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.

Sailing in British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest

The quiet inlets and dappled forests of the Great Bear Rainforest hide grizzly bears, orcas and much more. They are best explored by boat, as Liz discovered on a 5-day sailing trip along British Columbia's coast.
  • Wildlife

Tuesday, 24th June 2014

Liz Lunnon

Building the ‘Mind the Gap’ Art Suite: week 1

Each year the Icehotel accepts applications from artists around the world to design the hotel's art suites. Find out what it takes to bring an idea to life in part 1 of the diary by 'Mind the Gap' designer Marcus Dillistone.
  • Icehotel

Tuesday, 8th April 2014

Destination Specialist

Canada: where to go, what to do and when to do it

With such a wide choice of things to do, places to see and ways to explore Canada we thought a calendar of ideas might come in useful in planning your holiday.
  • Inspire Me

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

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

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

What’s Special About Our Orcas & Aurora Trip?

One of our clients, Gary Ward, has been fortunate to travel on this trip to Iceland three years running. We caught up with him to find out what makes our Orcas and Aurora trip so special, and whether he would do it again.
  • Northern Lights
  • Wildlife

Monday, 10th February 2014

Destination Specialist

Celebrating Waitangi Day

Waitangi Day is the national day of New Zealand, commemorating the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. On the 6th of February every year, New Zealanders celebrate the anniversary of the signing with a national public holiday
  • Food & Culture
  • Inspire Me

Thursday, 6th February 2014

Natasha Marks