World Journeys Blog

The Luxury Palaces of India

India’s vast empires and royal history have left a legacy of incredible palaces and mansions. While many structures have been ruined, some still stand to tell the tale of India’s rich history. Best of all, some have been converted into luxurious palace hotels, each with their own unique charm and character.  Every visit to India […]

Where the Wild Things Are

From the unique biodiversity of the Amazon rainforest to the world’s largest tropical wetland, South America is home to a plethora of fascinating wildlife. So, where should you go? THE AMAZON The Amazon rainforest is crawling with wild creatures and creepy critters! Crossing nine countries with a staggeringly long river, it’s home to roughly 10 […]

Delightful Japan

My journey in Japan took me through the main island of Honshu from Tokyo to Nagano (home to snow monkeys), before making my way to Kanazawa, famous for its incredible gardens. Takayama was a great place to explore charming narrow streets before heading onto Kyoto, which is a great mix of old meets new with […]

Italy’s Northern Lakes

It is no wonder Italy is called Il Bel Paese – the beautiful country!  From the northern snow-capped peaks of the Alps and the idyllic hilltop villages of the renowned central Tuscany and Umbria area, to the rugged southern shores of Sicily, lies a plethora of distinctive regions and people. To my mind the Northern […]

Active Journeys

Sipping cocktails by the pool and lounging in the sun sounds like a great holiday, but for a new year and a new you, add in a touch of activity to your next trip – or go all out – and experience a whole new way of travelling.   Bike and Cruise Croatia Croatia is a […]

Top Travel Destinations for 2019

Kiwis are such prolific travellers, the pressure is always on to find the next ‘hot’ destination, the new horizon. Based on enquiries for travel in 2019, here are our predictions of destinations emerging at the top of the nation’s travel desires. ALASKA Don’t leave it for your retirement!  There is so much more to Alaska […]

Remote Destinations

Travel off the beaten track and unwind with mother nature at a remote wilderness retreat! Take a look at some of our handpicked favourites for an unforgettable journey. SACHA LODGE – THE ECUADORIAN AMAZON Experience the tranquility of nature deep in the heart of the Ecuadorian Amazon at the famous Sacha Lodge. This secluded retreat […]

Khaki Confidential

Guests on safari say and do the darndest things. This totally anonymous blooper reel will make you smile… Blog courtesy of Claire Trickett and AndBeyond – operating Africa safari tours. So in the spirit of silly season and not taking life too seriously, today’s blog celebrates the often hilarious things the rangers see and hear while […]

Ever seen a Rhino fly?

Blog courtesy of Claire Trickett, andBeyond. Have you ever seen a rhinoceros fly? We have (more on that later), and it is miraculous and mind-blowing, yet humbling and heart-breaking. The harsh reality is that one rhino is killed every eight hours in South Africa and if illegal poaching continues at such an alarming, exponential rate, […]

Top 10 Memorable Moments

Giraffe Manor – Ange Pirie Giraffe Manor is my favourite place to stay in Nairobi, Kenya, but its beautiful ‘manor’ houses, Spa and lovely boutique are not why I’m there. It’s all about the giraffes!  As the sun rises they lope on up to the house and guests ‘in the know’ start their day feeding the giraffes […]