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How to Choose the Best Walking Shoes

You could be walking along the most beautiful trail in the world—nothing but sweeping sea views below and cloudless blue sky above—but if your feet aren’t enjoying the stroll, chances are you won’t either. Proper footwear isn’t just important to making the most of a...

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The Allure of Self Guided Adventures

The Allure of Self-Guided Travel

Picture this: you’re crossing a wheat field dotted with brilliant red poppies. Before you, a medieval hilltop town of weathered stone swoops up into the sky. In the middle distance, a farmhand waves, beckoning you over to chat. A choice presents itself — do you...

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Portugal Douro Valley

Why Savvy Travelers Want to
Go to Portugal

If you’ve been perusing top travel publications in the last year (and, let’s face it, we have), you’re likely to have noticed one country making frequent headlines: Portugal. Crowned one of the top places to travel in 2016 by Afar Magazine, the tiny Iberian nation...

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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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Five Fun Ways to Make the Gift of Travel Even More Special

Picking the perfect gift can be stressful, but we want to make things simple for you. We’re delighted to create a Gift Certificate for any amount, to any destination—you can even leave it open-ended and let the recipient decide. (If they need help choosing, we’ll...

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5 Famous Writers Inspired by the Cotswolds

If you think the Cotswolds look familiar, you’re probably right. This region of rolling hills and pastureland—England’s largest Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty—has served as Hollywood and the BBC’s stand-in for scenic British countryside for decades. From the vibrant gardens where Darcy infuriated Elizabeth Bennet...

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An Interview with Our Most-Traveled Couple

To say that Bob and Terry Rockwell have seen a lot of the world is an understatement. In the last 16 years, they’ve each been on a total of 28 trips with us, to destinations ranging from Glacier National Park to New Zealand (their 29th,...

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How to Make the Most of Travel with Friends

They say, “if you want to know someone, walk a mile in their shoes”...but we’d settle for walking a mile by their side. Traveling with friends and family is one of the best ways to deepen relationships and make lifetime memories—those indelible moments that make...

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One-Star Reviews of the World’s Greatest Landmarks

World travelers know: wanderlust is something in the blood for some people. The pleasures of exploring new places, meeting new people, and connecting with new cultures strike chords deep inside you. Many are simply born to travel. That said, we’ve always felt that, with the...

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Caves along the Bay of Fundy

Why Are the Bay of Fundy’s Tides so High?

The Bay of Fundy is a marvel to behold. From its historic shipbuilding villages and Acadian forests to its rugged sea cliffs and serene marshland, it offers countless idyllic maritime landscapes for travelers to enjoy. Of course, what it’s best known for is a bit...

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