CW Travelogue

Postcards From Afar | By Timo Shaw, CW Safari President, Nov 5, 2014 01:36 pm

Recently, I had the pleasure of joining a CW Safari group on an epic journey through South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, and Zambia. And while our days were filled with the classic experiences I’ve come to expect from a safari—spectacular lodges and camps, fantastic guides, cool sundowners, jaw-dropping wildlife encounters, delicious food, and stunning scenery—what struck me most were all the experiences you don’t expect. Africa offers so many surprising moments, from little gracenotes during a game drive to captivating, all-day adventures that you share around the campfire each evening. Here are a few of my favorites...


Four Things You Only Learn About Bhutan by Going There

Recently, I was lucky enough to experience the warm culture, ancient history, and breathtaking views of Bhutan. As a traveler on a Country Walkers Guided Walking Adventure there, I wandered the bustling streets of Thimphu, walked the rice paddies of the Punakha valley, and climbed high mountain passes to ancient Buddhist monasteries. While I expected all those things people tend to associate with Bhutan—soaring Himalayan peaks, beautifully painted temples, and rampant prayer flags—there were many experiences that caught me by surprise. Here are a few that stood out for me...


11 Beautiful Reasons to Experience Croatia

When Country Walkers guest Heather Blake returned from a Guided Walking trip on Croatia’s Dalmatian Coast earlier this year, we were inspired by her photos. We’d always known the region to be an undiscovered gem of Renaissance architecture, Mediterranean color, lush vineyards, and family-owned restaurants, but Heather’s photos reminded us what a glorious—and surprising—place it can be to experience for the first time. Here, we’ve collected a few of our favorite pictures of Croatia; Heather was kind enough to provide captions for each...