World Journeys Blog

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! […]

Chasing Aurora

Knowing how unpredictable Mother Nature can be, I tried hard not to get too excited about the possibility of seeing the Aurora Borealis in Finnish Lapland. ‘Focus on the destination’ I kept telling myself, but my inner nerd kept screaming ‘but how cool would it be to see charged particles from the sun knocking into […]

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, […]

An Old and Original Africa

Nothing quite prepares you for Ethiopia, amongst the most extraordinary and amazing of the 170+ countries I have visited.  Breath-taking beauty, ancient history, rich culture, and the sheer diversity of people are a traveller’s dream, all set against a backdrop of rugged mountains, dramatic deserts and lush countryside.  It was here the first humans roamed, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Best of the West

When you dream of Canada, images of vast forests, soaring mountains, and grizzlies snapping at salmon appear. All that, and more, are what Canada’s West is all about. The western provinces of British Columbia and Alberta do nature in spades – with wild places where nature, not man, creates the boundaries, and its people, history, and […]