World Journeys Blog

Lofoten Islands

I have a real soft spot for far flung places – either very far north or very far south, so the Lofoten Islands had always been high on my list to visit. Sparsely populated, but rich in dramatic scenery, the roads of this wild and unusual outpost twist and turn to reveal gorgeous beaches, picturesque […]

Trekking Machu Picchu

Ancient ruins perched on impossibly steep mountainsides, shrouded in dense forest and cloud.  Machu Picchu is an enigma that captures our imaginations perhaps more than any other historical site in the world.  At the heart of the Incan empire, this ‘Lost City’ was mysteriously abandoned for centuries until the discovery of its remarkably preserved ruins […]

Out of the Blue

Sun. Sand. Turquoise waters. Barefoot luxury. This is the tropical paradise of Soneva Fushi and Soneva Jani, two luxury 5-star resorts  in the Maldives. I was fortunate enough to stay at both on my honeymoon in 2017, and wow… what an experience. First up, Soneva Fushi. After a short layover in Singapore, we were greeted at […]

Aspirational Journeys

Bucket list, travel Goals, whatever you wish to call it, we all have a list of travel experiences we dream of! In the midst of a global pandemic and lock-down, all we can do at the moment is dream. So sit back, relax and unwind with a cup of coffee (or a wine!) and take […]

The Wonder’s of Ecuador

I fell in love with South America’s kaleidoscope of cultures, colours and sights many years ago, living and travelling extensively across the continent’s diverse countries. Naturally, Ecuador had always been on my list. Amazonian jungle, Andean highlands, and the wildlife mecca of the Galapagos Islands were calling from across the Pacific and I finally answered! […]

On Safari in Uganda

‘Gorillas in the Mist’ anyone? Heading out on safari in Uganda will treat you to your own unforgettable primate adventure! As you hike through wild jungles, you’ll gaze in wonder at chimpanzees, various subspecies of monkey, and the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. Bonus? Uganda also offers great wildlife viewing including elephant, buffalo, hippo, leopard, […]

Culinary Journeys

Foodie? Eat and drink your way around the world, exploring a vast range of cultures, gastronomic delights and incredible sights with these culinary destinations! Our top picks? Vietnam, Peru, Italy, Spain, Israel and Quebec City. Israel  The streets of Israel are bustling with an abundance of flavours from a rich web of cultures. Indulge in everything from traditional […]

South Africa’s Top 5

South Africa is famed for its wildlife safaris and thrilling encounters with the “Big 5” – elephant, buffalo, lion, leopard and rhino. But there are also other amazing experiences to be had in South Africa, which is now visa-free for Kiwi travellers! Here are our “Top 5” South African experiences. Boutique Johannesburg Jozi to it’s […]

My Myanmar

Blissfully untouched by mass tourism, Myanmar offers visitors a rare opportunity to travel back in time. Its melting pot of cultures consists of more than 135 different ethnic groups, each with its own history, culture, language and cuisine. Add in some spectacular scenery and a crumbling colonial charm and you have a truly special destination. […]

Petra to the Pyramids

I have such a soft spot for the Middle East; it can be the most ‘in your face’, noisy, chaotic and frustrating place in which to travel, but somehow, inexplicably, it just gets under your skin. From Amman in Jordan, it takes less than an hour to get to the Dead Sea. This inland salty […]