To borrow from Margaret Mead, never doubt that a small group of like-minded travelers can make a difference in the world.
As the owner of a travel company, JB Journeys, I have been fortunate on occasion to meet people in other countries who have the capacity to impactfully change the world for good. Tara and Rob Cahill of Guatemala are two such people. I first met the Cahills while I was birding in Guatemala in 2017. … Continue reading Force for change, force for good in Guatemala
The lovely colonial city of Antigua, Guatemala is where we spend most of our Holy Week tour each year. Streets are cobble-stoned, houses painted pastel colors, churches on every corner. During the Lenten season, so much more is going on, including creating gorgeous carpets, or alfombras, on the streets. The alfombras are made from flower … Continue reading Antigua, Guatemala, Holy Week
Before we left the US, a friend asked how do I dress to not look like a tourist. There seems to no longer be a difference between us and them, in terms of dress. In European cities, everyone, whether traveler or local, dresses the same. Not long ago you could tell local women by the … Continue reading How to not look like a tourist
Tourism is the main industry in Croatia these days, but it’s fairly low key. We booked two day tours from Dubrovnik, one to neighboring country of Montenegro and the other to Bosnia and Herzegovina. As we were staying at an AirBnB in the old city which is totally care free. We were told to meet … Continue reading Tourism in Dubrovnik