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Wooden speedboat
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By Jess
On: 20th April, 2018

Arrive in Style

  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • India
  • Italy
  • Zambia
  • Costa Rica

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…

the steam ship sudan
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By Jess
On: 12th April, 2018

Don't Miss the Boat: Planning for 2019

  • Canada
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Malta
  • Greece
  • Canary Islands
  • Mongolia
  • Japan
  • Namibia

Life often feels like a whirlwind of work, social commitments and life admin: frankly it's exhausting. Well, that's where your travel guardian angels come in (that's us). We're here to show you the light and point you towards the giant beacon of hope that is a holiday. And when it comes to…

driving through canadian woods
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By Jess
On: 17th August, 2017

Hit The Road: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • South Africa
  • Italy
  • USA
  • New Zealand
  • Iceland
  • Namibia
  • Canada

"It's not the destination, it's the journey" - said every cheesy, road to redemption reality show presenter ever. But they might just be on to something, you know. When the journey involves switch-back turns through epic mountains, cruising along sweeping coastlines or trundling through…

Galopagos view from Bartolome Island
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By Jess
On: 7th July, 2017

Ahead of the Curve: Planning for 2018

  • Namibia
  • Ecuador & the Galapagos
  • Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Peru

We all like to think of ourselves as free spirits, booking with glorious last-minute abandon and able to act on the spur of the spontaneous moment (that's not just us, right?). Well, sorry for being the fun police on this one but when it comes to travel, the impromptu you is missing out. You…

Treehotel, Sweden
Woman looking at Computer

By Guest blogger
On: 17th May, 2017

Seven of the Most Original Hotels in the World

  • Sweden
  • New Zealand
  • Namibia
  • India
  • Italy
  • Canada
  • Uruguay

When it comes to original travel, we have quite literally put our name on it. From UFO-shaped treehouses hovering in the canopy of the Swedish wilderness to decadent tented camps above the clouds in the Canadian mountains, our band of intrepid Destination Experts have sought out the weird,…

Lima
Image of Jacqui Brooks

By Jacqui
On: 5th April, 2017

Summer 2017: The Best Holiday Destinations

  • Borneo
  • Canada
  • Peru
  • Indonesia
  • Tanzania
  • Greece

The kids are on school holidays, Honeymooners are departing the UK shores in their droves and the rest of us are keen for an escape should the British summer not quite go to plan weather-wise…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 24th February, 2017

Our 2017 Summer Holiday Picks

  • Peloponnese
  • Canada
  • Peru
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Mozambique
  • South Africa
  • Ladakh

The unnervingly mild weather of the last couple of weeks (before we all got blown away by Storm Doris) has brought us out of hibernation and dreaming of sunnier times (and climes). It's true that once we Brits get the merest whiff of warmth, summer is pretty much all we can think about. And…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 3rd February, 2017

Wildlife Wonders: Amazing Safari Experiences for 2017

  • Brazil
  • Botswana
  • Central India
  • Canada
  • Kalimantan
  • Tanzania

Whether soaring in a light aircraft over the dust-red dunes of the Skeleton Coast, hiking through the Indonesian jungle to spot the Thomas Leaf monkey, or watching bears congregate at Campbell river on Vancouver Island, a safari is one of the most enriching and exciting holidays in the…

New Zealand Roads
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By Jess
On: 8th July, 2016

Original Travel Does Top Gear: Our Favourite Road Trips

  • USA
  • Italy
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Canada

Dear Top Gear Producers, we couldn't help but notice that you haven't had much luck in the presenter department in the last year or two. Perhaps it's time for a gear change (see what we did there?) and we are officially throwing our hats in the ring. Here's the pitch: fewer of the…

Image of Tom Barber

By Tom
On: 15th February, 2016

Parlez-vous Anglais?

  • Canada
  • USA
  • The Canadian Rockies
  • British Columbia
  • Churchill
  • California
  • Washington DC
  • New England
  • Hawaii
  • Jackson Hole
  • New York
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Kruger National Park & Sabi Sands
  • Cape Town

Consider the English-speaking world. Don't panic - this isn't going to be some misty-eyed paean to the age of Empire, when Britannia ruled the waves, and the sun never set, etc; but if you think about the places that speak English as their first language, they make for a pretty spectacular…