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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.

Iceland for my 50th Birthday

Phil entered our travel writing competition, "Clash of the Protons" as featured in the 2012 edition of our Cloud 9 magazine. He travelled to Iceland with his wife in February 2012.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Travel Story: Great Antarctic Explorers!

Intrepid Discover the World clients Karen and Michael Rodger set off on to Antarctica on the Great Explorers Voyage hoping to visit the Historic Huts. Here's their story...
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Feeling on top of the world at the North Pole!

To be able to say "I am standing at the top of the world" has, until recently, been a privilege only a few hardy explorers could hope to have. But not any more…
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Our Journey to the Centre of the Earth in Iceland

Jo Greenwood and John Williams report back on their experience of our self-drive holiday 'Journey to the Centre of the Earth' in Iceland in May 2010.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Antarctica: Our Day in Paradise

Polar specialist Jo Cooper, from our Worldwide team, recounts a memorable day on the Antarctic Peninsula - from breakfast with humpbacks to a Brazilian BBQ dinner.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

Jo Cooper

What it’s like going Inside the Volcano

Freelance travel writer Aaron Millar travelled with Discover the World in July 2012 where he visited the Thrihnukagigur volcano...and went down inside
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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David Mitchell discovers the Land of Sagas (Part1)

Novelist David Mitchell, author of the Booker Prize shortlisted 'Cloud Atlas' and 'number9dream' travelled to Iceland with Discover the World in September 2011 on a tailor-made itinerary inspired by the Saga trail...
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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12,000 feet above New Zealand

Holly from the team shares some of her extensive travel experiences in New Zealand - culminating with a breath-taking leap from a plane 12,000 feet above Wanaka!
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Remembering Bicheno, Tasmania

Greg won the travel writing competition in the 2012 edition of our Cloud 9 magazine. His evocative account of an 'almost' perfect evening in Bicheno, Tasmania is sure to raise a knowing smile from many of us.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Wild Iceland: situation normal… well almost!

This report was sent direct from Iceland during the volcanic eruptions by our Product Assistant, Emma Putnam. Dated Friday 16 April 2010.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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Clive Stacey witnesses a volcanic eruption in Iceland

Our MD Clive Stacey writes about his initial reactions to hearing about the eruption in Iceland, and his own experience of viewing some of this awesome display of nature.
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Monday, 14th July 2014

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What is travelling to see the midnight sun like?

Our expert team share their amazing experiences of travelling under 24 hour daylight as well as offering practical tips for planning your own adventure.
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Thursday, 26th June 2014

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