Did you know?

Did you know?

More books are written, published and sold per person per year in Iceland than anywhere else on the planet.  The Icelandic people were in the past and still are great storytellers. Icelanders’ sagas, also called family sagas, are prose histories recounting events that...
Iceland: In the Path of the Vikings

Iceland: In the Path of the Vikings

August 6 – 15, 2021 | Elizabeth Rowe Tour Iceland and learn about the people who settled this remote island. On Far Horizons 10-day journey, experience dramatic landscapes, ancient Norse longhouses, and Viking ships. Learn about the adventures, struggles and often bloody feuds of the great families who settled on this remote island as described in the stories in Iceland’s sagas.

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

Eastern India: From Bodh Gaya to Kolkata to Puri

January 2 – 17, 2021 | M. David Eckel An adventure into remote areas of eastern India – from Bodh Gaya where the Buddha attained enlightenment to Patna where a casket believed to contain the Buddha’s ashes was found, to the great city of Kolkata, to Bishnupur’s Laterite Hindu temples, to the Buddhist Golden Triangle of the East, to the intricately carved Jain caves of Udayagiri and Khandagiri, and to the Sun Temple at Konârak.

Why Bulgaria?

Why Bulgaria?

Bulgaria, bordered by Romania to the north, Serbia and North Macedonia to the west, Greece and Turkey to the south, and the Black Sea to the east, is a cultural melting pot.  Greek, Slavic, Ottoman, and Persian influences are displayed in their wealth of fascinating...
Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Remember the fable of mythical Icarus who, on wings crafted of feathers and wax, flew too close to the sun? Made of feathers and wax, the sun melted them and Icarus fell and died. His father, Daedalus, a great inventor who is credited with creating the Great Labyrinth...