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.

David Mitchell discovers the Land of Sagas (Part2)

Novelist David Mitchell, author of the Booker Prize shortlisted 'Cloud Atlas' and 'number9dream' travelled to Iceland with Discover the World on a tailor-made itinerary inspired by the Saga trail. Read part 2 of his story...
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Driving heaven in the fjords of Norway

Leaving Flam, and guided by my colleagues and our GPS, I embarked on a jaw-droppingly beautiful journey through the fjords and mountains of Norway on a week's self-drive itinerary.
  • Travel Stories

Tuesday, 15th July 2014

Alex Minnis

Little Britain in Iceland

Janet entered our travel writing competition, "Clash of the Protons" as featured in the 2012 edition of our Cloud 9 magazine. She travelled to Iceland in 2010.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

A Family Husky Adventure in Swedish Lapland

Will Gray, award-winning travel writer and photographer (and Cloud 9 editor) took his family to Swedish Lapland for a husky adventure.
  • Adventure

Monday, 14th July 2014

Will Gray

Half way around Antarctica

After travelling to the Arctic, clients Steve Ransome and Diane Watling decided to explore Antarctica, and what an epic voyage it was...
  • Adventure
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

A mature perspective on descending Inside the Volcano

Our client Sam Boote and his wife descended into Iceland's dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in June 2012 - read about his experience below.
  • Adventure

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

What’s happening with Hekla?

With speculation that an eruption of Mt Hekla could be imminent, we asked expert volcanologist and geophysicist Ari Trausti Guðmundsson to give us an insight into the situation.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Iceland: now the dust has settled

Renée from our team travelled to Iceland in April 2010, just after UK airspace re-opened. Here's her account of visiting such remarkably resilient country in the aftermath of a now infamous eruption.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Iceland for my 50th Birthday

Phil entered our travel writing competition, "Clash of the Protons" as featured in the 2012 edition of our Cloud 9 magazine. He travelled to Iceland with his wife in February 2012.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Shackleton, seals and kings: why visit South Georgia

Nikki is overwhelmed by the atmosphere, wildlife and majestic beauty of South Georgia - and explains why you should include a visit to this very special island on your Antarctic voyage.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Wildlife

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Outstanding wildlife on the Falkland Islands

The Falkland Islands are surprisingly beautiful and full of outstanding wildlife experiences, as Nikki, one of our Product Managers, found out on her long journey home from Antarctica.
  • Wildlife

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Travel Story: Great Antarctic Explorers!

Intrepid Discover the World clients Karen and Michael Rodger set off on to Antarctica on the Great Explorers Voyage hoping to visit the Historic Huts. Here's their story...
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist