Elephants and Etosha

Heading towards Namibia’s Etosha National Park, we came across these amazing baobab trees. Their trunks looked like elephant skin. Speaking of elephants, when Dag spotted this pile of dung [...]

Irresistibly beautiful Mowani

We were driving deeper into Damaraland, across ruggedly beautiful and remote areas. We were relieved to find this gas station in the middle of nowhere and filled up ‘The Beast,’ not knowing where [...]

Ancient Art in the Burning Mountain

Now I know what a ‘washboard road’ feels like! Driving towards the mountain range called Brandberg certainly shook us about, but the views and the sense of absolute isolation were worth it. [...]

Namibia and Botswana from the Roof!

Elephants and Style   Last September, we joined our Hidden Places group for the first part of their Namibia Luxury Safari. After we waved them goodbye in Swakopmund, Dag and I embarked on a [...]

How to Help Kerala

Beautiful, gentle Kerala, has suffered a big disaster, caused by the worst flooding in a century. Huge numbers of people have been displaced and many have lost their lives. We have been keeping [...]

Ode to the E-Bike – what’s so great about them: our experiences

                  It’s official: I am madly in love with my e-bike. Dag and I each have one at our European base in Catalonia. To start with, at last [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Guest Blog by Lauren and Jim Farrell!

Last November we went on a 3-week expedition to the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island and the Antarctic Peninsula. This was an incredible trip, maybe our best ever! Maria from Hidden Places [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Kayaking!

It may seem like a crazy idea to go kayaking on the wild Antarctic Coast, but trust us – it is amazing! The kayak groups on our Antarctic trips this past season all agreed that this is a [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: What to wear?

It’s not everyday that you head off to the Antarctic on a 100-passenger luxury boat to go zodiac riding past icebergs, walking amongst thousands of penguins, and maybe kayaking and camping. So [...]

Antarctica Inside Scoop: Luxury Living Aboard Hebridean Sky

Here she is from the outside: But what is it like aboard Hebridean Sky? Hopefully my photos will give you an idea of the luxury of her accommodations and common areas, which were far more [...]

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