Posted on 17 February 2017 by Huw Owen
February Update from our Founders
Some countries just don’t get enough credit. You can read all the “must see” lists you like and you will seldom see a fabulous destination like Georgia mentioned. It has everything you could want though - scenery to make you gasp, an illuminating history, a cuisine to tell the world about, and that wonderful feeling of discovering somewhere that your friends have barely heard of. You can get a sense of just how under-visited it is from our interview with our local partner there, Visit Georgia. By the way, if you’re looking for the next big thing in wine, then the Georgian variety is hotly tipped - and rightly so.
Posted on 08 February 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
A Taste of Indonesia
Jakarta hums in the midday sun. Cars crawl through crowded streets and its citizens hustle and bustle with all the usual hurry of a capital city. The air is dense with a chorus of roaring motorbikes, chatter, barking dogs, humidity and the intoxicating smells of Indonesian cuisine.
Posted on 28 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
Top 5 Adventure Holiday Experiences for 2017
While every travel experience is different, some moments can stand apart from the crowd as truly unforgettable. Within broad and diverse itineraries, these standalone memories stay with us long after we’ve returned to our daily lives, compelling us to travel again and again. So, as the new year approaches, we thought we’d compile a list of our Top 5 Adventures for 2017. Varied and vibrant, there’s sure to be something that takes your fancy…
Posted on 10 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
Local Spotlight: Tari Travel, meet our local experts in Indonesia
A land of scattered islands and diverse wildlife, Indonesia is an experience unlike any other. As its vastness and variety can be intimidating, Tari Travel have built their company around a promise to deliver authenticity, immersion and quality. Founded in 2002 by Danny and Jacqueline (an Indonesian-Dutch couple), they have welcomed thousands of visitors to Sulawesi and shown them its magic. Far from bustling Bali and Java, Sulawesi and its surrounding islands are not a part of the usual tourist itinerary. We caught up with Jacqueline from Tari Travel to talk culture, food and unmissable experiences...
Posted on 29 September 2016 by Corinne Homer
Coffee Culture: from Bean to Brew
If our culture has a love affair with any of Earth’s goodies, it’s the aromatic elixir that comes from the roasted, brewed coffee bean. Popular legend says that in the 9th century, an Ethiopian shepherd noticed his goats became particularly exuberant after chewing on the green berries of the Coffea tree; and ran straight to his local pastor. News of these magical, energy-inducing beans soon spread across Africa, to the Arab world and the rest of Asia; then on to Europe and the Americas. That’s a long journey to get to your first morning brew.
Posted on 13 June 2016 by Huw Owen
One Perfect Day In Dubai
Sitting almost halfway between Europe and Asia, Dubai is the perfect stopover destination. It is serviced by some of the best airlines in the world, is almost certain to be sunny and warm, and offers visitors a wonderful contrast to their final destination - wherever that may be. We have put together a few ideas for 24 hours in this unique city so you can make the most out of any stay.
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