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.

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.
  • Travel Stories

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.
  • Travel Stories

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

Some people dream of sun, sea and sand. Instead, penguin enthusiast (and Polar Product Manager) Gary travelled to Antarctica to fulfil a lifelong ambition.
  • Travel Stories

Tuesday, 13th January 2015

Destination Specialist

Meeting the ice bears of Churchill

What is it really like getting up close to mighty polar bears on the tundra outside of Churchill, Canada? Erin recounts her experience.
  • Travel Stories
  • Wildlife

Monday, 24th November 2014

Erin Glennie

Norway’s North Cape: as far north as you can go

Amy explains why a visit to North Cape – the furthest north than you can go in mainland Europe – is something that should be on everyone's travel wishlist
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 2nd October 2014

Amy Gibbs

5 Tips for Travelling to Iceland in the Winter

Thora shares her tips for making the most of a holiday to Iceland over the winter months.
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 1st October 2014

Destination Specialist

Comparing two experiences of Orcas & Auroras

Claire Sangster has been on our Orcas & Aurora holiday twice, so for anyone considering an escorted tour, she compares her experiences of travelling in January and March.
  • Travel Stories
  • Wildlife

Tuesday, 30th September 2014

Destination Specialist