"One Norwegian explorer discovered the New World 500 years before Columbus. Another was first to cross Greenland by land. In 1911, a Norwegian was first to the South Pole, and in 2006, a fellow countryman nailed history’s longest solo and unresupplied ski journey, 3,000 miles across the South Pole region. Who are these people? When the opportunity arose to visit Oslo and Bergen, and as a passionate, long-time enthusiast of historic exploration, I jumped at the chance to determine why Norway is home to the world’s greatest explorers." Jeff Blumenfeld takes us on an armchair tour of Norway and the country's famous adventurers.
Be inspired to discover the beauty of England and Scotland with this informative webinar on Wednesday August 17, 2016. Hosted by our local expert, Myles Farnbank, you'll experience the raw wilderness of the Outer Hebrides and Cairngorms National Park on Hiking Wild Scotland; and be thrilled by the 192-mile bucket-list challenge of our popular England Coast to Coast trek—one of the best long-distance routes in the world! This is the perfect opportunity to spend time with our insightful UK team, and hear about a dramatic landscape of rolling hills, ancient ruins, storybook villages, and charming inns.
"Author Gyula Krúdy, is considered one of Hungary's greatest writers. He wrote of his city in 1918, that Pest is spring, while Buda is autumn. His observation remains as true today as it did then. Budapest is two cities, divided by the wide Danube, with personalities and charms as far apart as seasons, both equally enthralling, both dreamlike, both ready for you to come explore."
European adventure expert Anne Wood take us through a living painting of colors and light on Iceland's Víknaslódir Trail, named one of the "25 Most Beautiful Treks in the World” by National Geographic. Located in the northeast, the Víknaslódir Trail is a path that leads hikers across the peaks and valleys of Iceland’s remote and windswept eastern fjords. Just be sure to check your 5 stars at the door!
"There is a palpable uniqueness to the atmosphere of Innsbruck. Sure, it has all to do with the altitude and the way light behaves differently in the mountains. But there's more to it than just science. What makes Innsbruck unique are the intangibles that only your senses can detect and no machine can measure. Like the fragrant combination of Alpine geraniums blooming in the countless window boxes as it mixes with the scent of work-warmed horses, which mingles with that ever-present smell of the cold, wet granite that exudes from shaded cobblestones."