Welcome to the Travel With Jules blog archive!  We love to travel ourselves and we really enjoy hearing all your stories when you return from your holidays with us around the world!  Here is a collection of travellers tales and testimonials written by our clients and also blogs from our own travels. If you feel inspired by literary tales then we hope these blogs also inspire you to book your next holiday adventure!


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The Golden City of Jaisalmer – India Blog part 3

Travel with Jules in India as she continues her journey through the 'Colours of Rajasthan' to the Golden City of Jaisalmer

Conservation and Cow Dust! India Blog part 2

Continuing travels with Jules as she visits Jawai Leopard Camp, meets Rabari elders, cuddles a baby goat, visits a rural school and meets Nigel the leopard!

The Colours of Rajasthan in Udaipur – India Blog Part 1

Jules visits the magical city of Udaipur experiencing the Taj Palace hotel floating on Lake Pichola & having tailor made clothes made in the style of the Exotic Marigold Hotel!

Review of 2016 from Travel With Jules

It's been a milestone year at Travel With Jules - our new office, meeting a Dragon, travelling the world & making dreams come true! Jules looks back at 2016

Jules of Arabia!

Jules recently stayed at gorgeous Al Maha Desert Resort in the Emirates ... here she tells us of her adventures in the sand dunes! Al Maha is a conservation success story and a stunning location.

Snorkelling in Champagne & Cuddling Stingrays!

In July 2016 Jules visited Antigua and Dominica. Here is her story of two very different Caribbean islands... from colonial history of English Harbour to tropical forests and turtles!

Seattle to San Francisco … .then Hawaii!

Mick & Jaclyn had travelled before with us on Route 66 and we helped them plan this trip in great detail, quite a way in advance, they counted off the days until they hit the road again! Here they told us about their latest adventures on the 'Pacific Highway' and sent some of Mick's amazing photos!

Pageantry at The Palio!

The Palio is actually about tradition, pageantry, corruption and thuggery. But all of those things make for an amazing experience. Jules also got us seats at one of the Contrada dinners the evening before– this I would describe as essential if you want to get a real flavour of the Palio atmosphere.

Things are buzzing at the Beehive in Kenya!

Young girls, sometimes as young as 9 becoming pregnant and finding themselves facing choices they should never have to face: homelessness, prostitution to support their new baby, or abortion. This is the reality in Kenya - the child mother.

It was awesome … you are awesome!

Violet and Craig realised their bucket list dream holiday on Route 66. What a wonderful trip – the holiday of a lifetime. I can’t thank you enough Jules and Mags. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we will certainly book another trip with you. It was awesome. You are awesome.

Hawaii Hula Hula!

Travel review of island hopping holiday to Hawaii, advice on what to see and do plus a gorgeous photo album of jungles and waterfalls, beaches and volcanoes.

Family summer in Thailand

The Molloy family travelled to Thailand with their children and found a very different Koh Samui than their back packer days!

I felt like the King of Scotland again!

From the night I arrived, being welcomed back to Hemingways in Nairobi (I felt like the King of Scotland again!), to the day I left, everything was a complete delight. Elephant Watch Camp is lovely ... While 'sleeping out' with the warriors I spent the night listening to cattle munching around my tent!!

Japan is a world of craziness!

Where in the world can you visit a zen garden in the morning and meet with the head resident priest for a chat, see a very large cat being walked on a collar and lead through the bamboo groves and see the craziness of a robot cabaret……….. that would be Japan!!!!

The holiday of a lifetime!

"Route 66 was to be the trip of a lifetime, so we were determined that we should do it properly and enjoy it to the full! Read the Naughton family's detailed diary of their USA road trip.

Where do we get off the plane?!

If you have been hesitant about taking a safari holiday, do it now, and book with Jules! Heading up as the sun rose over the Masai Mara and gliding along in a balloon was certainly an experience not to be forgotten..

The Smell of Africa ….

Naomi contacted us about travelling solo to somewhere long haul with a keen interest in photography ... here she tells us about the impact that Zambia has had on her senses ... she will be going back!

Date with a Dragon!

Travel With Jules won the Twitter 'Small Business Sunday Award' in 2015 and here Jules writes about meeting her 'Dragon' at the annual winners event!

Why you benefit from booking with a specialist travel planner!

Facts you should know about booking with a travel specialist and the benefits that Travel With Jules can give you. Legal tips and added value from this travel blog!

Spanish Christmas at Parador La Gomera

We watched a pod of dolphins dipping in and out of the wake of the ferry, before spinning away to the open sea.... gardens bright with Bougainvillea, sun gleaming against the white washed walls and vivid blue skies .. the fragrance of jasmine lingers on the air.

Mountains and Mammals in Ethiopia!

Hera and Taco had an amazing time and trekked in the Simien Mountains, visited the rock hewn churches of Lalibela before heading down the Rift Valley to the Bale Mountains. Here are some of their beautiful photographs!

Hot tub under the Northern Lights!

Our bucket list adventure to Iceland realised a childhood dream - second time to see the Northern Lights, we were in the hot tub, and the lights started up, so we jumped out and nearly froze to death just watching them from the decking!

Glitter floors and Festive Grog in Budapest!

Mags and Teri recently had a weekend trip to Budapest Christmas Markets in Hungary to sample the sights and sounds (and smells and tastes!), of this wonderful festive destination.....

Twitching in Tanzania!

Four of Jules' former Zoo colleagues wanted a specialist birding safari to Tanzania - here is their account of some of the amazing new species they saw!

Orangs and Sarongs … travellers tales from Borneo!

Some of our favourite clients Ian and Cathy Furbank recently visited relatives in Kuala Lumpur and asked us to arrange an adventure to Borneo ... here is Ian's hilarious take on the events of their travels!

It’s a ‘Rock Tour’ … you know… with Stones

OK, a slightly misleading brief to Travel with Jules—the idea was to start in California and visit Arizona, Utah and Nevada, covering seven geological wonders across 3,100 miles in 19 days ..and did I mention that my 86 year old mother will be coming with us?

Incredible India wowed us again!

Jenny and David are just back from their second tailor made holiday to northern India and tell Jules about their fabulous time in this blog. Read about Diwali in the desert and luxury bathrooms and air con in a tent!

Magsie & Teri do Malaysia ….

Magsie wanted to go back to see the Malaysia of her travelling years, and I wanted to see it for the first time ever. An excellent trip with the right mix of culture, exploration and downtime – just don’t ask Magsie how she felt about the snake temple!

Stunning Santorini

Read about Jules' recent travels to Santorini where she stayed in a cave villa, walked up 300 steps and swam in volcanic springs from a Catamaran Cruise!

My Wild Life With Elephants!

Jules reflects on life in a safari camp surrounded by elephants, watching 'This Wild Life' with Saba Douglas-Hamilton, currently showing on BBC TV.

We got our kicks on Route 66!

Tim, Anne, Paul and Emma had the time of their lives on their summer holiday driving Route 66! Quirky motels, 72oz steaks, bush fires and the Grand Canyon all added to the trip of a lifetime!

You exceeded our dreams on Route 66!

Steph & Sharon had the trip of a lifetime on Route 66 in their open top red convertible! Read about their highlights here ....

Gorillas in the Mist

Looking a Mountain Gorilla in the eye is a life changing 'bucket list' experience ... read about Jules' adventures in the Virunga Mountains of Rwanda here!

Markets and Malay Rendang with Chef Ann!

My visit to the markets with Chef Ann and her cooking class was like being on TV with a celebrity chef in the tropics!

It’s all your fault ….! (Part 1)

Hilarious anecdotes from regular client Ian Furbank as he tries to navigate the hills of the Amalfi Coast in a hire car ...

It’s all your fault ….! Part 2

Catch up with Ian and Cathy as they arrive at their stunning hotel in Sorrento and enjoy the free Prosecco!

If sharing breakfast with a Giraffe is your thing ..

Take a holiday to Giraffe Manor in Kenya and share your breakfast with these gorgeous animals!

Enchanting China & Dressing up in Japan!

Louise and Lili had a trip of a lifetime - read about their highlights including feeding Pandas and dressing as Geishas!

A Tale of Two Swallows

Have you ever marvelled at the bird migrations which cross continents? Here is a story about two swallows who would follow their 'home' anywhere!