Every Journey Counts Blog

Edge's Travel Blogs reveal personal travel stories from our Travel Advisors' constant globetrotting.

Our expert team at Edge is simply the most well-travelled in the industry. Between us, we have been virtually everywhere whether through educational journeys, otherwise known as 'famils' in the business, or individual holiday travel. We want to share our experiences with you through our continually updated blogs.

Simply click on a part of world and get lost in tales of grand adventure through the keenly observant eye of our travel designers. Through our travels, we hope that you'll find inspiration for your own next adventure.

On the Road to Peru

Leisure Advisor Sue Watts embarked upon a ‘Unique Latin America’ journey showcasing the very best of Peru from the vibrant cities of Lima and Cusco, to the cultural treasures of Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, to the heart of the Peruvian Amazon on a Relais & Chateaux Delfin cruise.  Q:  Lima is a city experiencing… Read more »

The Great Outdoors – Atacama, Chile

Northern Chile, what a totally unexpected start to our Chilean adventure! Atacama, one of the driest deserts in the world, definitely fuelled my insatiable appetite for adventure and the great outdoors. Atacama is a place where you can fully immerse yourself in nature. Cactus Valley, Moon Valley, Mars Valley, geysers, hot springs, salt pans, volcanoes,… Read more »

On the Road to South Africa

Senior Leisure Advisor Maggie Fay toured the very best of South Africa with Giltedge venturing from Cape Town and the Cape Winelands to Umhlanga, Hluhluwe-Imfolozi Park, andBeyond Phinda Private Game Reserve, Sabi Sand Private Game Reserve and ending her epic sojourn in Johannesburg. Q: Cape Town is touted as the single most spectacularly beautiful city… Read more »

On the Road to Sri Lanka

Leisure Team Leader Sue Sallmann ventured to Sri Lanka to bring us back her recommendations for experiential travel in this beautiful country on the verge of being the next big destination.  Q: Your first city to explore in Sri Lanka was Sigiriya, a small town in the Cultural Triangle, which is renowned throughout the world… Read more »

On the Road to Leading Hotels of the World in Bali

Executive Edge Travel’s Rhonda Smith spent a week at Australia’s favourite nearby holiday destination of Bali to experience how to travel the Leading Hotels of the World way. Q: The Legian Bali is an old favorite. Why do you think this legendary property still retains its appeal to this day with luxury travelers? You just… Read more »

On the Road to Mykonos with Myconian Collection

In Mykonos, Senior Leisure Advisor Debra Eustice uncovered the charm of the Myconian Collection, a family-owned group of nine leading luxury hotels on Mykonos, including three Relais & Châteaux, two Leading Hotels of the World, two Design Hotels and two Preferred Hotels & Resorts. Q: Who founded the family-owned Myconian Collection? The Myconian Collection was… Read more »

The Art of Wellbeing – COMO Shambhala Estate

After learning I was headed to Bali, my American friends joked, “Perfect, you’ll get your own Eat, Pray, Love story,” channeling Elizabeth Gilbert’s best-selling memoir. But arriving at COMO Shambhala Estate in Ubud after midnight as torrential downpours blanketed the property’s mystical, mist covered jungle, it wasn’t Liz Gilbert on my mind.  Instead, Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu’s famous quote… Read more »

A new vision dawning in the Land of the Midnight Sun

This is the scene that greeted me after my first night camping.  Ever.   Even the idea of camping pushes me out of my comfort zone but that’s the point of ‘Pure Pursuits’ – an invitation only, highly immersive, travel industry event.   There is a choice of destinations when you have been invited to… Read more »

Firmdale hits The Big Apple – The Whitby & Crosby Street

The usual Manhattan Upper East side cacophony was drowned out by the soundtrack of ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ trickling outside onto my private terrace where I, fittingly, breakfasted alfresco on egg white Jonas crab avocado scramble while the summertime rays illuminated the morning light over the city. Although my luxuriously cozy Corner Terrace Suite’s living room… Read more »

On the Road to Majorca, Barcelona, Cote d’Azur & Provence

Senior Corporate & Leisure Travel Advisor Sandra Reig jetted off to Spain and the South of France for a quick taste of Majorca, Barcelona, Cote d’Azur and Provence.    Q: Your journey began in Majorca at the Sant Francesc Hotel Singular, recently awarded the #1 hotel on Conde Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards for Spain.  What… Read more »