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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…
Know what is going on each month of the year in Galapagos
The Galapagos offer an unrivalled wildlife experience and is home to numerous endemic species - only here will you see Galapagos penguins, flightless cormorants and marine iguanas, and the giant tortoises the archipelago is so famous for. Furthermore, a quarter of the shore fish, half of the plants and almost all of the reptiles cannot be found anywhere else.
Ancient Arts - Japan vs China
From Kung Fu and Wing Chun in China, to Sumo and Samurai in Japan, we offer clients the opportunity to learn about (and try their hand at!) these ancient martial arts, as well as a chance to see the masters of each discipline at work.
Two sides to Japan
Vicky Agnew ventured to japan for the first time and returned full of the joys of this unique and mesmerising country while...
China: Beyond the veil
A lifelong love of China led Gerald Hatherly there from Canada nearly three decades ago. Since then, he has explored the...
Weird and wonderful: 13 alternative things to try in Japan
From cat cafes to electronic toilets, we explore some of the Japans more bizarre experiences
48 Hours in Tokyo
Ross Pakes has been flying the flag for his tips for making the most of a 48 hour visit to the fascinating city of Tokyo.
With the acclaimed new television series, Indian Summers, starting on Channel 4 on Sunday 15th February, we look at our...
Europe: Spring is in the air
The sun is creeping through the clouds and the blossom is starting to flower: blow away the winter blues with a spring break...
Eat your way around the Caribbean
Forget everything you know about the Caribbean. High rise hotels, mass-market buffets and cruise ships are a thing of the...
Why go to Mexico in 2015
Mexico is a vibrant, lively and exciting nation filled with tradition, culture and incomparable cuisine. 2015 is going to...
Christmas in Antarctica
Senior Travel Specialist Charlie Lockwood visited the White Continent for Christmas, and took in South Georgia and the Falkland...
Australia: The Untamed North
A return trip down under has been a pipedream of Senior Product Manager Ross Pakes for some time. Last year he was finally...
The North American Dream
From kids time in California to campfires and cowboys in Montana, there’s something for everyone in North America.
12 things you didn't know about North America
From the weird to the wonderful, the USA is full of quirks. Here’s just a small snippet of the surprises we’ve discovered...
Our top 15 for 2015
As we launch headlong into 2015 we look at the hot-to-trot destinations for the year ahead, and explain why you really should...
Morocco….off the beaten track
As a first time traveller to Morocco, I was expecting to find a land where the East meets the West, full of spices and sounds,...
It may be only October, but to get the best deal on a Christmas break now is the time to book. As integral to Christmas...
BIG 5: Eco Lodges
Switch off from everyday life at an eco lodge that blends environmental responsibility with the stunning landscapes of some...
Namibia by Ben Harrison
Despite sharing a border with game rich Botswana and South Africa, Namibia is not to be considered a classic safari destination....
Ethiopia by Ben Harrison, Travel Consultant, Africa
"Pen, pen, pen" they all requested in unison. It was a refreshing change to be asked for school equipment rather than money,...
The Road Less Travelled
A recent trip to Kerala and the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu opened her eyes to the treasures of southern India.
Unexplored South India
People often associate India’s vibrant colours with the northern states, but Tamil Nadu in the south is just as colourful...
Only a short while ago Turkey was being heralded as the new ‘Costa Brava’, a package-holiday paradise for economy-savvy...
‘When a rooster sings at midnight, good news will come.’ Just one of the many tales Chilotes - the people of Isla Grande...
Madagascar by Ben Harrison
The three hour drive from Antananarivo (Tana) down to Andasibe National Park was a gentle introduction to Madagascar. The...
Climbing Kilimanjaro by Ben Harrison, Travel Consultant, Africa
The Gods of the Mountain had been decidedly kind to us so far. In the four previous days of the climb, rainfall had amounted...