I thought that it might be informative for some of you that are interested in traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos to learn some of the basics concerning Lao culture and the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” associated with the customs of the people’s traditions and daily lives.
If you find yourself in a position to visit Southeast Asia in November, we recommend heading over to Luang Prabang to experience a particularly beautiful and interesting festival – Awk Phansa or the Festival of Lights – which marks the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent.
Pakistan is one of those countries that receive very bad press in the West, and yet I have to say, having visited the country twice, both the north and south, I have been met with nothing but kindness and hospitality by the people, and never felt anything other than a warm welcome.
Southeast Asia expert April Cole has just got back from sunny Bali and she couldn't wait to share the highlights of her trip with us. From best of's to tips for travellers, here are some things you just won't want to miss.
Expedition cruising to Antarctica and the Arctic is becoming more and more popular, and with growing popularity comes the growing choice of cruise ships. The options can be overwhelming and with the high cost of cruising (you need at least £5,000 to go to Antarctica!), you want to make sure you make the right choice.
The Aurora Borealis is a huge draw to the Arctic region for many people and will often feature on plenty of bucket lists. This majestic natural spectacle is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it’s no surprise people want to make sure they have the optimum chance of seeing it.
After a lovely couple of days in Tayrona National Park, where we explored the thick rainforest and wandered on endless deserted beaches, we headed along the coast to one of the county's most special tourist highlights.
Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world, sitting just behind Brazil and Vietnam. However, if you are talking quality rather than quantity, most people here will tell you Colombia is number one.
Svalbard, as you may know, is most commonly associated with polar bears and expedition cruising, which is undoubtedly the best way to see polar bears during the summer months. But, this inevitably means most tourists rarely venture out of Longyearbyen, where the cruise ships depart.
We put together a Silk Road Itinerary to help you visualize what it's like to travel along the silk road and the things you can expect to experience.