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Home of the World’s Greatest Explorers: An Armchair Explorer’s Guide to Norway

August 12, 2016 by Jeff Blumenfeld

"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."

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Best of Britain Webinar Event

July 29, 2016 by Heather Howard

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. 

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Budapest: A Tale of Two Cities

July 21, 2016 by Kevin Lynch

"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."

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On Iceland's Víknaslódir Trail

July 15, 2016 by Anne Wood

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!

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Insider Guide: Santiago de Compostela

June 20, 2016 by Allie Roqueta

"Santiago de Compostela is a small town nestled within the Spanish region of Galicia: a natural wonderland filled with lush forests, towering mountains, and jagged seas. Most people know it as the ending point of the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile long pilgrimage dating back to the Middle Ages. However, beyond the after-glow of the pilgrimage, you’ll find that the actual city of Santiago de Compostela is a gem all in its own."

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