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Japan: Kyoto, Nara & the Kumano Kodo

Get To Know Your Geisha: 4 Facts About This Japanese Tradition

Japan has an undeniably rich history - from its feudal-era scroll paintings to the neon-lit youth culture in its bustling cities today. Some older aspects of Japanese society, however, bear complicated legacies that are often misunderstood by gaijin, or outsiders. This is especially true of...

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Portugal Coast

4 Medieval Must-Sees in Evora, Portugal

Evidence of Europe's rich and complex history is everywhere, no matter where you are on the continent. You can hardly walk a block without seeing a centuries-old church, a storybook stone fortress, strange ruins whose origins are lost to time - you name it and...

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Sweden, Old Town from Stockholm, City Hall

On the Streets of Stockholm: Traversing Sweden’s Capital

What comes to mind when you envision Sweden? Norse mythology? ABBA? The simple beauty of Scandinavian furniture? Well, after visiting Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, you'll find that one of its most memorable pleasures of this historic city is, quite simply, spending a day or...

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tea harvest sri lanka

Experiencing Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka’s Sacred City

The nations of Southeast Asia and the Indian subcontinent all boast rich histories dating back thousands of years, full of sights and experiences guaranteed to pique the interests of bona fide history buffs and casual observers alike. Off the southern coast of India, in the...

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Iceland in Springtime

How to Have More Adventure in Your Life This Spring

Country Walkers tours are unforgettable adventure travel experiences that immerse you in the sights, sounds and cuisines of exciting destinations around the globe. These trips expand your mind, as well as your understanding of the world and your place in it. But you don't have...

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Self Guided Adventures

10 Ways to Turn Your Trip into an Adventure

Do humans dream of regular trips with stodgy hotel rooms and cookie-cutter itineraries? Of course not! We dream of magnificent adventure. We long for once-in-a-lifetime experiences that push us out of our comfort zones and make us better, braver, and stronger people. Don't settle for a...

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Cinque Terre

Places We Treasure

What Exactly Is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Anyway? On many Country Walkers trips, we visit UNESCO World Heritage sites—places of exceptionally important cultural, scientific or natural significance. These sites range from spectacular areas of natural beauty (such as Australia’s Blue Mountains) to historic city...

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Wild Pacific Trail Hero

5 New Travelers Fund Initiatives for 2018

There’s nothing better than leaving a positive impact on the people and places you’ve experienced while traveling. That’s why we created the Country Walkers Travelers Fund—to help the cultures that have made an imprint on our lives continue to thrive. On behalf of every guest,...

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Eight Earth-Friendly Projects Supported By Country Walkers

Each year, Earth Day gives us an opportunity to reflect on all that we can do to help conserve, protect, and heal our home planet. Heeding the maxim “think globally and act locally,” we at Country Walkers search for small ways to make a difference...

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