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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
  • New Orleans & 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…

Guest blogger

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…

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By Jess
On: 16th February, 2017

The Best Destinations for a Last-Minute Holiday in 2017

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Guatemala
  • Inland Andalucia
  • Florida Keys
  • Morocco
  • Georgia

Whoever said failure to prepare is preparation for failure clearly never experienced the thrill of being spontaneous. While it's all very commendable to plan things months and years in advance, sometimes it's just wonderfully liberating to make a snap decision. Never more so than with…

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By Miranda
On: 1st February, 2017

Six Reasons Why We Should All Go to China Right Now

  • China
  • Beijing & the Great Wall
  • Shanghai & Hangzhou

China is a fascinating country in which to travel. However, I am not going to lie and say it will ever be my favourite destination; it is a tough country to travel in. There were times that I absolutely loved it and others when I was wondering what on earth I was doing there. However, I do…

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 24th January, 2017

Escape to the Wild: Namibia's Desert Plains and Rust-Coloured Dunes

  • The Namib Desert
  • Namibia

Wolwedans is a collection of superb luxury lodges set on the enormous NamibRand private nature reserve, a place of incredible beauty, space and tranquility. A perfect spot to begin or end your trip, quietly soaking up the scenery, both at day and night. They boast the second best skies in…

IGO Adventures
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By Jess
On: 20th January, 2017

Reboot Your Resolutions

  • Peru
  • Florence
  • Reunion
  • Bali
  • Botswana
  • Cambodia

The advent of a new year often brings with it rather lofty ambitions of transforming oneself into a fitter, healthier, more cultured, better organised and generally super-charged version of the previous year's self: new year, new you and all that jazz. And by about now those ambitions have…

Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 10th January, 2017

Exploring Dubrovnik's Old Town

  • Dubrovnik
  • Croatia

Just a couple of steps in and already you feel like you stepped back in time! A UNESCO world heritage site filled with steep alley stairways and marching guards; just a handful of things which make Dubrovnik's Old Town so special.

Finland
Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 21st December, 2016

Exploring Finnish Lapland

  • Finland

Few things peak at the grand old age of 99, I certainly will not. Even fewer things pack a punch at 99. Finnish Lapland however is looking pretty marvellous and with temperatures of -20 over the winter it is only for the punchy.