Blogging from the Wild

Impressions of Armenia

Often overlooked for its better-known neighbours, Armenia is a land of warm welcomes and wild landscapes. Our Caucasus expert tells us how it captured her heart.

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.

Best Things to do in Armenia

Located in the heart of the Caucasus, this beautiful mountainous land is yet to be touched by mainstream tourism. Whilst its neighbouring countries, Georgia and Azerbaijan grow in popularity, Amerian stayed quiet, but maybe not for long. Here we look at the best things to do in Armenia.

Characters on the Ground - Saifullah

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

Music and Travel Quiz

  • 15th November 2019

Coldplay are launching their new album on November 22 in Amman, by playing the album back to back live in two concerts in the Jordanian capital, to be streamed on YouTube. The band apparently “chose Jordan for its natural beauty and historical and cultural significance”. This got us thinking about other musicians who had been inspired by some of the world’s wonderful places. We’ve put together a quiz, so step this way and test your musical and travel knowledge…

Best Places To Visit In Oman

Arguably one of the most underrated destinations in the Middle East, Oman has many hidden gems to be discovered for those who seek them.

Six of the best skills to learn on our tours

  • 14th November 2019

Many of our tours offer the opportunity to get to grips with different cultures by learning fun, new skills and we've selected the best we have on offer.

Arts and crafts of Tamil Nadu

Product Executive Meike recently spent a week in Tamil Nadu and got stuck into the various arts and crafts of this creative region.

The Great Game in Uzbekistan

Tour Leader Ryan Graver continues his tour of Uzbekistan on the Land of Silk Road Treasures tour.

Darwin’s Ecuador: from the Andes to Galapagos

Julie Luscombe recently travelled on our Darwin's Ecuador trip and writes about her trip of a lifetime.

Yangikishlak Homestay

Tour leader Ryan Graver tells us about his homestay experience on the Land of Silk Road Treasures tour.

On the Karakorum: The Hunza

Edward J. Taylor travelled on the Karakorum Adventure tour with us and shares his experience in the gorgeous Hunza.

The after parties of the after life

  • 31st October 2019

Halloween was once a holiday of remembrance for the dead, but in some places around the world, celebrating death is a huge cultural tradition.

Across the Caucasus - Georgia

Tour leader Richard Dunwoody writes about visiting Georgia on his Across the Caucasus tour...

Walking with polar bears

Get up close and personal with the King of the Arctic in the polar bear capital of the world.

Riding in Kyrgyzstan

On her recent Silk Road tour, Alice got to grips with riding in Kyrgyzstan.

Khovrenko Wine Cellar

On her recent Silk Road tour, Alice discovers a very old and almost forgotten wine cellar.

Kashgar and The New Silk Road

Alice explores the Sunday Livestock Market in Kashgar on her new Silk Road trip.

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