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.

What is travelling to see the midnight sun like?

Our expert team share their amazing experiences of travelling under 24 hour daylight as well as offering practical tips for planning your own adventure.
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Destination Specialist

Q&A with Hannah Kent, author of Burial Rites

We caught up with Hannah Kent to find out more about what draws her to Iceland and how she came to write her incredibly evocative first book, Burial Rites, which is set in North Iceland in 1829.
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Destination Specialist

Family holidays: big trips or buckets and spades?

The summer holidays mean something different to everyone. Some families return to the same spots year on year, some choose to explore different regions or countries whenever the opportunity arises...
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Kim Stacey

South Island strolls – sampling NZ’s Great Walks

Five of New Zealand’s 9 Great Walks are situated on South Island, but if you don’t have the time or fitness to take on the whole route, there are shorter samples of these famous scenic walks on offer
  • Adventure

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Destination Specialist

Alaska from the air: glacier helicopter sightseeing

Liz travelled to Alaska recently – a helicopter ride over Colony Glacier was a highlight, and here’s what she has to say about the experience...
  • Adventure

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Liz Lunnon

5 places to discover your inner Viking

Far from just being the bloodthirsty raiders of popular myth, the Vikings were prolific traders and travellers who sailed their longships all over the known world. Follow in their wake on a Viking-inspired vacation
  • Inspire Me

Thursday, 26th June 2014

Destination Specialist

Sailing in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

The quiet inlets and dappled forests of the Great Bear Rainforest hide grizzly bears, orcas and much more. They are best explored by boat, as Liz discovered on a 5-day sailing trip along British Columbia's coast.
  • Wildlife

Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Liz Lunnon

Building the ‘Mind the Gap’ Art Suite: week 1

Each year the Icehotel accepts applications from artists around the world to design the hotel's art suites. Find out what it takes to bring an idea to life in part 1 of the diary by 'Mind the Gap' designer Marcus Dillistone.
  • Icehotel

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Did you know this about Antarctica?

Antarctica's spectacular scenery and wildlife are world famous - so here are a few things you might not know, including a heroic cat, a remote post office and a geothermal hotspot where you can take a dip with penguins...
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 8th April 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

Did you know this about Canada?

A country that is forty times the size of the United Kingdom, Canada offers an abundance of natural spectacles... but did you know about all of these things?
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Canada: where to go, what to do and when to do it

With such a wide choice of things to do, places to see and ways to explore Canada we thought a calendar of ideas might come in useful in planning your holiday.
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist