A mind that is streaked by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.
– Oliver Wendell Homes
There are unbelievably beautiful natural wonders across the world, from the tops of mountains to the deepest caves. Which proves the fact that reality is more interesting and exciting than fiction. Specially in this God’s created natural habitat. You will be surprised to know and see some unusual places carved out naturally and one of the kind.
A Riad Stay
There is no better way to experience Marrakech than to immerse yourself in old Medina. The only way to do this is to stay in a Riad, a traditional Moroccan home with an interior garden and an open courtyard, usually adorned with a fountain. Marrakech riads have retained traditional design elements like mosaic tiles, carved woodwork, and Berber carpets, All the rooms have their own character, a beautiful plunge pool in the central courtyard, and a gorgeous bohemian-styled terracotta rooftop. Watching sunsets over Medina from the rooftop sipping Moroccan Mint tea is heavenly. An experience very different from staying at a hotel.
Charms of India
India is one of the most colourful and enticing destinations in the world. There are endless parts to discover; To experience India one should experience its many festivals which are more colourful than the other, while every festival in India is worth participating in, there are some you just cannot miss.
Holi is perhaps the most kaleidoscopically-vibrant scene on earth. It is, after all, the ‘Festival of Colour’. Holi is truly the epitome of colourful festivals in India!
Diwali, the festival of lights is indeed the most awaited and the most celebrated festivals of India. People in every nook and cranny of the country welcome the festival with enthusiastic gestures.
Navratri – Nine days prior to Dussehra are celebrated as Navratri, you dress up, show up and Dance till you drop. India is ‘diversity’ and there is so much to explore... India is my Home!
Chasing the lights and car racing on frozen lakes
From Finland to Norway; Sweden to Iceland; Scandinavia and the Nordics offer endless ways to witness the aurora, from heated glass igloos to treehouse hotels. Sleeping in the glass igloos under the starry skies, or experiencing the northern lights. Meeting Santa-Claus or Enjoying the midnight sun, watching a volcano erupt or explore the thrill of ice car racing carved into a frozen lake deep within the Arctic Circle, driving on ice is an awe-inspiring experience like any other, where you slip out of grip while driving and move into a graceful slide. Driving flat out on a frozen lake in the middle of Scandinavia is Dope!
Galapagos and Patagonia
One of life's most exhilarating travel experiences is the volcanic archipelago of the Galapagos Islands and The Patagonia. The Galapagos Islands are situated on the Equator, where two ocean currents meet. Best way to explore is by private yachts or small cruises. One of the most unnerving experiences is to watch a sea lion swim by you, or walking the terrain and making sure you don't step on the marine iguanas. Who would resist taking selfies with the blue booted Nazca Boobies? Watching the giant tortoises at the Charles Darwin Research Station. Snowy mountains Rising from the water level to 2500m high the Perito Moreno glacier is Magnificent and seeing the Icy Blue glaciers a few meters on a catamaran is surreal and a highlight would be to see a Glacier Calving which makes a Thunderous sound. Seeing nature this close is Luxury...
La Dolce Vita in Italy
La Dolce Vita - the sweet life is not just the pleasure of the senses, but a mindset of taking each moment of the day and savouring it. Italians do truly embody that phrase; it’s not just a saying, it’s actually the way they live. Can you imagine multi-course dinner on a Wine estate or having your favourite Gelato in Florence? Making a meal in the kitchen of a medieval castle, you can go truffle hunting in Tuscany, Best Pasta, Best Pizza, everything you eat there will be rich and fresh and locally grown produce.
Italians centre their day around the meal, so just sitting in a restaurant with a nice bottle of wine and enjoying your meal for a few hours will be one of the most memorable experiences in Italy.
Italian day starts with Cappuccino and Buongiorno and evenings are greatly enjoyed with Aperitif, olives and cheese with Buonasera. Ciao!
Mystery of Machu Picchu
The ancient Inca ruins are a fascinating and unique place in the world. It is also one of “Seven wonders of the modern world” Having personally visited the site I know it’s marvellous. Machu Picchu is simply translated from the ancient Quechua language to “Old Peak” Some theories suggest that it was a pilgrimage destination for some surrounding Andean cultures, it is also believed that it was used as a refuge for the Incas fleeing from the Spanish conquerors. But some constructions also make you believe that the citadel was an important administrative and religious centre. Many historians still question the methods and techniques that were used to undertake this huge architectural marvel. But one of the most surprising things about Machu Picchu is that it was built by more than 5,000 Inca workers and all the rocks and stones used in its construction were carried by hand. Being able to stand and witness such an amazing Marvel is a treat to the soul.
Robinson Crusoe with more luxury...
If you had a fantasy of being lost on an island like Robinson Crusoe, then here is your chance to live the dream with utmost comfort and luxury. Crystal clear Turquoise water, Cobalt blue skies and White shiny Sand, underwater marine treasures and some of the world’s most luxurious resorts This is a paradise like no other. It is a place so disconnected from the everyday world, you’ll forget it exists. It is a place where time stands still as you feel the warmth of the sand between your toes. Seductively Ideal for honeymooners.
Route to Wellness
India has always been the land of mysticism; However, the soul of India is the well-being of oneself, and the journey to the inner self. There are plenty of Ayurveda retreats and wellness centres all focusing on mindfulness and holistic healing. Most of the Resorts will offer Highly personalised Yoga, detox nutrition meal plans, Series of Spa massages to treat certain ailments. One must experience a week at many of the recommended retreats to help you rediscover new you through your wholesome holistic wellness of Mind, Body and Soul.
The Great Migration
The Great Migration is undoubtedly one of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring spectacles. Imagine ascending above the vast open plains of Africa as the fresh winds whip wildly against your face. The rising sun creates a myriad of colours across the sky as wildebeest herds stampede across the sweeping plains below.
It’s a truly unique perspective. When you land to the ground you would be able to relish sundowners with a local Maasai community having a feast of Maasai delicacies and hearing tales of this nomadic way of life–this is luxury.
Unusual Train Journeys
There’s something magical about a journey by train. Sometimes the magic is inside – on a train you can meet people, and eat and sleep with the sound of a steel wheel swishing on steel rail. Sometimes the magic is outside, in the landscape the train traverses – an adventure, an experience, an insight into the heart of a nation.
Where will the magic take you? Be inspired to see the world by train with these incredible trips with Amazing Train Journeys.
OUR FAVOURITE TEN JOURNEYS:
Rovos Rail’s - Most luxurious train in the world explores bespoke journeys from South Africa to Namibia to Tanzania.
The Ghan - An unforgettable Australian adventure.
BELMOND - HIRAM BINGHAM - Journey as mystical as the destination.
GOLDEN EAGLE TRANS-SIBERIAN EXPRESS - The world's greatest railway journey by private train.
Rocky Mountaineer’s - Surreal Experience of the mountain and the sea to sky through glass-dome coach.
Venice Simplon-Orient-Express - Takes you back to the 1920’s and the Golden Age of Travel.
Maharaja Express - Explore the fabled destinations providing a glimpse of rich cultural heritage of Incredible India.
The Tranz Alpine - Experience world’s finest and most scenic one-day train rides in New Zealand.
The Caledonian Sleeper - One overnight train journey epitomises the romance of rail travel from London to Scottish Highlands.
The California Zephyr - Soaking up the scenic grandeur of the North American continent.