Nov 25

Treehouse Glamping in Redwood Valley in Wales

By Abi King | Western Europe

It’s an astonishing feeling to sip morning tea high above the treetops. To see them swaying, sunlight splintering through, to feel with them, swaying slightly, unable to see their base.

The treetop cabin at Redwood Valley seems different to how I’d imagined: not perilous and poky but refreshing and full of the promise of adventure. A steep path leads here, rather than a ladder, the banks of earth thrusting upwards to lift visitors up, up, up and into the forest.

And what a forest it is.

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Nov 23

The Real Lion King – The Wildlife Safari in Kenya that Inspired Pride Rock

By Abi King | Best Places to Visit in Africa

The Real Pride Rock Africa  This Kenya Wildlife Safari inspired creators of Disney’s the Lion King and you can see the real Pride Rock. And it’s not reserved for celebrities, anyone can travel there. There’s a video at the end so if you’re a fan of moving pictures, hop straight down there to enjoy! Cheers – AbiWildlife Safari […]

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Nov 14

A Road Trip from Boston: A Two Week Massachusetts Driving Itinerary

By Abi King | Best Places to Visit USA , Destinations

Striped lighthouses, whaling ports, white churches and the fledgling days of modern America right up to the space race and beyond.Give Massachusetts two weeks on the open road and she will give you a salty-aired, wide-eyed look at America, with a serving of clam chowder on the side.After this road trip from Boston, America may […]

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Oct 23

The Feynan Ecolodge: Stargazing and Coffee with the Bedouin in the Desert in Jordan

By Abi King | Jordan , Middle East

Sparks hissed from the fire where we clustered beneath the stars. The group fell silent, waiting for Hussein to finish his story. He sat cross-legged, wearing the traditional thawb and keffiyeh, his deep eyes lined with kohl.

“My darling,” he said, fixing his eyes on the girl in front of him. “Forget the astronomer. Come with me. I’ll show you the stars in the day.”

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Oct 21

Namibia, The Oldest Desert in the World, And Climbing Dune 45

By Abi King | Best Places to Visit in Africa

 Visiting Namibia, the World’s Oldest Desert, and Climbing Dune 45Fifty-five million years. It’s a long time, no matter how you look at it. For 55 million years, particles of sand, in shades of blood red, caramelised orange and an exhausted, jaded rust have sifted one over the other in this part of the world. I stand […]

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Oct 16

Slow Food in Italy: What it is and how to enjoy it in Umbria

By Abi King | Food , Italy , Travel Chat

Close your eyes at the top of Mount Subiaso and you can hear the call of the owls. Their birdsong drifts through the windows with the early summer breeze, lifting the logs that crackle on the hearth and making the floor-length curtains sigh.

Pilgrims used to stay here on their way towards Assisi, climbing uneven stone stairs and watching the same stars dazzle at night, vivid and free from city light suffocation.

Yet “here” isn’t camping in the rough and it isn’t the latest gimmicky trend. “Here” is Le Silve Hotel in Italy, where slow food defines the local experience.

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