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.

Grizzlies at Knight Inlet: an interview with Michaela Strachan

Wildlife TV presenter Michaela Strachan and her family travelled with us to British Columbia on the trail of the region's famed grizzly bears. We caught up with her to find out more about more about their experience.
  • Wildlife

Friday, 26th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Close encounters with the grizzlies of Alaska

I haven't stopped talking about my very first encounter with grizzlies ever since I got back from Alaska!
  • Travel Stories
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 18th September 2014

Destination Specialist

What to do if you don’t see the northern lights

Renée is Senior Digital Marketing Manager at Discover the World and travelled to Swedish Lapland in December 2013.
  • Northern Lights

Thursday, 18th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Northern Lights and Pipes in Coldfoot, Alaska

Liz's search for the aurora in the Alaskan Arctic led her to the remote settlement of Coldfoot where nature's wonders abound, and the Trans-Alaska pipeline is a surprise highlight...
  • Northern Lights

Tuesday, 16th September 2014

Liz Lunnon

Hunting for the Northern Lights by snowmobile at the Icehotel

Days at the Icehotel can be as action packed as you like – and the evenings are no exception, as Eric discovered.
  • Icehotel

Friday, 12th September 2014

Eric Shadbolt

Gourmet Dinner at the Aurora Sky Station

Doug opted for a dinner upgrade at Abisko Sky Station as part of his experience of our Northern Lights, Abisko & the Icehotel itinerary. Here's how he got on...
  • Northern Lights

Tuesday, 9th September 2014

Doug Kington

Incredible images of the Bárðarbunga eruption

Ragnar TH Sigurdsson, an Icelandic photographer and long-time friend of Discover the World, has been out photographing the Bárðarbunga eruption;
  • Adventure

Thursday, 4th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Bárðarbunga eruption by Superjeep: what it’s like

Travel journalist and Wanderlust Associate Editor Sarah Baxter headed into the Icelandic Highlands by Superjeep on 3 September 2014 to witness Bárðarbunga volcano erupt - here's her account of the experience.
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 4th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Witnessing a volcanic eruption combined with the aurora

Over thirty years ago, our MD, Clive watched a volcano erupting in northern Iceland while the northern lights blazed across the sky - and it was just as magical as it sounds...
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 27th August 2014

Destination Specialist

6 unique things to do in Yellowknife

Yellowknife, gateway to the Northwest Territories and the Canadian Arctic, is home to some unique attractions - here are 6 of the best thing to do, according to our Worldwide Product Development Manager Liz.
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 19th August 2014

Destination Specialist

Polar Cruising: A typical day onboard

No two days are the same on a polar voyage; some days will entail time at sea whilst others will be full of adventures. This diary excerpt gives just a taste of what’s possible…
  • Destination Insiders

Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Destination Specialist

Eyjafjallajokull: Iceland’s Infamous Volcano

Situated in the south west of Iceland, this 800,000 year old volcano with the almost unpronounceable name was thrust into the limelight when it erupted in 2010...
  • Discover our World

Sunday, 20th July 2014

Destination Specialist