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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…

spotting animals on safari

By Natalie
On: 17th April, 2018

Weird and Wonderful Wildlife: Five Animals You Can Only See In...

  • Indonesia
  • Madagascar
  • Australia
  • Galapagos Archipelago
  • New Zealand

If you've ever played a game of Top Trumps you'll know the rarer the superhero, character, or animal, the better. Start collecting your own series of trump cards by making it your mission to spot some of the weird and wonderful wildlife on this list, each of which can't be spotted anywhere…

griffith observatory

By Natalie
On: 7th March, 2018

Hollywood’s Hottest Holiday Destinations

  • Cambodia
  • Jordan
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • California
  • New Zealand

Quite literally picture perfect, the settings of our favourite Hollywood blockbusters might often seem too beautiful to be true. But rest assured, in a world of CGI and Photoshop, there are still some locations that are film-worthy all on their own. To celebrate this week's Oscar week in Los…

Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 13th February, 2018

Our Top Five 3G* (*Three Generational) Holidays

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Mallorca

There are few foreign forays as fun as taking a beautiful private property or taking over a great boutique hotel and filling it with family of different generations, experiencing unforgettable activities together. Our friends across the pond may call it 'togethering' (each to their own), but…

driving through canadian woods
Image of Jessica Higgs

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…

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,…

Gondolas, Venice
Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 12th May, 2017

Find Your Perfect Travel Destination

  • Botswana
  • Indonesia
  • Albania
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Venice

May maybe May and co.'s month to campaign before yet another election but we can all agree that the current whirlwind of politicos spouting seemingly endless streams of specious speculation is hardly gripping the nation. But while you may have your political tribe nailed down, what about…

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…

Image of Jessica Higgs

By Jess
On: 24th November, 2015

Seven of the Best: Boutique Boltholes

  • Botswana
  • Portugal
  • New Zealand
  • Morocco
  • Ethiopia
  • Costa Rica
  • Indonesia

What do the words 'boutique hotel' mean to you? Perhaps it's the independently owned and run element? Few rooms, bespoke interiors, secluded locations, impeccable and personal service? - They're all on the list. And it has to be said that the place you rest your head at night is a hugely…