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Author: Jack Witt

A SHORT NOTE FROM JACK WITT REGARDING HIS ADVENTURES AND TOURS DURING PANDEMIC As many of us consider a thoughtful return to travel during the age of Covid-19, one thing is for sure; nobody knows how things will play out going forward. There will be a risk/reward aspect to everything in our lives going forward, and travel will be no exception. Active World Journeys will continue to provide small group travel experiences, both domestic and international. New health, sanitation and safety

French trappers are responsible for naming the three peaks now known as the South, Middle, and Grand Teton. They called the mountains “Les Trois Tetons,” or “The Three Breasts.” The Grand Teton—the tallest of the three—literally means “the big tit.” So now that we have that quirky and fun tidbit out of the way, I just want to say that after a visit to Grand Teton National Park, I am proclaiming it as one of my absolute favorites. It’s stunning and beautiful.

These boots are made for walkin' but six days on the Camino de Santiago was more than just a walking vacation "You’re going to walk 75 miles on your trip to Spain, what kind of vacation is that?" That’s just one of the many “concerned” responses I would get before heading out to northern Spain to finally get a chance to do a long-distance walk on perhaps the most popular pilgrim path in the world; The Camino de Santiago.  The Camino de Santiago,

Incredible – Spectacular – Fascinating – Mysterious –  UN FRICKIN’ BELIEVABLE!  When you visit Egypt, these are the words that bounce around in your head and that you hear a lot in conversation among travel friends that are with you. Recently, a group of about 12 of us from the USA traveled to Egypt on a trip that was filled with wonder and amazement. On our first day, we did a walking tour of Cairo and visited the Citadel area, home to Egypt’s

America’s National Parks are a unique part of our country’s identity and cultural heritage. No matter who you are, where you live, or how you live; the national parks welcome everybody as one and seem to strip away our differences and bond us together as admirers of the majestic outdoors and mother nature. Our national parks can be a force for health, healing, joy, and unity. Our group’s goal was to find a high volume of national parks within a fairly close

I'm just returning from an amazing 9 day adventure in Peru. Our group of eight people hiked and camped on the 27 mile Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. It was amazing, spiritual and at times very challenging. There's something incredibly humbling about hiking on a trail of original Inca stone from 500 years ago. Most people don't know, but along the way to Machu Picchu, there are several Inca ruins to walk around and explore. Some were places of worship and sacrifice,

All the way down in the very southern-most part of South America lays Patagonia, a region shared by Chile and Argentina where the Andes Mountains are the dividing line. On the Chilean side, the premiere national park is Torres del Paine, which is breathtakingly stunning and evokes a feeling of immensity – there are vast sheets of fractured blue ice, turquoise and emerald lakes, primeval-looking forest, vertical granite spires and seemingly limitless cloud-streaked skies. If you love hiking, the classic “W”

Yellowstone is “The Granddaddy” of our National Parks, featuring 50% of the world’s geysers in this 2.2-million-acre space. And, it spans three states: Montana, Wyoming and Idaho. Its sheer size along with the literal coexistence you have with the wildlife all around it, puts it in a league of its own. However, with the last six years of the park seeing 3-4 million more visitors than the previous six years, Yellowstone can be challenging to maneuver through and check off everything

A few years ago I founded a travel brand called HIKE THE HOLY LAND after an unforgettable trip I did to the Holy Land of Israel, Palestine and Jordan. I was so impressed by the land, the people, the history, the food /drink, and the music that I knew I wanted to bring back travelers to the Holy Land on active tours to connect more authentically, immerse in the culture, and truly live the experience as it unfolds. Well, the inaugural HIKE

For history buffs, and/or lovers of all things Roman, there’s one hike that stands out from all the rest and it’s called The Hadrian’s Wall Path – an 84 mile coast-to-coast trail in northern England that follows an ancient Roman wall that was built in AD122 by the Roman emperor Hadrian