Seeking Elsewhere celebrates experiential travel, world-class architecture and design, adventure, culture and spa.
About Seeking Elsewhere
This award-winning travel site was created in 2009 and highlights unique destinations, top hotels, and first-hand experiences ranging from flying down the fastest zipline in the world to crawling through wartime tunnels in Vietnam.
Experience Over Ostentation
The unpretentious guide to luxury travel, Seeking Elsewhere emphasizes experience over lavish spending.
At the same time it doesn’t deny that grand hotels, innovative restaurants, cutting-edge design and renewing spa breaks add a layer of lusciousness to a trip.
The key is knowing when to spend and when to save – and articles on Seeking Elsewhere range from the affordable to the impossibly luxe.
With an focus on ‘Place’ and a passion for history, we aim to provide travellers with a level of insight that will help them travel deeper, more comfortably and more mindfully, whether it’s by digging into the scandalous roots of a luxury hotel on the French Riviera or into the sacred garden of an Amazon shaman in Peru.
Canadian travel writer and luxury travel expert Carol Perehudoff, is a former freelance travel columnist with the Toronto Star. Her work has been featured in numerous publications such as the Chicago Tribune, enRoute Magazine and the San Francisco Chronicle.
She was voted a Top 10 Luxury Travel Blogger by the readers of USA Today.
With a degree in environmental science and an obscure interest in ‘the first principles of democracy,’ Mark Simpson is a vital force behind Seeking Elsewhere, serving as editor, sounding board, photographer and advisor.
His passion for hockey is matched only by his love for history and he probably knows more about the American Constitution than most history students ever will (or would want to).
Seeking Elsewhere is proud to have contributing writers who are experts in their field.
Check out this article on Antibes by Canadian writer Patricia Sands. Author of the fiction series Love in Provence, she is spends much of her time in the South of France.
Canadian historical fiction writer Sally Christie contributed an insider’s knowledge about backstage access to Versailles, a fascinating glimpse into aristocratic France before the Revolution.
Read why the remarkable Douro Valley in Portugal is such a great place to visit in fall by Ann Kelly. Formerly from Vancouver, Canada, she now lives in the UK, advocates for a minimalist lifestyle and blogs with her husband at TheRoad-IsLife.com.
Hilary Leo, a Washington local, tells us how to spend one day in Washington. A freelance photo editor for the National Geographic Society, she is also a former fashion editor.
Monique Skidmore is a cultural anthropologist who writes about the culture, history and scenic beauty of some of the world’s most fascinating and iconic destinations. Check out her story on the Australia Great Ocean Road.