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What is it actually like to travel now?

By Jude Limburn - 18th August 2021

What is it actually like to travel now?

I've just returned from 10 days in Switzerland, and despite the extra hoops that had to be jumped through it was an absolute joy to be travelling again.... Read more

Beginner's guide to visiting Japan

By Kirsty Parsons - 29th July 2021

Beginner's guide to visiting Japan

For first time visitors, Japan can seem a daunting prospect – a land of strange customs with a seemingly impenetrable language, and weird and wonderful food. But if you visit with an open mind and embrace the differences, you’ll find Japan to be an utterly fascinating and richly rewarding destination; far removed from other travel experiences. ... Read more

Travel Photography - Our Top Ten Tips

By Kirsty Parsons - 7th July 2021

Travel Photography - Our Top Ten Tips

We all want to come back from our holidays with great photos to share with our family and friends, and to show off on social media, but how do we ensure we best capture the amazing people and places that we encounter on our travels. Whatever camera you’re using, here are our top tips to help you make the most of the moment and get those Instagram worthy shots that make everyone else want to be there.... Read more

A love affair with Bhutan

By Kirsty Parsons - 17th June 2021

A love affair with Bhutan

Steve Berry, our MD, first travelled to Bhutan 35 years ago on an expedition to climb Bhutan's highest peak, and so began his love affair with the tiny Himlayan kingdom. Here is Steve's story of his earliest encounters with the Thunder Dragon Kingdom.... Read more

Discover the sacred celebrations of a Bhutanese festival

Discover the sacred celebrations of a Bhutanese festival

Festivals are a significant part of Bhutan's culture. Most festivals, also known as a 'tsechu', are of great religious significance and are mostly celebrated through music and masked dances. ... Read more

Travel for tea lovers

By Mountain Kingdoms - 21st April 2021

Travel for tea lovers

Tea remains the most popular drink in the world (after water) and there are well over 40 countries growing and producing tea for sale. China and India remain the two biggest tea producers but even in Britain we grow small quantities at the Tregothnan Estate in Cornwall. In fact, if you wanted to tour the tea producing world your travels would take you from South America to Eastern Europe, through much of Asia, the Indian Sub-continent and Africa. ... Read more

2021 Photo Competition of the Year

By Kirsty Parsons - 17th March 2021

2021 Photo Competition of the Year

Although it's difficult to travel at the moment, we still love to share our favourite travel memories and unforgettable experiences, and what better way to do that than with our Mountain Kingdoms Photo of the Year Competition. Between now and December, we'll be giving away Mountain Kingdoms Water-to-Go bottles to ten lucky monthly winners and a £250 Mountain Kingdoms holiday voucher to the overall competition winner.... Read more

Our Top Five Island Idylls

By Mountain Kingdoms - 17th February 2021

Our Top Five Island Idylls

Whether a balmy tropical island, a remote desert island or even a naughty love island, our imaginations have been captivated by the romance of islands for hundreds of years. And in current times, the dream of an island idyll, distanced from the rest of the world, is even more alluring. ... Read more

Our passion for travel

By Mountain Kingdoms - 12th February 2021
in Ask an Expert

Our passion for travel

At Mountain Kingdoms we have a real passion for travel and we're constantly seeking out new destinations and experiences in the far flung corners of the world. But each member of the team has somewhere that they're totally smitten with - a special place that soothes the soul and lifts the spirits. This Valentines day, we thought we'd share some of our travel love affairs.... Read more

Trekking Guide to the Everest Region

By Mountain Kingdoms - 19th January 2021
in The Himalayan Kingdoms

Trekking Guide to the Everest Region

Known also as the Solo Khumbu, the towering mountains of the Everest region are unrivalled in their sheer scale and majesty.... Read more

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