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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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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 ran through their award-winning food and wine list. Choosing a delicious cod dish and a very tasty Sauvignon Blanc - I can definitely see why they keep winning awards!

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Gorillas in my Mist by Sara Hinds

Gorillas in my Mist 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, the remarkable and moving novel by Dian Fossey, but nothing prepared me for the real experience. Remembering the excitement and exhilaration of my first gorilla encounter still makes me smile today.

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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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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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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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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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NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

NEW YEAR, NEW YOU

Each New Year brings resolutions that are designed to be broken: healthy diets, fitness regimes or less time spent fiddling...

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Six Reasons to Visit Madagascar

Six Reasons to Visit Madagascar

Madagascar is bursting with extraordinary wildlife, beautiful beaches and unique culture. Here are six reasons why this...

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Lisbon by Lynne Cooke

Lisbon by Lynne Cooke

After returning from a trip to Portugal, our European Travel Consultant, Lynne Cooke has pulled together her recommendations...

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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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How the West Once Was
By Charlotte Wells

How the West Once Was By Charlotte Wells

Growing up there are certain films which spark your imagination; for me it was the Spaghetti Westerns of the 60s. Images...

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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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Fes – A Moroccan Treasure
by Caroline Blake

Fes – A Moroccan Treasure by Caroline Blake

Afrenetic donkey passing with a rider aloft, deftly perching sideways and kicking his urgency into his steed surely muttering,...

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Of Feasts & Frankincense - The sultry Sultanate of Oman
by Lynne Cooke

Of Feasts & Frankincense - The sultry Sultanate of Oman by Lynne Cooke

Oman is often called the ‘jewel of Arabia’, its fertile southern region, mountainous interior and glittering coastline a...

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The New North
by Liisa Kokkarinen

The New North by Liisa Kokkarinen

Finland has kept relatively quiet in the world of luxury travel. We’ve heard about the gastronomy of trendy Sweden, the...

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A&K Philanthropy
Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts in Nepal

A&K Philanthropy Supporting Disaster Relief Efforts in Nepal

On 25th April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, killing more than 9,000 people, injuring over 23,000 and devastating...

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Go off-road in Spain - Our New Land Rover Adventure Puts Extra Kick into Catalonia

Go off-road in Spain - Our New Land Rover Adventure Puts Extra Kick into Catalonia

There will definitely be mud. There will be churning wheels and grinding axles. And there will certainly be valley bounding,...

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Paradise within Paradise
by Graeme Bull

Paradise within Paradise by Graeme Bull

The Galapagos is a wildlife wonderland, offering some of the planet’s greatest – and most intimate – animal encounters....

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Pearls of Brazil
By Alex Robinson

Pearls of Brazil By Alex Robinson

From the beaches of Brazil’s discovery coast to the best views of Rio, Alex Robinson gives us the inside track.

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Forts and Palaces - A journey deep into Rajasthan
by Kay Durden

Forts and Palaces - A journey deep into Rajasthan by Kay Durden

I have ventured many times through Rajasthan but on my last visit in July I decided to dig a little deeper into this fascinating...

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48 Hours in Dubai

48 Hours in Dubai

Debbie Duncan-Studart and Camille d’Harambure, from our Abu Dhabi boutique, share their recommendations for exploring Dubai,...

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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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Top 5 Adventure Treks

Top 5 Adventure Treks

Top 5 Adventure Treks

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Top 5 Family Escapes

Top 5 Family Escapes

Family time is one of life’s most precious commodities. With the whole world as your playground it’s hard to choose where...

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INTO THE BLUE
Australia's Great Barrier Reef by Richard Green

INTO THE BLUE Australia's Great Barrier Reef by Richard Green

Plucky Clown Fish defend their anemone homes, shoals of blue and yellow Surgeonfish shimmer over clumps of vivid coral,...

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Top 5 European Spring City Breaks

Top 5 European Spring City Breaks

Top 5 European Spring City Breaks

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Top 5 Quirky Places to Stay

Top 5 Quirky Places to Stay

Top 5 quirky places to stay

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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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A Place in the Sun

A Place in the Sun

As the A&K Villa collection continues to expand, we’re delighted to introduce properties across the beautiful islands of...

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Be the First

Be the First

Showcasing the newest places to stay around the world

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2016 Travel Hotspots

2016 Travel Hotspots

As we launch head first into 2016, the A&K team share their thoughts ib the must visit destination for your year ahead.

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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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Maharajas' Express, India, by Annie Jensen

Maharajas' Express, India, by Annie Jensen

The red carpet had been rolled out, a traditional Indian welcome was extended and a band was playing as I arrived at Delhi's...

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Meandering in Myanmar by Annabel Tremaine

Meandering in Myanmar by Annabel Tremaine

As I stepped across the gang plank to board the shiny new Sanctuary Ananda for the first time, accompanied by a group of...

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Seductive Sri Lanka

Seductive Sri Lanka

Having first visited Sri Lanka 20 years ago, Ian Coghlan, CEO of Abercrombie & Kent Travel, returned in the summer with...

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