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Where are the 5 best philanthropic holidays in Asia?

“Sustainability is no longer about doing less harm. It is about doing more good.” – Jochen Zeitz. Sustainability in luxury travel can be achieved by incorporating active and meaningful philanthropic engagement as an integral part of your journey, enabling l...

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Where are the top 12 philanthropic holidays and safaris for 2021/2022?

I have just returned from a visit to southern and East Africa and I am thrilled to share with you some examples of truly unique and special experiences that you can have as a part of your travel, that make a real difference to the natural world and the loc...

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Why are low carbon-footprint safaris & holidays becoming much more important?

With the world increasingly aware of the disastrous effects of carbon emissions, particularly after the vast differences that were evidenced around the world during various lock-downs, I know that many people are reconsidering how they will travel in the fu...

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How are women in Africa and Asia being empowered by The Explorations Company and it's partner charities?

8th March 2021 is International Women’s Day. This year, the theme is ‘Choose to Challenge’, where people all over the world are reminded to challenge inequality and celebrate women’s achievements.

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Where in India are the best places to go on a horse riding holiday?

Travel can help make a long-term and tangible difference through sustainable and responsible investment in nature, wildlife, and communities. My colleague Anthea calls it “travelling with a heart”.

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Why are philanthropic holidays shaping the future for travelers and the luxury travel industry?

2020 has been a year unlike any other. Our charitable partners have lost all their tourism-generated income whilst simultaneously supporting increasing conservation and community needs. Here is an update on how they have fared and how jointly, with your gen...

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South India luxury Holidays - Where are the best 11 handpicked destinations?

From the stunning temples of Tamil Nadu to palm-fringed backwaters of Kerala; lush coffee estates, jungles and hill-stations of Karnataka to a fascinating medley of Hindu and Islamic heritage along the Deccan Plateau, South India abounds in history and nature.

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An expert's guide to the 50 best holidays in the world for 2021

In 2021, more than ever, let us ensure we maximise our precious time with family and friends, where we can explore the magical and wild parts of the world and experience new wonders.

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How is the Salaam Baalak Trust in India helping to protect vulnerable street children?

“Safety and security don’t just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear.”

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Where are the best private safari and holiday villas in Africa and Asia?

Taking a holiday or safari in an exquisite, completely exclusive villa – whether that be in Africa or Asia – is surely the best way to go on vacation right now! Social distancing is part of the attraction, but most importantly, one has complete privacy and ...

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Discover why India's Rajasthan region is so rich in art and architecture!

Travellers visit Rajasthan, India for a multitude of reasons, from art to history and architecture. Rajasthan has so much to offer, from elaborate palaces to exotic temples, magnificent gardens and serene lakes.

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Where are the best private luxury mobile tented safaris and holidays?

A luxury, mobile, private safari is, in my opinion, unsurpassed in terms of capturing the true adventure and spirit of the original safaris taken by Hemingway and Finch-Hatton in the early 20th century.

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Charities in crisis: How can you provide a lifeline during Covid 19?

All of us around the world have been impacted by coronavirus but, as you can imagine, some communities and regions are faced with extremely bleak prospects. As the coronavirus pandemic halts tourism to Africa and Asia, charities that operate on the ground h...

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Where are India's top 12 Culinary holidays and expert cookery classes?

Like most things in India, food is an event, a celebration, and it is one of the core elements that defines the Indian way of life. It’s a process, a journey that is as multifaceted, refined and devotional as any fine art.

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Where are India's best kept secret holiday destinations?

Think culture and it is hard not to think of India. With a vast population of more than a billion, spread across 29 different states, speaking 22 different languages with over 720 dialects, India is truly beguiling and multicultural.

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Where Are The Best Two Luxury Glamping Camps In India's beautiful Ladakh Mountains?

I believe that ‘glamping’ may well be the ultimate way to explore the pristine and untrammelled region of Ladakh, connecting with the landscape and wilderness without compromising on luxury. For me this is the perfect balance!

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An expert's guide to the best walking holidays and treks in the Indian Himalayas

Walking journeys are undoubtedly the most eco-friendly, low-impact and sustainable form of travel that can for many lead to a profound and transformative bond with nature and their inner-self. I would recommend everyone explore the Himalaya on foot at least...

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How is conservation-led tourism helping to protect the endangered Snow Leopard?

With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snow-capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, Ladakh is one of the most picturesque places on earth. It is the home of the “Ghost of the Himalaya”, the enigmatic snow leopard, and is considered to be the bes...

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What are the top 5 most exclusive Asian experiences you’ve probably never thought of?

When it comes to ultra-high-end luxury experiences, Asia offers some of the most exciting and unusual options in the world. This is thanks to the sheer variety the continent is blessed with from fascinating wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes to some of ...

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Where are the top two travel destinations in Asia this year?

This time of the year, when the rest of the world is recovering from Christmas frenzy, there is tremendous anticipation and excitement across Japan for Fukubukuro or ‘lucky bags’.

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How is SEWA empowering self-employed women of Gujurat and beyond?

In our constant endeavour to engage with and support effective and innovative charitable organisations across our destinations, in India the Explorations Company is supporting SEWA, a trade union that supports and empowers self-employed women from underpriv...

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Cruising down the Ganges is one of the best ways to explore hidden India

For millennia the Ganges has nourished all of India’s great empires – from the Mauryas whose great Emperor Ashoka spread Buddhism around Asia to the Great Mughals and finally the British and other East India Companies.

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Want to Try the Ultimate "Glamping" Experience in Hampi, India?

Hampi, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a surreal and mesmerising landscape of impressive palaces, temples and ruins surrounded by the Tungabhadra River on one side and rocky hills on the other three sides. It is an open museum of architecture, history and...

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A safari at luxury Jawai Leopard Camp in Rajasthan, India

On a recent exploration off-the-beaten-track in Rajasthan, I had the pleasure of staying for a few nights at Jawai Leopard camp, a luxury safari camp lying at the heart of an untrammelled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free.

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What is the best way for you to experience a holiday in India’s remote Madhya Pradesh?

When I think of India, my home, I think of euphoric festivals, buzzing markets, vibrant costumes, delicious food, regal architecture, beautiful wildlife and peaceful countryside. More than anywhere else, India’s real charm and character lies in the hidden h...

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How does Reni Pani Jungle Lodge combine an authentic Indian wildlife experience, new levels of luxury and responsible tourism?

In Central India, a particular favourite of mine is Reni Pani Jungle Lodge in Satpura National Park (Madhya Pradesh) for the experiences that they offer in terms of wildlife but also for what they are investing in the local community.

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Davina Roberts shares her 5 favourite travel books

For those who love to travel the next best thing other than actually getting on a plane is to journey through the pages of a book set in lands afar and dream of one’s next adventure. My favourite books are varied and all, in my mind, travel inspirational.

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Chinmay Vasavada shares his 5 top Asia travel books

Books can greatly enhance one’s travels. They have the ability to ignite the imagination and broaden perspectives, which in turn makes the journeys more unique and meaningful.

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India’s Reni Pani Jungle Lodge is simply perfect for those wanting to go off-the-beaten-track

Going on a safari to India is not just about game viewing. It is as much about observing, experiencing and learning about the complete eco-system and there is no better or more eco-friendly way to immerse in nature and explore the wilderness than walking sa...

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Where are the very best and most exclusive places in India?

With such a vast wealth of places to visit and sights to see, it can sometimes be quite overwhelming when considering which regions to include in a journey to India, for first and even second time visitors.

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