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.

Interview with photographer Tony Gomm

Discover the World client Tony Gomm is an amateur photographer who has travelled to Iceland more than 15 times. We asked Tony what it is that keeps drawing him and his wife to the 'land of fire and ice'.
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 17th June 2015

Destination Specialist

Escorted around Iceland – why go with a group

Seasoned travelled but first-time escorted tour participant Aggie from our Iceland team shared her experience of the bonuses of travelling with a guide.
  • Travel Stories

Friday, 10th April 2015

Aggie Czerwinska

Switching off for a husky adventure

Doug spent a long weekend going back to basics and mushing huskies in the snowy wilderness of Swedish Lapland
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Thursday, 12th March 2015

Doug Kington

7 things to do in Wanaka, New Zealand

With all the charm and less hype than Queenstown, Wanaka is a lakeside town in New Zealand's Southern Lakes region surrounded by incredible landscapes.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 12th March 2015

Lauren Shorney

Christchurch and the TranzAlpine train

Six years after her first visit, Lauren found Christchurch looking to the future, and took a ride on one of the world's iconic train journeys - the TranzAlpine.
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 12th March 2015

Lauren Shorney

Visiting Alta Rock Art Museum

Prehistoric artworks at an open air museum in northern Norway – we sent Amy to investigate.
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Friday, 27th February 2015

Amy Gibbs

Yoiking with the Sami near Bodo, Norway

Mark visited a Sami camp whilst in Northern Norway, and had the chance to learn more about the traditional art of 'yoiking'
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 19th February 2015

Destination Specialist

Hiking in Fjord Norway: Trolltunga

Fuelled by Norwegian KitKats and chasing a Kodak moment, Scandinavia Specialist Mark took on the epic day trek to Trolltunga.
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Thursday, 19th February 2015

Mark Champagne

Introducing Spitsbergen: Travel Specialist Insights

Our Polar Travel Specialist Jo has visited the Arctic several times, and we asked her to share a few insights for what to expect from a visit to Spitsbergen.
  • Travel Stories

Tuesday, 17th February 2015

Jo Cooper

Superstitions at sea

It's Friday 13th and so ahead of the London Cruise Show this weekend, here's a quick look at what's considered lucky and unlucky on board ship. Are you feeling lucky?
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 11th February 2015

Destination Specialist

Exploring Eyjafjallajokull Volcano by Superjeep

Iceland’s volcanic landscape is one of its big draws for visitors – Eric took a Superjeep excursion up the now infamous Eyjafjallajokull to get a better view.
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Sunday, 18th January 2015

Eric Shadbolt

Living the dream in Antarctica

Polar specialist and penguin enthusiast, Gary, travelled to Antarctica to fulfil a lifelong ambition.
  • Travel Stories

Tuesday, 13th January 2015

Destination Specialist