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 Kellie Bright on Tue, 31/07/2012 - 11:27pm, 0 comments
Everybody’s talking about it, everybody’s excited about it, everyone’s watching it…so we’re jumping on the Olympics bandwagon too! What’s not to love? There’s overachievers and underdogs; tales of success and tales of woe; some of the world’s fittest people all in one city and the chance to learn about some seriously underrated countries (Kazakhstan, anyone?).
To get in the spirit of things, we’re handing out a few medals of our own:
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 Andrea Waisgluss on Mon, 07/05/2012 - 12:43am, 3 comments
Last year around February a friend sent me an article listing the top ten most beautiful places in the world. As I was scrolling down the list, an image immediately grabbed my attention. It was something called The Giant Heads in Mt Nemrut National Park in Turkey.
By Kellie Bright on Thu, 03/05/2012 - 4:06pm, 0 comments
Our legendary film crew have done it again, this time capturing the essence of Peru as they join a Gecko's small group tour.
Take a look at their footage, and be prepared to want to book a trip immediately! You can really feel what it's like to be there, and get a great sense of the group's elation as they finally make it to the Sun Gate at Machu Picchu.
By Alisa Nemirovska on Mon, 23/04/2012 - 12:26am, 0 comments
For the shy traveller who wants to fully immerse him or herself in a country’s culture but is afraid to share their life story over a falafel with a local, I would suggest stepping through the doors of a museum, otherwise known as culture on display.
By Marissa Cooke on Fri, 06/04/2012 - 12:02am, 0 comments
South East Asia in the wet season is not all waterlogged Birkenstock’s, mudslides and mosquitoes.
Hitting the tropics during the rainy months can mean much more bang for your buck - miles of beach without so much as another Bintang beach towel in sight, photos of Angkor Wat refreshingly free of other tourists’ heads and more sunshine than you might expect!
By Erin Aldersea on Thu, 15/03/2012 - 11:00pm, 0 comments
South Africa's Western Cape is full of well-known areas such as the Winelands and the Garden Route but the West Coast still remains a local secret. This stunning coastline consists of long, empty beaches and sleepy fishing villages - it's where locals go on holiday!
By Erin Aldersea on Thu, 08/03/2012 - 11:00pm, 0 comments
South Africa's mother city sits in one of the world's most stunning locations, with the massive Table Mountain within easy reach and beautiful beaches on the doorstep. One day isn't nearly enough time to take in all the sites of this cosmopolitan and historic city but the following itinerary will help you get the most out of your time if you only have one day in Cape Town.
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 Erin Aldersea on Sun, 26/02/2012 - 4:54pm, 0 comments
We all know that familiar feeling when you're getting ready to head off on a holiday... 'What do I pack? Will it rain? Will I need a dressy outfit?' Don't stress if you're about to set off on safari, we're here to help. We have chatted to the experts and come up with this comprehensive list of items not to be left out of your safari suitcase.