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.

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

Incredible images of the Bárðarbunga eruption

Ragnar TH Sigurdsson, an Icelandic photographer and long-time friend of Discover the World, has been out photographing the Bárðarbunga eruption;
  • Adventure

Thursday, 4th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Bárðarbunga eruption by Superjeep: what it’s like

Travel journalist and Wanderlust Associate Editor Sarah Baxter headed into the Icelandic Highlands by Superjeep on 3 September 2014 to witness Bárðarbunga volcano erupt - here's her account of the experience.
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Thursday, 4th September 2014

Destination Specialist

Eyjafjallajokull: Iceland’s Infamous Volcano

Situated in the south west of Iceland, this 800,000 year old volcano with the almost unpronounceable name was thrust into the limelight when it erupted in 2010...
  • Discover our World

Sunday, 20th July 2014

Destination Specialist

David Mitchell discovers the Land of Sagas (Part2)

Novelist David Mitchell, author of the Booker Prize shortlisted 'Cloud Atlas' and 'number9dream' travelled to Iceland with Discover the World on a tailor-made itinerary inspired by the Saga trail. Read part 2 of his story...
  • Travel Stories

Wednesday, 16th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Little Britain in Iceland

Janet entered our travel writing competition, "Clash of the Protons" as featured in the 2012 edition of our Cloud 9 magazine. She travelled to Iceland in 2010.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

A mature perspective on descending Inside the Volcano

Our client Sam Boote and his wife descended into Iceland's dormant Thrihnukagigur volcano in June 2012 - read about his experience below.
  • Adventure

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

What’s happening with Hekla?

With speculation that an eruption of Mt Hekla could be imminent, we asked expert volcanologist and geophysicist Ari Trausti Guðmundsson to give us an insight into the situation.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

Iceland: now the dust has settled

Renée from our team travelled to Iceland in April 2010, just after UK airspace re-opened. Here's her account of visiting such remarkably resilient country in the aftermath of a now infamous eruption.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

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.
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

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.
  • Adventure
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist

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
  • Travel Stories

Monday, 14th July 2014

Destination Specialist