Tokyo & First Cherry Blossoms

On arriving into Tokyo, I was wondering how long it would be before I spotted the first cherry blossoms.  The transfer bus took about an hour from the airport to our hotel, but it seemed less than that, as I was keenly looking out the window like in a game of I spy. Not long…

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Mashpi Lodge

One of only 5 properties in South America to gain a spot on National Geographic’s impressive ‘Unique Lodges of the World’ list, Mashpi Lodge uses unique architecture to blend seamlessly within the lush greenery of the 3,200 acre cloud forest in which it is nestled. Eco-centric, community minded and dedicated to sustainability, I immediately fell…

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Page, Arizona – From Horseshoe Bend to Antelope Canyon

After visiting Monument Valley we drove to the town of Page, a gateway to both incredible landmarks and adventure sports. we crossed back and forth between the states of Arizona and Utah before we reached the town sitting alongside Lake Powell. We booked a tour of Antelope Canyon for 1pm, which provided perfect lighting in…

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Samburu – The Home of The Special Six

Africa is well known for the ‘Big Five’ but Samburu has its own ‘Special Six’ which are only found in the Northern Hemisphere. They are the Grevy’s zebra, the Somali ostrich, reticulated giraffe, the long-necked gerenuk, Guenther’s dik dik and the beisa oryx.  We were lucky enough to see 4 of the 6 just on…

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Chilling Out In Chiloé

I’ve been to Chile a few times now, but nothing ever surpasses that amazing feeling of flying in across the Andes mountain range. It’s stunning and you just know that what you are going to experience in Chile will be special. I’d never even heard of Chiloé Island prior to this trip.  No bucket list…

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The Beauty of Chile

We arrived in Santiago and had pre-planned to spend the night in the city rather than at the airport, and we’re so glad we did. Our hotel, the Luciano K, was a welcoming introduction to Chile.  We enjoyed a few drinks and delicious tapas at the rooftop bar before wandering to the nearby nightlife.  The…

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Luxury And Adventure In The Amazon 

The Amazon is a destination that has intrigued me for as long as I can remember. The tropical jungle, unique wildlife and the mighty Amazon itself is enough to get me excited, not to mention the element of exotic adventure and a hint of danger, the Amazon has it all. Flying into the small town…

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The Luck of the Northern Lights

  With nothing but mountain cliffs and waterfalls behind us and ocean front ahead, our converted farm stay at Vogur Country Lodge was another reminder of the remoteness of this incredible country we were lucky enough to be circling.  As with many places in Iceland, accommodations offer a northern lights wakeup call service for their…

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