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…

Video of the Week – EAT

Go on a culinary journey around the world with this week’s mouth-watering video pick. Serving up a selection of tasteful shots these talented filmmakers have captured the essence of travel through their stomachs. Travelling over 38 thousand miles through 11 … Continue reading

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Cruising Dal Lake in Sri Nagar, Kashmir

This stunning collection of photographs offers a glimpse of life on Dal Lake in Kashmir through the lens of our very own Sam Houldcroft. Exploring the lake’s waterways Sam has documented the way of life that prevails here, from shore … Continue reading

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Video of the Week – Glorious sunsets around the world!

Don’t we all just love sunsets! Our featured video this week follows Romain Corraze’s yearlong journey around Planet E, where he visits 31 countries and captures some beautiful sunsets along the way. See the sun go down over the Gobi … Continue reading

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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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