Icelanders: The Warm Heart of a Cool Country
You have to love a civilization that considers a neck-deep soak in a geothermal lagoon a run-of-the-mill daily activity.
Edward Piegza March 14, 2017
Pen pals connect Cuba, Chimacum
Thanks to his neighbor Heather Harding, a tour guide for Classic Journeys, Garcia has sent students in Cuba samples of leaves from the Pacific Northwest, drawings of his hiking trips and letters in En
Allison Arthur January 4, 2017
Details: a walking vacation in the Cotswolds
Among American companies offering walking vacations in the Cotswolds are Classic Journeys (from $4,695; 1-800-200-3887;
Delights along the way while walking England's Cotswolds
A Classic Journeys walking tour group crosses pasture overlooking Cotswolds village of Adlestrop, England, which Jane Austen memorialized in her novel “Mansfield Park.”
Nancy Nathan December 15, 2016
Walking the Cotswolds: 3,000 miles of curiosities in the English countryside
If you ever need reminding how odd the English can be, take a trip to Swinbrook," that glorious unspoiled region in south-central England, bounded roughly by Oxford, Bath and Stratford-upon-Avon.
Nancy Nathan December 9, 2016
It's hard not to be charmed in unspoiled south-central England
My husband, Dave, and I were in a group of eight Americans and a British guide on a six-day trip with the San Diego-based Classic Journeys, which specializes in small-group walking tours.
Nancy Nathan December 1, 2016
Solo Vacations are Good for the Soul
More than 30% of the guests at my adventure travel company Classic Journeys are individuals traveling on their own, a happy trend that’s confirmed by many industry surveys.
Edward Piegza November 23, 2016
Guest post: 5 Reasons Families Go for the Galapagos
Birds with flappy feet that are Gatorade blue. Coves where baby sea lions swim beside you in the wild. The widest whitest beaches you’ve ever dug your toes into. Penguins! Shall I go on?
Edward Piegza October 17, 2016
Reality Check: In Cuba: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same
In my decades in the travel industry, I’ve never seen a destination become so popular so quickly or generate more questions and more misconceptions.
Edward Piegza July 21, 2016
The week’s best travel deals around the globe
Classic Journeys, a luxury adventure tour company, has $500 savings on its trips in the United Kingdom.
Carol Sottili, Andrea Sachs July 7, 2016
The World’s Best Tour Operators
When it comes to soup-to-nuts travel arrangements, these companies have the best guides, the best itineraries, and the best value.
Stephanie Wu July 7, 2016
Dilemma 2016: Where to take your family vacation
Classic Journeys President and founder, Edward Piegza, shares family travel tips for 2016.
Edward Piegza June 3, 2016
Here’s What To Know Before Planning A Trip To Cuba
"Ever since the U.S. lifted the restrictions on travel to Cuba last December, the tropical country has been in the tourism spotlight."
Annie Daly March 23, 2016
Save big on bucket-list destinations in 2016
10 dream trips you can actually afford in 2016
Josh Roberts January 7, 2016
7 top adventure trips for 2016
Galapagos on foot - Classic Journeys Galapagos Island Tour includes expeditions with expert naturalists as well as trekking, kayaking and snorkeling.
Charles Coxe December 28, 2015
Five Tour Groups That Offer Amazing Family Itineraries
"From underwater expeditions to immersive safaris and camping trips, these groups offer vacations that really are fun for the whole family."
Amy Tara Koch September 28, 2015
Resort and Tour News: Nighttime Climbing in Canada, Birding in Costa Rica
"Best known for its culture-focused trips, the tour operator Classic Journeys is pumping up the activity level of some of its departures with new multisport trips."
Elaine Gulsac August 28, 2015
New Zealand Tours for Families
"Looking to make miraculous discoveries Down Under? Classic Journeys has got you covered."
Janeen Christoff July 31, 2015
4 Types of Trips That Make Traveling Solo Easy
"Classic Journeys provides a solution to an issue that solo travelers have long had to deal with: supplements."
Sarah Schmalbruch July 29, 2015
The fast-developing Cuba travel landscape
"Classic Journeys...adding departures and expanding itineraries."
Gay Nagle Myers July 21, 2015
From Cooking to Sailing, ‘Summer Camps’ for Adults
“They are uber-active at home, whether it’s work or adult education, so when they go on vacation they want to continue in that mode,” said Edward Piegza, founder of Classic Journeys..."
Alyson Krueger July 12, 2015
National Geographic 2015 Tours of a Lifetime
"Discover the backcountry beauty of Viñales, Cuba, on a tour with Classic Journeys."
National Geographic April 8, 2015
Best Spring Trips 2015
"From urban escapes to outdoors adventures, our editor’s list of the ten best spring trips to take this year—plus one reader’s choice—is filled with off-the-beaten-path options."
National Geographic Traveler April 1, 2015
5 Travel Trends for 2015
"The quest for authenticity runs deep...the thirst for unfiltered experiences that are faithful to a local culture is unquenchable and stronger every year."
Edward Piezga February 12, 2015
Retirement Living: Dreams are just a plan away
Tom and Anne Barker had a retirement dream: to travel the world with Classic Journeys.
Rodney Brooks March 21, 2014
Walking the Dalmatian Coast
Classic Journeys' walking tour to Croatia favors cultural immersion with locals
Julia Wallace August 27, 2013
Become a true traveler with Classic Journeys
Q&A with the President and Founder of Classic Journeys
Bina Joseph August 26, 2013
Americans legally visiting Cuba
Rare Cuba trips by Americans: people-to-people cultural exchanges
Jeff Franks August 2, 2013
Forbes: Classic Journeys expands into Myanmar
Classic Journeys now offers a cultural walking tour in Myanmar with a base in Yangon.
Laurie Kahle, Contributor February 21, 2013
Luxury Travel Magazine: Top Travel Destinations
Classic Journeys offers ultimate trips to New York Times Top Travel Destinations
Luxury Travel Magazine January 27, 2013
Modern Traveler: Volunteer Immersion
Starting with Myanmar, Classic Journeys now offers volunteer immersion opportunities.
Modern Traveler January 16, 2013
Dolce Vita Magazine: Moroccan Magic
Edward Piegza shares some of his greatest memories and what he loves most about Morocco.
Edward Piegza, Guest Travel Editor May 28, 2012
MSNBC: Italy's Cinque Terre region readies for spring tourists
Edward Piegza shares encouraging news directly from our guides in Italy
Tanya Mohn for MSNBC March 23, 2012
St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Travels with Amy heads to Tuscany with Classic Journeys
Travel with Amy on our Cultural Walking Adventure to the Tuscany and Cinque Terre
Amy Bertrand January 19, 2012
Panama Ranks #1 in NY Times "Places to Go in 2012"
We take you far beyond the Panama Canal on our Cultural Walking trip and Family Journey.
The New York Times January 6, 2012
5 Summer Vacations Your Tween Won't Hate
"'In our experience, kids ages 7 to 16 are ideal for traveling on family adventures abroad,' Edward Piegza, president and co-founder of Classic Journeys, a tour company, tells AOL."
Amy Hatch July 27, 2011
Today I’d go...to see the ruins of Machu Picchu
"Legendary ruins, remote Andean villages and spectacular mountain terrain are the focus of Classic Journeys' seven-day, six-night walking adventure to Peru & Machu Picchu."
Amy Bertrand, Travels with Amy May 19, 2011
Travel provider arranges a dietary itinerary for you
"Travelers with dietary restrictions will welcome a service that arranges meals to accommodate food allergies or vegetarian, vegan, kosher, or gluten-free diets."
Kari Bodnarchuk April 24, 2011
The Interview: Edward Piegza of Classic Journeys
"There are plenty of adventure travel companies out there, but Classic Journeys seems to have found and refined its own niche: tours that combine cultural immersion with physical activity..."
Everett Potter November 9, 2010
Tour company proves to be winner for La Jolla couple
"Inveterate traveler Edward Piegza thought he was destined for a career in banking...but ultimately wanderlust got the better of him."
Lori Weisberg October 17, 2010
World's Top Adventure Trips
"T+L has surveyed the field to create the ultimate directory of adventure trips around the globe, each listed with a top outfitter."
Jeff Wise March 10, 2010
Soft Adventure Travel - Walking Trips with Classic Journeys
"Cultural, culinary and family walking trips deliver soft adventure travel"
Lois Friedland March 1, 2010
Best Outfitters on Earth
Classic Journeys was selected as one of the "Best Outfitters on Earth" in National Geographic Adventure's first authoritative rating of adventure travel companies.
National Geographic Adventure November 1, 2009
15 Life-Changing Trips
Our network of trusted tour operators created 15 custom itineraries that promise to transform travelers and destinations alike.
Travel + Leisure November 1, 2009
What's the Deal?
Classic Journeys is providing one of the best travel bargains around the globe.
Carol Sottili May 24, 2009
Rules of Engagement
"International travel stimulates kids' minds and creates lifelong family memories."
Linda Packer May 1, 2009
Getaways That Are 'Guilt Free'
"Sure, you'd like to take a vacation. But with your company hinting at pay cuts, how can you justify it?"
Michelle Higgins April 19, 2009
The American Plan
"To lure recession-strapped travelers, tour operators who have long specialized in trips to places like Vietnam and China are scouring the U.S. for closer-to-home alternatives."
Candace Jackson April 4, 2009
Classic Journeys is a specialty tour operator that offers unique, upscale escorted vacations to a variety of destinations around the world.
Frommer's April 1, 2009
Best Outfitters on Earth
Classic Journeys was selected as one of the "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" in National Geographic Adventure's 2009 rating.
Costas Christ and Claire Martin February 1, 2009
Low-cost options on high-end travel
Tour operators are starting to offer cheaper, recession-era versions of popular vacation packages to entice penny-pinching travelers.
Michelle Higgins December 28, 2008
The Pie's the Limit
"New York. Mexico. France. Some food enthusiasts go to great lengths to satisfy a craving, try a new dish, or perfect a cooking technique."
Brigitte Yuille December 1, 2008
In tune with Tuscany
"Tenor Andrea Bocelli's architect brother, Alberto, has ambitious plans for the hill town, Lajatico, where he grew up."
Marc Zakian November 23, 2008
Classic Journeys Debuts China Walking Tour
"Classic Journey’s 12-day China—Shanghai to Shangri-La Cultural Walking Adventure includes such highlights as Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City..."
Mark Rogers October 2, 2008
Next Year is already here
"Tour operators say travelers have been booking unusually early this year."
Michelle Higgins July 23, 2008
For Some, Next Year is already here
"Tour operators say travelers have been booking unusually early this year."
Michelle Higgins July 20, 2008
Walking Tours and Trips
Slow mode offers globe-trotters chance to stay in shape, make friends.
Sarah Schlichter July 9, 2008
Best Ways To See The World by Foot
"Walking tours can be done in one's figurative backyard, but there are several destinations around the world that expose travelers to the best of nature and culture."
Rebecca Ruiz April 23, 2008
All in the Family
"Thinking about taking several generations on the same trip? These companies can help."
Glenn Ruffenach March 22, 2008
Taking the Road Less Traveled
"Weaker dollar pushing tourists to try different destinations."
Penny Crabtree December 11, 2007
Tours of Every Stripe
"Costa Rica independent vacations can be difficult, particularly if you're driving, because of the poor roads. So tours make sense."
Martha Stevenson Olson January 17, 2004
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