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.

Canada’s Bear Watching Lodges

Read about the best properties to stay in if you want to watch bears in the wild in Canada. Knight Inlet, Spirit Bear, Great Bear, Tweedsmuir Park and Farewell Harbour are all lodges that are perfectly located for seeing plenty of wildlife. You’ll enjoy a very warm welcome and be surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • Wildlife

Friday, 29th March 2019

Destination Specialist

Meet the Expert: Jo Cooper, Senior Polar Specialist

Our very own Ice Queen, Jo has one of the coolest jobs around. Having worked at Discover the World for 19 years, her knowledge of the polar regions is unrivalled. Read on for some of Jo’s standout experiences and top travel tips for an Arctic exploration.
  • Destination Insiders

Thursday, 21st March 2019

Jo Cooper

20 Years of Ranga

We're proud to celebrate 20 years in partnership with Hotel Ranga. Located in Iceland's spectacular countryside, it features in some of our most popular itineraries from summer self drives to our flagship northern lights small group tour
  • Discover our World
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 15th March 2019

Becky Masih

Top 7 Baja Highlights

Read our Travel Specialist's top 7 highlights from her recent adventures in Baja California.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 14th March 2019

Liz Lunnon

A ride on the Flam Railway

Norway's famous Flamsbana 'Corkscrew Railway' between Myrdal and Flam is one of the world's steepest, and most beautiful, train journeys – here's what Tom thought of the journey.
  • Adventure

Monday, 11th March 2019

Destination Specialist

Top 10 Waterfalls in Iceland

Nowhere does waterfalls better than Iceland. Land of Fire & Ice? More like Land of Fire, Ice & Crashing Water. Iceland boasts no less than 30,000 cascades and here is our pick of favourites...
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 8th March 2019

Will Gray

Eastern vs Western Canada

Which is the coast with the most? Will you opt for the Atlantic provinces with their spectacular whale watching and maritime history, or will you head west for First Nations culture, the Great Bear Rainforest and Inside Passage?
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Destination Specialist

Discovering Brown Bears in Finland

Nordic Travel Specialist, Mark, tells us about his night in a bear hide on the border between Russia and Finland.
  • Wildlife

Sunday, 24th February 2019

Mark Champagne

Why We Love Iceland

Over 40 years ago, our managing director, Clive Stacey, himself began a love affair with Iceland and it's diverse landscapes, countless natural wonders and vibrant culture!  To celebrate Valentine's Day, we’ve asked our Discover the World team why they love the incredible land of fire and ice...
  • Inspire Me
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 14th February 2019

Becky Masih

Top 6 Destinations to See Glaciers

Glaciers all around the world have long drawn travellers admire the sheer wonder of these giant masses of ice! Their ever-changing nature, size and spectacular shapes and colours make for a truly unique experience. Read our favourite destinations to go and see these mesmerising natural spectacles.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 8th February 2019

Becky Masih

Scoresby Sund: Q&A with photographer Ragnar TH Sigurdsson

Professional photographer Ragnar TH Sigurdsson shares with us his experiences from a memorable small ship expedition cruise into Scoresby Sund, Greenland.
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 31st January 2019

Destination Specialist

Is this the Year of the Big Trip?

Think big! A month-long motorhome odyssey in New Zealand perhaps, or a polar cruise around Spitsbergen. How about delving into British Columbia’s leafy wilderness in search of grizzly bears. Read on to start planning your next Big Trip...
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 25th January 2019

Will Gray