Latest Travel Stories

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

June 22, 2019
Pompeii is the second most visited site in Italy after the Colosseum in Rome – six years ago there were 2.2 million visitors – last year there were 3.6 million. The 170-acre site of 2,000 buildings is bursting and bustling; a melting pot – as it was in 79AD with a population of 20,000 before […]
By: Justin Wateridge
Destination: Italy

June 6, 2019
Today marks the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in 1944. Without the success of the Normandy landings, there might never have been VE day. On D-Day, and throughout WWII, there were many unsung heroes to whom we owe so much. As Mahatma Gandhi said so eloquently, “You may never know what results come of […]
By: Justin Wateridge

June 4, 2019
Vibrant, bustling and exotic. Bangkok may just seem like another Asian capital city but the truth is, it is brimming with surprises. For many people travelling east, Bangkok often appears on an itinerary as a transfer point only. However, after my recent stay I would suggest that it is worth investing more time than just […]
By: Clare Higginson
Destination: Thailand

May 29, 2019
The Carretera Austral is one of the most remote and stunning off-piste road journeys in South America, if not the world. Starting from Puerto Montt, the 1270 km-long Carretera Austral road crosses over rivers, national parks, forests, fjords, glaciers and flower-filled mountains. It ends in Villa O’Higgins at the foot of the Southern Ice Field […]
By: James Armitage
Destination: Chile

May 21, 2019
The Pacific Coast Highway – spanning over 650 miles of the California coastline – is one of America’s greatest road trips. A drive along this route takes you through the spectacular and diverse terrain of the Pacific Coast. There is something for everyone on it – from dramatic cliffs and the world’s largest redwood trees […]
By: Jenn Evans
Destination: USA

May 16, 2019
In response to: Whilst the safety of our clients is paramount, Sri Lanka, a country that has endured over 30 years of civil war and suffered a tragic tsunami, will now be devastated by FCO advice which lets tourists hide behind their insurance policies. Despite working tirelessly to look after its visitors, especially in […]
By: Justin Wateridge