Beyond the bunny: Why chocolate is an important — and complex — global crop

Beyond the bunny: Why chocolate is an important — and complex — global crop

Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator, and a fellow at the Institute for Food and Development Policy. She writes and reports on food and culture. She is the founder and host of The Slow Melt, the award-winning chocolate podcast, and is the author of Bread, Wine, Chocolate: The Slow Loss of Foods We Love, named one of the…
My 4 Best Friends

My 4 Best Friends

Of Whom Are You Speaking? My 4 best friends on the trail will be my pack, my tent, my sleeping bag, and my sleeping pad. If everything goes to plan these will in fact be my best friends and not my worst enemies. These 4 items are often referred to “the big 4” when taking…
Mongolia's Naadam Festival: By the numbers

Mongolia's Naadam Festival: By the numbers

As a celebration of national independence and a tribute to the nomadic ways of the Genghis Khan era, Mongolia’s annual Naadam festival honours the country’s cultural roots through traditional sport. During Naadam, which takes place from July 11–15 this year, people compete in three sports: archery, horse racing and wrestling. They also eat Khuushuur (meat…
Protecting the planet through travel

Protecting the planet through travel

National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures show you some of the world’s most innovative sustainability initiatives. When you travel on a National Geographic Journeys with G Adventures tour, you support projects that help protect the planet for generations to come. Witness the power of geothermal heat at a greenhouse and power plant in Iceland. Learn…
Introducing Wanderers, powered by G Adventures

Introducing Wanderers, powered by G Adventures

In 2011, G Adventures introduced the Wanderers in Residence program: we partnered with five incredible travel bloggers who shared our core values and our passion for exploring the world. Six years later, we're bringing it back — but, of course, we've given it a bit of a remix. We're proud to introduce Wanderers, our group — there…
A tour of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica

A tour of the Bob Marley Museum in Kingston, Jamaica

When Bob Marley moved into new house at 56 Hope Road, a lot of his neighbours were decidedly sniffy. His music may have put Jamaica on the map, but that didn't mean they wanted him and his entourage spoiling their neat, moneyed neighbourhood. In the decades since the reggae icon's untimely death, however, things have…
Jamaica: No resorts needed

Jamaica: No resorts needed

Select departures to Latin America and the Caribbean — including trips to Jamaica — are now on sale for 20% off! Click here to learn more. Forget cruises and all-inclusive deals. Jamaica is an island that has its own rhythm. Here are a few reasons why you don’t need a resort on your next trip…
A love letter to Grand Place, Brussels

A love letter to Grand Place, Brussels

The first time I saw the Grand-Place, I was there for a party. Brussels Air, the newly renamed Sabena, Belgium’s national airline since 1923, was joining Star Alliance, a confederation of airlines, and airlines, as you may or may not know, love to throw parties in various far-flung parts of the world, partially because they’re…
5 lessons from the 5 happiest places on Earth

5 lessons from the 5 happiest places on Earth

At G Adventures, we believe strongly in creating happiness and community — so much so that it's one of our five Core Values. On March 20, as the world celebrates World Happiness Day, we're looking at some of the happiest places around the globe, according to the United Nations' World Happiness Report for 2018. These…
Empowering the women of Moshi

Empowering the women of Moshi

The town of Moshi bustles with tourists who have just come off the mountain, but in the shadow of Mount Kilimanjaro, there’s also activity at a school that’s empowering women to harness the power of the tourism industry, start their own businesses, and change their lives. It’s graduation day at the Give a Heart to…

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