Category: Small Group Discoveries

Mongolia’s Cultural Touchstones

Mongolia’s national flag tells a story. In its left bar, the Soyombo stands proud, a symbol of Buddhism—the sun, moon, stars, and heavens represented in ornate geometric form. It seems simple enough, this national proclamation […]

Notes on an Itinerant People

Mongolia’s Nomads Cling to a Treasured Way of Life In the annals of travel, one of the oft-quoted explorers, Marco Polo, is reported to have said on his death bed, “I did not tell half […]

Experience the Staggering Beauty of America’s Last Frontier

The year was 1959. The United States had already owned the land that comprises today’s Alaska for nearly a century, having purchased it from Russian Czar Alexander II in 1867. In 1912, the far-flung area […]

Preserving Alaska’s Magnificent Wildlife at AWCC

The vast tundra and soaring slopes of Alaska host an endless array of wildlife, from bears to moose, from reindeer to fox. As you might witness for yourself throughout our Alaska’s Natural Beauty adventure, they […]

Cruise Amidst Alaska’s Magnificent Beauty

Imagine waters so calm that they mirror the snow-capped mountains and towering glaciers that hug their shores … a secluded body of water fed by cascading waterfalls that is host to an array of wildlife […]

A Unique Glacier Adventure in Alaska

As peak experiences go, few can match hiking on the gleaming surface of a glacier. Crisp, clean air embraces you at every step. Snow-covered slopes rise for miles to dramatic peaks. And the only sound […]

Bolivia: Straddling Past and Future

Deep in the historic center of La Paz, Bolivia’s bustling and thriving capital, the Mercado de Brujas, or the Witchcraft Market, clings to centuries-old traditions. Its herbal tea infusions, coca leaves and colorful alpaca sweaters […]

Like Nowhere on Earth: Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats

Sprawling some 4,000 square miles, the stunningly white salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia, are a feast for the eyes—an ever-changing, mirage-like phenomenon. In the brightest daylight they appear to shimmer like a lake. In the […]

The Mystery of Machu Picchu

Straddling a saddleback mountain, the magnificent “Lost City” of Machu Picchu is one of travel’s great milestones, to say nothing of its place as one of the world’s great mysteries. Its precise architecture, erected without […]

The Other Side of Peru

Andean Vistas, Unspoiled Cultures & Seldom-Seen Ruins Snow-capped Andean peaks scrape at the sky. A patchwork of checkered farmland – neat squares of emeralds, olives, and browns – stretches over vast valleys, then climb hillsides […]