adventures for the discerning traveler

 
 
 
Asia 2016 Bhutan: Oct. 9 – 19Nepal: Oct. 20 – Nov. 3 & Nov. 3 – 7 (volunteer option)

Asia 2016
Bhutan: Oct. 9 – 19
Nepal: Oct. 20 – Nov. 3 &
Nov. 3 – 7 (volunteer option)

FOR INFORMATION ON THE VOLUNTEER PORTION OF THE NEPAL TRIP, PLEASE SEND ME A QUICK EMAIL SCOLONY@GMAIL.COM. Small countries wedged between the powerhouses of China and India, Nepal and Bhutan […]

 
Ethiopia 2016Sept. 24 – Oct. 12, 2016

Ethiopia 2016
Sept. 24 – Oct. 12, 2016

It’s one of the best kept travel destination secrets – a country that can trace its roots to the 2nd millennium; is loaded with impressive archeological delights including churches hewn […]

 
Vietnam 2016 (trip CLOSED)Feb. 15-March 1 & March 6-22

Vietnam 2016 (trip CLOSED)
Feb. 15-March 1
& March 6-22

Vietnam – it’s a land of vivid colors, ancient traditions, incredible history, stunning pagodas, towering mountains, teeming markets and welcoming people. Not a country to be visited in a week, […]

 
Namibia 2017July 12 – 27

Namibia 2017
July 12 – 27

Namibia is a vast country, even by African standards, covering an area approximately twice the size of California and somewhat bigger than Texas, but with a population of a mere […]

 
 
 

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