WITR Blog Monthly Archives: September 2018

Tuscany in September by Gerry Munday

I have just returned from a glorious week in Tuscany and, I have to say, September is definitely the best month to visit. The weather is mild, the grapes are being harvest, and there are less tourists than during July and August.
We travelled with Secret Escapes, a fabulous deal which included flights, a hotel with breakfast, and car hire. We collected the car from Pisa Airport and travelled 1.5 hours to the beautiful hamlet of Oliveto (situated in the province of Arezzo,  continue reading  »

Svalbard and Greenland Expedition – Summer 2018 By Amanda Felix

As some of my industry friends and colleagues know, I love to explore the more unusual corners of the world and, quite often, will book a solo trip, which is a great way to interact with the locals and meet interesting fellow travellers along the way. Don’t be daunted – just book it, as you will encounter extremely interesting people wherever you go.

This year, I boarded a converted ex-Russian research vessel which took 50 passengers and made an expedition around Svalbard (way north of Norway) and Greenland’s east coast.  continue reading  »

A Trip to the Indian Himalayas By Virginie Cordero and Sarah Branquinho

I am just back from an amazing three weeks in Ladakh, in the Indian Himalayas, visiting and working on Lotus Flower Trust projects.
First of all, I want to thank our friends from Florida WiTR who have contributed to raising funds for the schools in remote communities there. Your generosity has allowed us to offer all the resource materials necessary for a Kindergarten in Mudh, a small village at 4000m above sea level near the Indo-Chinese border (Delhi 1535 km,  continue reading  »

The Splendour of Siem Reap and Sunrise By Lucy Hillyard

History, poverty, gentleness, temples, more temples, humidity and the occasional splash of rain! That’s Cambodia, or to be more precise, Siem Reap, where Women in Travel Retail have made an exceptional contribution to the lives of the students and residents of Sunrise Cambodia, a sustainable community development and children’s charity.
This establishment was founded many years ago (early 1990’s) by an Australian lady, Geraldine Cox, to provide a ‘home’ for some of the many children orphaned following the atrocities that occurred during the Pol Pot regime of the 70s.  continue reading  »

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