World Journeys Blog

Resort to Luxury

Stressful work, hectic family life and the sheer daily grind can all be forgotten on a well-earned stay at a luxury resort, or on a wellness journey. Order that cocktail by the pool, take time out at the spa or simply reconnect with nature and a slower pace of life.  Here are five of our […]

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 […]

Africa on Track

Described grandly as “arguably the most luxurious train in the world”, you’ll never hear me argue the point! I can’t think of a more indulgently romantic way to traverse the epic landscapes of Africa than aboard Rovos Rail. Imagine wood-panelled coaches with leather lounge suites, fine china and cut crystal in the Victorian-era dining car, […]

The Hidden Corners of North America

The Hidden Corners of North America

Canada and the USA are overflowing with well-beaten paths to big cities and theme parks, but if you step off that path in search of a little quirkiness here, an undiscovered gem there, you are actually spoiled for choice! Here are a few of our favourite hidden corners of North America: Matanuska Susitna Valley, Alaska […]

South Georgia King Penguins

The Wildlife Mecca of South Georgia

South Georgia has to be THE most extraordinary, mind-blowing small island on the planet. Far from being a deserted island, it offers a history of intrepid explorers, dramatic survival stories, deserted whaling stations and wildlife galore. Absolutely my favourite stop on a recent cruise to the Falklands, South Georgia and the Antarctic Peninsula. Nothing can […]

Castles in Africa: Ethiopia

Castles in Africa: Unforgettable Ethiopia

Ethiopia is where it all began. Literally. It was in these lands that the very first humans roamed – evident in the 3.5 million-year-old remains of “Lucy”, now resting in the National Museum of Addis Ababa. Adding to the wonder, Ethiopia is also the only country in Africa that has never been colonised, allowing an […]

Africa, Lion

Wake up to Africa

Get ready for the crack of dawn, because early-morning Africa on safari is not to be missed! While a 5am wake-up call on holiday might not sound all that appealing, when it’s done ‘safari style’ the blow is somewhat softened. A gentle knock on the door and a cheery “Good morning!”, accompanied by a piping […]

Middle East Jordan Blog

Sandstorms & Bagpipes in Jordan

I confess, I am a history nerd – selective of course; ask me about the House of Plantagenet and you would receive a blank stare, but if you want to discuss the impact of the 365 Crete Earthquake on the Middle East or the lengths young Johann Ludwig (Jean Louis) Burckhardt went to in his […]

My Namibian Experience

Namibia was an absolute surprise! From the vast wilderness and geological attractions millions of years old to Etosha National Park and surrounding private reserves abundant in wildlife, Namibia was unforgettable. My experiences here rate at the top of all travel opportunities I have ever had. From the first moment here I felt very welcomed in […]

Amazonia

From the beaches of Copacabana to Condors soaring over the high Andes, South America is one spectacular continent, attracting more than its fair share of superlatives.  Here, size does matter! The Amazon is no exception. The world’s largest rainforest, its river is the biggest by volume and no less than 6,400 km long, and its […]