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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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Patagonia - Answering the call of the wild

Patagonia - Answering the call of the wild

A&K’s South America Business Development Manager, Javier Echecopar, goes on a journey of discovery in Patagonia, one of the world’s last true wildernesses, and finds plenty to write home about.

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Canada - a tale of four seasons
by Charlotte Wells

Canada - a tale of four seasons by Charlotte Wells

The second biggest country in the world, Canada is as diverse as it is vast. From exploring wild Newfoundland islands to world-class jazz in Montreal to west coast bear watching, Canada really does have something for everyone, and in every season too.

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A&K Philanthropy Pedal power

A&K Philanthropy Pedal power

Thanks to A&K Philanthropy, bicycles are helping to transform lives in rural Zambia. Finding a means for rural communities...

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Celebrate In style

Celebrate In style

Celebrating important milestones with friends and family has always been an important part of life, but with more and more...

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City Breaks – A&K Style – Florence

City Breaks – A&K Style – Florence

Florence, the so-called Cradle of the Renaissance, was once home to Botticelli, Bernini and da Vinci. A city of overwhelming...

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Top 5 Rainforest Experiences

Top 5 Rainforest Experiences

Top 5 Rainforest Experiences

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Top 5 Glamping experiences

Top 5 Glamping experiences

Spectacular destinations enjoyed from the most ridiculously decadent accommodation – we share the spots with oodles of glam.

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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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Island Hopping Across Okinawa
By Simon Richmond

Island Hopping Across Okinawa By Simon Richmond

For many, japan is a country of high rise, high tech and high speed, but travel to the okinawa islands for an altogether...

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Canada at its most ‘Canadian’? Hit the Atlantic shore

Canada at its most ‘Canadian’? Hit the Atlantic shore

Ship masts nestled in welcoming harbours. Colourful architecture and stunning lighthouses perched on dramatic shorelines....

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Québec: where la vie est belle

Québec: where la vie est belle

Some spots get all the luck. Through an alchemy of geography, topography, Mother Nature, human hands and a certain je ne...

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Making a splash - A&K's top offshore experiences

Making a splash - A&K's top offshore experiences

With over 71% of the world’s surface covered by water, it is fair to say that there are plenty of offshore experiences available...

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The moment is now by Leigh Proctor

The moment is now by Leigh Proctor

Diving was always in the top five on my bucket list but I never seemed to get around to making it happen. Until recently...

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Exploring Takayama by Jon Dunne

Exploring Takayama by Jon Dunne

After a very comfortable night’s sleep at our wonderful ryokan we took a short taxi ride into the centre of Takayama to...

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5 ways to add some extra magic to your tailor-made safari in southern Africa

5 ways to add some extra magic to your tailor-made safari in southern Africa

Without doubt Africa's biggest drawn is its abundant wildlife – and rightly so! But for those wanting to add a little extra...

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A blissful baby moon by Claire Powell

A blissful baby moon by Claire Powell

Where to head for a short hop to enjoy some much needed downtime before welcoming your second offspring into the world?...

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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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Cultural experiences in Kyoto by Rebecca Browning

Cultural experiences in Kyoto by Rebecca Browning

To truly experience Japanese culture, a trip to Kyoto is a must. I was lucky enough to spend 48 hours in the fascinating...

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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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Indian Fabric Experience by Lynne Cooke

Indian Fabric Experience by Lynne Cooke

Madam, your tailor is waiting for you...One of the things I like to do when I am India is to buy fabric and have a Kurta...

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Blissful Beaches and Beyond

Blissful Beaches and Beyond

With more and more clients looking for alternatives to the norm for their barefoot beach escapes, we asked A&K’s Product...

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Iceland The Land of Fire and Ice by Helicopter

Iceland The Land of Fire and Ice by Helicopter

Iceland is full of worldly landscapes and I found that one of the best ways to experience the incredible sights and scenery...

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California with a touch of class by Rod Pendell

California with a touch of class by Rod Pendell

As I nestled into my Air New Zealand Business Premier seat, one of the fabulous cabin crew sat at the end of my seat and...

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Gorillas in my Midst by Sara Hinds

Gorillas in my Midst by Sara Hinds

I'd seen many documentaries on the plight of the endangered low level mountain gorillas, and had read Gorillas in the Mist,...

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Walking through Toronto, by Charlotte Wells

Walking through Toronto, by Charlotte Wells

The international city of Toronto packs a punch with attractions to suit almost every traveller. The inner city oozes cosmopolitan...

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Banyan Tree Mayakoba by Charlie Morris and Hugo Taylor

Banyan Tree Mayakoba by Charlie Morris and Hugo Taylor

After a once in a life time trip to Banyan Tree Mayakoba to shoot the Explorer Campaign let Charlie Morris and Hugo Taylor...

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Expand their minds at Angsana Lang Co, Central Vietnam

Expand their minds at Angsana Lang Co, Central Vietnam

With the summer holidays approaching, Angsana Lang Co in Central Vietnam is the perfect destination for families looking...

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Visiting the land of extremes by Charlie Lockwood

Visiting the land of extremes by Charlie Lockwood

Chile really is a land of extremes and I was lucky enough to experience this diversity from the cold south to the warm and...

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Trans-Siberian Railway 100th Anniversary

Trans-Siberian Railway 100th Anniversary

Consisting of over 6000 miles of railway, passing through seven time zones and undergoing constant expansion, it’s no wonder...

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Viva Luxurious Las Vegas! by Rod Pendell

Viva Luxurious Las Vegas! by Rod Pendell

After a comfortable direct flight on British Airways, we touched down at McCarran airport and were met by our friendly driver...

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Out of Africa
by Caroline Eden

Out of Africa by Caroline Eden

From the garden of Karen Blixen’s former home you can just make out the knuckles of the Ngong Hills. The scenery has changed...

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Where to head this summer

Where to head this summer

After a long, cold and rainy winter and a less than favourable spring, it’s good to make some plans which involve some sunshine...

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A day in the life of a gourmet chef on-board the Rocky Mountaineer

A day in the life of a gourmet chef on-board the Rocky Mountaineer

Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer has carried guests from around the world into the heart of the iconic Canadian Rockies. Operating...

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The Land of the Gods

The Land of the Gods

Greece remains as popular as ever, and the unspoilt Peloponnese region (the trident peninsula opposite Athens) has a wealth...

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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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The Perfect Wine Country Getaway

The Perfect Wine Country Getaway

Sonoma County embodies so many beautiful places; from jagged coastlines and majestic redwoods to world class wineries and...

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Celebrating the work of Shakespeare

Celebrating the work of Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is recognised worldwide for being one of England’s most influential poets and playwrights. From Hamlet...

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Discovering Andalucia by Eleanor Tancock

Discovering Andalucia by Eleanor Tancock

After leaving a grey, windy, rainy England I felt like a Mary Poppins character having landed in a sunny, welcoming lush...

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Summer fun at The Resort at Paws Up

Summer fun at The Resort at Paws Up

There really is something for everyone this summer at The Resort at Paws Up. From gourmet food under the stars to testing...

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Scottsdale

Scottsdale

When it comes to great holidays that you remember forever, we believe passion is at the very heart of the trip. Whether...

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Five reasons we love Denver, Colorado

Five reasons we love Denver, Colorado

Known as the Mile High City, Denver is a great place to get your bearings (and drink beer!) before heading out into the...

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