Entries by Steppes Travel

Growing up with the Ajanta & Ellora Caves

My first introduction to Ajanta and Ellora was actually when my two sisters were born. My next encounter was a few years later and it was only then that I realised my sisters had been named after one of the achievements of an ancient dynasty. My interest in Indian history came late. The dry and […]

Sun setting in Old Jaffa, Tel Aviv, Israelshutterstock

Engage your mind (and your stomach!)

Israel is one of the most expectation defying destinations we have ever visited. Many think of Israel as the Holy Land, or a place too infrequently on the news, or perhaps even as the 1970s kibbutz holiday destination. While it is indeed packed with stunning churches and religious sites, and it’s true that tensions flare […]

Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands

Galapagos – Q & A with Peter Freire

Peter Freire is the President of the Association of Guides in the Galapagos and is one of both Steppes, and our clients, favourite Galapagos guides. We are privileged to work with Peter on some of our exclusive Galapagos charters. Peter was born and raised in the Galapagos and has spent the last 23 years guiding […]

The Coromandel – An Unplanned and Quirky Side Trip

Mr and Mrs Dalglish travelled to New Zealand in March – here they share a snippet from their trip journal on an unexpected and little-visited attraction on the Coromandel Peninsula.  We decide to visit Coromandel Town today, as we shall not have time to do it justice on our way through tomorrow when we drive to […]

Spinner Dolphins, Costa Rica

In Search of Spinner Dolphins

BBC producer, Hugh Pearson is accompanying our group tour to Costa Rica in January 2019. He spoke to us about his time filming in the Osa Peninsula for the BBC Television series ‘The Hunt’ and for the upcoming Netflix series, ‘Our Planet’, and why this region offers one of the most incredible marine wildlife experiences […]

Havana, Cuba

Valerie Hemingway Q & A

Young Irish reporter Valerie Danby-Smith, first met Hemingway in 1959, when interviewing him for the Belgian News Service. Thereafter, Valerie devoted her life to Hemingway and his wife, Mary, travelling with them throughout Spain and France and living with them during their final years in Cuba. Valerie will accompany our Cuba group tour in Havana, spending an afternoon […]