Escape to Zakopane, Poland’s Ski Central

Zakopane in winter, Poland. Copyright © 2023 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved. Escape to Zakopane, Poland's Ski Central.

A few years ago, on a trip through Central and Eastern Europe, we decided to settle into an apartment in Kraków, Poland, for a few weeks to catch up on some writing, walk the charming old city streets, sample the local vodka, and do side-trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. But an escape to Zakopane for … Read more

Early Season Skiing and Snowboarding at Zell am See-Kaprun

Skiing and Snowboarding at Zell am See-Kaprun, Zell am See, Austria. Copyright © 2023 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

The weather had been glorious my first couple of days snowboarding at Zell am See, with plenty of sunshine and still some untracked powder, albeit with a fast-decreasing snowpack. On the third day, however, the weather closed in. It was around -10°C and only getting colder on the mountain, with biting winds and snow falling at … Read more

Going to the Masai Mara to Glimpse The Great Migration

Going to the Masai Mara to Glimpse The Great Migration, Kenya. Copyright © 2023 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Going to the Masai Mara to glimpse the Great Migration had been on my wish list for many years. While we didn’t get to see the spectacle as hoped, we did get to do the sort of wildlife watching we’d always dreamt of doing and it was unforgettable. I don’t think there’s anyone who goes … Read more

Ubud Monkey Forest – Monkey Business at Bali’s Macaque Sanctuary

The Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

Ubud Monkey Forest must top the list of things to do for most visitors to Bali’s cultural heart of Ubud. It certainly made the top of our list – and it made our day. Ubud Monkey Forest – Monkey Business at Bali’s Macaque Sanctuary As animal lovers, we can’t resist getting up close to such adorable and amazingly … Read more

Escape to Ubud, the Heart of Balinese Culture and Art

Escape to Ubud, the Heart of Balinese Culture and Art, Bali, Indonesia. Copyright © 2022 Terence Carter / Grantourismo. All Rights Reserved.

The artistic, cultural and spiritual heart of Bali for centuries, Ubud is serenely located up in the hills in lush jungle, surrounded by rice-paddies. Lined with galleries, cafés and craft shops, its narrow streets are a delight to wander. There’s no denying that Ubud has become increasingly commercial and its economy is more tourist-focused than ever. … Read more