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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.

Meet the Designers of ‘The Living Ocean Suite’

Meet Father and Daughter Duo, Jonathon and Marnie Green. Designers of 'the Living Ocean Suite' in the 29th edition of Sweden's Icehotel.  We caught up with Jonathon to find out a bit more! 
  • Icehotel

Friday, 24th August 2018

Becky Masih

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

Northern Lights Facts, Myths and Legends

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 Ice Hotel

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