• Best Winter Experiences Around the World

    Winter is a pretty divisive season. People either love it or hate it. And sometimes it’s not hard to see why you would have a slight aversion to it. Winters can be harsh, bleak and, of course, slightly chilly. However they can also be enchanting, magical and, dare we...

  • World’s Greatest Lakes (You’ve Probably Never Heard Of) (12 minute read)

    Who doesn’t like a lake? They are invariably surrounded by picturesque landscapes of quaint countryside or dramatic mountains. The water is generally calm and, good weather assumed, the expansive vistas are usually quite stunning. Coupled together, this invites a state of meditative contemplation that appeals to avid outdoorsy types...

  • Highlights of the Trans-Siberian Railway

    It’s the best-known train journey in the world. A bucket list favourite and world record-breaker. It traverses the entire length of Russia with routes that take you through Mongolia and China. Few other railway adventures can match what the Trans-Siberian has to offer. And as you’d expect from a...

  • Top 10 Alternative Road Trips

    Nothing beats the excitement of a road trip. Stocking a car with supplies, choosing the appropriate rousing soundtrack and heading out on the open road. And you’ve no doubt heard of the world’s classic choices – America’s Route 66 and South Africa’s Garden Route to name just two. However, there’s plenty...

  • A guide to visiting the Naadam Festival

    This time last year I kicked off an epic Trans-Mongolian train adventure with the 3-day Naadam Festival in Ulaan Bataar. Here’s my guide on what to expect during the festival and tips on how to make the most of it. The Naadam Festival is Mongolia’s biggest event with a history...

  • 10 Interesting Facts About the Trans-Siberian Railway (3 minute read)

    In 2016 the Trans-Siberian Railway celebrated its 100th anniversary, but how much do you really know about the longest railway in the world? Here’s our pick of ten fascinating facts about the Trans-Siberian Railway to get you inspired for your own journey. 1. While construction of the railway was...

  • The Naadam Festival, Mongolia

    When travelling from Moscow to Beijing aboard the legendary Trans-Siberian, why not stop in Ulaan Bataar in time to witness the spectacle of the opening ceremony of the Mongolian Naadam Festival as the locals battle it out in the three manly games – archery, horse riding, and wrestling –...

  • An epic journey on the Trans-Siberian

    Crossing through seven time zones, across unique and varied landscapes and connecting Moscow to Russia’s far east is the Trans-Siberian railway. Covering 5,776 miles and taking a minimum of a week to complete – it is undoubtedly the greatest railway journey in the world. Having recently returned from our 15 day...

  • Top 5 Deserts of the World (4 minute read)

    Deserts are among the most dramatically alluring natural landscapes in the world. Their stark beauty is timeless, and life here exists at the mercy of the elements. Deserts are wild, harsh places, and we love exploring them, photographing them and learning more about these mystical places. Read about our...

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