World Journeys Blog

Arctic vs Antarctica

The Arctic and Antarctic both conjure up images of cold, icy, and far-flung lands but what’s the difference? How can you tell the two poles apart? Where are the penguins? What about the bears? 10 important differences to help you choose the pole for you! 1. The Arctic is sea surrounded by land (Greenland, and northern […]

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, […]

Celebrating the Journey – World Journeys 10th Anniversary

World Journeys officially launched on 10 April 2007 in New Zealand and the team were very excited to celebrate our 10th anniversary! World Journeys was launched with the clear aim of moving away from the prevailing ‘corporate’ approach, and getting back to the niche boutique-style of travel the founders loved, selling travel ‘hands-on’ based on their […]

Inspired by Nature

The saying goes “God created the world in 6 days, the 7th day he devoted to Rio”.  Chances are he/she spent at least half of the remaining days on the rest of South America!  From the beaches of Copacabana to Condors soaring over the high Andes, this is one spectacular continent.  If you want to […]

Seventh Heaven

There are only a few rules when you’re on safari 1. Don’t get out of the safari vehicle, 2. Don’t walk around the camp unattended at night, 3. Relax as much as humanly possible, and 4. Calories don’t count when you’re on holiday, so indulge at every opportunity (and boy, are there plenty of those). […]

The Hotspots of Iceland

Iceland is all about fiery volcanoes, bubbling hot springs and dramatic geysers  – probably not what you’d expect from a country on the edge of the Arctic Circle.  Hot spots are actually a recurring theme running through this country of the most unusual and untouched nature imaginable.  Not surprisingly, Iceland is one of the trending […]

Best of the Med’

Buried Roman cities, teetering coastal villages, Venetian palaces, awe-inspiring art and sun-kissed beaches – the Mediterranean has a special magic that always leaves you wanting more! Naturally a cruise is the best way to experience it all. With iconic port cities lining the coast, you can pull in at a unique spot each day, and […]

Wild about Canada

I am a regular visitor to Canada, and I rate the wildlife as exciting as anything you might encounter on safari in Africa.  Whales, deer and wolves aside, you can’t ignore the impressive stature and variety of Canada’s bears.  As they hibernate in winter, summer is obviously the time to go! Aloof and charismatic, fiercely […]

Myanmar Uncovered

Rudyard Kipling’s oft quoted line that Myanmar is quite unlike any other land you know about, is as accurate today as when it was written. Myanmar has its own vibe, and is coming into its own after years of being largely off limits to tourists. Recently moving towards democracy, and with their beloved Aung San […]

The 3 Best Ways to Experience the Amazon

The Amazon is one of the most unique and precious places on earth, but deciding where and how to best experience it on what is usually a once-in-a-lifetime trip, is a challenge. The Amazon River is 6,400 km long, with tributaries coming from eight countries.  Home to immensely diverse flora and fauna, this veritable Garden […]