All Posts By Journeys to Come

Travel warning – Do not get a henna tattoo in Bali

by Saturday, October 19, 2019

I wanted to share a travel warning from a friend of mine whose child will be scarred for life, from getting what he thought was a henna tattoo in Bali… I recently found myself at our local doctor and was thrilled to run into my friend from Mothers Group (I’ve chosen not to share her name ...

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Three days in a Latvian prison

by Saturday, September 21, 2019

Have you ever lost your passport on the other side of the world? Or booked a hotel for the wrong night, or worse still, the wrong month? While the majority of travel stories focus on the wonder of discovering new places, there are also plenty of stories about travel disasters and near misses. In our Come ...

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Catriona Rowntree’s world of cruising

by Friday, September 20, 2019

In our latest podcast, Catriona Rowntree explores her new book, The Best of World Cruising. Catriona talks about her favourite cruises, shares tips for making the most of your cruising adventures, and takes you behind the scenes of writing a book while travelling the world and raising two young sons in country Victoria. The Best of World Cruising ...

Making the impossible possible

by Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Leif Abram is a Concierge at Kimpton's Sir Francis Drake Hotel, a true Union Square landmark in the heart of San Francisco. The hotel has recently undergone an $11 million property-wide renovation delivering a clean, contemporary style that simultaneously showcases the opulence and historic character of the Gothic Revival and Renaissance architectural masterpiece for this landmark ...

Learning the Eagle Dance in Mongolia

by Monday, September 16, 2019

This week’s Guest Traveller asks: why don’t more travellers visit Mongolia? Western Europe is crowded in July, Asia is always overflowing with tourists, so when Guest Traveller Rosslyn Skinner was invited to visit Mongolia during the Wildflower season, coinciding with the Naadam Festival, she couldn’t wait to pack her bags. Earlier this year, I visited Mongolia ...