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…

Temple of the Sacred Tooth – Sri Lanka

Housed within this revered temple complex is one of the most important Buddhist relics in all of Sri Lanka, an object so sacred it bring throngs of devotees to the temple threshold every year. It begs the question – what’s … Continue reading

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Video of the week – the colours of Sri Lanka …

Ah … Sri Lanka! Watch the world go by in this uplifting short film by Michal Krumpár on his 3 week trip there.  It’s got a little bit of everything – the hustle and bustle of local life, cows lazing by, amazing … Continue reading

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Snowy tales from the land of the Soviets!

Explore Russia through these amazing set of photos from our very own Trevor Bone. Taken in back-and-white, they breathe a bit of cold-war nostalgia – and Trevor’s commentary on each offer an interesting insight into the unique and tumultuous history … Continue reading

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Don’t feel the fear – but do it anyway …

Travelling to places where the traditions and customs that we’re used to don’t apply is refreshing, but if you’re a solo female traveller, some of these experiences can be daunting. For example, in countries with unfamiliar dominant religions, it can … Continue reading

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The Dragon Boat Race Festival 2013

June is fast approaching and China is gearing up for the annual Dragon Boat Festival, a colourful cultural display featuring traditional dancing, rhythmic music, and exhilarating boat races. As one of the oldest festivals in China, the history of the … Continue reading

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A journey up Kilimanjaro – Africa’s highest peak

  Our very own Charlie Bridger attempted the climb up Kilimanjaro last year with her brother to mark his 50th birthday. They took the Machame route up – and as Charlie says, it a bit of a tough old trek, but certainly possible for … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: Lonely Planet

So, Lonely Planet was in the news this week, changing hands for a lot of money or very little, depending how you look at it. Immediately there were reassuring noises from those involved about keeping the guides – and we … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Visit Cuba

Our first selection of photos from Cuba. No nightclub or carnival shots – yet! This handful of photos gives a small taste of the laid back charms of a visit to Cuba. Don’t be fooled though – underneath the beautifully … Continue reading

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Exploring the Medina of Fez in Moroccco

The January sales may be on their way in the UK, but there’s no better place to seek out bargains than the Medina of Fez in Morocco. Whether it’s spices, leather bags, ornaments or traditional tagines you want, you’ll certainly … Continue reading

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How to say ‘Thank You’ in five languages

It’s probably the easiest phrase to learn in any language, and one of the most important too. Learning an entire language before you go to a country is not always feasible, but it’s worthwhile trying to learn a few of … Continue reading

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