Flight Review: United Polaris Business Class On Boeing 777-300ER

Flight Review: United Polaris Business Class On Boeing 777-300ER

In this trip report, I review my flight in Polaris Business Class (including the new seats) on United’s Boeing 777-300ER from Hong Kong (HKG) to San Fransisco (SFO). This flight cost just over $7,000 one way and earned 35,130 miles. Background to United Polaris United launched its new Polaris Business Class in December 2016, replacing … Continue reading Flight Review: United Polaris Business Class On Boeing 777-300ER

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Top 5 Best Luxury Ski Chalets With Hot Tubs

Top 5 Best Luxury Ski Chalets With Hot Tubs

One of the great pleasures at the end of a fun filled day on the slopes is the opportunity to soak in a hot tub, preferably with a glass of champers, not compulsory of course, but a nice glass of bubbly or some other alcoholic libation certainly adds to the feeling of well being. The … Continue reading Top 5 Best Luxury Ski Chalets With Hot Tubs

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A New Four Seasons Hotel To Get Excited About

A New Four Seasons Hotel To Get Excited About

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens will open in 2018. It is the first Four Seasons hotel to launch in Greece and is conveniently 5 kilometres (16 miles) south of Athens airport in the area of Vouliagmeni along a pristine shoreline of the Aegean coast. The hotel used to be the iconic Astir Palace and … Continue reading A New Four Seasons Hotel To Get Excited About

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Fly On A British Airways 787 Dreamliner Non-Stop To The Seychelles

Fly On A British Airways 787 Dreamliner Non-Stop To The Seychelles

From March 24, 2018, you will be able to fly non-stop from Heathrow Terminal 5 to the Seychelles. This twice-a-week direct service will operate from March to October on their Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. The Seychelles are made up from 115 idyllic islands scattered in the Indian Ocean. Luxury hotels on these islands offer picture-perfect settings, … Continue reading Fly On A British Airways 787 Dreamliner Non-Stop To The Seychelles

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Norwegian Airlines Flight Reviews

Norwegian Airlines Flight Reviews

I have flown with Norwegian Airlines a number of times and have reviewed their long haul Economy and Premium Economy flights. My trip reports can be found below. Norwegian Airlines comes at the top in my listing of the best 10 Premium Economy airlines in the world. We like the massive 46″ leg room, free … Continue reading Norwegian Airlines Flight Reviews

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Ridiculously Cheap $149 Flights To & From Singapore With Norwegian

Ridiculously Cheap $149 Flights To & From Singapore With Norwegian

Norwegian is currently offering some amazing ticket prices from London Gatwick to Singapore – starting at just £233 Return, or £83 one-way! This deal can be found outbound from London Gatwick on the UK version of the Norwegian site where prices start at £149.90. To return, go to the Singapore version of the Norwegian site … Continue reading Ridiculously Cheap $149 Flights To & From Singapore With Norwegian

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Recommended Virtuoso Advisor For Free Upgrades At Luxury Hotels

Recommended Virtuoso Advisor For Free Upgrades At Luxury Hotels

If you are looking for a Virtuoso travel agent or advisor to book your next hotel stay, we can recommend one of the best and our favourite Virtuoso agency. Our advisor will get you perks, benefits, upgrades and even cashback at the best hotels around the world. Why use a Virtuoso Agent? Virtuoso agents specialise … Continue reading Recommended Virtuoso Advisor For Free Upgrades At Luxury Hotels

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2018 Tour Announcement: Travel With Me To Kamchatka, Russia!

Kamchatka Tour

Kamchatka Adventure Travel & Photography Tour

Adventure Travel Tours

You guys have been asking to travel with me for years, now I’m finally going to make it happen! Join me this spring for my first adventure travel & photography tour to Kamchatka.

Have you ever heard of Kamchatka, Russia? Not many people have. It’s cold. It’s isolated. It’s not your typical travel destination.

Which is exactly why it’s the perfect place for us to go!

My wife Anna & I will be co-leading our first adventure travel & photography tour, an extraordinary expedition to the remote Russian peninsula of Kamchatka near Siberia.

Kamchatka is home to unspoiled nature, thick boreal forests, huge volcanos, hardly any people, and very few roads. This is a truly off-the-beaten path travel destination.

We’ll be venturing into rugged Russian wilderness, traveling hundreds of miles by snowmobile, to live with indigenous Even reindeer herders while learning about their way of life.

Kamchatka Tour

Reindeer Herding in Russia

Campfire Cooking

Living Off the Land

Nomadic Reindeer Herding

For the Even people, life revolves around the nomadic herding of domesticated reindeer for meat, supplemented with hunting, fishing and animal-trapping.

Along with their Eastern Orthodox faith, they also practice Shamanism.

Nomadic reindeer herding is a tradition that goes back centuries, but it’s also a dying profession. Younger generations are no longer interested in following the footsteps of their parents.

If older generations can’t pass their knowledge on, the practice could die along with them.

Which is why our trip to live with and learn from the Even people in Kamchatka will be an especially unique travel experience.

Kamchatka Tour

Eat Traditional Food

Kamchatka Tour

Traveling by Snowmobile

A Difficult Journey

This isn’t your typical group tour. Conditions will difficult. It will be cold. Life in North Eastern Russia is harsh. We’ll be deep in the wilderness, staying in yurts, and traveling by snowmobile for days.

There are no supermarkets out here. No Starbucks. No luxury hotels. Reindeer are an important source of food for these people, not pets…

Just a little warning that this trip probably isn’t for everyone (but vegetarians are welcome!).

This is the real deal though — true off-the-grid adventure travel. However if you’re the type of traveler who’s always up for a challenge (like me!), I promise it will be one hell of a journey!

A rugged travel expedition unlike anything else you’ve probably done before, one you’ll be sharing stories about with family & friends for years to come.

Kamchatka Tour

Live with Local People

Kamchatka Tour

One of Kamchatka’s Volcanoes

Trip Highlights

Traveling by 4×4 bus and snowmobile to reach the Even reindeer herders. Local homestay experience in a mixture of backcountry cabins and yurts. Bartering dry goods from the city for reindeer meat.

Watching, participating, and photographing daily life of the Even people. Getting to know a foreign culture & its people.

Visiting natural hot-springs. Photographing active volcanoes from a distance. For those who want to, we may charter a helicopter for a scenic flight over a volcano.

Kamchatka Tour

Adventure On the Edge of Siberia

Kamchatka Tour

Practice Your Travel Photography

Travel Photography Tips

While you don’t need to be interested in travel photography to join us, I will certainly be sharing all my favorite travel photography tips & tricks during our adventure together.

Learn how I prepare my gear, which settings I use, how to tell a story with your photography, and special post-processing techniques to make your images really stand out.

Whether you’re packing a DSLR or a point & shoot camera, I’ll try to teach you something new and help you improve your travel photography to get the best images possible from our adventure!

When Is It?

March 18th – 31st, 2018

How Much Does It Cost?

$2,900 USD

What’s Included: Food, accommodation, a support team, local transportation, snowmobiles, and most activities during the tour.

What’s Not Included: International flights to and from Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky, Russia. Visa fees. Cold weather clothing. A possible scenic helicopter flight. You’ll also be required to have your own travel insurance (I recommend World Nomads).

Join Us In Kamchatka!

If you really want to get into the heart of a destination, meet local people, experience traditional culture, and explore a remote wilderness destination that doesn’t see much tourism, than this is the trip for you.

I’d love to have you join us on this wild adventure travel expedition into the Russian wilderness! Click below for more details about the itinerary and sign up before all the spots are filled…

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Bonus Video! Kamchatka Experience

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Have any questions about the Kamchatka tour? Would you be interested in more trips like this? Drop me a message in the comments below!

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Review: Palazzo Consiglia Boutique Luxury In Valletta, Malta

Anyone who wants to lay on a beautiful beach, but also to feast upon historic gems on their days off sun-worshipping, should have their sights set firmly on Malta. Come to the capital of Valletta and be at the centre of the action in this stunning antique city; a very fitting place to stay is … Continue reading Review: Palazzo Consiglia Boutique Luxury In Valletta, Malta

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Billionaire Richard Branson Reveals Devastation On His Private Island

Billionaire Richard Branson Reveals Devastation On His Private Island

Following the utter devastation across the Caribbean, CNN has shared Billionaire Richard Branson’s footage of the damage to his home in the British Virgin Islands, which took a direct hit from Hurricane Irma. You can see the full video here on CNN.com. Above is a picture of what his home on Necker Island looked like … Continue reading Billionaire Richard Branson Reveals Devastation On His Private Island

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