If you’re looking for an exciting family holiday in a vibrant country, that will leave you and your children with amazing memories, then look no further than India. This multi-faceted country crackles with energy and colour and is totally unique: from cities like Mumbai and Delhi, to forts and palaces, desert ranges, tiger reserves, the beaches of Kerala and Goa, and astonishing sights like the iconic Taj Mahal. But, with so much to see and do and long distances to travel between many of the sights, you really don’t want to bite off more than you can chew in one trip, unless you want to spend the whole time in planes, trains and automobiles. And believe me, once experienced, India will captivate you and you will want to return.Read More
As the month now known as Movember begins, I thought I’d do a big shout out to all those men who will be braving the jokes and smirks of partners and colleagues to grow a supportive ‘tache over the coming weeks.
On my travels, the one place I’ve found where perfecting the humble ‘tache is an art form is most definitely India – they certainly know how to cultivate a good one! I’ve curated a collection of my favourite ‘taches, which I’m hoping may give you some inspiration if you’re looking to add a hairy dash of decor to your upper lip this month.
But please – I beg you – bring this month to a clean shaven endRead More
From our final house in the lower valleys of the Kumaon Hills (read about our walk here), Julian and I were heading closer to the snow line of the Himalayas and, as you can imagine, getting to such a location wasn’t going to be easy. A six hour bone shaker of a drive on eternally winding pot holed roads almost got us there, but not quite. When the road ran out we had to complete the last hour on foot, our bags (shamefully) carried by tiny Indian ladies in bright saris and flip flops.Read More
The scene is hypnotic with rhododendron trees in early bloom, their vibrant red flowers contrasting against the snow-capped Himalayan peaks, whilst neon green terraces dotted with tiny villages cascade down vertigo inducing valleys. This was a daily event on the recent walking trip we (Julian and me) did in the little known but immensely pretty region of Kumaon in India’s northwest state of Uttarakhand.Read More