World Journeys Blog

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 […]

Enchanting Cambodia

Hear the name Cambodia and you are instantly transported to the atmospheric mystery of ancient temples shrouded in jungle. But Cambodia is so much more than Angkor Wat, with the palm fringed beaches of Sihanoukville, fishing villages on Tonle Sap Lake, and ever-present saffron clad monks in silent pilgrimage. Where to start?  The capital city, […]

The “other” America

These days travel to the USA is commonplace and travel to South America is by no means rare.  But between these two ‘Americas’ lies a third, extraordinary Central America. South of the US border, you will find magnificent Mexico. Once home to rich pre-Columbian cultures such as the Maya, Toltecs and Aztecs, the ruins of […]

The Colours of India

From sleek modernity of New Delhi and the glorious palace hotels of Rajasthan to the ethereal glow of the Taj Mahal at sunrise, the vibrant colour, scent and sounds of India never fail to impress. I have never travelled anywhere else with such an intensity of colour as is found in India.  Our fondness for […]

It’s all about the Journey

If group travel conjures up images of hordes of tourists following a guide with a megaphone, think again! Small group travel today can be the ultimate way to travel to some of the world’s most exciting, challenging and exotic countries. I am in the enviable position of hosting small groups of travellers each year to […]

Trek to the Sun Gate

Trekking through impenetrable jungle in search of an ancient city shrouded in mountain-top mist….the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu ticked all my boxes for the perfect holiday – including a real sense of adventure and some physical activity to counter-act my fascination with foreign food. I was also pleasantly surprised to find that actual searching […]

African Discovery

The first of many African countries to gain independence from England in 1957, Ghana is today the most stable and successful of the West African nations. By African standards the country is diminutive at around 80% the land area of New Zealand, albeit with a population of some 27 million. However, what it lacks in […]