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The Best African Safari for Every Interest

It may seem obvious, but it bears repeating: Africa is big. A behemoth on the map, it could comfortably fit the United States, China, India, and all of western Europe within its borders. With a population of over 1.2 billion, it hosts a dazzling 2,100...

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Our Favorite Highlights of Europe’s Regions

From browsing the wares of a wood-fired bakery in Sicily to following tranquil trails through Slovenia’s Alpine splendor, everyone's ideal Europe is different. Whether you'd like to follow in the footsteps of Impressionist painters, forage for truffles, make friends with a fiddler, or linger in...

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Peru’s Sacred Valley may be known for its archaeological treasures, but it is also a fantastically fertile region. This farmland near the village of Chinchero provides a rich bounty for that community’s Andean market.

The Top Things to Do in Peru
(Besides Visiting Machu Picchu)

Perched in the clouds above dense Andean forest, the “lost” city of Machu Picchu is an indelible icon of South America. Voted one of the New Seven Wonder of the World in a worldwide poll and designated a UNESCO World Heritage site, its misty terraces,...

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Costa Rica Southern Rainforest

The Top 25 Traits of a Self-Guided Traveler

Since their debut in 2011, Self-Guided Walking Adventures have become incredibly popular among our guests. These unique tours provide off-the-beaten path experiences that offer both independence and the expertise and support of Country Walkers. Guests love being able to travel at their own pace, add...

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Ireland’s 5 Most Beautiful Places for Walkers and Hikers

For many travelers, simply mentioning Ireland conjures a misty landscape of vibrant green, towering sea cliffs, charming villages, and sheep tranquilly grazing beside age-old stone walls. Celebrated in song, poetry, and film, it’s a countryside as iconic as any in the world. But...it’s also a...

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11 Spectacular Images of Provence’s Lavender Country

Is there anything more quintessentially Provence than lavender? The fragrant flower conjures images of colorful fields, quaint outdoor markets, and exquisite dishes served in old-fashioned bistros. However, did you know that the iconic plant doesn’t grow just anywhere in the region? In fact, there’s a...

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