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See the ‘unconquerable’ sea fort

When most people think of India, it's usually wide-eyed visions of the Taj Mahal, or the organised chaos of Delhi. And when most people think of the Indian people, the words clever, hard-working, charming and welcoming spring to mind. The word warrior does not bubble to the top. But, if you have…

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You think your walkway is long?

After 12 hours, smashed into a seat on a plane, with still more hours to go before you have any hope of landing, you'll know that this is not the luxury travel that you'd always hoped for. And, even worse, you still have to face disembarking, finding your bags and maneuvering your way to…

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Minimalist life traveling 

Going on holiday is, for the most part, meant to be relaxing, giving yourself the time to stop, slow down and literally bask in the moment. This is not to say that it won't be filled with thrills (or even a snafu here or there,) because that always seems to happen, no matter…

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Raja Ampat. Do you know where it’s at?

Pardon our poor English for the post's title: we couldn't resist. But, the question still stands: do you know? We won't be surprised if you don't. Raja Ampat doesn't get much press, really. So, let's start at the beginning. Raja Ampat is in Papua in Indonesia. The name given to these islands…

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Million dollar view, no cost to you

Ready for a surprise? Welcome to another instalment of our on-going theme around abandoned places and shattered dreams. There are so many of these that we almost don't know where to start. (You'll see loads of them on the site, all worth a look.) And, when you start to explore, taking your time…

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Viking to your liking

Almost everyone who considers themself a traveler has taken at least one cruise. Whether it's ocean cruising, river cruising, singles or solo cruises, adults-only and couples cruises, luxury cruises or adventure cruises, there is something for everyone. And, sure, cruises have a certain "reputation" with some non-believers, but that is just sensationalism. …

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