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.

International Polar Bear Day: what’s it all about?

Find out more about International Polar Bear Day on 27th February and what you can do to get involved.
  • Wildlife

Wednesday, 5th February 2020

Emma Mitra

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

Meet the Expert: Jo Cooper, Senior Polar Specialist

Our very own Ice Queen, Jo has one of the coolest jobs around. Having worked at Discover the World for 19 years, her knowledge of the polar regions is unrivalled. Read on for some of Jo’s standout experiences and top travel tips for an Arctic exploration.
  • Destination Insiders

Thursday, 21st March 2019

Jo Cooper

How to pick your perfect polar expedition vessel…

There’s an increasing range of expedition ships cruising in polar waters these days, so how on earth do you pick the right one for you? Read our expert guide.
  • Destination Insiders

Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Liz Lunnon

Around Spitsbergen with Doug Allan

We are proud to present Doug Allan, award-winning polar photographer and cameraman, as special lecturer on our Around Spitsbergen expedition departing 24 August 2019.
  • Adventure
  • Destination Insiders

Wednesday, 31st October 2018

Becky Masih

How to Plan a Polar Holiday

Thinking about planning a trip to the polar regions, but not sure where to start? Read our step by step guide to choosing your expedition voyage...
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 16th October 2018

Liz Lunnon

In Search of Polar Bears in Spitsbergen

Polar specialist, Gary, sailed around Spitsbergen aboard the M/V Plancius in search of polar bears.
  • Travel Stories
  • Wildlife

Tuesday, 24th October 2017

Destination Specialist

Kayaking Adventures in Spitsbergen

Head of Worldwide Product, Liz L, shares her experience of paddling through ice at 80 degrees north.
  • Adventure

Friday, 31st March 2017

Liz Lunnon

6 of our Favourite Arctic Experiences

Lapland, Svalbard, Iceland, Greenland, the Canadian Arctic... they all send a shiver down your spine, whether you're off on a trip to see the icebergs, ice bears or the aurora borealis.
  • Discover our World

Wednesday, 12th August 2015

Destination Specialist

Introducing Spitsbergen: Travel Specialist Insights

Our Polar Travel Specialist Jo has visited the Arctic several times, and we asked her to share a few insights for what to expect from a visit to Spitsbergen.
  • Travel Stories

Tuesday, 17th February 2015

Jo Cooper

Feeling on top of the world at the North Pole!

To be able to say "I am standing at the top of the world" has, until recently, been a privilege only a few hardy explorers could hope to have. But not any more…
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Did you know this about the Arctic?

You know about the Arctic's sweeping tundra, ice-choked oceans, hardy people and incredible wildlife - but did you know all of this?
  • Inspire Me

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Destination Specialist