Excess Baggage

We’ve travelled to the ends of the earth – and back again – many times! This is a window into our collective travel experiences and the things we encounter along the way…

Celebrating Diwali, the Festival of Light

  This coming Thursday will see the streets of India become illuminated with thousands of candles and lanterns, while fireworks crackle in the night sky as people across the country celebrate Diwali – one of India’s most jubilant festivals. But how … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – 3 Minutes in China

  Step foot into a world of glimmering cities and ancient towns, smoking incense and burning firewater, cuddly giant pandas and fierce white tigers, tasty dumplings and scorpions on a stick and much more in this week’s video pick. This … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls to Johannesburg – Part 2

  Last week travel agent Simon Pacey began telling us of his journey from Victoria Falls to Johannesburg, of high-wire adventures, walking with lions and cruising the Zambezi River. This week he continues his journey into Botswana for his first safari and a macorro cruise in the … Continue reading

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Victoria Falls to Johannesburg – Part 1

  “I have to begin by admitting that Africa was not a high priority on my travel list”, says travel agent Simon Pacey. “It was the kind of trip I was happy to put off until much later in life. … Continue reading

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An ode to Egypt

  Our very own Rachna Pandit recently returned from Egypt after travelling on our 14 day King Ramses tour. Here she tells us all about her experiences in this fascinating country and why every traveller should add it to their … Continue reading

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Revisiting India on the Taj Express

  Four years ago our own Emma McInnes first discovered the magic of India on our 8 day Taj Express tour. This year she returned and once again got to experience – and share, the beauty and contrast of this fascinating land,  from its diverse … Continue reading

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Journey through China – Part 2

Yesterday Charlie Bridger shared the first part of her journey through China with us – today she carries on to Lijiang, home of the Tiger Leaping Gorge; Jinan, the City of Springs; our Change for Children program in Bu Yang; Qufu, the … Continue reading

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Journey through China – Part 1

Kicking off in Xi’an, our very own Charlie Bridger takes us on a journey through China, stopping off in the incredible limestone karst region of Guilin, the spicy province of Sichuan – home to the Chengdu Panda Research Base and … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Take a walk (around the world)

The weekend is just around the corner and we’d like nothing more than to lace up our hiking boots and embark on a trek around the world. Instead we’ve decided to go with this video of the week, of a … Continue reading

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Best places to visit in October

The timing of a holiday is key. There is nothing worse than arriving at your dream destination to a welcoming of torrential rain or freezing temperatures. This is the first of a 12 part series looking at the best places … Continue reading

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