CW Travelogue

Why Every Traveler Should Read Haiku
Five Senses | By Matt Thompson, Jul 7, 2014 04:59 pm

Our new Guided Walking trip, Japan: Kyoto, Nara & the Kumano Kodo, (as well as our recent Six-Word Travel Memoir Contest) has gotten me thinking about one of my favorite exports from Japan—haiku. Though often taught as a simple counting game (say it with me: five syllables, seven syllables, five syllables), this ancient poetry form is actually one of the most nuanced, profound, and surprisingly hilarious writing forms ever created. And, best of all, it’s a great tool for exploring the Land of the Rising Sun...

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Insider Tips for Making the Most of Your Next Wine Tasting

You don’t have to be a sommelier to appreciate the deep flavors and rich colors of a jammy pinot noir or crisp chardonnay. And you certainly needn’t be a wine expert to delight in our new Self-Guided Walking trip through California’s premier wine country—a region of towering redwoods, rustic towns, sun-dappled vineyards, and sophisticated art galleries.

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Your Top Camino de Santiago Questions, Answered

Your Top Camino de Santiago Questions, Answered

For centuries, the faithful have been trekking across northern Spain on the Camino de Santiago (also known as “The Way of St. James”). Now it’s your turn. We’re excited to debut our Spain: Classic Camino de Santiago Guided Walking experience, which brings you all the best of this renowned route in a manageable 9-day format. We sat down with the trip’s designers, Deb Emerson and Alex Hynes, along with recent traveler (and Marketing Director) Carolyn Fox to learn a bit more about it.

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