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, […]

Antarctica

Antarctica; it’s somewhere I’d dreamed of visiting since reading about the exploits of Shackleton, Scott and Amundsen. And frankly, who doesn’t want to see penguins, I’ve seen Happy Feet! I also love whales, so expectations were high. Believe me when I say that the One Ocean Expeditions cruise I experienced earlier this year blew me […]

Addicted to Caprese

No Man is an Island, so travel with friends. I have travelled to Italy many times; often for work, generally alone, usually frenetic, always wonderful. This time I booked a converted farmhouse about 10 minutes from San Gimignano with half a dozen girlfriends, all who have known each other over 20 years. Flying with Qatar […]

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 […]

Spectacular Sabi Sabi

There are never-ending surprises in the African bush. You never know what you are going to see, hear, smell, and that is the thrill of it! I have travelled to Africa many times, yet each dawn of a new day, each sighting of a new animal, and each setting of the glorious African sun is awe-inspiring. […]

All About Judith

I was always destined for a life of travel, from the day I was born! Born in Bandung, West Java, I soon became accustomed to being the odd one out – the only white, freckled kid in a class of 52 Indonesians! I lived between Bandung and London until I was 14.  In London I […]

A Taste of India

To launch yourself into the sights, sounds and smells of South India is to embark on a very interesting journey indeed! Perhaps the very best way to reach the heart of India is through the all-important sense of taste. Travel around India and you will discover an array of delicious and aromatic dishes to satisfy your […]

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 […]

Top 10 Memorable Moments

Giraffe Manor – Ange Pirie Giraffe Manor is my favourite place to stay in Nairobi, but its beautiful ‘manor’ houses, Spa and lovely boutique are not why I’m there. It’s all about the giraffes!  As the sun rises they lope on up to the house and guests ‘in the know’ start their day feeding the giraffes through […]