Explore & Exchange
Explore & Exchange 1
Departing by caravan from Chang'an, traversing China's wide-open Taklamakan desert, skirting the snow-capped Kunlun mountains and on and on through Persia, Turkey and past Greece, the Silk Road once supplied Julius Caesar with a nice pair of curtains. Explore this trail's ancient treasures in Dunhuang and Xian.
Explore & Exchange 2
Hike unrestored sections of the Great Wall. Bestride stunning Huangshan mountain peaks. Meet monks, shamans and mystics. China has more natural beauty and colorful peoples than you have ever seen before or most likely, will ever see again.
Explore & Exchange 4
Baking baba bread with a Naxi lady, grinding soy beans in a Zhuang village, riding horses with Tibetan cowboys: The depth and diversity of the world’s most populous nation demands taking the road less traveled, exploring that fork where locals don’t often meet outsiders.
Explore & Exchange 3
When all the holiday snaps have been taken and T-shirts bought, travel is about faces & places: of contrasting peoples in starkly different landscapes where the most meaningful moment might come from the most mundane interaction, reminding us of a shared humanity.