Blogging from the Wild

Just Back From... Indonesia

Southeast Asia specialist Nathan discusses his recent recce to Indonesia, a destination very close to his heart.

Trekking Japan's Kumano Kodo

Follow in the footsteps of Japanese Emperors on the Kumano Kodo (or Emperor's Trail), an ancient route through Japan's mist shrouded mountains and wooded valleys where isolated shrines dot the countryside.

10 Tips for Travelling in Japan

Japan is a country unlike any other when it comes to etiquette. Although the locals will forgive any indiscretions (perhaps with a sly smile), it is best to try and understand the culture. Take a look at our Far East specialist Nathan's short guide with his top ten tips for travelling in Japan...

Six Reasons to Visit Myanmar

Magical Myanmar (Burma) offers so many varied highlights for the adventure traveller, from the temples and pagodas dotted throughout the country to the remote tribes, rivers and trekking opportunities ever present in its endless array of natural landscapes. Below our South East Asia specialist Natha…

Trekking the Old Emperor's Trail

  • 3rd July 2017

South East Asia specialist Nathan has just returned from a recce trip around Japan, where he spent a few days trekking the Kumano Kodo trail in the footsteps of ancient emperors...   Typical thoughts that are conjured up when thinking about Japan include Samurai Warriors, Geisha ladies and beaut…

Spending the Night in a Japanese Temple

  • 26th June 2017

South East Asia specialist Nathan has just returned from a recce trip to Japan, where he visited Mount Koya, one of Japan's most sacred mountains...   Mount Koya, or Koyasan as it is known locally, is steeped in myths and religion and for me was an absolute must on my recce trip to Japan. The te…

Best Time to Visit Borneo

If you're thinking of visiting Borneo the start of the dry season (if you can have one in the rainforest) is May and opens the window to the best time to visit the country's wildlife areas. Towards the end of May it's the start of the fruiting season, which is the ideal time to see orangutans and ot…

Hotel Review: Borneo Rainforest Lodge

One of our most popular hotels in Borneo, Borneo Rainforest Lodge, is reopening in December after extensive refurbishment works to the property. Six of the deluxe chalets are also being upgraded and these works will be completed in April 2018, ensuring that one of the region’s most luxurious places to stay is even more so. Our South East Asia specialist Nathan visited the lodge last year, and he describes his stay below.

Glamping under the Northern Lights

View Nathan's Aurora Dome itinerary here. The term glamping was relatively new to me and the last thing I expected to hear was it in combination with Lapland and the Northern lights. On my recent trip to Finland I was incredibly lucky to stay in an Aurora dome and it more than lived up to my expe…

A Husky Safari through the Finnish Wilderness

Our Arctic-specialist Nathan has been on a wild recce in Finland. View his tailor-made Husky Expedition here. I have always loved animals and on my recent trip to Finland the thing I was most looking forward to was a chance to mush my own dogs. That evening as I settled down in my glamping dome o…

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