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With over 50 years in luxury travel it's fair to say we've been around the world a fair bit. Our experts travel regularly to refresh their knowledge and to bring you the inside scoop on some of the hottest destinations on the planet. Whether you're after a relaxing break with a 'no shoes, no news' vibe, a sophisticated city break, an exhilarating adventure with the kids or a bucket-list destination that's the trip of a lifetime, you can guarantee we've been there, done that, and got the t-shirt first. Here our travel experts share their knowledge with you, including memories of their favourite trips, new adventures and insider tips you can enjoy yourself on your unforgettable getaway. And if this has whetted your appetite, you can always give us a call to find out more…

 

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Stories from Antarctica: A Birder's Paradise

Stories from Antarctica: A Birder's Paradise

Some of my favorite birds are easily seen in Antarctica. This is especially true if you visit the beautiful and remote island of South Georgia and the warmer, wildlife-packed Falkland Islands.

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Why You Should Go to Antarctica Now

Why You Should Go to Antarctica Now

Antarctica is unparalleled, otherworldly, and powerfully moving in a way that is almost impossible to describe. But we’re going to try. A&K is excited to introduce a series of first-hand stories by our guests and Expedition Team about their experiences across the Southern Ocean.

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5 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

5 of the quirkiest hotels in the world

These properties will make you rethink how you view hotels. They are cool, they are quirky, they have broken the mould....

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5 reasons that Atlantic Canada is hot for 2017

5 reasons that Atlantic Canada is hot for 2017

The spectacular scenery, the friendly locals, the freshest seafood, Justin Trudeau – there are countless reasons why Canada...

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Ask our expert - China Travel

Ask our expert - China Travel

This week one of the ‘Greatest Travel Pros on Earth’ – A&K’s China specialist, Gerald Hatherly – has been in town, and we’ve...

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Beyond the beach

Beyond the beach

There’s nothing as idyllic as lazing on a beautiful stretch of sand – but our new Beaches team can help you get even more...

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Into the blue

Into the blue

Take out a map of Indonesia and pick an island at random. Chances are it will be uninhabited – the odds are an impressive...

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Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

Japan’s Cherry Blossom Season

From Geisha’s to Snow Monkeys, bullet trains to Sumo’s, the World is captivated by the Japanese way of life and this includes...

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Explore the Great Wall

Explore the Great Wall

Great Wall areas closer to Beijing that travelers rarely visit but should.

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Tacos & Tequila

Tacos & Tequila

The emerging state of Oaxaca in Mexico is best known for its fascinating culture, indigenous population and impressive colonial...

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'Wild' Canada... Celebrations across the Country by Charlotte Wells

'Wild' Canada... Celebrations across the Country by Charlotte Wells

2017 marks a special milestone for one of the world’s most friendliest nations, Canada. The 150th anniversary of Confederation...

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Luxury Lodgings in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Luxury Lodgings in the Land of the Long White Cloud

Rugged mountain ranges, miles of pristine coastline, tropical islands, rolling farmland, extensive plains, active volcanoes,...

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ROMA. Amor spelt backwards

ROMA. Amor spelt backwards

By Rebecca Cox and Ellie Hughes, Europe Sales Team The title ‘city of love’ is normally attributed to the beautiful French...

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South Africa - The finer things in life

South Africa - The finer things in life

Kay Durden finds the best places to enjoy South Africa's extraordinary food, art and wine.

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12 flights, 5 boats and endless road trips by Vicky Hamlin

12 flights, 5 boats and endless road trips by Vicky Hamlin

What an incredible 8 days...12 flights, 5 boats and endless road trips. Amazing adventures. New experiences. Fun times and...

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The Perfect Pair

The Perfect Pair

Combining quiet, conservation-focused Lewa Downs and the must-see Masai Mara is the ultimate Kenyan safari experience, says...

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48 hours in Cape Town by Chris Hamlin

48 hours in Cape Town by Chris Hamlin

Cape Town uncovered a multi-faceted, multi-sensory experience with a vast array of sights; and discovering this city in...

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New York to Boston by Amberlie Hyde

New York to Boston by Amberlie Hyde

My first trip to the USA and where better to start my journey than in New York? It’s a city you could spend forever exploring...

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Safari with my son, by Sara Hinds

Safari with my son, by Sara Hinds

I always enjoy the sense of anticipation and excitement as I enter a safari lodge but this time was extra special; I was...

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