Kumari Tilakawardane

I'm a writer based in the UK. I'll write about pretty much anything, but I've got experience in writing about travel, culture, film, sport, TV, food and politics. Get in touch - I'm nice, I promise.

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Things to Do in Australia 2019

Australia is a vast, diverse and endlessly exciting destination, promising adventures aplenty and lots of spectacular landscapes. Our Australia Travel Specialists have put together their Top 10 Australian Events and Festivals taking place in 2019 so you can plan your travel accordingly. Whether you’re a foodie or are after an authentic Aussie experience, we’re sure you’ll find something to inspire your travel ‘down under’ next year…

Where Was Crazy Rich Asians Filmed?

Set to be one of the hottest releases of the year, Crazy Rich Asians hits the big screen from 14 September. Following Chinese-American Rachel (Constance Wu) as she accompanies her boyfriend Nick (Henry Golding) to Singapore for a family wedding, the film takes in the dazzling beauty of Singapore and Malaysia. The film is already historic, being the first mainstream Hollywood release with an all-Asian cast for two decades, and is sure to top many ‘Best of 2018’ lists.

Christopher Robin

Pooh, Tigger and pals are back – with a brand new CGI look and a grown-up Christopher Robin to boot. This is clearly a film that deals with some big emotions Christopher Robin follows some pretty well-trod footsteps; it comes in the wake of Disney live action/CGI films like The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast, it’s hot on the heels of Paddington 2 for the title of most beloved big-screen bear, and of course it’s bringing truly universally beloved children’s characters back.Christopher Rob

Introducing One&Only Rwanda

At the Inspiring Travel Company, we’re always looking for the next great destination, new exciting places to stay and the most incredible experiences around the world. We’re incredibly proud of our worldwide portfolio, and of our partnerships with some of the very best hotel groups across the globe. So then, we’re thrilled to showcase One&Only’s latest additions to their Africa portfolio, One&Only Nyungwe House and One&Only Gorilla’s Nest. One&Only Nyungwe House, due to open in October 2018, is

Why We Need The Gilmore Girls More Than Ever…

In case you hadn’t noticed, women aren’t having such a great time at the moment. Just when we thought we had enough to deal with (gender inequality, economic disparity, rape culture), Donald Trump comes out with his abhorrent sexual assault remarks and we’re faced with the horrifying prospect of a United States President who says things like “grab ‘em by the pussy”. In short, the world sucks. The U.S. election in November has been something to be feared. However, November is not lost, and there

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Filming Locations

The Star Wars films have long introduced audiences to other-worldly landscapes, from the arid deserts of Tatooine to the eerie forests of Dagobah. With the newest release, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, viewers will discover a new planet, Crait, covered in vast expanses of pure white salt. Here at Western & Oriental we have the insider knowledge on where Star Wars: The Last Jedi was filmed. Read on to discover where you can see this dramatic landscape for yourself (without having to risk running into the Death Star)…

Grenada’s Top 10

Now that it finally seems as though summer might be thinking about making its way to our shores, here at Inspiring Travel Company we find ourselves wistfully dreaming about sun-soaked skies, white sand beaches, wild green landscapes and the odd rum punch (or three). Grenada delivers on all counts and offers so much more besides. So, we thought we’d take a look at the top 10 reasons this is a superlative choice for your next Caribbean holiday.

Discover Belize

What Belize may lack in size is more than made up for in sheer adventure opportunities and stunning natural beauty. Here you’ll find ancient Mayan ruins, lush rainforest, amazing wildlife and even the world’s second longest barrier reef.  Other Tours Feature Writer Kumari Tilakawardane took a closer look, in search of the best places to visit, and the most incredible things to see. Here’s what she found… Whether you’re on terra firma or taking to the waters around Belize , you’re sure to see so
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