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.

Autumn equinox gives green light to aurora hunters

The autumn equinox often produces some of the best northern lights activity, but if you head north to Lapland or Iceland any time between late August and mid-April you chance experiencing nature's greatest show.
  • Northern Lights

Sunday, 19th May 2019

Destination Specialist

16 Inspiring Photos of Antarctica

No photograph can really do justice to the Great White Continent – but here are 16 of our favourite images of Antarctica.
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 29th April 2019

Jo Cooper

What’s Trending this Easter?

Are you still deciding on your egg-citing adventure of the year? This bank holiday weekend we're bringing you our favourite trends of this Easter!

Wednesday, 17th April 2019

Becky Masih

Our Planet: Top 5 Wildlife Encounters

Inspired by Blue Planet Live and the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Our Planet (narrated by none other than Sir David Attenborough!), we invite you to take a quick glance at five of our most popular wildlife encounters from around the planet...

Thursday, 11th April 2019

Becky Masih

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