World Journeys Blog

Devouring Vietnam

Despite having recently eaten my way around Vietnam, I can’t wait to return!  Vietnam is a foodie’s dream – beautiful fresh flavours and enough subtle variations by region to keep you coming back for more.  Chinese flavours influence the soups of the north; spice and complex techniques are common on the central coast and in […]

Jewels of Tarangire

Last year I travelled to Tarangire National Park in northern Tanzania – slightly off the main safari route – but I was so impressed! This lesser visited wildlife hotspot is fantastic place to whet the appetite before visiting the Serengeti or the Ngorongoro Crater.  Lying between the start of the safari route at Kilimanjaro and the famous Ngorongoro Crater […]

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 […]

Driving with Aoife

As a Kiwi visiting Ireland a couple of weeks after an historic All Black defeat, I was prepared for a bit of ribbing. That happened. A lot.  I was also prepared for generous, gregarious, funny locals, plenty to talk about and too much to drink. That happened a lot as well. However, arriving at the […]

The 20 Need-To-Know South Africanisms for Safari

If you’re planning a trip to South Africa check out these 20 need-to-know South Africanisms for Safari. We hope you have a lekker time on safari just now! Here we share this wonderful blog written by Amy Attenborough from Londolozi. Gees: A slang term referring to the amount of spirit, exuberance and energy somebody has or brings […]

The People of the Crater

Five minutes from the rim of the Ngorongoro Crater – one of the world’s most amazing natural environments and wildlife habitats – lies the Masai village of Irkeepusi. The village sits atop the ancient caldera and enjoys undeniably one of the most spectacular views in the world.  The Masai landlords of the area live peacefully carving […]

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 […]