The stories below from our team include accounts of our own travel experiences, our travel tips, our recommendations, and our guides to destinations, all to inspire you for your next journey…

 

 

A Day On Waiheke Island

Do you have a day free in Auckland, and are you looking to get out of the city and do something different? I recently took a fabulous wine tasting day tour to Waiheke island. It’s a beautiful 45-minute ferry ride through Auckland’s sparking harbor to reach the island, where 9000 locals live year-round. My guide’s…

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A team update from Emma // David’s new role

David has always been an integral part of the EWT community, and since our first year has shown his passion for developing existing client relationships, and also for creating new ones. His care and integrity as a consultant, matched by his desire to ensure each holiday was a memorable one, resulted in many trusting, loyal…

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Ushuaia, The End of the World

The very name Ushuaia conjurers up ideas of far away places and the “fin del mundo” or “end of the world” certainly didn’t disappoint. Its geographical isolation makes its charm feel all the more impressive. Here below watchful snowy peaks we looked out down the magnificent Beagle Channel towards the Antarctic wilderness. Our journey across…

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An Icy Landing in Ivalo

Touching down in the vast wilderness of the Arctic Circle onto a pure white runway required a certain amount of Finnish bravery. It was a truly magical entrance to the ‘land of the thousand lakes’ and so I captured the moment as we walked from the plane out onto the snow-clad tarmac. The journey took…

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Death Valley

With a lot of clients wanting to go to Los Angeles and Las Vegas, I often have the opportunity to suggest the Death Valley route between the two. The regular highway provides some pretty good scenery but off the beaten track, the route via Death Valley and past Furnace Creek provides an experience of unsurpassed…

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Myanmar

It was with both trepidation and excitement that the plane dropped through the haze and we saw our first glimpse of Myanmar beneath us. With our prior understandings of Myanmar’s hardships and governmental problems, we were eager to make up our own minds about this obscure nation, relatively untouched by the boom of modern tourism….

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Antarctica

As a gust of frigid air whips against my exposed cheek, it’s hard to tell whether the flutter of uneasiness and elation that are currently seething through my lower abdomen, are in anticipation of the prospect of making landfall, or the left over prangs of queasiness from our ocean crossing from the port of Ushuaia….

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Meeting Santa in Lapland

Nestled amongst colossal pines and draped in blankets of snow lay Santa’s Village and here I am meeting the man himself. Also pictured saying hello was Comet the reindeer, who stood patiently as I recited my Christmas list to old St Nick. I wasn’t sure whether he had room for my own private island in…

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Savanna Private Game Reserve

An exclusive 5 star lodge, Savanna is situated in the internationally famous Sabi Sand Reserve within the greater Kruger National Park conservancy. Savanna lies in an area where ‘Big 5’ sightings are so frequent, it is not unusual to see lion, leopard, elephant, buffalo and rhino in a single game drive. Specially designed game viewing…

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Adrenaline Pumping Cage Diving in Shark Alley

Here at EWT we like to think outside the box and offer unique experiences, so when we heard about this shark diving tour from our contacts on the ground in South Africa, we all agreed we thought you should know about it! Just off Cape Town‘s southern coast lies Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, home to…

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