Apr 28

Carry On Essentials for Your Cabin Luggage: Packing List for Women and Men

By Abi King | Travel Tips

Whether or not you have checked luggage when you fly, what you pack in your carry on can make all the difference to how well your trip goes. Not only to the flight itself but also to the start of the trip should the airline lose your luggage. Here’s our inside guide to carry on essentials and what to bring in your hand luggage.

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Apr 17

The Cloud Forests of Ecuador: “Rain but not from the sky”

By Abi King | South America

The cloud forests of Ecuador are not awash with colour. Instead, they pick a single one and run with it.

Green isn’t just green here, it’s gob smacking, gut punching, grandstanding green, a green that explodes with greedy, reckless abandon.

The cloud forest column runs virtually along the whole country. At 2000 metres above sea level, its steep slopes and subtropical valleys teem with wildlife.

And you can visit. Here’s how, with cloud forest facts and a plan to get you to Ecuador.

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Mar 20

The Best Travel Quotes for Inspiring Wanderlust (Including Those You Don’t Already Know)

By Abi King | Travel Chat

Travel quotes bring out the best and the worst in us. Some we’ve grown blind to. Others whisper to that part of our soul that looks to the stars and dreams of more. Beyond just looking pretty on Instagram or Pinterest, travel quotes tap into our shared human history. Our literature. Our thoughts. Our outlooks. Our worlds.

So here’s a list of the best, most inspiring travel quotes I’ve found after a decade on the road, gathering words and pictures.

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Jan 23

Why Sustainable Tourism is set to be the next big thing in travel

By Abi King | Responsible Travel

It’s not the equivalent of yesterday’s soggy, soy-soaked bran, mashed into an unappealing travel package. It’s the best, if not the only, way for us to continue to enjoy travelling and living on this planet. My recent trip to the UNESCO HQ in Paris to talk about sustainable tourism left me with plenty of ideas I want to share with you.

Allow me to explain…

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