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.

Top 10 Iceland Facts You Did Not Know About

If there's one word to describe Icelandic culture, 'quirky' springs to mind. After all, it's not everywhere that roadworks are halted by fear of elf revenge, or where the northern lights are put up for sale. Read on for more weird and wonderful facts about Iceland...
  • Destination Insiders

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Julia Bradbury’s Icelandic Walk

TV presenter Julia Bradbury was astounded at Iceland's other-worldly landscape when she walked the 60 km of Iceland's most famous trek in August 2010.
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Did you know this about New Zealand?

The South Pacific island nation of New Zealand is often described as a world in itself. The country known as the ‘Long White Cloud’ has developed a distinctive personality - but did you know all this?
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Master of the Mush

As leader of the pack at his husky farm in Swedish Lapland, Kenth Fjellborg gives us the lowdown on the thrills of husky sledding, and why you should give it a go.
  • Adventure
  • Wildlife

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Did you know this about Norway?

Although you'll know it best for its iconic fjords, there's much more to discover about Norway. Sea parrots and the Norwegian equivalent of Hay-on-Wye are just the beginning...
  • Destination Insiders

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Olly Smith: A Toast to Northland

Award winning wine expert, TV personality and columnist Olly Smith visited New Zealand's Bay of Islands where he discovered that the pressure's off, but the adventures are on.
  • Destination Insiders

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

New Zealand Family Adventures at the Bottom of the World

Explorer Tom Avery, one of only 41 people in history to have reached the North and South Poles on foot, discovers the wild beauty of New Zealand with his young family.
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Discovering Marlborough’s Wineries

Explorer Tom Avery, one of only 41 people in history to have reached the North and South Poles on foot, explores New Zealand’s premier wine growing region.
  • Food & Culture

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Mark Carwardine: in search of New Zealand’s wildlife

Zoologist Mark Carwardine went on a whirlwind tour, travelling the length and breadth of New Zealand in search of specific wildlife species dubbed the ‘Small Five’.
  • Wildlife

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Wine Tours in Australia and New Zealand

Tempt your taste buds in the wineries of New Zealand and Australia, tuck into gourmet cuisine and feast your eyes on stunning scenery for a heady mix of sensations in this wine lover’s paradise.
  • Food & Culture

Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Islands, waterfalls and fjords in West Iceland

Thinking of visiting Iceland this year? Vikki Beale, one of our Travel Specialists, got off the tourist trail to explore the wilder side of the Land of Fire and Ice - something she highly recommends for summer.
  • Travel Stories

Saturday, 1st March 2014

Destination Specialist

The only penguin in the Lapland…

Inspired by the artistry inside the Icehotel in Swedish Lapland, one of our team tried her hand at sculpting a penguin out of ice at an afternoon workshop. Here's how she got on...
  • Icehotel

Friday, 14th February 2014

Destination Specialist