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Jonny in Italy

  • 17th November 2020

Ever since I took a horse-riding trip into the Apennines in north Italy some six years ago, I have been trying to persuade my colleagues at Wild Frontiers to run trips in Western Europe. Sadly, I made little impact. ‘We must stick to the developing world,’ they said. ‘That’s what we’re known for, that’s where we’ve built our brand.’

Jonny in Greece

Jonny recently embarked on a walking tour of northern Greece and tells us about the fascinating monasteries of Meteora, the dazzling landscapes and the wild frontiers we can discover a little closer to home.

A Message from our Founder

  • 24th September 2020

Jonny gives an update of what things have been like at Wild Frontiers during these turbulent Covid times.

Walking in the Kaçkar Mountains

Having visited the 10th century Georgian church that is situated, rather surprisingly, right next to our beautiful rural guesthouse in the village of Barhal, we set off on our mountain walk.

Kars, Ani and the Devil’s Castle

Jonny's trip in northeastern Turkey continues...

Travelling again!

It's been a hot minute, but Wild Frontiers are finally back on the road! Jonny is in northeastern Turkey and updating us on his first overseas trip in six long months.

Our Great Orkney Adventure

With the world closed off due to Covid-19, Jonny explores a Wild Frontier a little closer to home - the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

Jonny's visit to Lebanon

Jonny tells us all about his visit to his 100th country - Lebanon.

Corona Virus: A Tour Operator's View

  • 5th March 2020

Over the course of the past 20 years I have had to help steer Wild Frontiers through some seismic events. Born off the back of 9/11, we’ve had to deal with SARS, a world financial crisis, a Russian invasion of the Caucasus, the Icelandic ash cloud, the Arab Spring and Brexit, to name a few.

The Colourful Characters of Guatemala

On Jonny's recent return trip to Guatemala, he's reminded of the beauty of the country and the colourful characters that he meets this time around.

Wild Frontiers Roots

  • 5th February 2020

Jonny Bealby, travel writer and founder and CEO of Wild Frontiers, shares his story of how the company came to be.

100 Lessons from 100 Countries

  • 18th November 2019

After recently checking off his 100th country, Jonny reflects on the 100 things he's learnt from his travels.

Meet the Locals - Saifullah

We start our Meet the Locals focus with the man who inspired it all, Jonny's friend and representative of Pakistan's Kalash people - meet Saifullah...

Pakistan - Tourism on the Up

In light of Will and Kate's Royal visit to Pakistan, Wild Frontiers founder Jonny reflects on tourism in the country over the years.

My Adventure Travel Awakening

Jonny shares with us the moment he became addicted to adventure travel, as often happens, completely by accident.

Flores and the Island of Dragons

Named Flowers by 16th-century Portuguese colonists, who were amazed by the island’s lush and fragrant forests, the island of Flores is today a traveller’s dream.

Sunrise Over Borobudur

Founder Jonny tells us all about his adventures ticking off Borobudur and Prambanan temples off his bucket list.

Off the Beaten Path in Siem Reap

While Founder Jonny Bealby has been working in our Cambodia office, he's discovered the best off-the-beaten-path activities for the ever-popular tourist destination of Siem Reap.

Is it safe to visit Kashmir?

It’s been nearly three weeks since hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, and a more than a week since they thankfully abated. Our founder Jonny, shares his thoughts on the situation.

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