Category Archives: Europe

6 Top Boutique Hotels in Northern Spain

So, you have finished the Camino de Santiago Trek and are looking for a little more laid-back adventure in the glorious provinces of northern Spain. Where do you go? Where do you stay? We’ve got you covered! Add a week … Continue reading

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NEW TRIP! 7-Day Dolomites Trek – Alta Via 2

One of the best ways to explore the Dolomites is hiking an Alta Via, the beautiful long-distance “high routes” of the Dolomites. The Alta Via 2 is the furthest west of the Alta Vie. Dubbed the “Alta Via delle Leggende,” … Continue reading

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NEW TRIP! 8-Day Dolomites Hiking Traverse

We are excited to introduce Dolomites treks to our list of amazing adventures! Starting with the 8-Day Dolomites Hiking Traverse. Starting at $1595/person! The best time for trekking in the Dolomites is June through September. It can be accessed from … Continue reading

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Camino de Santiago — 2019 Group Departure Dates

Announcing our 2019 group departure dates for the Camino de Santiago!  This is a fantastic trip as the treks go from lodge to lodge, take about one week, and are a great combination of culture and activity. We also offer … Continue reading

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Top 6 Mind-Blowing Treks That Don’t Kill Your Knees

While some of our guests strive for a strenuous edge to their trekking adventures, many of our travelers prefer to put culture and dramatic scenery first and opt for a milder trekking option for their vacations. For the latter type … Continue reading

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Top 5 Festivals Along the Camino de Santiago 2018

The routes along the Camino de Santiago take you through many towns and cities with amazing history and culture.  What better way to immerse in a new culture than to share a festival with the locals? Top 5 festivals to … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Chamonix, France: August 2016

Staff Members: Robin Paschall & Dean Paschall Travel Dates: August 18-21, 2016 Destinations Visited: Chamonix, France Chamonix is the starting point for the Tour du Mont Blanc Trek.  There is so much to do here that it is worth a … Continue reading

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Trip Report: Norway Fjords: September 2016

Staff Member: Dan Crandall Travel Dates: September 9-16, 2016 Destinations Visited: Bergen, Norway and Norwegian Fjord Country Overview:  Bergen is Norway’s second largest city and gateway to the nation’s remarkable fjord region. Fjords are long, narrow sea inlets with high … Continue reading

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Mountaineering in the Alps: Experiences for All Levels!

The European Alps are the birthplace of mountaineering. Early pioneers including Horace-Bénédicte de Saussaure and Jacques Balmat in the 18th century and Edward Whymper in the 19th century conquered the most famous peaks including the Mont Blanc (de Saussure and … Continue reading

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Trekking the Alps: Is a guided trek right for me?

Many of our clients for the Alps wonder if a guided trek is right for them. For many travelers a guided trek is a wonderful way to explore the beautiful mountains that are home to the Mont Blanc and the … Continue reading

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