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Travel Together. Explore on Your Own. Country Walkers, Sunrises, Guide Book, Travel Advice, Tour Guide, Nightlife, Moroccan, Grand Canyon, Around The Worlds

Travel Together. Explore on Your Own.

With 22 years of experience at Country Walkers, Tricia Dowhan has seen pretty much everything—from Moroccan sunrises to Latvian nightlife. Still, the travel director (and creator of countless unforgettable itineraries) is abuzz with excitement when she describes our new Flex-Guided tours.

Strolling ‘Hand-in-Trunk’ in Botswana Country Walkers, Elephant Walk, Okavango Delta, Victoria Falls, African Elephant, Travel Advice, Safari, How To Find Out, Tourism

Strolling ‘Hand-in-Trunk’ in Botswana

What does it feel like to stroll through African bush with an elephant by your side? Country Walkers Travel Manager and safari veteran Kat Bacevicius recently returned from our Botswana & Zambia Safari: Victoria Falls to the Okavango Delta tour where she got to find out.

You’ve waved goodbye and shed some tears—now it’s time to revel in your newfound independence! As an empty nester, you can leave behind the days of kid-centric vacations and start ticking places off your personal bucket list. Travel Advice, Travel Tips, Country Walkers, Waves Goodbye, Plan Your Trip, Continents, Empty, Around The Worlds, Couple Photos

4 Travel Tips for Empty Nesters

You’ve waved goodbye and shed some tears—now it’s time to revel in your newfound independence! As an empty nester, you can leave behind the days of kid-centric vacations and start ticking places off your personal bucket list.

The varying shapes, colors, and textures of pasta found on the Italian peninsula and islands are reflective of the long cultural and culinary traditions of Italy’s disparate regions, each of which come alive on restaurant tables throughout your Country Walkers itinerary. Country Walkers, Restaurant Tables, Japchae, Pasta Recipes, Green Beans, Islands, Italy, Shapes, Vegetables

From Pizzoccheri to Scialatielli and All Points in Between

The varying shapes, colors, and textures of pasta found on the Italian peninsula and islands are reflective of the long cultural and culinary traditions of Italy’s disparate regions, each of which come alive on restaurant tables throughout your Country Walkers itinerary.

No matter what you’re seeking in your travels across Portugal, Country Walkers has an adventure for you. Country Walkers, Portugal Country, Largest Countries, Travel Advice, Traveling By Yourself, Around The Worlds, Explore, Adventure, House Styles

Discover Your Portugal

No matter what you’re seeking in your travels across Portugal, Country Walkers has an adventure for you.

As my mom and I make our way through the thick fog enveloping the Irish countryside, we hear a deep bellow coming from somewhere in the mist not far ahead. Country Walkers, Ireland Country, A Perfect Day, Past Life, Travel Advice, Mists, Countryside, Garden Sculpture, Irish

A Perfect Day on the Trail in Ireland

As my mom and I make our way through the thick fog enveloping the Irish countryside, we hear a deep bellow coming from somewhere in the mist not far ahead...

From almost any street in Santiago, the wind-etched spires of Andean peaks are visible, rising up to almost impossible heights beyond the city limits. Country Walkers, City Limits, Culinary Arts, Travel Advice, Wine Country, Chile, Vineyard, Coast, Around The Worlds

Chile Wine Country & The Coast: An Elemental Exploration of Climate, Culture, and Culinary Arts

From almost any street in Santiago, the wind-etched spires of Andean peaks are visible, rising up to almost impossible heights beyond the city limits.

Le Langhe - Piedmont, Italy * The hot summers and misty autumns of the Le Langhe area of Italy's Piedmont area are a perfect habitat for the wild "tartufo bianco", or white truffle. White truffles grow symbiotically with the roots of the Oak tree. Country Walkers, Food Club, Old Recipes, Traveling By Yourself, Favorite Recipes, Adventure, Animals, Check, Blog

Our Favorite Foodie Experiences

If you want to expand your culinary horizons, we have the adventure for you. Check out some of our favorite food-centric experiences!

Leaving No Trace on the South West Coast Path Country Walkers, South West Coast Path, Great Walks, Natural Scenery, Coast Guard, Travel Advice, Heritage Site, Geology, Preserves

Leaving No Trace on the South West Coast Path

Often called one of the world’s greatest walks, England’s South West Coast Path weaves its way along the Cornish Coastline, telling a story of the region’s geology and history through its many heritage sites, nature preserves, and stunning natural scenery.

What makes a Flex-Guided Adventure special? It’s the best of both worlds: enjoying a group of like-minded traveling companions, and having a few opportunities for discovery entirely on your own. Country Walkers, Travel Advice, Discovery, How To Memorize Things, Traveling, Around The Worlds, Tours, In This Moment, Group

Memorable Moments from Flex-Guided Adventures

What makes a Flex-Guided Adventure special? It’s the best of both worlds: enjoying a group of like-minded traveling companions, and having a few opportunities for discovery entirely on your own.

Country Walkers Flex-Guided Adventures have some built in time for independent discovery, when travelers can break away from the group and explore on their own. Not sure what you want to see or do? That’s what our guides are for! Country Walkers, Pompeii, Amalfi Coast, Travel Advice, Discovery, Explore, Group, Adventure, Tips

Mauro’s Top Tips for Independent Exploration on the Amalfi Coast

Country Walkers Flex-Guided Adventures have some built in time for independent discovery, when travelers can break away from the group and explore on their own. Not sure what you want to see or do? That’s what our guides are for!

Pick any day of the year—mid-summer, late winter, the fall equinox, your birthday—and you’ve found a great time to visit Italy. Country Walkers, Visit Italy, Days Of The Year, Equinox, Travel Advice, It's Your Birthday, Around The Worlds, Spring, Fall

Five Reasons to Visit Italy in Spring

Pick any day of the year—mid-summer, late winter, the fall equinox, your birthday—and you’ve found a great time to visit Italy.

Alessandro Pini is a veteran Country Walkers guide. He’s been with us since making him uniquely qualified to tell us what makes our Piedmont Walking Adventure special. Country Walkers, Union Européenne, Travel Advice, Truffles, Walking, Adventure, Mens Tops, Blog, Character

Barolo, Truffles, and Local Characters: Alessandro’s Favorite Things in Piedmont

Alessandro Pini is a veteran Country Walkers guide. He’s been with us since 1999, making him uniquely qualified to tell us what makes our Piedmont Walking Adventure special.

Looking to go beyond flowers and chocolate? Give your love the gift of travel! Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, planning a second honeymoon, or simply hoping to get away with your significant other, we have the perfect romantic getaway for you. Country Walkers, South Africa Safari, Hiking Tours, Kruger National Park, Significant Other, Romantic Getaway, South Of France, Walking Tour, Travel Advice

Top Romantic Walking and Hiking Tours

Looking to go beyond flowers and chocolate? Give your love the gift of travel! Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, planning a second honeymoon, or simply hoping to get away with your significant other, we have the perfect romantic getaway for you.

UNESCO World Heritage sites are among the world's most remarkable places to visit on any vacation—and quite a few of them feature prominently on the itineraries of Guided Walking Adventures from Country Walkers. All three of the locations detailed below provide ample opportunities to flex your feet and get a real feel for a region’s natural beauty, history, and culture. Country Walkers, Stone Street, Fishing Villages, Best Sites, World Heritage Sites, Natural Beauty, Places To Visit, Around The Worlds, Walking

3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites Best Experienced on Foot

UNESCO World Heritage sites are among the world's most remarkable places to visit on any vacation—and quite a few of them feature prominently on the itineraries of Guided Walking Adventures from Country Walkers. All three of the locations detailed below provide ample opportunities to flex your feet and get a real feel for a region’s natural beauty, history, and culture.

Music Lovers, Listen Up: 3 Underrated Music Capitals Country Walkers, Music Lovers, Cities, Identity, Ear, Culture, Vacation, People, Blog

Music Lovers, Listen Up: 3 Underrated Music Capitals

Experiencing other cultures is one of the major reasons why we take the time to travel. It can liberate us from preconceived notions, broaden our perspectives and, in the best cases, help make us into better people. Music represents one facet of how a culture expresses its identity, and Country Walkers travelers with a nuanced ear should be sure to catch the local sounds in these three cities.