Are you’re dreaming of getting under the skin of somewhere stooped in history, soaking up a new and foreign culture, or yearning to leave the tourist trail far behind as you walk amidst breathtaking undiscovered ruins and meet with fascinating local communities? Mason Rose Private will take you on an immersive experience that will add so much depth to your discovery of some of the world’s most extraordinary regions.
Take a look at the in-depth cultural experiences that have most moved me - I couldn’t recommend these more highly to make your next trip completely unforgettable…
Famed for its hedonism and glamour, magical Capri is a tiny island in the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the Gulf of Naples, just off the Amalfi Coast of western Italy,made up of Jagged cliffs, rocky beaches, secret caves and grottos, bright flowers, hidden gardens, dramatic promontories, deep caves (the most famous is the Blue Grotto or Grotta Azzurra), beautiful little streets and pretty houses perched on the steep hillsides.
I had been told the traffic is terrible in Bangkok, so the day I arrived someone must have been looking down on me kindly, serendipitously it was Buddha’s birthday and therefore a public holiday, so no traffic jams. We cruised into town and it took 35 minutes to get to The Siam Hotel, a magnificent, sexy property on the Chao Phraya river, situated way up from the hustle of this vibrant city and the big hotels such as The Mandarin Oriental, Peninsula, Shangri-La and such like.Read more
I am one of many who saw the BBC documentary ‘In the Land of the Northern Lights’ with the enchanting Joanna Lumley a few years ago and had dreamed about going ever since. Last October I mentioned it to my friend Inge Solheim, a well-travelled polar explorer and guide (he is the Expedition Leader for the expedition and guide for the American Team in the race to the South Pole for Walking With The Wounded this year) who of course made it happen.
Every time I explore a new destination, whether it’s on an adventure holiday in Peru or a luxury beach escape in the Indian Ocean, I return home full of excitement to share the amazing sights I have seen. Through my own experiences I have developed a love of helping others experience the great wonders of the world; truly getting under the skin of the extraordinary destinations that are at your fingertips. Getting the details right, from which hotel is perfectly located for exploring away from the crowds, to which local guide is most knowledgeable on history or culture or art, is of paramount importance to me. I am constantly seeking out new and exciting experiences and exploring off the beaten track to ensure my clients are receiving the best and most honest first-hand advice.
Take a look at my travel diaries for food for thought on your next trip...