Abercrombie & Kent has developed four new journeys for 2019 that deliver experiences in destinations that may not be on many travelers’ radars yet—from the remote wetlands of Brazil’s Pantanal to the coastal wilderness of Canada or Oman’s Wahiba Sands, to joining in Independence Day celebrations in Papua New Guinea. The limited-edition Marco Polo Journeys are limited to no more than 18 guests, affording insider-access opportunities such as private museum openings and visits with local people in their homes. The small group size also means more one-on-one interaction with Abercrombie & Kent’s resident tour director who shares their knowledge of life in the place they’ve lived for decades. Brazil: The Amazon, Pantanal & Iguazu Falls Explore the Amazon by canoe, keeping an eye out for pink river dolphins and other exotic species, before embarking on a nighttime safari in search of nocturnal wildlife. Then, visit an isolated … [Read more...] about Abercrombie & Kent Previews New “Marco Polo Journeys” for 2019
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By Sam Clark on Apr 14, 2018 in Asia, Indonesia, Laos, Regions, Sri Lanka 2018 is set to be an exciting year for travel in Asia. Look out for unique boutique properties with an eco-friendly edge, improved access to lesser-explored, but incredible destinations and a different perspective on old favourites. Check out our insider insights on the best places to go, things to do and sights to see in the coming year. Destination to watch: Sulawesi Southern Bali is getting busier and busier, so travellers are starting to look further afield to some of the other 13,000 or so islands which make up Indonesia. We think Sulawesi is the island to watch: at some 30 times the size of Bali, it’s home to magnificent volcanoes, glorious coral reefs (as featured in Blue Planet II), verdant forests and an extraordinary range of indigenous wildlife. Re-emerging Laos For too long little landlocked Laos has been overshadowed by it’s neighbours. This year, it’s coming into it’s own. … [Read more...] about Asian travel trends for 2018
Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (April 21, 2017): travel tricks to get the best deal at a luxury hotel (and save money). Today, I am reblogging one of my very first blogposts, one that I find particularly interesting since it kind of explains how I book my stays at luxury hotels (and how I am able to afford this lifestyle). Because my audience has grown significantly since I launched the blog in 2014 ( to over 100,000 readers, excluding my 60,000+ Youtube followers), I though it couldn’t hurt reposting the article since most of you won’t have read it. When booking a room at a luxury hotel, you always have to choose whether you want the cheapest rate for that room, or whether you want to enjoy extra perks and/or flexibility. I hereby present you my tips for getting the best deal at a luxury hotel and saving (lots of) money: Inspiration for finding the … [Read more...] about Travel tip: how to get the best hotel deals?
I love to document my travels and I do this in many ways. Sometimes I make notes on my Iphone, most of the time I write about it on my blog, but recently I have found a lovely, dare I say it, old fashioned way of documenting my travels - in a travel journal. There is something special about opening the pages of a travel journal and putting pen to paper. Writing Day One on top of the page, and letting your thoughts flow about what excited you today. A choice of 4 covers Recently I was sent a Marco Polo My Way travel journal to review on my blog and here are my musings about this journal and what to look for when you buy a travel journal. Cost An interesting travel journal that doesn't break the bank When I was looking for a travel journal a while ago, most of the journals I could find were gorgeous and elaborate affairs, bound in leather. They were also incredibly expensive. This brings me to one of the first pointers, the cost of a travel journal. Now any of us … [Read more...] about Marco Polo MY WAY Travel Journal Review
If you made it your New Year’s Resolution to read more this year then I have some fabulous travel book suggestions for you. These are the books shortlisted for The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018. Yes, Stanford’s – that gorgeous store selling maps and books. There’s one in Covent Garden and one in Bristol and any travel book lover needs to check them out! I used to work in Covent Garden and my office was above Stanford’s so I’d spend many a lunch time whiling away my free 30 minutes getting lost in beautiful maps and books while dreaming about far-off lands. There are 43 titles shortlisted for The Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2018 and you these travel books will whisk you off to over 150 countries… Happy reading.. Stanford Dolman Travel Book of the Year, in partnership with The Authors’ Club Islander by Patrick Barkham The Rule of the Land by Garrett Carr Border by Kapka Kassabova The Epic City by Kushanava … [Read more...] about The 43 best travel books to read in 2018