By Kellie Bright on Fri, 17/08/2012 - 2:05am, 0 comments
Oprah coined the term "Aha moment" so we'd like to take this opportunity to make up one of our own. Today we're bringing you five of the world's great "Aaaaaah" moments. You know, those moments when you have to blink a few times and rub your eyes to truly comprehend what you're seeing.
By Erin Aldersea on Thu, 14/06/2012 - 6:01pm, 0 comments
We all know that one of the best parts about travelling is the food. Trying the exotic flavours and delicious treats of a new cuisine is a real highlight for many. But it can also mean that those favourite jeans don't fit quite so well upon your return! Don't fear we have some handy little tips to help you keep those extra holiday kilos at bay...
By Alisa Nemirovska on Fri, 01/06/2012 - 2:13am, 0 comments
Looking at this page, you are probably seeing pretty pictures set in the background of inspiring words; you'll be mentally adding things to your bucket list rather then the check-out basket, as you continue browsing in the hopes that ‘one day’ you will be able to see the sights displayed.
By Erin Aldersea on Thu, 08/03/2012 - 1:07am, 0 comments
To celebrate International Women's Day today we've asked the ladies in the Gecko's Head Office to tell us about their adventure travels and their ultimate girls holiday.
This year's theme is Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures and we think travel is the perfect way to do this - who doesn't feel inspired for the future when they are discovering new destinations? And what better way is there to connect with your friends than to travel together? Happy travels ladies!
By Kellie Bright on Tue, 14/02/2012 - 10:41pm, 0 comments
When considering a trek, one of them first things that comes to mind is fitness. Sure, we all want to see the incredible views, but for some of us the thought of even making it up that far is pretty daunting!
The good news is, you don't have to be a super fit, rgym junkie with a six-pack in order to conquer some of the world's most incredible peaks. All it takes is a bit of training, some confidence and the right gear and you'll be ticking items off your bucket-list in no time!
By Rob Forsyth on Fri, 28/01/2011 - 5:16am, 0 comments
Our accounts clerk extraordinaire, Laura Nesbit, has just come back from conquering Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania! She tells us all about her experience:
I climbed Machu Picchu on our Amazon & Incas tour about 18 months ago and was ready for another challenge. Having spoken to a lot of people within the company, I decided that Mt. Kilimanjaro should be the next mountain on my list!
By Rob Forsyth on Fri, 28/01/2011 - 4:47am, 0 comments
A lot of people are icon-driven travellers. It’s nothing new; people, for example, have been visiting Egypt’s pyramids for centuries. Like its status among mountains, Everest sits at the top of many people’s ‘must see’ lists of icons, an irresistible magnet for generations of explorers and travellers. Steve Wroe, our India & Himalaya Destination Manager (pictured above with Lou Day, our trekking specialist), gave us the rundown on this epic mountain.
By Rob Forsyth on Mon, 09/08/2010 - 12:52am, 0 comments
Years ago, I planned to spend six to twelve months travelling around India. Then this thing called ‘work’ got in the way, so my first visit (again, years ago) was restricted to a month. Of course, I fell in love with the place instantly.
By Rob Forsyth on Mon, 21/06/2010 - 2:09am, 0 comments
Michelle Ouw, our Retail Sales Manager (bottom right in the photo) and Jill Blunsom, our Destination Manager for Latin America (bottom left in the photo) recently travelled to Borneo. They both climbed Mt Kinabalu a few weeks ago and this is what they had to say:
By Rob Forsyth on Fri, 11/06/2010 - 6:14am, 0 comments
Steve Wroe, our India and Himalaya Destination Manager, has just returned from climbing Island Peak. He gave us his thoughts on the trip…
We introduced Island Peak into the Gecko’s range of Nepal treks for a simple reason: for a relatively low cost, anyone who is fairly fit and adventurous can stand on the summit of a mountain in Nepal. Climbing a mountain is an amazing experience and is not restricted to hardcore, bearded adventurers.