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Explore a hand-picked selection of our favourite journeys, articles, experiences and special places to stay. Not one to be read in a rush, it’s time to grab a cuppa, and see where it takes you…

Team travel: Sarah visits Naoshima art island, Japan

‘We were travelling from Shikoku, the large island south of Naoshima, and had stayed the night before in Takamatsu, the harbour town where you catch the boat north to Naoshima (if travelling from Honshu, you board the ferry at Uno).

After an evening of nice dining and watching the incredible orange sun setting over the islands from our Takamatsu hotel room, we set out next morning to find the gardens at Ritsurin before taking the ferry to Naoshima. Turned out it was only two stops away on the train, and we were met with one of the most beautiful and serene places I’ve ever been.”

Sarah in Naoshima
Japan
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Walk on the Wild Side

Imagine sitting in a jeep, wrapped up against the early morning chill, in the middle of the savannah, grassland or forest landscape. You hear the bark of a deer which, as your expert naturalist whispers to you and your fellow travellers, is a sure sign that a Bengal Tiger - the national animal of India and one of the biggest wild cats alive - is close by.

A journey covering three different parks, all located in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh help explore some surprisingly diverse scenery, see myriad bird and animal species, and hugely increase your chances of spotting one of these elusive big cats…

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India Journey Safari Wildlife

Taste Vietnam

The way to Vietnam’s heart is definitely through its stomach.

Vietnam’s vibrant culture is brought into sharp focus through its food. From fresh, fragrant pho in the north to the rich comfort of com tam in the south, each corner and region comes to life via its flavours, and every bite enriches your understanding of Vietnam’s story. Let our local guides lead you to the very best foodie finds.

This is a country that wears its pride on its plate in an enormous diversity of dishes. To the newcomer, the wealth of choice can feel quite overwhelming, and this is where our local guides come into their own.

Having chatted with you about your dietary likes, dislikes and needs, and your foodie hopes (and fears!), they’ll take you to the very best eateries and, perhaps most importantly, encourage you to push your culinary boundaries and discover new dishes.

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Indonesia islands

Sailing Indonesia

Sail around Indonesia on a traditional wooden phinisi combining laid-back onboard ambiance with routes to some of Indonesia’s most intriguing corners. Moor up overnight next to the smaller, less-visited islands. Go ashore first thing in the morning, and enjoy being the only ones on the beach. Dig deeper into the rhythms of island life, explore their symbiotic connection to the sea, and dive into some of the most phenomenal snorkelling in Asia…

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Indonesia journey sailing

Train from Beijing to Lhasa

This epic 40-hour trip from Beijing to Lhasa takes you through vast open country peppered with bustling towns. Share your journey with other travellers across the language divide, and feel yourself shift from one world into another…

view from the train approaching Tibet
Tibet Experience