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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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Off Road Motoring in Morocco

Off Road Motoring in Morocco

Minimal flight time, maximum cultural impact: Morocco never fails to impress. A mere three hours separate the UK from Morocco’s Imperial city of Marrakech, a bustling maze of riads, vibrant souks, trundling donkey carts and piles of exotic spices.

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The Road to Purmamarca

The Road to Purmamarca

Lover of all things Latin, South American specialist Lucinda Paxton recounts her journey to the remote and rewarding northwest region of Argentina.

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An evening with adventurers

An evening with adventurers

Join us at an evening to celebrate two great adventurers and their achievements.

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Australia: Something for everyone...

Australia: Something for everyone...

We tailor-make our itineraries, however, as a guide, here are a few journey ideas to wet your appetite...

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Migration Matinée by Robin Spanner

Migration Matinée by Robin Spanner

The theatre is ready; the audience enters. From early September through to early July the migration circuits the Serengeti...

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Return to East Africa by Kay Durden

Return to East Africa by Kay Durden

I have been travelling regularly to East Africa for over 15 years. However, after last year's downturn in tourism I decided...

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Climbing Kilimanjaro by Ben Harrison

Climbing Kilimanjaro by Ben Harrison

The Gods of the Mountain had been decidedly kind to us so far. In the four previous days of the climb, rainfall had amounted...

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Lesser - Known Peru

Lesser - Known Peru

In June, Latin America specialist Liss Hookway travelled far off the beaten path, trading Machu Picchu for the lesser-known...

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Fast and furious: Il Palio

Fast and furious: Il Palio

European Travel Specialist Rob Mason shares his experience of the annual Siena Palio, and explains why this adrenalin pumping...

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Doha: an Oasis in the Desert By Rob Mason

Doha: an Oasis in the Desert By Rob Mason

Flying in to Doha on Qatar Airline’s shiny new A380, I wasn’t entirely sure what I to expect. Was this a desert nation with...

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The Joy of Jordan by Ailine Fischer

The Joy of Jordan by Ailine Fischer

Thank heaven for Marwan. Of all the countries I've visited, Jordan shouts the loudest when it comes to the benefit of having...

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Know what is going on each month of the year in Galapagos

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...

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Ancient Arts - Japan vs China

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...

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Two sides to Japan

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...

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China: Beyond the veil
Gerald Hatherly

China: Beyond the veil Gerald Hatherly

A lifelong love of China led Gerald Hatherly there from Canada nearly three decades ago. Since then, he has explored the...

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Weird and wonderful: 13 alternative things to try in Japan

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

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48 Hours in Tokyo

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.

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Indian Summers

Indian Summers

With the acclaimed new television series, Indian Summers, starting on Channel 4 on Sunday 15th February, we look at our...

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Europe: Spring is in the air

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...

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Eat your way around the Caribbean

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...

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Why go to Mexico in 2015

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...

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Christmas in Antarctica

Christmas in Antarctica

Senior Travel Specialist Charlie Lockwood visited the White Continent for Christmas, and took in South Georgia and the Falkland...

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Australia: The Untamed North

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...

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The diversity of Tanzania

The diversity of Tanzania

Africa Specialist Charlotte Cox visits Tanzania for the first time, and reports back on her adventure

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The Bear Necessities

The Bear Necessities

A family adventure in the Canadian wilderness, with PR and communications manager Liz Harper.

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The North American Dream

The North American Dream

From kids time in California to campfires and cowboys in Montana, there’s something for everyone in North America.

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12 things you didn't know about 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...

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Our top 15 for 2015

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...

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Morocco….off the beaten track

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,...

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African Wildlife

African Wildlife

For wildlife experiences to take your breath away, Africa is incomparable.

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Please Look After This Bear

Please Look After This Bear

Fans of Michael Bond will know that the immigrant bear first introduced to us back in the 1950's may have been found at...

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Christmas Markets

Christmas Markets

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...

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BIG 5: Eco Lodges

BIG 5: Eco Lodges

Switch off from everyday life at an eco lodge that blends environmental responsibility with the stunning landscapes of some...

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Namibia by Ben Harrison

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....

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Ethiopia by Ben Harrison, Travel Consultant, Africa

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,...

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