As David Lean's classic film 'Lawrence of Arabia' turns 50 this year, John Gimlette (author of 'Wild Coast: Travels on South America's Untamed Edge') and family set out for the fabulous Jordanian desert.
Our two daughters are now 8 and 10 and after a few vacations closer to home we feel they are now old enough to enjoy a long haul trip. We love the outdoors and activities, would like to travel for about three weeks and we want this to be a vacation of a lifetime.
We are planning our honeymoon in February 2013 and are not sure where to go. We want a peaceful and relaxing time but we don’t want to be in one place, sitting on a beach for the whole two weeks. We would still like to do things and see a bit of the country. Where would you suggest?
When it comes to Africa’s animal hotspots, Namibia is often overlooked — branded a ‘scenery’ rather than a ‘wildlife’ destination. But not only does it offer game in great numbers, it also has some truly unique species. Here’s our nature lovers’ guide