• From Seas to Sands

    From Seas to Sands

    Sometimes the desire to ‘get away from it all’ really does take you places, and my latest travels were no exception. I boarded a luxury Silversea Expedition Cruise in Puerto Williams, Chile, bound for some of the most remote islands in the world, with a sense of adventure that only comes from heading off somewhere…

  • Rock the Kasbah!

    Rock the Kasbah!

    What is a wadi? A medina? World Journeys’ Kate Couling gives meaning to these and other common Arabic terms used throughout North Africa and the Middle East.

  • Talking about Cuba

    Talking about Cuba

    For travellers looking for a destination that is charming yet challenging in equal measure, let me tell you about Cuba. Beautiful colonial architecture, colourful classic cars, swaying palm trees and free-flowing rum are all there, along with the sense that you’ve somehow woken up in a different era. On the flip side, Cuba’s economic situation…

  • The Colours of Alaska

    The Colours of Alaska

    My memories of travel to Alaska are awash with colours, all distinctly beautiful and varying with the seasons. The glaciers, wide open spaces, mountains, wildlife, island-dotted coastlines and extensive backcountry of “The Last Frontier” offer unforgettable experiences whether you choose summer or winter, land or sea. In the nearly endless daylight of summer’s midnight sun,…

  • More than blossoms – springtime Japan

    More than blossoms – springtime Japan

    For many, a bucket list experience is to visit Japan during the springtime ‘sakura’ (cherry blossom) season, but there is so much more to see. Each year in late March, World Journeys operates a small hosted group to experience it all – Cherry Blossom Japan. It all begins in Tokyo, with the contrasting experiences of…

  • My Morocco

    My Morocco

    Morocco offers the traveller a unique blend of culture, history, cuisine and natural beauty. Essentially, it’s my kind of travel. From the bustling city of Marrakech to the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert and the coastal town of Essaouira, there’s no shortage of fascinating places to explore. Starting with Marrakech, it’s a vibrant city…

  • Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

    Cape Town to Dar es Salaam

    My adventure aboard Rovos Rail was a long time coming.  Having booked for 2020, it only became possible to climb aboard in 2022. My chosen route of Cape Town to Dar es Salaam takes just over two weeks to wend its way from South Africa to Botswana, Victoria Falls, Zambia and finally Tanzania. Quite the…

  • Wild Scotland

    Wild Scotland

    When you think of Scottish cities, Edinburgh and Glasgow will probably come to mind. But the country has so much more to offer its visitors, especially for those looking for picturesque landscapes, wildlife and fascinating history amongst the some 790 harsh and often remote islands that lie in Scottish waters. Along with 70 fellow guests,…

  • Africa on the Horizon

    Africa on the Horizon

    ‘Enforced downtime’ is a very glass-half-full way of describing the life of a travel agent in recent times. With business on hold late last year, one of World Journeys’ friends Pam Hardy, of YOU Travel, Levin, seized the opportunity to head back to her favourite destination – Africa.  Thrilling wildlife encounters, luxurious safari camps and…

  • Live from the Hide

    Live from the Hide

    Every so often a piece of writing manages to capture perfectly the magic of Africa and its wild places. We share here a piece penned by Dereck Joubert, renowned wildlife filmmaker and CEO of Great Plains Conservation.   The scene is set at ol Donyo Lodge, located in over 111,000 hectares of private wilderness in the heart of…

  • Travel in Covid Times

    Travel in Covid Times

    With the ongoing effects of Covid on the travel industry things had been so much quieter in the office over the past year. In July this year, after getting double vaccinated, I relished the opportunity of travelling to Europe to spend some of the winter staying with friends. Like many, working remotely is achievable, and…

  • For the Love of Lions

    For the Love of Lions

    Where is the best place to see lions? Asking me about my favourite place to see lions is like asking me to choose a favourite child. From the wide-open plains of the Masai Mara to the waterways of the Okavango Delta, there are some incredible safari camps and lodges who make it their mission to…