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Lonely Planet Names Top 10 Countries to Visit in 2011

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Friday, November 5th, 2010

From their new book, Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2011, the editors at this renowned publication have compiled the best in atmosphere, cuisine, culture, and adventure into a list of the Top 10 Countries to visit in the upcoming year. As always, we like to highlight destinations in our collection that are included in these coveted lists, so take a look below to see how you can make a spectacular travel choice in 2011 with Boundless Journeys.

ITALY

“Italy is a beguiling, beautiful, charismatic mess…one of the world’s most magnificent places to be. The food is delicious, sunshine is plentiful, scenery and towns are sublime, and there is millennia-worth of art to look at. There are 44 Unesco World Heritage Sites here, more than in any other country.”

To join Boundless Journeys on an exploration of Italy that will exercise the soul as well as the soles, check out:

Italy: A Taste of Tuscany & Umbria

Italy: Ancient Sicily

TANZANIA

“It’s true, Tanzania is a place of great marvels – Serengeti, Ngorongoro, Kilimanjaro, Zanzibar… But that’s not all. It also has great herds of elephants in Ruaha, tree-climbing lions around Lake Manyara, chimpanzee sanctuaries in Gombe and Mahale and packs of wild dogs in Selous. There are also sunsets on the Rufiji River, when the water boils with hippos and crocodiles. In fact, the country has the whole panoply of east Africa’s wildlife – including such rarities as the red colobus monkey, black rhino, hawksbill and leatherback turtles and Pemba flying foxes – concentrated in an unrivalled collection of parks and reserves. So you think you’ve seen it all? We’re betting Tanzania still has a surprise or two for you.”

A trip to East Africa is indeed an adventure that changes your outlook on life – let Boundless Journeys assist you in your experience by choosing one of the following itineraries:

Tanzania: Migration Safari

Tanzania: Beyond the Serengeti

Tanzania: Beyond the Serengeti Private Safari


About Boundless Journeys

Boundless Journeys is an award-winning small group adventure tour operator, selected as one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by National Geographic ADVENTURE, February 2009; and a “World’s Best” tour operator by Travel + Leisure, August 2009.

With a diverse collection of locally guided, small group itineraries and Private Collection trips around the world, Boundless Journeys offers “The World’s Great Adventures.” The adventure trips for 2-16 guests are active, ranging from leisurely cultural explorations and wildlife safaris to challenging trekking in remote regions ― with plenty of easy to moderate walking and sea kayaking in between.

Baja Sea Kayaking-Why travel with Boundless Journeys?

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Monday, August 10th, 2009


Adapted from Sea Kayaking in Baja
by Andromeda Romano-Lax

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Baja has become one of North America’s top sea kayaking spots, and for good reason. This peninsula, a crooked finger of land west of mainland Mexico, is tantalizingly close to the United States and yet still surprisingly wild and untamed. Flanked by the Sea of Cortez (or Gulf of California) to the east and the Pacific to the west, it is an 800-mile strip of desert bounded by over 2,000 miles of stunning coastline. Much of it remains inaccessible, except by boat. Despite its growing popularity, much of it remains unexplored, except by those adventurers willing to step off the beaten path.

The kayak provides an unparalleled vehicle for exploring this remote and remarkably beautiful coast. With its shallow draft, a kayak can enter any cove, navigate a lonely echoing channel, or steer a course through a maze of offshore boulders. It can be transported to almost any launching spot along the peninsula, be hauled out into a cliff niche, or pulled above the high-tide line of a beautiful, secluded beach. It is less expensive than a yacht, more unobtrusive and ecologically sound than a motorboat. It can be paddled well and safely, even by the beginner. It is great exercise, a perfect craft for the bird-, whale-, and wildlife-watcher, and a good way to burn off the pounds that creep on somewhere in Ensenada.
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Amazing Travel Tips: Boundless Journeys Adventure Travel

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Monday, May 11th, 2009

Adventure travel – whether hiking through the hill towns of Tuscany, trekking through Bhutan and the Himalayas, or sea kayaking in Baja’s Sea of Cortez – creates a sense of excitement and anticipation in even the most seasoned of travelers. This type of travel provides a way to escape the ordinary, and discover and explore with a fresh perspective. Many however are often scared away by the term “adventure”, and according to Webster’s Dictionary:

“adventure” is defined as: 1. a hazardous undertaking 2. an unusual or suspenseful experience 3. participation in hazardous or exciting experiences

“travel” is defined as: 1. to move from one place to another: JOURNEY 2. To journey from one place to another as a traveling sales representative 3. to be transmitted, as light

Adventure Travel TipsIn these words lie the loose definition of “adventure travel.” Strictly defined, “adventure travel” could mean: “a hazardous undertaking as a traveling sales representative” or “a suspenseful experience being transmitted as light.” However, there is much latitude to create a definition unique to your desired experience. For example, the true essence of adventure travel to me is defined as “unusual or exciting experiences journeying from one place to another.” Or more succinctly stated “Boundless Journeys.” Dial up the adventure, or turn it back. How exciting or how unusual you prefer your travels defines the personal experience that all of us have while traveling.
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To Woo Travelers, Airlines Slash Fares

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Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

Adventure Travel, there’s never been a better time.

While the current economic situation may have many of us wondering whether or not we will be able to take our yearly adventure abroad, there are a few things to consider before deciding against it. From a pure cost perspective, it has been at least a decade since there were such great travel values. If you can, now is a great time to take advantage of some of the byproducts of a poor economy. The dollar is stronger than it has been in quite some time, tour operators such as Boundless Journeys and the airlines are offering some significant savings due to decreased demand. For some it may be difficult to justify a walking trip through Tuscany, a hiking trip in Bhutan, or a wildlife safari in Botswana, but for those that are ready to seize the opportunity, this is a tremendous time to travel.

I’m always one whose looking for a good value, and here’s a radio segment I heard on NPR last night that got me thinking about where my next trip might be.

From NPR’s All Things Considered, March 9, 2009

The travel industry is hoping that any stimulus to the economy will mean more airline travel. As a result, airlines have slashed fares.

Rick Seaney, chief executive of Farecompare.com, tells NPR’s Michele Norris that right now is the best time in a decade to fly. That’s a huge reversal from last summer, when prices were among the highest.

“It’s completely flipped on its head in a short year,” he says.

Seaney also has several tips for people looking to travel on the cheap. One trick, he says, is to buy airline tickets on Tuesday afternoons. That’s the time he calls “the perfect sweet spot,” when the sales have come in and all the airlines have matched.

He also says the absolute cheapest days to fly are Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday, and that many of the lowest airfares come with rules stating that travelers can fly only on those days.

Listen Now to the complete interview [4 min 32 sec]

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Botswana Safari"Thank you, thank you for your most diligent efforts, meticulous attention to details, and most of all, patience with dozens of emails and calls, questions, and changes-of-mind.  Jim and I are looking forward to a wonderful trip, knowing that everything is flawlessly planned. We appreciate all your efforts!"
- Alison Forbes, Botswana Private Adventure

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