World Journeys Blog

An unexpected Japan

Step outside the cutting edge modernity of Tokyo and you’ll discover a Japan you probably didn’t expect.  My recent journey to the northern region of Japan revealed a land of striking scenic beauty, Shogun history and ancient temples.  Add to that Japan’s amazing foodie culture and unfailingly charming people, and there is plenty to be […]

andBeyond Mnemba Private Island

“Leave your shoes with me” the boatman says as he hauls me up out of the shallow waves on the eastern coast of Unguja – Zanzibar’s main island. We had just driven across the island dotted with small productive villages growing cloves, nutmeg and black pepper in spice plantations, and passing by historical ruins of […]