Author Archive for Tom Barber

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Top 4 safari experiences in Tanzania

Poor old Kenya has had a rough ride of late, but one country’s misfortune can be another destination’s opportunity. So take a bow Tanzania, East Africa’s other classic ‘bush and beach’ destination. In this blog we’re going to concentrate on the ‘bush’ element, rather than the ‘beach’, so while Zanzibar, the Spice Islands and the […]

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

6 hot destinations on the trend-o-meter

‘Darling, didn’t you know, fuchsia is the new black.’ And so someone in the fashion industry might deliver the ultimate put down – that you are…. wait for it…. off-trend. Well fear not, when talking travel it’s possible to avoid the same fate because here are some oh-so hot destinations that are most definitely the […]

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Patagonia might not be such a secret after the alleged Falklands War-related rumpus around the last Top Gear special, but this region of Argentina and Chile is still South America at it’s wildest and most unexplored. Hemmed in by the Andes to the west and Tierra del Fuego – the ‘Land of Fire’ – to […]

5 unmissables in New Zealand

5 unmissables in New Zealand

Forget the interminable operas of Richard Wagner, the cinematic Lord of the Rings cycle feels like it has gone on for ever. Mercifully the Tolkien-fest has reached its conclusion (the ones with furry feet and pointy ears won) so New Zealand can revert from being a cinematic backdrop – albeit a fabulously beautiful one – […]

5 original destinations for 2015

5 original destinations for 2015

It’s the time of year when we in the travel industry stare deep into our crystal balls, peer at the tea leaves and read the runes (and do a bit of considered research, naturally) to predict the delectable destinations that we think will hit the heights in 2015. These can be completely new places around […]

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Top 10 most romantic luxury honeymoon destinations

Chances are that newly-weds would feel the love even if they spent their honeymoon in a caravan in a parking lot, but most tend to set their sights a little higher. Here are our top ten tips for the most romantic luxury destinations for post-wedded bliss, and without even a car park in sight. Sumba […]

7 secret safari experiences in Africa

7 secret safari experiences in Africa

Africa may be having a tough time of it of late, but the continent is a pretty big place, with some pretty fabulous corners that are rarely explored. One of the main attractions remains the unparalleled wildlife, so if you want to trump your friends in the ‘obscure destinations visited’ stakes, try these secret safari […]