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The Beauty of Tibet on Horseback

Mountains in Songpan, northern China

The mountains outside Songpan, where northern China gives way to old Tibet, are some of the most beautiful we’ve visited. Alpine meadows give onto vistas of snow and ice. When the soft snow began to fall, the glade where we camped with the horses transformed into a twilight wonderland. We rode to Ice Mountain through […]


10 Most Common RTW Planning Mistakes

brightly coloured curls of packing tape.

1: Booking a RTW Ticket If you’re following a fixed route through expensive cities and your time is very limited, RTW tickets can work out cost-effective. In general, most longterm or budget travellers are better off piecing together a route using cheap airlines, last minute deals, online specials and local travel agents. RTW (round-the-world) tickets […]