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.

Q&A: Susan Adie – Polar Conservationist & Expedition Leader

We asked Susan Adie about her passion for Antarctica, and the ongoing work she does to protect this fragile wilderness.
  • Destination Insiders

Tuesday, 25th June 2019

Destination Specialist

Three Perfect Days in Vancouver

Why spending 3-days in Vancouver is the perfect gateway to the Rocky Mountains and Alaska.
  • Inspire Me

Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Lauren Shorney

Whale watching around the world

Become a dedicated follower of flukes with our guide to the world's best places to spot cetaceans.
  • Wildlife

Wednesday, 19th June 2019

Destination Specialist

Top Things to Do in Svalbard

An alluring haven at world's end; the Svalbard archipelago is one of the world’s largest untouched wilderness areas and it’s precisely this vast area of raw nature that puts it on the bucket list for many. Read our top favourite things to do...
  • Adventure
  • Inspire Me
  • Northern Lights

Thursday, 13th June 2019

Becky Masih

This hotel made of ice should be on everyone’s bucket list

The original and iconic ICEHOTEL is back this year to celebrate its 30th anniversary, with bigger and better designs than ever before. The impressive structure has been erected year after year since 1989, offering guests a unique location to spend the night in.
  • Icehotel

Tuesday, 28th May 2019

Destination Specialist

Crossing the Nullarbor on the Indian Pacific

Our Product Specialist, Liz, reveals her incredible experience of Crossing Australia's Nullarbor on the Indian Pacific. Spanning the continent from ocean to ocean, the Indian Pacific is one of the world’s longest and greatest train journeys. Find out more.
  • Destination Insiders

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019

Liz Lunnon

Autumn equinox gives green light to aurora hunters

The autumn equinox often produces some of the best northern lights activity, but if you head north to Lapland or Iceland any time between late August and mid-April you chance experiencing nature's greatest show.
  • Northern Lights

Sunday, 19th May 2019

Destination Specialist

What It’s Like To Cruise To Antarctica – Photo Gallery

No photograph can really do justice to the Great White Continent – but here are 16 of our favourite images of Antarctica.
  • Inspire Me

Monday, 29th April 2019

Jo Cooper

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
  • Where to Stay

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