Image c/o Koshy Koshy, Flickr
Image c/o Koshy Koshy, Flickr
One of Mother Nature’s crowning achievements, Mount Everest serves as a constant reminder that the natural world’s magnificence is unrivalled. For those bold enough to tackle her, Everest also serves as a challenge, and stories of human triumph and tragedy are forever scrawled onto her sheer facades. Everest has been drawing explorers, adventurers and travellers to her for decades. And she will continue to do so.
It’s often thought that once you have children your opportunities to travel suddenly become limited to European holiday resorts with high-rise hotels and a Kids’ Club run by a sweaty man in a giant purple dolphin suit.
But why should the exploring stop when you’re a parent? Having children with you on your travels can be an enriching experience, opening all kinds of doors no matter where you choose to go.
Glenyce Johnson is the Managing Director of Peregrine, and she's also one of our most passionate travellers. Glenyce has been to over 100 countries, and her next big challenge will be to tackle the Camino Trail in Spain next year.
I sat down to chat with Glenyce and was swept up in her world of adventure, exploration and discovery. I also learnt that you can never underestimate the power of a good gin and tonic at the end of a long day!
Prepare to be awestruck.
This is a pretty magnificent photo. So imagine how it would look in real life? There are some places in the world that defy description. They have to simply be seen to be believed. Do yourself a favour and tick Nepal off your bucketlist.
If you've been to Nepal, tell us about your experiences in the comments section below. Or upload your own images to Facebook.
Ken is our new Destination Manager for Asia. He's been there, seen it all and got the stories to match. We sat down and asked him about our new 11-day trip, Colours of Nepal. It's our way of showing you the best of Nepal without all the trekking. You'll even see Mt Everest from an incredible scenic flight!
It's time for another in our popular Why We Love It series. This time we're taking you inside Tibet. These blogs were all written by passionate Peregrine staffers who fell in love with a particular place around the world.
Take a journey into this exotic and increasingly popular destination:
It's time for another in our popular Why We Love It series. This time the focus is on Nepal. These blogs were all written by passionate Peregrine staffers who fell in love with a particular place around the world.
Step inside Nepal and discover the exotic, chaotic beauty:
“Life is like a box of chocolates...you never know what you're gonna get” and needless to say, so is travel.
Once you set foot in that foreign land - anything can happen. It was like that when I first touched down in Kathmandu. It felt like utter chaos as I left the tranquility of the inner airport. I had been warned, but as a newbie traveller, I still was not prepared.
We spoke to Louise Southerden, an award-winning adventure travel writer and photographer, about her recent trip to Bhutan. She gives us a fascinating insight into a country that many have not yet had the chance to experience.
After reading this, Bhutan is sure to make it onto your bucketlist.
Louise Southerden is an award-winning adventure travel writer and photographer who has recently reurned from a Peregrine trip in Bhutan.
She has provided us with some of her favourite images from the 9-day Dragon Kingdom trip and a little story about the origin of each one.
Take a look and see if you can pick a favourite!
Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate this year's theme Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures we asked the ladies in the Peregrine office a couple of questions about some of their most inspiring journeys. From trekking to Everest to road tripping through the USA the Peregrine girls are a very well-travelled bunch!
What’s been your most adventurous holiday to date?
We posted this incredible picture from Everest Base Camp, Nepal on Facebook recently, and asked people to describe it in one word. We had an overwhelming response, with over 200 people adding their thoughts.
We've chosen a few to feature in this blog, but to see the rest or add your own, simply "like" us on Facebook and check it out.
We all know cats and birds don't get along. So expect a ferocious battle when the Geelong Cats take on the Collingwood Magpies in the 2011 AFL Grand Final this weekend.
In honour of these two tough teams, we take a look at some of the world's most formidable cats and birds.