Author Archive for Matt Holmes

Matt Holmes is the President and Founder of Boundless Journeys, an award-winning, adventure tour operator that goes off the beaten path for immersive travel experiences. Long distance hiking in the Alps, snorkeling around remote Pacific islands, and chatting with Buddhist monks at hilltop monasteries are some of the experiences Boundless Journeys offers on over 35 small-group itineraries. Their journeys bring active, culturally curious travelers together to share authentic experiences away from tourist crowds. Prior to starting Boundless Journeys, Matt worked as a tour manager for many years and a rafting guide before that.

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

6 brag-worthy experiences from around the world

Why settle for a ho-hum holiday when you can experience a one-of-a-kind adventures that will leave you […]

Sounds of the world

Sounds of the world

We rarely talk about the sounds that we encounter when traveling and how they may differ by […]

Is an active tour for you?

Is an active tour for you?

There are many ways to see the world. Each mode of transportation has pros and cons. On […]

5 unexpected wine destinations

5 unexpected wine destinations

While Spain, Italy, and France typically enjoy the limelight when it comes to well-known wine regions—think Rioja, […]

5 benefits to luxury adventure travel

5 benefits to luxury adventure travel

Take an average vacation, upgrade the hotels and restaurants, add in some extra time in nature and […]

The unexpected luxuries of a safari

The unexpected luxuries of a safari

A safari in Africa may well be the epitome of adventure, heading out in the remote wilds […]

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

5 things to eat in Vietnam (and one you might not want to)

Part of being an adventurous traveler is getting out of your comfort zone, trying new things, and […]

5 best places to go in September and October

5 best places to go in September and October

Although not the first one to say, I’ll reiterate—these are weird times. And while international (and sometimes […]

8 must-dos in Bhutan

8 must-dos in Bhutan

Bhutan is one of my favorite destinations. Not only are the pristine landscapes breathtaking, but the rich […]

There's no app for this...

There’s no app for this…

In this digital age, it’s easy to be an armchair traveler — browsing travel magazines on an […]

9 things to expect on a luxury safari

9 things to expect on a luxury safari

An African safari may well be the epitome of adventure and is an experience many people have dreamt […]

Where to find Africa's best safari guides

Where to find Africa’s best safari guides

Even among African safari guides, Zimbabwean guides are considered the best on the continent. Of course, all […]

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

5 reasons why it’s time to visit the Azores

Just a few years ago, the Azores started appearing in a handful of publications and articles with […]

How water has shaped Norwegian culture

How water has shaped Norwegian culture

We all know that water sustains life. But for Norwegians, whose population is concentrated along the coasts […]

Spain: have it your way

Spain: have it your way

Spain is home to emerald hills, charming red-roofed hamlets, and pristine white villages, not to mention an […]

What is ema datse? A guide to Bhutanese food

What is ema datse? A guide to Bhutanese food

Bhutan’s culinary tradition is heavily influenced by Tibet, and with a diverse climate, the country is suitable […]