Trekking

Strap those boots on! Trekking allows one to see the very best of rugged landscape, but it certainly requires a higher fitness level than many of our more leisurely tours. Get back to nature and experience some of the most inaccessible parts of the planet first-hand.

Video of the Week: The Longest Way – One year walk

This one – as they say – is an oldie but a goodie. Documenting an entire year of travel across China, I’m impressed not only by the distance covered geographically, but by the obvious personal changes that took place. I’ve … Continue reading

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The Inca Trail, The Lares Trek and the magic of Machu Picchu

One of South America’s most famous sights, Machu Picchu is probably one of the most recognisable places on the planet. But what’s the best way to get there? Having escaped the fate of many other sacred places when much of … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: What’s your travel dream?

For those of you who aren’t familiar with TED Talks, they really are an incredible resource, a great way of taking in the insights of some highly interesting people without reading reams of text online. Andrew Evans had a dream … Continue reading

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Rest, relaxation and zany dance moves in Zanzibar

Katie Powell won our Get Rid Of Me competition last year, and recently completed her 6 month round-the-world adventure. Read about her adventures in Zanzibar on her 57-day Great African Expedition. Prior to winning this grand adventure, I had only … Continue reading

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Back to basics with the Berbers: the migration of the Berbers in Morocco

Ditch the iPhone, the laptop and all those other technological crutches of yours, and get back to nature. Getting a glimpse of how different societies operate can be challenging, but it’s exhilarating to let go of your creature comforts. Migrating with the Berbers … Continue reading

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Make a change with Picture the Difference photography competition

Picture the Difference is a new photography competition held in aid of ActionAid, and in conjunction with Bob Books, Powell Allen and On the Go Tours. ActionAid is a charity that works to alleviate poverty and injustice throughout the world. … Continue reading

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Why choose South Africa?

Well, there are several good reasons to choose South Africa when thinking of an African holiday. I recently had a look at South Africa a lot more closely than usual and was asking myself that very same question. When it … Continue reading

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Trekking with nomadic Berbers on their High Atlas migration

Andrea Wren is a freelance journalist and travel writer, and author of travel site Travelling Wren http://www.travellingwren.com If there’s an extraordinary travel experience to be had, then accompanying a family of nomadic Berbers as they make their way through Morocco’s … Continue reading

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Taking a chance on Bhaktapur

When I’m travelling, I make a point of asking people who have already been there about their opinions on the must-see’s and do’s. I was told about Bhaktapur by a businessman on my flight to Kathmandu. Located about an hour’s … Continue reading

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Tracking mysterious mountain gorillas in Uganda

The opportunity to visit Kenya and Uganda recently on the Gorilla and Game Trek tour was just too big an opportunity for me to pass up.  The thought of trekking through the dense forests of Uganda in search of the … Continue reading

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