World Journeys Blog

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]