Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 1st March, 2011

Rwanda Wildlife: Rwanda Welcomes Newborn Gorilla Twins

  • Rwanda
  • Africa

We're over the moon! Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park announced an addition to Rwanda wildlife: the birth of gorilla twins in the Hirwa group. The twins, both males, were very healthy at birth on Thursday 3rd Feb 2011.

By Tom
On: 25th February, 2011

Okavango Delta Trips: Not all Floods are Bad News

  • Botswana
  • Africa

High rainfalls have led to a unique opportunity: due to record floods in Botswana in 2010 and early 2011, you can now canoe down the Selinda Spillway on Okavango Delta trips for the first time in a generation. Read on for more on this once in a lifetime travel opportunity...

By Tom
On: 10th February, 2011

Romantic Escapes: Love is in the air…

  • Europe
  • Italy
  • Morocco
  • South Africa
  • Switzerland

Valentine's Day is just around the corner, so what better way to spoil your partner rotten than with one of our luxury romantic escapes? Whether it's a hot-balloon ride through the Atlas Mountains or a luxury ski retreat at the wilderness Whitepods, we can tailor make a holiday perfect for…

By Tom
On: 1st February, 2011

New Destinations: Should I Stay Or Should I Go Now?

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Zimbabwe
  • Sri Lanka

Those famous philosophers The Clash inadvertently put a modern moral dilemma in a punk nutshell - should we really travel to countries ruled by dubious regimes? Well, in some cases the answer is a categoric and resounding no (who'd want to go to France, anyway?), but for most of these…

By Tom
On: 17th January, 2011

Doing the Engadin Ski Marathon

  • Switzerland

I've done the Engadin Ski Marathon for the last three years, and although I'm certainly not the future of British Nordic skiing, these are my tips if you're thinking of doing it…

Travel with a baby

By Tom
On: 23rd December, 2010

Travelling With a Baby Across the Deep South - Good Idea?

  • USA

Find out what I think...A 3,000 mile trip around the Southern US in 12 days travelling with a baby (9 months old). A good idea? On paper, no. It was a stupid idea. One intensified when my wife declared she had 'misplaced' her driving licence as we boarded the plane, meaning I would be the…

Mas del la Serra

By Tom
On: 16th December, 2010

Spanish Hotels: The Mas de la Serra

  • Spain

This is the real, raw, authentic Spain and it's magnificent...

Hammock on Beach

By Tom
On: 15th December, 2010

My Favourite Hotel in the World: The Soneva Fushi Maldives

  • Maldives

Just back from a deliciously relaxing week in the Maldives, escaping from the maelstrom of three children under the age of three. My wife and I stayed at Soneva Fushi for a thoroughly spoiling second time and while one probably shouldn't have favourites in my line of business, I would say…

By Tom
On: 13th December, 2010

Where Does the Owner of a Tour Operator go for their Luxury Honeymoon?

  • Australia

Read to find out...

Hotel view in Mexico, Riviera Maya

By Tom
On: 13th December, 2010

Honeymoon Tips for Husbands Planning That Special Trip

You won't get your honeymoon wrong if you...