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The Future of Pilgrimage Travel 2024

The Future of Pilgrimage Travel in 2024

A New Year is upon us again, and we are excited to see all that 2024 brings. We are seeing signs of hope for returning to Israel in 2024. Greece is becoming a very hot destination, and the coming Jubilee year in Italy is causing quite a stir. Read on to learn more....
Greetings from Hogar Nino Dios in Bethlehem

Greetings from Hogar Ninos Dios in Bethlehem!

In the summer of 2022, I went on a pilgrimage with Select International Tours to the Holy Lands. It was a trip of a lifetime with countless blessings and a birthday present that changed the trajectory of my life. My 26th birthday happened to fall on the day that we...
What It's Like to Walk Through Ireland

What It’s Like to Walk Through Ireland…it was worth every second (yes, even with 43 people)

  How can I possibly write about the entirety of emotions, experiences, and epiphanies from leading a group of strangers for one week in Ireland in just a few paragraphs? I can’t, so I won’t try. But I’ll share the highlights. To start, Ireland is otherworldly....
The Way of Mercy pilgrimage to Catholic Poland

The Way of Mercy: Pilgrimage in Catholic Poland – with Stephen J. Binz

Aside from being a prolific author, Stephen J. Binz is a seasoned pilgrimage leader. He has now led dozens of trips with Select International Tours, and his pilgrims consistently return with high praise for the care and attention he gives to all who travel with him....

Group Leadership: When God Asks You to Zip Up Your Suitcase

As I zipped my last suitcase shut the night before the first Catholic Feminist pilgrimage, I turned to my husband and with a typical-of-me overdramatic sigh, said I am never doing this again.  Our pilgrimage partner is the absolute best at ironing out details, so it...

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UPDATED New European Visa Requirements Starting Early 2025. Are You Prepared for ETIAS?

UPDATED New European Visa Requirements Starting Early 2025. Are You Prepared for ETIAS?

You may have heard about a new “visa requirement” for US travelers to enter the European Union. While it is not technically a “visa requirement,” a new pre-arrival authorization is coming in 2024. If you are a US citizen traveling to the EU as a tourist, you will need this ETIAS documentation to enter. Here is what you need to know.

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