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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.

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.
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Thursday, 12th March 2015

Lauren Shorney

Roros: get lost in Norway’s history

Norway is famous for its fjords and mountain scenery – but what about further east? Alex went to the heart of Scandinavia to visit the historic town of Roros.
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Monday, 9th March 2015

Destination Specialist

What to do with a few hours in Helsinki

If you're travelling to north Finland and wondering what to do with the time between flights here's what to do when you have a few hours in Helsinki.
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Tuesday, 3rd March 2015

Destination Specialist

A Visit to Kangos Guesthouse

Our Scandinavia Tailor Made Specialist, Mark set off to explore 'real' Sweden at Kangos – a traditional guesthouse in Swedish Lapland.
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Tuesday, 10th February 2015

Mark Champagne

Wonderful Wintertime in Québec

Our Travel Specialist Charlene travelled to Québec for the ultimate winter wonderland experience. Here she lists the highlights of that unforgettable trip...
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Monday, 9th February 2015

Destination Specialist

Antarctica stopover: experiencing Buenos Aires

"Buenos Aires was only ever supposed to be a means to an end for me..."
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Wednesday, 10th December 2014

Destination Specialist

Discover the Marquesas Islands … the Aranui way

Discover our Top 5 'things to do' on these remote and untouched islands - the perfect off-the-beaten-track getaway destination.
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Wednesday, 19th November 2014

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6 unique things to do in Yellowknife

Yellowknife, gateway to the Northwest Territories and the Canadian Arctic, is home to some unique attractions - here are 6 of the best thing to do, according to our Worldwide Product Development Manager Liz.
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Tuesday, 19th August 2014

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Polar Cruising: A typical day onboard

No two days are the same on a polar voyage; some days will entail time at sea whilst others will be full of adventures. This diary excerpt gives just a taste of what’s possible…
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Wednesday, 23rd July 2014

Destination Specialist

Shackleton, seals and kings: why visit South Georgia

Nikki is overwhelmed by the atmosphere, wildlife and majestic beauty of South Georgia - and explains why you should include a visit to this very special island on your Antarctic voyage.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Eyjafjallajokull: now is the perfect time to visit Iceland

We received a summary of the events surrounding the recent eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland from a good friend of ours, the irrepressible former manager of Hotel Ranga – located a short distance from the volcano.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Olly Smith: A Toast to Northland

Award winning wine expert, TV personality and columnist Olly Smith visited New Zealand's Bay of Islands where he discovered that the pressure's off, but the adventures are on.
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Monday, 7th April 2014

Destination Specialist