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.

Our Planet: Top 5 Wildlife Encounters

Inspired by Blue Planet Live and the hugely anticipated Netflix series, Our Planet (narrated by none other than Sir David Attenborough!), we invite you to take a quick glance at five of our most popular wildlife encounters from around the planet...

Thursday, 11th April 2019

Becky Masih

The Top Things To Do In East Iceland

From spectacular hikes and coastal drives to waterfalls, volcanoes and wildlife, East Iceland is becoming a magnet to travellers in search of a quieter, less visited side of the country. We recommend eight of the best things to do in this beautiful and diverse region, easily accessible from the town of Egilsstadir.
  • Destination Insiders

Friday, 29th March 2019

Eric Shadbolt

Canada’s Bear Watching Lodges

Read about the best properties to stay in if you want to watch bears in the wild in Canada. Knight Inlet, Spirit Bear, Great Bear, Tweedsmuir Park and Farewell Harbour are all lodges that are perfectly located for seeing plenty of wildlife. You’ll enjoy a very warm welcome and be surrounded by spectacular scenery.
  • Wildlife

Friday, 29th March 2019

Destination Specialist

Meet the Expert: Jo Cooper, Senior Polar Specialist

Our very own Ice Queen, Jo has one of the coolest jobs around. Having worked at Discover the World for 19 years, her knowledge of the polar regions is unrivalled. Read on for some of Jo’s standout experiences and top travel tips for an Arctic exploration.
  • Destination Insiders

Thursday, 21st March 2019

Jo Cooper

20 Years Of Partnership With Hotel Ranga

We've been working closely with Hotel Ranga for over 20 years. Located in Iceland's spectacular countryside, it features in some of our most popular itineraries from summer self drives to our flagship northern lights small group tour.
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 15th March 2019

Becky Masih

Top 7 Baja Highlights

Read our Travel Specialist's top 7 highlights from her recent adventures in Baja California.
  • Destination Insiders
  • Wildlife

Thursday, 14th March 2019

Liz Lunnon

A ride on the Flam Railway

Norway's famous Flamsbana 'Corkscrew Railway' between Myrdal and Flam is one of the world's steepest, and most beautiful, train journeys – here's what Tom thought of the journey.
  • Adventure

Monday, 11th March 2019

Destination Specialist

The Top 10 Must See Waterfalls In Iceland

We've put together the ultimate list of the top 10 waterfalls in Iceland. Boasting over 30,000 cascades find out which ones you can not miss out on!
  • Inspire Me

Friday, 8th March 2019

Will Gray

Eastern vs Western Canada

Which is the coast with the most? Will you opt for the Atlantic provinces with their spectacular whale watching and maritime history, or will you head west for First Nations culture, the Great Bear Rainforest and Inside Passage?
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Destination Specialist

8 Top Wildlife Encounters in Western Australia

Find out where and when in Western Australia you can experience top wildlife encounters, from orcas to quokkas.
  • Wildlife

Monday, 4th March 2019

Destination Specialist

Discovering Brown Bears in Finland

Nordic Travel Specialist, Mark, tells us about his night in a bear hide on the border between Russia and Finland.
  • Wildlife

Sunday, 24th February 2019

Mark Champagne

Why Our Staff Love Iceland

Over 40 years ago, our managing director, Clive Stacey, himself began a love affair with Iceland. Many are captivated by Iceland's magnetic charm, but we think our team love Iceland the most, we ask our team to share their infatuation.
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Thursday, 14th February 2019

Becky Masih