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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.

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.

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!

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.

Machu Picchu in Poetry: A Haiku

Machu Picchu in Poetry: A Haiku

Adventurous traveler and deep thinker Betty Deitch joined our 2018 Machu Picchu trip and wrote a beautiful Haiku (俳句) about the experience. Characterized by 17 symbols and 3 versus, this historic form of poetry is both beautiful and through-provoking. This touched us so much that we just had to share!