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By Tom
On: 18th July, 2019

Why So Slow, UNESCO?

  • Indonesia
  • Raja Ampat
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast
  • Sweden
  • Ethiopia
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Inle Lake
  • Zambia
  • The South Luangwa
  • Costa Rica
  • Bhutan

The last few weeks have been something of an emotional rollercoaster, haven't they? There was the absolute madness of the Cricket World Cup final, the devastation of honorary Brit Roger Federer losing in the Wimbledon final and, of course the annual updates to the UNESCO World Heritage…

Gothenburg City Canal
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By Tom
On: 8th July, 2019

Top Seven Things to Do in Sweden

  • Sweden
  • Stockholm
  • Gothenburg and the West Coast

Explore the rest of what makes the west (of Sweden) the best, or hop across to the glorious capital Stockholm.

Waterberg safari
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By Tom
On: 2nd July, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 2

  • South Africa
  • Madikwe & The Waterberg

Part one of my tales from our family holiday in South Africa took us from Cape Town to the Winelands, while in part two we head on up the coast along the Garden Route and then north to the Waterberg for a family safariā€¦

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By Tom
On: 27th June, 2019

The Best Family Holiday Ever: Part 1

  • South Africa
  • The Winelands and Cape

If you haven't seen our latest Family Brochure yet, I'd like to think it's the best we've ever produced, and that's including two that won the illustrious Guardian/Observer Best Brochure of the Year award. The reason? We've meticulously laid out the best family travel destinations (some…

Atacama Desert
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By Tom
On: 4th June, 2019

Where to Go for Outdoor Living

  • Colombia
  • The Coffee Triangle
  • Namibia
  • Etosha & Damaraland
  • Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River
  • USA
  • Chile
  • Torres del Paine National Park
  • Easter Island

If you like your country big then this fab foursome are well worth exploring. Read on to find out how they put the 'great' in The Great Outdoors.

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By Tom
On: 9th May, 2019

Pimp My Ride

  • Canada
  • Vancouver
  • Cape Town
  • South Africa
  • California
  • Highway One, the California Coast Road Trip
  • USA
  • Finland
  • Switzerland
  • India

Some roads demand to be driven, so a bog standard hire car just won't cut it. Add some horsepower to your holiday with these upgrades...

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By Tom
On: 7th May, 2019

Connecting with Different Cultures Through Travel

  • Botswana
  • Ethiopia
  • Malaysia
  • France
  • Uzbekistan

Despite the dangerously polarising effect of social media and unscrupulous politicians, we all share the same hopes and fears, the same fundamental human condition, and there's no better way to remind yourself of these universal truths than through travel. Yes, the clothing, customs, cuisine…

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By Tom
On: 3rd May, 2019

The Greatest Road Trip Panoramic Pit Stops

  • Puglia
  • Italy
  • Australia
  • Uruguay
  • Skeleton Coast and the Kunene River
  • Namibia
  • Canada
  • The South Island
  • New Zealand

You're here for the freedom of the open road, but do stop to take in the sheer magnificence of your surroundings...

Elephants near the Zambezi River
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By Tom
On: 25th April, 2019

Top Seven Things to do in Zambia

  • Zambia
  • Victoria Falls
  • The South Luangwa

Whether you've got a niche wildlife interest or a need for some authentic cultural immersion, Zambia has got you covered...

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By Tom
On: 18th April, 2019

Are We Nearly There Yet?

Keep the use of that dreaded phrase to a minimum with these road tested ruses...