Welcome to Ampersand's travel blog. This is where you'll find out all the latest goings on from our travels across Asia, Africa and the British Isles.
Our motto is that luxury is in the experience: watching tigers padding through the Kanha jungle in the company of an expert guide; camping out under the Ladakh stars wrapped in cashmere blankets; exploring the art galleries and fine dining restaurants in Cape Town; or explore the wild and ravishing highlands of Scotland... these are the things we adore.
All over Asia, Southern Africa and the British Isles – from Bhutan to Bali, Cape Town to Victoria Falls, Bath to Ballyvaughan – we know the most charming privately-owned hotels, the best secret beaches, the prettiest and castles, and the most exclusive safari trails in the untouched wilderness. Our Little Black Book contains the best textile buffs, the keenest foodies, the wittiest maharajas, the most expert guides and the loveliest spots to drink champagne in the moonlight.
But what we love most of all is revealing these treasures to our clients. In our blog we hope to inspire and inform you by providing the latest travel news, hotel openings and luxury holiday ideas across Asia, Southern Africa and the British Isles.
Our annual Wander Women Index that reveals the best destinations for women travelling solo, is back! In 2019 we first launched our insightful Wander Women Index, which guided women around the world on
2019 has been a year of growing awareness of the need to better cherish the world we live in. From Greta Thunberg’s impassioned plea to halt the environmental crisis and inspiring a generation to
2020 is poised to be a year of new beginnings. Not perhaps since the Millennium, has the turning of a calendar year seemed so notable. The constellation of hotels set to burst onto the wanderlust
There is nothing quite like the thrill of the slopes. One of the great unifying sports of the world, skiing crosses cultures and borders in a blaze of brilliant white adrenalin. Join us on a whirlwind
“To follow the Silk Road is to follow a ghost. It flows through the heart of Asia, but it has officially vanished leaving behind the pattern of its restlessness: counterfeit borders, unmapped peoples.
We are so pleased to launch our very first guided tour of the delights of Russia with author and explorer Alexandra Tolstoy. A descendent of one of the country’s most illustrious and fascinating
The southern countries of the continent of Africa, a landscape that would perhaps take a lifetime to explore, effortlessly sets the scene for the most exotic and magical of escapes. From candlelit
Sri Lanka, the ‘Teardrop of the Indian Ocean, is, without a doubt, one of the most captivating and fascinating places on the planet. Sri Lanka is both resilient and full of promise so is making a
All over the world animals great and small, take part in incredible migrations that see them travel hundreds of kilometres at a time. To witness it is spectacular, not least because it’s an
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Leslie Siben, India
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Mr Geoffrey Johnson, India
- Matthew Annable, Rajasthan, India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Anonymous, India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Jaime Benitez, South India