World Journeys Blog

Driving Iceland

As a horse-crazy young girl, the photos of Icelandic horses in my library of equine picture books caught my eye every time.  Noticeably smaller than other breeds, their coats were covered with a gorgeous range of colours and patterns, with fluffy manes blowing in the wind, their eyes reflecting their gentle nature. These adorable beasts […]

Lofoten Islands

I have a real soft spot for far flung places, either very far north or very far south, so the Lofoten Islands in Norway had always been high on my list of countries to visit. Sparsely populated, but rich in dramatic scenery, the roads of this wild and unique outpost twist and turn to reveal […]

Sun, Sand & Wildlife

Costa Rica is one of the best countries I have visited, and an all-time favourite of mine! It truly has something for everyone, from vibrant cloud forests and national parks teeming with exotic wildlife, to beautiful coastal beaches and several active volcanoes that serve as the perfect base for adventure activities. Number one on my […]

The ‘Lost Chimpanzees’ of Uganda

Uganda, described by Winston Churchill as “the pearl of Africa” for its beautiful scenery, moderate climate, and stunning wildlife, had long been at the top of my bucket list of countries to visit. As the plane descended into Entebbe across the waters of Lake Victoria, I could feel my sense of anticipation growing – as […]

Trekking Machu Picchu

Ancient ruins perched on impossibly steep mountainsides, shrouded in dense forest and cloud.  Machu Picchu is an enigma that captures our imaginations perhaps more than any other historical site in the world.  At the heart of the Incan empire, this ‘Lost City’ was mysteriously abandoned for centuries until the discovery of its remarkably preserved ruins […]

Zimbabwe Reborn

Many will be aware of the tumultuous political history of Zimbabwe, from colonial times to Independence in 1980, followed by President Mugabe’s 40-year reign.  Despite these challenges, the country now offers an incredibly rich wildlife experience. I must admit though, from my first visit to Zimbabwe in the 1990’s to my most recent visit, Harare’s […]

Out of the Blue

Sun. Sand. Turquoise waters. Barefoot luxury. This is the tropical paradise of Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, two luxury 5-star resorts  in the Maldives. I was fortunate enough to stay at both on my honeymoon in 2017, and wow… what an experience. First up, Soneva Fushi. After a short layover in Singapore, we were greeted at […]

Aspirational Journeys

Bucket list, travel Goals, whatever you wish to call it, we all have a list of travel experiences we dream of! In the midst of a global pandemic and lock-down, all we can do at the moment is dream. So sit back, relax and unwind with a cup of coffee (or a wine!) and take […]

The Wonders of Ecuador

I fell in love with South America’s kaleidoscope of cultures, colours and sights many years ago, living and travelling extensively across the continent’s diverse countries. Naturally, Ecuador had always been on my list. Amazonian jungle, Andean highlands, and the wildlife mecca of the Galapagos Islands were calling from across the Pacific and I finally answered! […]

On Safari in Uganda

‘Gorillas in the Mist’ anyone? Heading out on safari in Uganda will treat you to your own unforgettable primate adventure! As you hike through wild jungles, you’ll gaze in wonder at chimpanzees, various subspecies of monkey, and the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. Bonus? Uganda also offers great wildlife viewing including elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard, and […]