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  • Young Monk

Hayes & Jarvis blog


Welcome to Footprints the blog, packed full of exciting tales from our latest adventures, from magical tours to neon-lit city breaks, breath-taking wildlife encounters and paradise island escapes. It’s all here, plus news, recipes, competitions and insider tips from travel-obsessed experts, all driven by a single goal: to transport you to the most spectacular locations in the world.

Exploring Japan - Land of the Rising Sun

Itsukushima Shrine

Itsukushima Shrine

With a unique approach to modernity, nature and tradition, Japan will inspire you. No wonder this breath-taking country holds a special place in the world of travel.

A taste of Mauritius

Otentik Cook Class, Mauritius

Otentik Cook Class

Delicate spices, intricate flavours and sweet treats are the name of the game here in the island paradise of Mauritius.

Discover Nova Scotia - force of nature

Franey Trail

With a population of just one million. yet possessing nearly 5,000 miles of coastline, Nova Scotia offers a wilderness adventure like no other, amid fascinating French and First Nation communities.

The food and music of the Deep South

Grand Ole Opry

Grand Ole Opry


Welcome to the Deep South, where the twang of country guitars meets the tang of whisky-glazed burgers - settle in and let the Deep South charm your food senses.

Markets and bazaars for shopping and culture

Nadia Lanfranconi standing in front of a produce stand

From the vibrant fresh produce of Los Angeles' Farmer's Market and the twinkling ambiance of Batu Ferringhi night market, to the floating markets of Bangkok - we explore the local culinary hot spots of our favourite destinations.

Mauritian chicken curry recipe

a plate of food with rice

Lean in close and set your taste buds ablaze as we reveal the recipe behind the intense flavours of Chef Murugan's Mauritian chicken curry for an authentic taste of Mauritius.

Canada’s most breathtaking views

a body of water with smoke coming out of it

Home to natural splendour and wondrous scenery, it’s no wonder Canada is often touted as one of the most beautiful places on earth. Everywhere you turn you’re delighted with postcard-perfect views and photo-worthy landscapes; from craggy mountain peaks and sparkling lakes to pretty cities and thundering waterfalls. There’s no doubt about it: Canada is simply stunning.