World Journeys Blog

Where will 2018 take you?

There’s nothing like looking forward to a holiday.  The thought of arriving into a new country you’ve never been to before, with that heady mix of excitement and nerves.  In fact, the enjoyment of a holiday can begin even before that, as you deliberate over where to go. Will you witness the Great Migration of […]

Arctic vs Antarctica

The Arctic and Antarctic both conjure up images of cold, icy, and far-flung lands but what’s the difference? How can you tell the two poles apart? Where are the penguins? What about the bears? 10 important differences to help you choose the pole for you! 1. The Arctic is sea surrounded by land (Greenland, and northern […]

Celebrating the Journey – World Journeys 10th Anniversary

The team at World Journeys were very excited to celebrate their 10th anniversary! World Journeys was launched on 10 April 2007 with the clear aim of moving away from the prevailing ‘corporate’ approach, and getting back to the niche boutique-style of travel the founders loved, selling travel ‘hands-on’ based on their own personal recommendations. At […]

INSPIRED BY NATURE

The saying goes “God created the world in 6 days, the 7th day he devoted to Rio”.  Chances are he/she spent at least half of the remaining days on the rest of South America!  From the beaches of Copacabana to Condors soaring over the high Andes, this is one spectacular continent.  If you want to […]

Your 20 Need-To-Know South Africanisms for Safari

If you’re planning a trip to South Africa check out these 20 need-to-know South Africanisms for Safari. We hope you have a lekker time on safari just now! Here we share this wonderful blog written by Amy Attenborough from Londolozi. Gees: A slang term referring to the amount of spirit, exuberance and energy somebody has or brings […]

Seventh Heaven

There are only a few rules when you’re on safari 1. Don’t get out of the safari vehicle, 2. Don’t walk around the camp unattended at night, 3. Relax as much as humanly possible, and 4. Calories don’t count when you’re on holiday, so indulge at every opportunity (and boy, are there plenty of those). […]

The Hot Spots of Iceland

  Iceland is all about fiery volcanoes, bubbling hot springs and dramatic geysers  – probably not what you’d expect from a country on the edge of the Arctic Circle.  Hot spots are actually a recurring theme running through this country of the most unusual and untouched nature imaginable.  Not surprisingly, Iceland is one of the […]

Best of the Med’

Buried Roman cities, teetering coastal villages, Venetian palaces, awe-inspiring art and sun-kissed beaches – the Mediterranean has a special magic that always leaves you wanting more! Naturally a cruise is the best way to experience it all. With iconic port cities lining the coast, you can pull in at a unique spot each day, and retreat […]

In Good Company

“A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles”, said renowned travel writer Tim Cahill, and we couldn’t agree more. You could say the best thing to pack for your journey is a friend! Someone to share the excitement of arriving in a new country, to savour a delicious meal with, or to help […]

Myanmar Uncovered

Rudyard Kipling’s oft quoted line that Myanmar is quite unlike any other land you know about, is as accurate today as when it was written.  Myanmar has its own vibe, and is coming into its own after years of being largely off limits to tourists.  Recently moving towards democracy, and with their beloved Aung San […]