Travel Blog

From our favourite locations to watch the northern lights to the best places to watch whales in Canada, stunning pictures of the Sweden's Icehotel to the 7 natural wonders of our world, read our blog for all your holiday inspiration.

Dine in the Outback with Masterchef John Torode

Enjoy the culinary experience of a lifetime in the Australian Outback with celebrity chef John Torode.
  • Food & Culture

Tuesday, 15th October 2019

Liz Lunnon

The next generation of polar vessels and voyaging

Having recently returned from a Spitsbergen voyage aboard one of the new generation of polar ‘eco ships’, travel specialist, Charlotte, explains why responsible travel lies at the heart of our small ship cruises.
  • Adventure
  • Destination Insiders

Wednesday, 9th October 2019

Charlotte Porritt

Could you design the coolest hotel in the world?

Many people believe that a hotel is more than a place to sleep and the lure of a quirky hotel experience has never been more prevalent in today's travel market. We sat down to speak with the new Creative Director, Luca Roncoroni to find out what makes the world-famous Icehotel so unique.
  • Icehotel

Thursday, 19th September 2019

Nichol Callaghan

Whale Watching in Antarctica

Search for whales with a team of expert marine biologists on an Antarctic voyage with a twist.
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife

Friday, 6th September 2019

Destination Specialist

ICEHOTEL #30 Art Suites – Design Teasers

The designs for the 2019/20 Icehotel have been revealed and as we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this magical hotel, the suites look to be more extraordinary than ever before! View sketches of some of this year's up-coming designs...
  • Icehotel

Thursday, 5th September 2019

Destination Specialist

The Best Hotels to See the Northern Lights

From waking up in a suspended glass cube – high in the treetops, to falling asleep under an aurora display inside a cosy glass igloo, there's nothing more relaxing than spending a night amongst truly spectacular surrounds.
  • Northern Lights

Monday, 2nd September 2019

Destination Specialist

Tips for sleeping on ice

Read our guide for how to get a good night's sleep staying in an ice hotel.

Friday, 23rd August 2019

Pam Forrest

Swimming with Sharks

Volunteering to jump into shark-infested waters perhaps isn’t something that comes naturally to most of us... but Liz travelled to the Ningaloo Reef to do just that.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 22nd August 2019

Liz Lunnon

Beyond Trapped: Our Favourite Filming Locations in Iceland

With news that Pierce Brosnan has joined Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams upcoming film about the beloved Eurovision song contest, Iceland's picture-perfect backdrops will once again have a starring role in the Netflix feature. For your own cinematic experience, we've rounded up the movies that were shot in the most awe-inspiring locations in Iceland.

Thursday, 22nd August 2019

Becky Masih

Looking Back at Our Favourite Icehotel Suites

We fell under the spell of the Icehotel when it first emerged in 1989 and now, an immense 30 years later – we’re proud to be the hotel’s leading worldwide partner offering an exclusive direct flight from London to Kiruna. We took a look back at some of our favourite Art Suites over the years...
  • Icehotel

Saturday, 10th August 2019

Destination Specialist

New for this Winter: Sweden’s Floating Hotel

Our toes are tingling at the prospect of the Arctic Bath. And you'll have a chance to experience the new floating hotel and spa for yourself when it opens in northern Sweden next winter.
  • Inspire Me

Saturday, 13th July 2019

Destination Specialist

Introducing the Galapagos

Hans Lagerweij provides an introduction to the Galapagos Islands - the perfect destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Wildlife

Wednesday, 10th July 2019

Destination Specialist