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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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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 meet our guide Mr Hisa Matsuo who would be taking us on a Food and Culture Walk of Takayama.

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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 magic to their safari, our sales consultant Rob Mason has a few ideas.

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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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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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Stories around the American camp fire... by Charlotte Wells

Stories around the American camp fire... by Charlotte Wells

There is something quite alluring about celebrating the end of a busy day sitting around a roaring camp fire or extending...

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Discover the Caribbean

Discover the Caribbean

Crystal clear waters, endless white sands and idyllic weather. Add to the mix the rich culture, deep history, laid-back...

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Buenos Aires by Danielle Stewardson

Buenos Aires by Danielle Stewardson

Sipping on a coffee in Buenos Aires’s funky new Palermo district, I had an acute sense of déjà vu on my first day in Argentina.

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Banff and the Rocky Mountaineer
by Rod Pendell

Banff and the Rocky Mountaineer by Rod Pendell

After a pleasant flight into Calgary, our friendly driver was waiting for us and we took to the only piece of motorway in...

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Thailand - But Not As You Know It

Thailand - But Not As You Know It

Get there quick! The culture-filled, beach-fringed South-East Asian favourite is upping its game. Without a doubt, 2016...

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Cote d'Azur -Sarah Brunger, Travel Consultant - Europe & the Middle East

Cote d'Azur -Sarah Brunger, Travel Consultant - Europe & the Middle East

The French Riviera has been a fashionable health retreat since the late 18th century, when British aristocrats, even Queen...

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Trying Port in Portugal by Lynne Cooke

Trying Port in Portugal by Lynne Cooke

We have seen increased interest in travelling throughout Portugal recently, so I was really looking forward to seeing what...

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JAWAI
by Varun Sankaran Kutty

JAWAI by Varun Sankaran Kutty

JAWAI is one of the world’s most historical landscapes. With granite hills dating back over a billion years, the area here...

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Carry on the down the Keys…
by Charlotte Wells

Carry on the down the Keys… by Charlotte Wells

Having self-dubbed myself an Orlando connoisseur after travelling to the Sunshine State on eight different occasions since...

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Insider Access: The Secret Lives of Sumo Wrestlers

Insider Access: The Secret Lives of Sumo Wrestlers

The Ryogoku is the centre of Japan's sumo world. Home to the Kokugikan Sumo Stadium, it's also the residence of most of...

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Birds, Bears & Belugas - A Few Questions Answered

Birds, Bears & Belugas - A Few Questions Answered

A few questions answered about our Birds, Bears and Belugas itinerary

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Day in the Life of a Chef at Farmhouse Inn, Steve Litke

Day in the Life of a Chef at Farmhouse Inn, Steve Litke

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a Michelin-starred chef? What does a day in their life actually look like?...

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The Anjou Trilogy

The Anjou Trilogy

Princess Michael’s fourth book and first historical novel, “The Queen of Four Kingdoms”, set in 15th century France, is...

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