Sicily: The Heart of the Mediterranean

Sicily: The Heart of the Mediterranean

By Heather Stoeckley “To have seen Italy without seeing Sicily is to not have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything.”  These words from the poet Johann Wolfgang Goethe (who traveled to Sicily 1786-1788) have been the playing in the back of head since...
Life aboard a Turkish Gulet

Life aboard a Turkish Gulet

By Jennifer Tobin, Study Leader I’m an early riser so my day begins at dawn.  I put on a bathing suit under my sundress and leave my small wooden cabin, climbing the stairs to emerge on deck.  Long cushions occupy the stern of the boat and I snuggle into some pillows...
Traveling through Bulgaria

Traveling through Bulgaria

A post-trip interview with tour manager, Kelly Bryson How long was your trip to Bulgaria and where did you visit? The trip was just over two weeks long and we made a circuit of the entire country, including stops at Sofia, Ivanovo, Madara Rider, Varna, Nessebar, Stara...