Journal

Since we launched Shearwater Travel at the beginning of 2020 opportunities for travel have been few and far between. As the world opens up in 2021 we hope to be able to bring you tales of our travels.  In the meantime I hope to wet your appetite for travel with stories from our previous trips and our hopes for future travel.  

Indonesia Raja Ampat

Inspired by Simon Reeve’s Wilderness

If, like me, you’ve been enjoying Simon Reeve’s new Wilderness series, you may be feeling inspired to visit some of the more remote parts of our planet. I’m not suggesting for a moment that we trek for hours through insect infested swamps, or spend an evening eating bull testicles. But visiting some of these areas is easier than you may think. … Read More

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São Tomé & Príncipe

If you fancy going somewhere so under the radar that your friends will have to look it up on a map, where the beaches are made of soft yellow sand, the rainforests pristine and the sea full of beautiful marine life from tropical fish to turtles and whales, then read on to learn more about São Tomé and Príncipe … Read More

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Autumn Sunshine

If you want to wait until schools are back to get your dose of vitamin D later in the year then read on for my top 5 recommendations for sun in autumn and early winter. All my recommendations are less than 7 hours’ direct flying time from the UK, offer reliably warm weather, little chance of rain, gorgeous landscapes and more to do than lie on a beach. … Read More

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Visiting Oman

We talk about our recent trip to Cape Verde and offer lots of inspiration for visiting these islands, an archipelago over 300 miles off the west coast of Africa … Read More

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Visiting Patagonia

It’s been a while since I‘ve written one of these bulletins, but I’m now back from an amazing three month trip around Latin America and I’m raring to get going booking equally fantastic trips for my clients. One of the highlights of our trip was Patagonia, a vast region of 400,000 square miles encompassing both Chile and Argentina and straddling the Andes. So Patagonia is the destination I’m focussing on this month. … Read More

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Visiting the Cape Verde islands

We talk about our recent trip to Cape Verde and offer lots of inspiration for visiting these islands, an archipelago over 300 miles off the west coast of Africa … Read More

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Bulletin – Where to See Giant Tortoises and Turtles

The world’s oldest land animal, a giant tortoise resident in St Helena, turns 190 this year. Read about where you can see these beautiful animals for yourself … Read More

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Bulletin – Inspiration for Winter Sun Travels

Here’s to a healthy and happy 2022 full of travel and adventures.  As 2021 went by, overseas holidays became more of a possibility and those who made it abroad reported a sense of freedom and happiness at having finally got away. My … Read More

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Bulletin – Jordan in depth plus United States Travel Update

Yesterday morning at 08.30 BA flight 001 and Virgin Airlines VS3 took off from Heathrow destined for New York.  They were the first flights taking travellers to the US for over 18 months.  Fantastic news for family and friends who have been … Read More

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Bulletin – Sri Lanka plus Travel Red List Update

For the first time in long while it is now simpler to list the countries where UK travellers cannot go than to list where the UK government allows them to travel. The Travel Red List has been reduced to just seven … Read More

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