• Carpe diem, travellers

    Carpe Diem, Travel...

    As cliched as it might sound, the world is a magical place filled with diverse cultures and landscapes, and exploring it seems almost a necessity. Yet, when we do find the time to get away from home, ...

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  • Scintillating Sri Lanka

    Scintillating Sri ...

    An island country in South Asia, Sri Lanka is an any season destination located just under five hours from the UAE. This teardrop-shaped nation is also known as the pearl of the Indian Ocean – a 65,...

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  • Escaping to Kathmandu, Nepal

    Escaping To Kathma...

    And it seemed like we were making such good progress... Two hours of assorted paths and part-made roads with panoramic scenery our backdrop, the cable car had vanished from view. A brief ‘conversa...

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  • APP-Y TRAVELS

    App-y Travels

    Gone are the days of unfolding comically large maps, carrying compasses and miming your way through a foreign country on your travels. These days, all you need is a smartphone, a few apps, and all you...

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  • EXPLORING THE URBan OUTBACK

    Exploring The Urba...

    If you dream of falling in love with a single city somewhere in the world, Australia's Sydney will be a contender. From her natural beauty and recognisable landmarks to world-class restaurants and cul...

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  • FLYING GREEN

    Flying Green

    Climate change, pollution and the destruction of natural habitats are the big three issues when it comes to talking about conservation. And while separating your paper from your plastic is a fne step ...

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  • Gone with the girls

    Gone With The Girl...

    Via ferrata, Italy Desperately Seeking Adventure runs active trips for small groups of women of all ages – the oldest participant so far was 72! It specialises in via Ferrata (Italian for “iron...

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  • NEW ZEALAND:   LIVING UP TO THE HYPE

    New Zealand: Liv...

    New Zealand is one of those countries that I never gave much thought about until I arrived here in the UAE. With so many friends and acquaintances from Auckland and Wellington on the North Islan...

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  • WHERE TO TRAVEL IN 2018

    Where To Travel In...

    T here are many fantastic places to visit around the world – some coveted, some underrated, and some just plain tourist traps. But wherever you choose, heading to new destinations helps you escape...

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  • THE STORY OF SHANGRI-LA

    The Story Of Shang...

    The Shangri-La story began in 1971 in another great city which has become world-famous for its hospitality – Singapore. The term “Shangri-La” originated in the James Hilton's novel Lost Horiz...

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  • FANTASY LAND

    Fantasy Land

    Go big or go home is an idiom that Dubai lives solemnly by, as is evidenced by the 139 world records it holds including the world’s tallest building, the world’s largest mall – and now the wor...

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