Travel inspiration with The Innovative Travel Team

Lone travellers need not be lonely

There's a saying 'a trouble shared is a trouble halved....'. The opposite is also relevant when travelling to amazing places - 'a pleasure shared is pleasure doubled'.

Group tours from a tour host perspective

As an international tour host/guide for 30+ years, here are some of my insights on group tours.

Why travel in a group tour

Group tours are perfect for lone travellers, those wanting company or travellers who want everything taken care of.

Enthralling Turkey - a favourite travel destination

This incredible land, which is both Asia and Europe, has long fascinated travellers and I am no exception. Having been there 8 times, there are still many things about Turkey that lure me again and again.

What to expect from the Oberammergau Passion Play

This is a small Bavarian village in Germany which could be unknown to most, apart from the famous Passion Play which has been performed regularly for 380 years.  

What to expect on a CroisiEurope cruise

CroisiEurope, a French family owned shipping line who are veterans of European shipping, provide European river cruising of high quality, exquisite interest and will take you to places only dreamed of.

Amazing Moroccan adventure

Morocco from landing to departure greets travellers with an eruption of crazy colour combinations to appeal to every taste.

Breathtaking Jordan & Israel

Every visitor to Jordan who makes their way to the famous archaeological site, the Rose city of Petra will experience this breathtaking moment!

Iceland Delivers

Iceland almost tickles the Arctic Circle with 11% of Iceland covered in glaciers, has 32 volcanic systems consisting of 130 volcanic mountains.

CroisiEurope Cruising

With the devaluing New Zealand dollar, how do you navigate to find the best value European river cruising?

Your once in a lifetime journey through Russia

There are a few cities in the world that cannot be described unless you have been there – Moscow and St Petersburg are two such cities.

Do travellers consider it safe to visit Egypt?

As the founder of Innovative Travel, almost 30 years ago I have been blessed to visit Egypt, many times.


Travel inspiration with Jane Daniels

The Jane Daniels label is iconic with New Zealand design. High end fashion garments carefully created in New Zealand, from fabric sourced from Europe's and the worlds best mills. Jane is an experienced and discerning traveller and as an avid reader of travel literature and biographies, Jane was the perfect litmus test for Ancient Kingdoms Holidays.

For over 10 years she has acted as the brand ambassador for the Innovative Travel Company. Jane Daniels and Innovative Travel have a great synergy.

China & the Oriental Gateway to the Silk Road

With Innovative Travel, I have explored fascinating destinations along the old Silk Roads.

Japan

The Japanese are renowned for their cutting-edge design and technology, and Tokyo has more Michelin star restaurants than any other city in the world.

Russia

We arrived at our Moscow hotel at night, and from our room at the National Hotel, had a superb view of the unique candy-striped St Basil’s cathedral.

Sri Lanka

My journey had taken me to the ultimate treasure island: Sri Lanka. I would see chests full of jewels, swaying palm trees on white sandy beaches, and all manner of wildlife...

The Heart of the Ancient Silk Road

I'm sitting in the most extraordinary blue garden. Stunning azure, turquoise, cerulean, cobalt, lapis and indigo blues.

Morocco

Our Grand Moroccan tour has been a continuous series of adventures, with each day unique.

Iran

In 2010 I chose to visit the ancient land of Persia: Iran, a land of hidden gems waiting to be re-discovered.

Egypt

In 2009, I chose to visit Egypt, civilisation on a grand scale. My guide was invaluable, enabling me to get to see important ancient religious sites within the city in a reasonable time.

Turkey

In 2008 I visited Turkey with Ancient Kingdoms Holidays. This exotic country offered memorable sights and experiences, and I have returned much inspired from my travels.

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