In the two elongated countries that inhabit southern South America, the cowboys of the pampas (grassland plains) meet world-class polo ponies, and the hiking trails of breathtaking Patagonia intersect the wine routes of the Andean foothills. Journey with us to Argentina and Chile, where bold aromas of grilled, grass-fed beef and chorizo emanate from open-air… Read More
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A mystical aura permeates the extraordinary travel gem of Peru. Its many attractions include lush cloud forests, sacred valleys, high deserts and serene canyon lands, as well as ancient Inca ruins, mysterious geoglyphs and indigenous Andean cultures. Join us as we go in search of Peru’s sacred treasures. Lima – Priceless Treasures of the Ancients… Read More
Nature and culture thrive in South America’s northwest jewel of Ecuador. An astounding array of habitats beckons explorers to discover prehistoric creatures on pristine islands, horse riding under highland volcanoes and vivid rainforests teeming with tropical life. Join us on our journey to unearth wildlife, pre-Colombian Incan relics and Spanish colonial gems in this land… Read More
Spain resonates with a distinctive blend of relaxed warmth and proud grandeur. Travel with us from sun-soaked Sevilla in Southern Spain—where even the earth is fiery red and the sounds of flamenco issue from cool cellar doors—to Barcelona, a city known for its sophistication, mix of cultures, spectacular food—and of course, Gaudi’s fantastical architecture. Seville… Read More
Greece boasts thousands of islands and islets scattered across the Aegean, Adriatic and Mediterranean seas but only about 150 are populated. FromSantorini to Crete, we explore some of the more famous islands and offer tips for avoiding the crush of tourists who flock there each summer. Santorini (Cyclades Group) – Balcony of a Submerged Volcano… Read More
The ancient city of Istanbul is where East meets West—on the Bosporus Strait that divides Europe from Asia and the Black Sea from the Mediterranean. It’s become a favorite destination in recent years and for good reason. From Byzantine mosaics to the treasures of the Ottoman Emprie, Istanbul is laden with history and alive with… Read More