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.

How To Stargaze At Home

Read on for our beginner’s guide to exploring the night sky, answering your questions about how to stargaze at home.
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Thursday, 21st May 2020

Will Gray

Virtual Escapes: How to Travel When You Are Not Travelling

Feed your wanderlust and get inspired with our round-up of the best online travel experiences.
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Wednesday, 20th May 2020

Will Gray

The Ultimate Discover the World Travel Quiz

Do you know which country has the largest coastline? Or how to describe snow in Finnish? Are you familiar with the unicorns of the sea? And do you know the Adélie penguin from the Gentoo? Pit your wits against our bumper 30 question travel quiz. It’s an all encompassing travel trivia bonanza that will put your world knowledge to the test. Think you can score full marks?
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Saturday, 16th May 2020

Destination Specialist

Did You Know This? The Polar Talking Points Of Svalbard

Most people tend to visit Svalbard to see the midnight sun or the northern lights, but there is so much more to these icy islands. Here’s some of our favourite facts that may well surprise you about Norway’s far-flung Arctic archipelago…
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Thursday, 14th May 2020

Jo Cooper

2021 Travel. The trips we will be embarking on first

We don’t know about you but with every day of social distancing and restricted travel that passes, our wanderlust grows ever stronger. Just because we are staying at home, it doesn’t mean that we can’t be dreaming of where we will be travelling to first. Here, we share the trips we will be embarking on, as soon as it’s safe for us to do so.
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Thursday, 30th April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

Did you know this? Interesting facts about the Arctic

The Arctic is the northernmost region of Earth. Most scientists define the Arctic as the area above the ‘Arctic Circle’, a line of latitude about 66.5° north of the Equator. Within this circle are the Arctic ocean and the northern parts of Scandinavia, Russia, Canada, Greenland, and the U.S. state of Alaska. It is certainly spread out far and wide! You know about the Arctic’s sweeping tundra, ice-choked oceans, hardy people and incredible wildlife – but did you know all of this...
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Thursday, 30th April 2020

Jo Cooper

An Isolation Guide To Bird Watching At Home

Read our isolation guide to bird watching at home, comparing some of the birds you may have been searching for on your travels with some British counterparts.
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Tuesday, 28th April 2020

Bruno Kaufmann

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day Online

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the annual event supporting environmental protection. On this day, people around the world would be attending various talks, festivals or celebrations around the world, but instead we need to look at ways to support the day at home. Earth Day has now gone digital with many organisations moving their traditional events online.
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Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Nichol Callaghan

Travel Vicariously Through Film: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, The Ultimate Introduction to Iceland

Iceland’s erupting geysers, sparkling glaciers and dramatic fjords have long served as a go-to when Hollywood requires a mystical, fantastical land... Let’s travel vicariously through film with ‘The Secret Life of Walter Mitty’, the ultimate introduction to Iceland.
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Monday, 23rd March 2020

Alex Minnis

Pick of the Pillows: The best unique hotels in the world to visit this year

Here are our five favourite hotels from around the world that are bound to make any trip extra special.
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Wednesday, 19th February 2020

Doug Kington

Did You Know This About New Zealand?

How much do you really know about New Zealand? It is a county with plenty of cinematic acclaim (often dubbed the ‘other Hollywood’), home to incredible landscapes and exotic wildlife. It has developed a distinctive personality since the Maori first set eyes on the islands about 1000 years ago and is a land of many interesting quirks that will impress any travel and trivia enthusiast. Read on to find out more...
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Wednesday, 12th February 2020

Destination Specialist

New for this Winter: Sweden’s Floating Hotel

Our toes are tingling at the prospect of the Arctic Bath. And you'll have a chance to experience the new floating hotel and spa for yourself when it opens in northern Sweden next winter.
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Saturday, 13th July 2019

Destination Specialist