Travel doesn't need you to photograph or social media every moment. Travel needs you to be fully present and to see it with real eyes: like I tried to do with Mother in Japan as we were fitted for kimonos and found strange vending machines. And, of course, a chat with Singer Songwriter Anais Mitchell about Hadestown and life on the road.
Come drink tea with me. I'll be enjoying the delight of Afternoon Tea in Cape Town, South Africa, and sipping my masala chai outside my ashram in Rishikesh, India. Tea is the ultimate traveler - from BC China, to Nashville today at Firepot Teas. In fact, tea could make you understand the world - from thievery, to meditation, to colonialism to the Boston Tea Party and even bubble teas...
The American South isn't a monolithic thing. It's nuanced, beautiful and utterly complicated. If you stop judging it - and come and see it for yourself with a little less snide, perhaps you could actually learn something? From Mississippi, to Greenville, SC, to Lexington, Kentucky and even Dallas, Texas - and everywhere else.
Horseback across Mongolia's steppe for 10 days? No problem, but don't bring your check list, please. John Reede, from Aman Resorts agrees, in our interview. Just dump those lists please, and come and travel in the moment with yourself.
Claim back luxury! Daniel reminds you that luxury is not what you've been told, it's for you to define yourself - whether it's a remote island with nothing to do, or a quiet moment in a museum. No preconceived notions allowed.
From staycations in Manhattan, to finding Dame Agatha Christie in London, all the way to exploring embroidery in Cristiano Ronaldo's home island of Madeira, travel writer Daniel Scheffler insists that all things local are where the lessons in humanity lie for all of us.
Sometimes sexy rugby players can be big hearted, and sometimes you need to just show some benevolence to your fellow passengers in the skies. From almsgiving in Laos, to feeding stray pups in Cairo, travel writer Daniel Scheffler believes that a little generosity on the road goes much further than you could possibly imagine.
How can you know where you're going if you don't know where you come from? Travel writer Daniel Scheffler trips back to explore his South African roots before he treks to Sicily to propose to his husband. And somewhere en route, he climbs a mountain in Chile, greets a Roman god in Birmingham, Ala., and grabs a pour-over coffee, of course.
Overcome fears and dump preconceptions about travel and fully engage with the world in a deeply meaningful way. It doesn’t matter if you’re wealthy or not, alone or with your person or people; you can have an amazing adventure. All you need is to open your mind. Don’t think about what I’m telling you, just feel it. It’s not head knowledge, it’s heart knowledge.