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.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Online

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual event supporting environmental protection. On this day, people around the world would be attending various talks, festivals or celebrations around the world, but instead we need to look at ways to support the day at home. Earth Day has now gone digital with many organisations moving their traditional events online.
  • Inspire Me

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

7 Trips We Remember, Now That Travel Has Been Taken Away

While the world is on lock-down, trying our best to keep coronavirus down and our chins up, we have plenty of time to reflect on the things we love about life, and for many of us, one of life’s biggest joys is travel. Our clients and staff have been on some amazing adventures all over the world and we asked them about their favourite memories from a lifetime of travel. Here’s the memories they shared...
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Destination Specialist

Did You Know This? Facts About Antarctica You Should Know

The spectacular landscapes and wildlife of Antarctica are world famous – and year after year, we discover more about this fascinating land. Here are a few things you might not have known about the curious world of Antarctica, from heroic explorers and brave ship’s cats to a geothermal hotspot where you can take a dip with penguins…
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 21st April 2020

Destination Specialist

Places in our hearts, a fond memory of Iceland

Now it's been taken away, what does travel mean to us? From authors to adventurers, painters to teachers, families and solo travellers, we asked our clients to share their fondest travel memories. One of the first submissions was this particularly poignant note from Claire, who reminded us just how powerful travel can be how important it is in times like this to reflect on the past so that we are able to look forward.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 20th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

More Than Just a Place to Sleep. What To Do at the ICEHOTEL in 2021

With so much on offer at this extraordinary location, it can be overwhelming when you’re trying to plan your perfect itinerary. To help we have asked our staff to select their favourite experiences at the ICEHOTEL, providing exclusive insights into all the excursions available.
  • Icehotel

Friday, 17th April 2020

Naomi Earnshaw

Our Iceland Accommodation Guide – The Best Hotels To Stay In

Whether you plan to stay within easy reach of Reykjavik or want to escape to the far north, Iceland has plenty of amazing accommodation options on offer.
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  • Where to Stay

Sunday, 12th April 2020

Eric Shadbolt

Creative Ways to Preserve Your Travel Memories

It's beautiful to preserve your travel memories and have a physical highlights reel to reminisce over in times like this; from photo albums to memory boxes, scrap-booking and souvenir collecting, there are many creative ways to immortalise your trip of a lifetime. If you want to do something different with your travel paraphernalia and need inspiration, read our suggestions to kick-start your creativity.
  • Discover our World

Saturday, 11th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

For the Love of Travel, Continue to Share Your Memories

Rather than thinking about the holiday memories we could have made over the next few months, we'd like to reflect on those we've already created, celebrating where we've been and cherishing the encounters we've had.
  • Discover our World

Sunday, 5th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

Travel Vicariously Through Film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Ultimate Introduction to Iceland

Iceland’s erupting geysers, sparkling glaciers and dramatic fjords have long served as a go-to when Hollywood requires a mystical, fantastical land... Let’s travel vicariously through film with ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’, the ultimate introduction to Iceland.
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Monday, 23rd March 2020

Alex Minnis

The Best Hikes in East Iceland 2020

From mountain trails to chiseled shorelines and sparkling waterfalls, East Iceland is climbing the hallowed ranks of Europe’s best hiking spots...
  • Adventure

Wednesday, 18th March 2020

Alex Minnis

Where to See the Northern Lights: Spring Equinox

The northern lights may be synonymous with the darkest winter months, but the upcoming spring equinox in March is actually one of the best times of year to see nature’s light show. Find out why – and where to experience your own equinox aurora.
  • Northern Lights

Saturday, 14th March 2020

Alex Minnis

Did You Know This? Interesting Facts About Canada

Canada is truly iconic. From coast to coast there’s so much to love about the country, read on and discover some of our favourite facts about Canada.
  • Destination Insiders

Friday, 13th March 2020

Doug Kington