There’s a brand new ‘super ship’ cruising the south of France these days. Justin Fox stepped aboard for a week of touring and regal pampering.
I landed up in the world of travel-writing almost by accident. Having completed a doctorate in English, I was all set to become a university lecturer. But academia didn't quite have the ingredients to quench my wanderlust, so I started looking for something completely different. And here I am: 10 years in the travel game. I still do a bit of teaching and write books on travel in my free time, but Getaway keeps me pretty busy. The job has taken me to some weird and wonderful places: sailing down the Niger to Timbuktu, learning to salsa in Cuba, crossing the Gobi Desert to Kyrgystan or cruising the Kenyan Coast in a dhow. It's a disruptive and nomadic lifestyle, but I wouldn't change it for the world.
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Sometimes travel is about finding an outlandish destination and immersing yourself in its strangeness. Justin Fox explores Ashgabat, the weirdest city on earth.
Situated below Chapman’s Peak Drive, Tintswalo Atlantic has one of the most dramatic locations of any lodge in South Africa. Justin Fox paid it a visit.
Draw open your curtains in the Sultanahmet quarter and step onto the wrought-iron balcony. Beyond the cobbled street and tapestry of tiled roofs, lies the Bosphorus. The legendary strait is crammed with ships, waiting to pierce the narrow gap into the Black Sea. A muezzin calls from a nearby minaret and the sound is taken… Read more »
This summer local is lekker at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Waterfront in Cape Town with Friday braai days at its Tobago’s Restaurant. Here’s why you should go.
This safari lodge in Limpopo is a gorgeous break from reality – here’s why.
India has launched a luxury train to rival the Blue Train and Orient Express. Justin Fox boarded The Deccan Odyssey in Mumbai for the train ride of his life.
Opulent Living magazine has recently launched a sumptuous coffee-table book that showcases some of the finest accommodation in southern Africa. Opulent Living Volume 1 is a lavish, 296-page publication, richly illustrated with beautiful photography and a write-up on each of the properties as well as informative articles on the region.
I’ve just released an e-book, Unspotted: One Man’s Insane Search for Africa’s Most Elusive Leopard, with Mampoer.