What Do Trump's New Restrictions on Cuba Travel Mean For Tourists?
"All tourists will have to comply with the formal requirements of a people-to-people exchange," Piegza said. The easiest way to go is with a tour operator that already has these requirements in place
Hilary White
June 21, 2017
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NORWAY, THE RIGHT WAY: An Insider’s Guide to Norway
My advice to first-time Norway visitors is to just prepare to be awestruck – by how the expected will wildly exceed your expectations and by all of the experiences you never imagined.
Edward Piegza
June 5, 2017
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Norway, the best way: a must-see and do guide to the popular destination
As more travelers head to Norway for a first visit, I’ve been polishing my recommendations for where to go and what to see.
Edward Piegza
June 5, 2017
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Summer Vacations on the Continent You Call Home
If you love a summer vacation that serves up the great outdoors and helps you feel farther from home than you really are, say hello (again) to North America.
Edward Piegza
April 3, 2017
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North American Vacations Are Trending in 2017
Why particular travel trends happen we can’t always say, but there’s no question that 2017 is shaping up to be the Summer of North America.
Edward Piegza
April 3, 2017
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Iceland – The Coolest Family Destination in 2017
As the vacation scout in your family, I bet you’ve seen that Iceland is big this year. The attention is well deserved. Iceland is 100% fun and 0% stress.
Edward Piegza
March 24, 2017
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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
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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
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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;

December 16, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Save big on bucket-list destinations in 2016
10 dream trips you can actually afford in 2016
Josh Roberts
January 7, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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New Zealand Tours for Families
"Looking to make miraculous discoveries Down Under? Classic Journeys has got you covered."
Janeen Christoff
July 31, 2015
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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
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The fast-developing Cuba travel landscape
"Classic Journeys...adding departures and expanding itineraries."
Gay Nagle Myers
July 21, 2015
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Walking the Dalmatian Coast
Classic Journeys' walking tour to Croatia favors cultural immersion with locals
Julia Wallace
August 27, 2013
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Become a true traveler with Classic Journeys
Q&A with the President and Founder of Classic Journeys
Bina Joseph
August 26, 2013
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Americans legally visiting Cuba
Rare Cuba trips by Americans: people-to-people cultural exchanges
Jeff Franks
August 2, 2013
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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
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Luxury Travel Magazine: Top Travel Destinations
Classic Journeys offers ultimate trips to New York Times Top Travel Destinations
Luxury Travel Magazine
January 27, 2013
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Modern Traveler: Volunteer Immersion
Starting with Myanmar, Classic Journeys now offers volunteer immersion opportunities.
Modern Traveler
January 16, 2013
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Soft Adventure Travel - Walking Trips with Classic Journeys
"Cultural, culinary and family walking trips deliver soft adventure travel"
Lois Friedland
March 1, 2010
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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
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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
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What's the Deal?
Classic Journeys is providing one of the best travel bargains around the globe.
Carol Sottili
May 24, 2009
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Rules of Engagement
"International travel stimulates kids' minds and creates lifelong family memories."
Linda Packer
May 1, 2009
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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
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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
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Eastern Europe
Classic Journeys is a specialty tour operator that offers unique, upscale escorted vacations to a variety of destinations around the world.
April 1, 2009
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Next Year is already here
"Tour operators say travelers have been booking unusually early this year."
Michelle Higgins
July 23, 2008
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For Some, Next Year is already here
"Tour operators say travelers have been booking unusually early this year."
Michelle Higgins
July 20, 2008
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Walking Tours and Trips
Slow mode offers globe-trotters chance to stay in shape, make friends.
Sarah Schlichter
July 9, 2008
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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
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All in the Family
"Thinking about taking several generations on the same trip? These companies can help."
Glenn Ruffenach
March 22, 2008
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Taking the Road Less Traveled
"Weaker dollar pushing tourists to try different destinations."
Penny Crabtree
December 11, 2007
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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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