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.

Antarctica: Our Day in Paradise

Polar specialist Jo Cooper, from our Worldwide team, recounts a memorable day on the Antarctic Peninsula - from breakfast with humpbacks to a Brazilian BBQ dinner.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Jo Cooper

What it’s like going Inside the Volcano

Freelance travel writer Aaron Millar travelled with Discover the World in July 2012 where he visited the Thrihnukagigur volcano...and went down inside
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

David Mitchell discovers the Land of Sagas (Part1)

Novelist David Mitchell, author of the Booker Prize shortlisted 'Cloud Atlas' and 'number9dream' travelled to Iceland with Discover the World in September 2011 on a tailor-made itinerary inspired by the Saga trail...
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

12,000 feet above New Zealand

Holly from the team shares some of her extensive travel experiences in New Zealand - culminating with a breath-taking leap from a plane 12,000 feet above Wanaka!
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Remembering Bicheno, Tasmania

Greg won the travel writing competition in the 2012 edition of our Cloud 9 magazine. His evocative account of an 'almost' perfect evening in Bicheno, Tasmania is sure to raise a knowing smile from many of us.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Wild Iceland: situation normal… well almost!

This report was sent direct from Iceland during the volcanic eruptions by our Product Assistant, Emma Putnam. Dated Friday 16 April 2010.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Clive Stacey witnesses a volcanic eruption in Iceland

Our MD Clive Stacey writes about his initial reactions to hearing about the eruption in Iceland, and his own experience of viewing some of this awesome display of nature.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Eyjafjallajokull: now is the perfect time to visit Iceland

We received a summary of the events surrounding the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland from a good friend of ours, the irrepressible former manager of Hotel Ranga – located a short distance from the volcano.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Northern Lights

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Canada’s Group of Seven

Be inspired by the artwork of the Group of Seven. Painting by Tom Thomson, The Jack Pine, 1916 1917, Oil on canvas, 127.9 x 139.8 cm, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Photo © NGC.
  • Food & Culture

Tuesday, 8th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Building the ‘Mind the Gap’ Art Suite: week 3

Read part 3 of the process building an Art Suite at the Icehotel from UK designer Marcus Dillistone. The last few days bring heavy metal, the history of the Icehotel and the all-important finessing stage.
  • Icehotel

Monday, 7th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Building the ‘Mind the Gap’ Art Suite: week 2

Read part 2 of the process building an Art Suite at the Icehotel from UK designer Marcus Dillistone. His project diary continues into week 2 as he encounters technical issues and explains the difference between different types of snow.
  • Icehotel

Monday, 7th July 2014

Destination Specialist

5 of the best places to eat in Iceland

After a long day of watching geysers erupt, climbing volcanoes, swimming in geothermal pools, and snowmobiling on glaciers, you'll probably have worked up an appetite. But where to go?
  • Food & Culture

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Destination Specialist