After Chatwin's Songlines and the idea of 'singing the world into existence', Luxury Travel Stories is about the idea of connecting the world via 'stories' in postcard format: a photo with accompanying text.

The old cliches of 'travel making the world smaller'- this is our way of singing the world into existence.

Tsaatans

Tsaatans

Tsaatans Image Courtesy of Hamid Sardar The legendary tsaatan reindeer herders in Mongolia.  Nomadic by nature, the tsaatans of Mongolia
Remoteness

Remoteness

Remoteness Remote Places Photo on right courtesy of Michael Polizza.
Expeditions

Expeditions

  Expeditions From polar expeditions to reconnaissance trips in the desert.
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Counting the elephants in Thailand

Counting the elephants in Thailand

  Urbane Nomads offers elephant safaris to Thailand, which can be organized around the dates for the annual elephant polo tournament in Chiang Rai, or simply a retreat at the Four Seasons’ tented camp. Encounters with Asian elephants do not end there as we are able to organize trips involving sessions in elephant orphanages in...
Want to track the Great Migration?

Want to track the Great Migration?

Want to track the Great Migration? The migration route by month 1. January – March: In January (Pink) herds spread to graze across the southern Serengeti’s lush short-grass plains. Later in February (Blue), they spread out further across the short-grass plains. By March (Green) 2. By April, the herds start migrating north, through Moru Kopjes...
How many people are visiting Bhutan?

How many people are visiting Bhutan?

How many people are visiting Bhutan?   Its image as the happiest place on earth and a remote Himalayan kingdom has had people flocking to visit Bhutan despite, or possibly because of, the travellers’ tariffs that seeks to restrict access to the Himalayan kingdom. Urbane Nomads offers luxury tours to Bhutan led by photographers, luxury...
Angkor Wat sinking?

Angkor Wat sinking?

Due to the exponential increase in numbers of visitors to Angkor Wat, there have been concerns that the temples in the complex are sinking. What can you do as a traveller? Other than observing the signs of not touching and not sitting down on the monuments, do consider spending more time in alternative sites like...
Liyana Jamil - Glamourous Traveller

Liyana Jamil – Glamourous Traveller

Liyana Jamil – Glamourous Traveller Liyana Jamil is a true believer that there can be harmony between travelling and style, and abhors the idea that just because you’re travelling out of a backpack you need to look like a hobo. She is the founder of Glamourous Traveller A website dedicated to providing tips, trick and...
Awakening the explorer in you

Awakening the explorer in you

Awakening the explorer in you Our minivan hums as it takes us away from the crazy hustle and bustle of Bangkok. The slow afternoon heat lulls me into a quick nap and I wake up to stillness in the air. I step out of the van to be greeted by thousands of yellow smiling faces....
Emir Ezwan

Emir Ezwan

Emir Ezwan’s career as a visual artist began after a teenage love affair with the world of graphic novels. The edgy modern art and story craft as well as the lyricism and music emerging in the early and mid-Nineties from the works of his hero Dave McKean, writer Neil Gaiman, and the Smashing Pumpkins were...
Cinematic noir in Malaysia

Cinematic noir in Malaysia

Shot in Tanjung Tualang, Perak, Malaysia, “Youth” is an adventurous short-form cinematic delve off the beaten cliffs of the music video, and into the promised realm of musical noir and song-driven syncopated linear storytelling. The film director, here as the unseen visual keymaker, reimagines and unfolds the lyrical journey of the young Lost Boys/Auburn kids,...
Wadi Rum- Jordan

Wadi Rum- Jordan

Wadi Rum – Jordan As I came down the dizzying heights of Jebel Khazali, the most dramatic, and serious - in terms of climbing difficulty – of the Wadi Rum mountains, I drank in this vast, silent expanse of ancient riverbeds and sandy deserts. Split by a network of canyons, spanned by naturally formed stone bridges and...
Robin Low

Robin Low

Robin Low Robin is a serial entrepreneur who has started more than 100 companies and mentored much more. A self-described “social hub”, Robin is the co-founder of Relief 2.0 and Markets of Hope, supporting sustainable disaster recovery by engaging, enabling, empowering and connecting the survivors to the help they need. Robin was in Japan a...
Before And After- Japan Earthquake

Before And After- Japan Earthquake

Before And After- Japan Earthquake Ishinomaki, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan The Tsunami of 2011 traveled inland for up to 5km from the coast and the earthquake shifted the city southeast and downward, lowering it by as much as 1.2 metres in some areas and causing it to flood twice daily at high tide. Although the damage was extensive, the...
Joobin Bekhrad

Joobin Bekhrad

Joobin Bekhrad Joobin is the founder of Reorient, an online magazine celebrating contemporary Middle Eastern arts & culture. REORIENT is a non-profit, non-religious, non-political, non-partisan, and non-ideological entity. Joobin is also a co-founder of Artclvb, an entity with a mandate to help established and emerging contemporary artists from the Middle East increase their exposure and...

‘I Am An Urbane Nomad’

I Am An Urbane Nomad