Tag Archive for ‘travel’

Creation of Destinations of the World News magazine

Destinations of the World News was conceptionalised by Andy for publishing company WNN Limited in Dubai. As senior editor for eight years he oversaw all editorial, design, photography and recruitment of staff. It is now the leading monthly consumer travel magazine in the Gulf supported by a strong online presence. Double click to enlarge any […]

New Inca gold

The last time I took an expensive ‘luxury’ coach in Peru the ticket allocation was strict (only three to a seat); the in-bus refreshment was unlimited (whatever you could grab through broken windows) and the coach engineering miraculous (the brakes pre-dated the Incas). How things have changed. Last month my US$15, three-hour coach trip out […]

Top ten luxury travel trends set to redefine your world

Poor old luxury. If there was ever a word that’s been battered and bruised over recent years, it’s luxury. Wrapped around anything and everything, argued over by everyone and stretched so thin and far that its little syllables have nearly popped, luxury has almost forgotten what it set out to do in the first place. […]

The more the ice melts, the hotter Greenland gets as a destination

Greenland is a massive country with huge potential and it has just taken two giant steps towards an exciting new future. First up, its electorate of just 39,000 last month voted into power the left-wing People’s Solidarity Party after throwing out the Social Democrats who had governed the world’s biggest island for 30 years. Then, […]

Antarctica’s march of the tourists

Antarctica may be the world’s final frontier, but that hasn’t stopped tourism growing at a phenomenal rate on its astonishing frozen wastes. As you would imagine the figures are a fraction of those of other exotic destinations, however unlike any other continent in the world, visitor numbers to Antarctica have more than tripled in just […]

Bare-footed luxury for contemporary castaways

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Amazon adventure in the hidden waters of Bolivia

In the Amazon, I find you can’t beat a decent karaoke session after a hard day’s piranha fishing. The problem is that unlike the shopping website that shares its name, the only sing-a-long CD you are going to find in English here is The Best Of The Eagles. I hate the Eagles but my Amazonian […]

Gorillas in our midst: lost in the jungles of Rwanda

To read the full story click here to read more of Andy’s work at sabotagetimes.com click here So here we are in the north of Rwanda, high up the side of a volcano, taking photographs of a giant silver-backed gorilla like wildlife-crazed paparazzi. The big-muscled leader is not even remotely interested in what we’re doing. […]

Super safaris and the call of the wild

Africa “It’s a place full of extraordinary experiences,” IFA’s Kevin Wash tells Living à la carte. “It’s a place where I have seen a young giraffe fight an older giraffe for hours, head-butting each other bizarrely, until they just stopped due to exhaustion. I once watched an eagle swoop down to a lake and scoop […]

Is a Mafia-free holiday an offer you can’t refuse

So after months of hard work your new restaurant is open for business. The tables are heaving, the kitchen is bustling and the reservations diary is bulging. Then one day, perhaps, a week into your new business, a waiter says there is someone to see you at the bar. In the bar is a familiar […]