Gear · Travel

What to Pack for a Safari in South Africa

Booking your first safari is so exciting! Anticipation runs high as you start to imagine the animal encounters that await you, but then you have to consider the practicalities. What should you pack for a safari in South Africa? Do you really need a £1000 lens to capture the photos? Why does all that safari… Continue reading What to Pack for a Safari in South Africa

Europe · Travel

Dubrovnik in 3 Days – A Dubrovnik Itinerary

Dubrovnik has been a top destination for tourists since the first hotel was built here in 1890. It is no surprise, the city is a beautiful, fairytale ringed in stone. As cruises increased in popularity scores of daytrippers descended upon the Old City. However, people on such fleeting visits really miss out. Those in the… Continue reading Dubrovnik in 3 Days – A Dubrovnik Itinerary

Middle East · Travel

Your 10 Day Jordan Itinerary – World Wonders and Wadis

Jordan is the perfect destination for a 10 day holiday…I know, it’s a bold statement! Jordan has so much to see and do, and it’s all so varied, which makes it a great mini-adventure. Spread along the King’s Highway, a huge variety of adventures await you. So how can you see the best of the… Continue reading Your 10 Day Jordan Itinerary – World Wonders and Wadis

Asia · Travel

Ultimate Guide to Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Harbin, in China’s northeastern Heilongjiang province, isn’t on most travellers radar for ten months a year. However, when the winter chill really sets in, a magical kingdom grows up, Frozen-style, made of ice and snow. It becomes one of the greatest places to visit in China. This annual festival is Harbin’s huge party piece, and… Continue reading Ultimate Guide to Harbin Ice and Snow Festival

Africa · Middle East · Travel

Mount Sinai & Red Sea 3 Day Experience Review

The Sinai area of Egypt has had its troubles. In fact, reaching it from Cairo is actually pretty tricky. However, visiting Sinai from Eilat in Israel is actually a great way to explore. For our journey into Egypt, we decided to join Abraham tours on their Mount Sinai & Red Sea 3 Day Experience for… Continue reading Mount Sinai & Red Sea 3 Day Experience Review

Asia · Review · Train · Travel

Riding the Rails – Taking The Night Train from Yangon to Bagan

There are several ways to travel from Yangon to Bagan in Burma (Myanmar). Some people choose to fly. Others, on a tighter budget, book nighttime buses. We just HAD to try out the train! I know what you’re thinking, “Another train story”? …Well, if you insist! Join us on the night train from Yangon to… Continue reading Riding the Rails – Taking The Night Train from Yangon to Bagan

Asia · Train · Travel

Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train

Travelling from Shanghai to St Petersburg by train has to come under the heading “bucket list travel”. The Trans-Siberian (or Trans-Manchurian in our case) is one of those travel experiences that is almost a rite of passage. Travelling from Beijing to Harbin by train was the second leg of our epic Trans-Siberian Travels…and a pretty… Continue reading Trans-Siberian Travels – Beijing to Harbin by Train

Middle East · Travel

Visiting the Dead Sea in Israel and Jordan – Dead Sea Tips

As tourist sites go, the Dead Sea has one of the most unappealing names going, but millions of visitors can’t be wrong. There is just something that draws us to bathe in its super salty water. So how do you go about visiting the Dead Sea? Gleaned from two personal trips, and rather a lot… Continue reading Visiting the Dead Sea in Israel and Jordan – Dead Sea Tips

Food · Loving London · Review · Travel

Loving London – A Full(ish) Chambers_ Review – Immersive Dining Joy!

London has been gripped by an obsession…or maybe it is just me. When two of my favourite activities collide (dining and theatre) they create immersive dining. The leading lights of the immersive dining revolution, Gingerline and Favourology have done it again with their latest Chambers of Flavour incarnation, Chambers_. After our latest excursion with them,… Continue reading Loving London – A Full(ish) Chambers_ Review – Immersive Dining Joy!

Accommodation · Africa · Review · Travel

A Bed in Johannesburg – The Michelangelo Hotel Review

Johannesburg is a city with a reputation. It’s troubled past seems to cloud its dynamic and encouraging present. People whispered “be careful” with serious expressions when we told them our plans, but we were determined to go and see it for ourselves. Our hotel, The Michelangelo Hotel, also has a reputation, be it vastly more… Continue reading A Bed in Johannesburg – The Michelangelo Hotel Review

Gear · General · Travel

How to Enjoy Long Haul Flights, Not Just “Survive” Them

As much as we adore it, travel can be hard. In fact, travel can be exhausting, draining and downright miserable! Don’t worry, we are here to ease some of the pain. You can enjoy long haul flights! Next time you are flying from A to Z (and especially if you are going all the way… Continue reading How to Enjoy Long Haul Flights, Not Just “Survive” Them