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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.

3 Gourmet Western Australia Ideas

Western Australia is home to the Margaret River wine region; the location of food and wine festival, Gourmet Escapes. This is a unique 3-day festival where over 100,000 passionate foodies have attended and with a star lineup of Nigella Lawson, Rick Stein and Monica Galetti and more, we don’t blame them!
  • Food & Culture
  • Inspire Me

Wednesday, 15th August 2018

Becky Masih

Saunas: Feeling the heat in Finland

A traditional sauna is an integral part of any holiday in Scandinavia, says our Travel Specialist Mark – but especially in Finland.
  • Discover our World

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Mark Champagne

8 penguin species you need to know before travelling to Antarctica

Penguins provide a huge draw for those visiting Antarctica and their status as consummate charmers is richly deserved.
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 2nd August 2018

Destination Specialist

12 of the Best Birdwatching Holidays

You don’t need to be a twitcher. You don’t need to know your guillemot from your gannet, or even own a pair of binoculars. This selection of avian hotspots – in no particular pecking order – will transport you to some of the world’s most spectacular wild places for an unforgettable adventure in the company of beautiful birds!
  • Inspire Me
  • Wildlife

Tuesday, 24th July 2018

Will Gray

Should I book an Escorted Holiday to Iceland?

Travel writer, Will Gray, joined one of our small-group northern lights tours to discover the benefits of an escorted holiday in Iceland.
  • Destination Insiders

Thursday, 19th July 2018

Will Gray

Icehotel in Numbers – Facts & Figures

The first and original Icehotel was built in Swedish Lapland, Jukkasjarvi 1990 and took two weeks to complete... it's moved on a little since then...
  • Icehotel

Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Destination Specialist

Things to Know About the Northern Lights

Mesmerizing, stunning, other-worldly are just a few words used to describe the experience of watching this spectacular phenomenon.
  • Northern Lights

Wednesday, 18th July 2018

Destination Specialist

Natural Selection: 20 of the World’s Best Wildlife Holidays

Whatever’s on your wildlife wishlist, I think I may have found the perfect holiday. From puffins to polar bears, koalas to king penguins, there’s nothing like an encounter with a truly wild animal to make your heart race and put a big grin on your face.
  • Wildlife

Monday, 16th July 2018

Will Gray

Photographing the Northern Lights

Turn protons into pixels with William Gray's enlightening guide to snapping the aurora borealis.
  • Northern Lights

Wednesday, 11th July 2018

Will Gray

Maddie’s Guide to the Icehotel

We caught up with Maddie, our very own on-the-ground Icehotel representative, for some top tips on planning the perfect Icehotel break this winter...
  • Icehotel

Saturday, 7th July 2018

Destination Specialist

What to Wear at the Icehotel

We recommend sticking to the 'layer principle' rather than packing lots of bulky items.
  • Icehotel

Saturday, 7th July 2018

Destination Specialist

Dune – Our Adopted Cheetah in Namibia

Discover the World are proud sponsors of Dune, a female cheetah currently being rehabilitated at the AfriCat Carnivore Care Centre in Namibia. Their goal is the long-term survival of Namibia's wildlife.
  • Wildlife

Saturday, 23rd June 2018

Will Gray