Botswana: Going Nowhere Slowly in an Okavango Dugout

Do you fancy a week in nature as far away from city life as you can get? If the thought of going nowhere slowly in an Okavango dugout appeals, then north-eastern Botswana could be your special place. This reserve is larger than New York State, yet fewer than 3,000 people…

Best countries if you’re looking to book an overwater bungalow

As holiday accommodation goes, it’s hard to imagine something more indulgent than a room not just overlooking the sea, but right on top of it. Here are the best countries if you’re looking to book an overwater bungalow. The Maldives The sheltered lagoons enclosed by The Maldives’ coral atolls are…

Why you need to visit Jaipur, India’s Pink City

The Pink City of Jaipur in Rajasthan is perhaps one of the most sought-after destinations in India and its recognition by UNESCO in 2019 is well deserved. The rose walls of its narrow alleys and building façades justify its name. Due to its proximity to the Thar Desert, the state…

Must see Istanbul

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, Istanbul is a city with a long past and a bright future. It’s packed with a multitude of sights making it a savvy choice for a city break or a stopover en route to the popular resorts of the Turquoise Coast or the…

Five reasons to visit New Orleans

The city the Americans calls the Big Easy is a perfect fit for a vacation. This Louisiana gem is as laid back as its name suggests. Whether you’re planning a Deep South road trip or a city break that’s a little different from most other North American cities, NOLA should…

Mundana’s best travel tips for road trips

Are you thinking of taking a road trip this summer? The freedom of the open road can be addictive, but it's wise to think ahead. Planning is vital to a successful road trip - here are Mundana's best travel tips for road trips. Plan ahead - but don't over plan…

Five easy days out in East Anglia from London

When a man is tired of London he is tired of life, so the famous quotation would have you believe, but what if you need a break from the city? It's easy to incorporate a day out into your schedule and you don't need to travel far to swap the…

Off the beaten track – why Kyrgyzstan is worth your time

When I told friends and family I was planning a holiday to Kyrgyzstan, the reaction was the same: "where's that?" Yet this overlooked Central Asian nation made Lonely Planet's top ten countries to visit for 2019. Here's why you should consider a visit to this unspoilt and very welcoming corner…

The world’s prettiest lakes

There’s something utterly soothing about a holiday beside the water, but it doesn’t need to be the ocean. Here are Mundana’s picks for the world’s prettiest lakes. Bled Slovenia’s most famous lake is a charmer, instantly recognisable because of the church on the island in the middle. And did you…

Five of the best James Bond film locations

The successful Bond franchise kicked off in 1962 with Dr No and for many, the location set pieces make the movie. From Jamaica to Japan and Hong Kong to Havana, watching fans have been transported to some of the world's most spectacular places. Here are Mundana's picks for five of…