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 […]

Ethiopia – a rising star to watch

Many were surprised when Ethiopia was named “World’s Best Tourist Destination of 2015” by the European Council on Tourism & Trade, but not us! The country has a fascinating culture, dramatic landscape and wealth of UNESCO World Heritage sites which more than justify the title. It was an obvious choice to include ‘Ethiopia & Sudan’ […]