Latest Travel Stories

September 18, 2019
This article is an excerpt from our new Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your free copy. For years I have argued that tourism is in danger of becoming a victim of its own success, in a classic example of the tragedy of the commons. Namely, that tourism is not looking after […]
By: Justin Wateridge
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September 15, 2019
This article is an excerpt from our new Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your free copy. Our motto is ‘discover extraordinary’ and that idea lives at the core of every holiday we create, expert that we work with and new experience that we dig up. As is the way with every […]
By: Jarrod Kyte
Destination: Bhutan, India, Indonesia, Kenya, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Turkey

September 9, 2019
This article is an excerpt from our new Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your free copy. Whoever came up with the notion that the journey matters more than the destination clearly never flew economy in the back row of the aircraft, next to the toilets. But as far as road trips […]
By: Jarrod Kyte
Destination: Argentina, Bhutan, India, Namibia, Oman

September 6, 2019
This article is an excerpt from our new Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your free copy. It was 1974 – my first visit to Africa – and the first time I had ever flown in a tiny six-seater bush plane. 45 minutes after leaving Nairobi, we reduced altitude to touch down […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Kenya

August 13, 2019
This article is an excerpt from our new Traveller magazine – please get in touch with us to receive your free copy. Sustainable travel is at the heart of our ethos – and this autumn, in response to the increasing concern about our carbon footprint, we are launching our “Trees & Science” campaign. We have […]
By: Fergus Beeley
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August 1, 2019
The eagerly awaited tiger census results were published in July 2019 and, as anticipated, tiger numbers in India have increased by 33%, from 2,226 to 2,967 since the last census in 2014. The history of the tiger in India is a complicated one. But this recent growth in the population does not just offer some […]
By: Jarrod Kyte
Destination: India

July 10, 2019
Sweat bees tickle the skin on my forearms. The perspiration lies there in beads, feeding their thirst. My heart is still pumping in my chest from the walk, at odds with the stillness surrounding me. The humidity presses on me, but it is the sense of expectation that weighs heavier upon my tired body. The […]
By: Rob Gardiner
Destination: Africa, Gabon

July 8, 2019
After driving along a nicely tarmacked road, the journey became much more of an off-road experience. The tarmac was replaced by a narrow, rough dirt track and we bounced along for several miles – passing locals herding their cattle on horseback, and even on motorbikes. Vast volcanic peaks loomed ever closer and before too long […]
By: Ali Franklin
Destination: Nicaragua

July 3, 2019
During a recent visit to Israel, I visited at a Kibbutz that was 30 minutes north of Eilat, in Southern Israel. I thought I understood what a Kibbutz was and the concept has always intrigued me. I had romanticised the idea about a life in a shared community. Living with all your friends and family […]
By: Charlotte Lawton
Destination: Israel

June 24, 2019
The sound of hooves was all I could hear as we left our camp on horseback to make our way to Jalman Meadows. That and the occasional cuckoo. So peaceful and so far away from civilisation. I spotted several gers belonging to local nomadic families as we rode but the rest of the landscape was […]
By: Clare Higginson
Destination: Mongolia