boasts a unique culture with a fascinating history. Before embarking on your bucket-list journey to these remote Pacific Islands, be sure to make the most of your time there by getting in to the kiwi mindset ahead of time! Here are 5 books to read on New Zealand.

Five Ways to Embrace Culture Shock

Five Ways to Embrace Culture Shock

Whether you’re a well-versed globetrotter or have just caught the travel bug, culture shock is a real experience that most people encounter at some point on their ventures. We invited blogger Jennifer Fitzpatrick to share about her experience with culture shock on a recent trip to Nepal. Here are her five tips.

Top 5 Ways Language Will Transform Your Travels

 Top 5 Ways Language Will Transform Your Travels

Learning a foreign language before traveling to a country that speaks that language will enhance your travel experiences immensely. At the same time, traveling to a country that speaks the language you’re learning will catapult your language skills to the next level.

Books for the Road: Ireland

Books for the Road: Ireland

Ireland is a place famous for its beautiful green landscapes, never ending coasts, plentiful hiking opportunities, folkloric pubs, and heartwarming locals. Yet with all of it’s beauty and charm, there are also troubled and tragic chapters in it’s past. To understand all the facets of Irish culture & history, we have listed some of the best reads from known Irish authors or based in Ireland.

Florence Photo Blog

Florence Photo Blog

An entire city that could be dubbed a ‘museum without walls’, Florence offers an unending feast for the eyes. In this photo blog by Freethedust and Maggie Johnson, you can take a virtual tour among it’s cobbled stoned streets, iconic sites, masterful artworks, delicious foods, and jaw-dropping vistas. No doubt you’ll be pining to visit Florence by the end!

Meet Our Partner: ANAPOO Association

Meet Our Partner: ANAPOO Association

Beyond a condiment, true virgin and extra virgin olive oil is an essential staple of the Italian diet, with an impressive host of health benefits, flavor compositions, and a variety of uses. To preserve and nurture the continued cultivation of quality olive oil in Italy, the work of our community partner is inspiring.

On the Camino de Santiago

On the Camino de Santiago

We sat down with Gina Cornejo - yoga instructor extraordinaire for our Retreat to Spain trip which is focused in the Camino region - to delve into her knowledge and experiences of the Camino de Santiago. Her multiple trips and hikes along different routes of the Camino have given her a wonderful insight in to the region, the history, and most importantly the feeling of what it’s like to explore this pilgrim’s path.

5 Reasons to Visit Mostar

5 Reasons to Visit Mostar

An easy drive from Split or Dubrovnik, Croatia, the charming city of Mostar, Bosnia-Herzogovenia is worth a visit for a morning, afternoon or whole day. From the picturesque river and iconic bridge to the enchanting bazaar and landmark mosque, Mostar is a place to soak up history, culture, art and cuisine. Guest blogger Satarupa Datta gives us her 5 reasons to make a stop in this fascinating town.

A Culinary Journey through Tuscany:

A Culinary Journey through Tuscany:

A visit to Tuscany can be nothing short of a foodie or wine lover’s dream. The rolling hills and lush landscape of the whole region is indescribably beautiful, and a traveler can fall in love with it even before taking a bite of food or a sip of wine! Each region in Italy is home to different delicacies and traditional dishes, and Tuscany is no exception. From beans to boar, here are the items you must try while you’re spending time under the Tuscan sun...

5 ways to sound like a native Spanish speaker on your travels

5 ways to sound like a native Spanish speaker on your travels

Did you know that Spanish is the official language in 21 countries? ¡Qué sorprendente! An estimated 450 million people speak Spanish around the globe, making it the second most spoken language en el mundo (second only to Mandarin)!  Imagine how many different cultures and the wide variety of people you could connect with on a deeper level by speaking their language!               

10 Must-See Spots For Nature Lovers in New Zealand

10 Must-See Spots For Nature Lovers in New Zealand

After calling Aotearoa (the Māori name for New Zealand) home for almost two years, I've experienced my fair share of nature's great wonders. Here, I list my 10 must-see spots for nature lovers in New Zealand from a locals’ perspective. No doubt after reading through the following you’ll understand New Zealand’s status as the most naturally beautiful country in the world!

Small Group Travel: Expectations Vs Reality

Small Group Travel: Expectations Vs Reality

As an introverted and typically solo or couple traveler, I was a bit nervous to sign up for a small group trip for the first time. When I joined up to travel with Traverse Journeys on their trip to New Zealand all my worries were squashed and I am now a firm believer that small group travel is ideal for anyone and a great way to travel, and travel responsibly.

Meet Our Partner: Madrid for Refugees

Meet Our Partner: Madrid for Refugees

With opportunities for engagement that include ‘Chefugee’ cooking classes and yoga sessions led by a certified teacher, our partnership with Madrid for Refugees has us excited in more ways than one! Of course, offering unique opportunities for refugees and asylum seekers in Madrid to share their skills, culture and local cuisine with guests is just one of the many incredible programs that MFR spearheads. We spoke with Madrid for Refugees founder Christina Samson about the integral work they do.