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An aerial shot of Bologna
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By Kate
On: 21st July, 2017

Part Two of My Italian Odyssey: Emilia Romagna and Rome

  • Italy
  • Rome
  • Emilia-Romagna

My time in the beautifully glamorous Italian Lakes and Tuscany, detailed in Part One of My Italian Odyssey: The Lakes and Tuscany, had sadly come to an end and it was time to pull myself away and 'solidier' on through my Italian road trip on to the seriously under-rated Emilia Romagna…

Lake Como
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By Kate
On: 18th July, 2017

Part One Of My Italian Odyssey: The Lakes and Tuscany

  • Italy
  • Italian Lakes
  • Tuscany

As we set off from Milan towards the Lakes, waving goodbye to clean eating and preparing ourselves instead for ten days of wining and dining, superb vistas and myriad boutique properties, I hadn't stopped to really think about the variety and richness that this well-travelled country would…

Aerial view of Cape Town
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By Jess
On: 13th July, 2017

African Adventures (There's More Than Safaris)

  • South Africa
  • Northern Mozambique & Quirimbas Archipelago
  • Ethiopia
  • Namibia
  • The Winelands and Cape
  • Morocco

When we say Africa, you dig out the binoculars and khaki trousers and begin practising your best David Attenborough voice, right? Wrong! While safaris might hog most of the African holiday limelight, there is so much more to this supremely diverse continent, from mind-blowing scenery to…

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…

Argentina
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By Jess
On: 12th April, 2017

Our Coolest Combos for 2017

  • Lisbon
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Sri Lanka
  • Maldives
  • Croatia
  • Slovenia
  • Iceland
  • Greenland
  • Rwanda
  • Zambia
  • Argentina

Dynamic duos: think gin and tonic, French and Saunders, pineapple and pizza… okay, maybe not that last one, but the fact remains that some things are just better together - greater than the sum of their parts and thus elevated to legendary status (definitely not that last one, then). The…

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By Jess
On: 7th April, 2017

Where to Escape to the Sun in 2017

  • Botswana
  • Croatia
  • Italy
  • Indonesia
  • Peru
  • Mongolia

What do a good cup of tea, queuing and Broadchurch have in common? They've all reached the upper echelons of British national obsession. Top of the pile, however, is surely our love of discussing the weather and, in particular, why the sun isn't shining. It's no surprise then that studies…

Lima
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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…

Halong Bay
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By Jess
On: 3rd April, 2017

Where we're going in 2017

  • Tangier & the North
  • Bilbao, San Sebastian and Rioja
  • Colombia
  • Vietnam
  • Mauritius
  • Zambia
  • The Deep South
  • Antarctica

It can be difficult to keep up with the best 'it' destinations of the moment but we have the inside track on the hottest hotels and activities across the globe. We selflessly visit all the locations we recommend to ensure that the sea on your private beach really is as crystal clear as it…

By Guest Blogger
On: 31st March, 2017

The Enormity and Diversity of Ice in Antarctica

  • Antarctica

The White Continent was always going to be home to some impressive ice bergs - but what lay ahead was quite simply stunning and out of this world. Along our journey we experienced myriad types, shapes and sizes of ice resembling everything from dragons to mushrooms. According to the…

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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…