Israel has a fascinating and complex history and culture. Everything about Israel totally exceeded my expectations, from the landscapes and experiences to the culture and cuisine. A few particular highlights for me were exploring Jerusalem with my expert guide and understanding how three major religions coexist in such a small area, visiting the Golan Heights with an ex-army intelligence official and getting under the skin of the local life and culture of Tel Aviv’s bustling culinary scene.
I am off to explore The Pacific Islands in order to visit some of the most pristine isles on earth, meet with fascinating, ancient tribal cultures and learn about their origins, enjoy some of the best diving in the world and discover the diversity from one island to another.
"I do want to put on record that this was probably the best trip we have ever been on as a family, and was certainly the best organised, and thought through. Given that teenage boys of 16 and 20 are not known for getting up at 5:30am, let alone with 6 hours jetlag, to watch monks walking silently along a road; or at 4:30am to watch the sun fail to emerge from behind clouds an hour later; and that their parents have reached an age where 75% humidity and unrelenting temperatures of over 32c create even more childish bickering between us than usual, that is quite a feat."
"I don't know to what extent you pushed the boat out for us even more than I am sure you usually do, but thank you. Dinner at Les Mandarines in Saigon was just one of many treats, all were very much appreciated. We will be recommending cazenove+loyd, and especially Laos Cambodia and Vietnam, to anyone that is prepared to listen."
"Thank you so much, we really had the trip of a lifetime. We will definitely be in touch later in the year when we want to go on our next adventure."