Mundana’s guide to ecotourism

“Take only pictures. Leave only footprints.” That is the philosophical foundation of ecotourism – a term coined in the 1990’s by The International Ecotourism Society (TIES). You can call it responsible travel, green travel, nature travel or even ethical travel. The idea is to explore the globe in a more…

Why you should switch your hotel for a glamping tent this summer

I don’t camp. At the risk of offending those of you who love nothing better than a night under canvas, allow me to elaborate and explain. I live in the UK, where good weather is a rare blessing rather than a habitual visitor. Camping in Britain requires a higher than…

The World’s Best Wildlife Encounters

There's nothing like the thrill of safari to make a holiday memorable. Getting up close to animals in their natural habitat is one of the traveller's greatest privileges. If you're looking for a place for a special anniversary, that all important honeymoon or just want to spoil yourselves, here are…

The best places to go stargazing

Have you ever looked up to gaze at the stars and been disappointed you can’t see as much as you’d hoped? Unfortunately, in most city skies today, fewer stars are visible. Part of the problem is the light pollution that engulfs these locations. Some of us, too, have the misfortune…

Travel itinerary suggestions for Palawan

Think of a place in the Philippines that may be described as paradise on earth - you will, for sure, come up with Palawan. It is a destination offering extraordinary hiking, diving and beach experiences. Even better, it rarely experiences the typhoons that seasonally plague pther parts of the country.…

Travel hacks for long flights

Long flights can be tedious, exhausting and stressful. At Mundana we know this, but we also know all the tricks for surviving such journeys. If you're planning to travel long haul any time soon, read our travel hacks for long flights before you leave home. 1. Upgrade if you're able…

The world’s most romantic views

As Valentine's Day approaches, here at Mundana our thoughts have turned to romance. While Paris retains its crown as the city of love, we think there's nothing more romantic than sitting in front of a spectacular view with one's significant other. Here are our picks for the world's most romantic…

The Spiritual Side of the Kathmandu Valley

Nepal is a country with a challenging political, cultural, and environmental past.  Yet, your first thoughts of Nepal will include first class hiking, friendly locals, the tallest mountain on earth and unbelievable vistas.  But the spiritual side of Nepal, and the Kathmandu Valley in particular, is also evident. You'll find…

You don’t need a vacation to grab some vital holiday time

We are all for the love of travel and exploring new places, but we also know that we can’t always find enough time to fit in that big trip. Sometimes what’s in order is something a little closer to home. Swap your vacation for a staycation or daycation: here’s how…

Five sacred places that are also UNESCO World Heritage sites

Heritage is the legacy that we inherit from the past and what we pass on to the future. It’s also a key part of the rich fabric of our daily lives. These specific places are sources of great inspiration and irreplaceable sources of knowledge and understanding. Since its inception in 1972,…