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Emily

By Emily
On: 17th May, 2018

Top Five Best Experiences: Sweden

  • Sweden

Sweden brings far more to the table than just the delights of Ikea and Abba, with its culture, nature and cuisine all providing some unforgettable experiences, be it during winter in Lapland or summer in Stockholm. So, start working your way through our top five experiences in Sweden as an…

Lanterns at a bazaar
Emily

By Emily
On: 10th May, 2018

(Super)Market Sweep: the Best Markets in the World

  • Istanbul
  • USA
  • Nizwa, the Mountains & the Wahiba Sands
  • Barcelona & Catalonia
  • The Sacred Valley
  • Honshu

Sometimes the best way to really get to the heart of a place is by heading to a local market for a spot of shopping. Witnessing the various ways that locals try and bag themselves the best deals, with frantic arm waving and price haggling, is often something quite extraordinary. So, here are…

Wooden speedboat
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By Jess
On: 20th April, 2018

Arrive in Style

  • Oman
  • New Zealand
  • Bhutan
  • Canada
  • Sweden
  • Botswana
  • Peru
  • India
  • Italy
  • Zambia
  • Costa Rica

What do Bond girls, the Pope and Boris Johnson have in common? They all know how to make an entrance (who can forget Boris swinging from that zip wire?). And while we don't necessarily recommend 'doing a Boris', the slightly smug feeling of having really arrived in style is something we can…

Albania alps
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By Jess
On: 16th March, 2018

Off the Beaten Track Adventures

  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Albania
  • Laikipia
  • Kenya
  • Salalah & the Empty Quarter
  • Oman
  • Kyushu
  • Japan

In musical terms (stay with us), the phrase "deep cuts" refers to the true gems that are found later in an album; these tracks offer the same musical style of a given artist but don't ever make their way into the public consciousness. The music of true music lovers, if you will. Well, the…

Blue sea of Santorini
Emily

By Emily
On: 13th March, 2018

Top Five Best Experiences: Greece

  • Greece

Greece has long been a favourite destination of ours, equally brilliant both for honeymooners looking for a tranquil escape, and for families looking for a summer vacation. So, we have put together a list of our top five best experiences in Greece, ranging from monasteries on the mainland to…

griffith observatory

By Natalie
On: 7th March, 2018

Hollywood’s Hottest Holiday Destinations

  • Cambodia
  • Jordan
  • Sicily & the Aeolian Islands
  • Hawaii
  • Thailand
  • California
  • New Zealand

Quite literally picture perfect, the settings of our favourite Hollywood blockbusters might often seem too beautiful to be true. But rest assured, in a world of CGI and Photoshop, there are still some locations that are film-worthy all on their own. To celebrate this week's Oscar week in Los…

monteverde cloud forest
Clare, Chang Mai Thailand

By Clare Jackson
On: 1st March, 2018

Our Top Five Eco-Destinations

  • Tanzania
  • Easter Island
  • Maldives
  • Costa Rica
  • South Africa

Re-use, reduce, recycle. We all know the huge importance of conserving and protecting our beautiful planet, and we all try to do our bit to help the environment and to reduce both our energy use and waste (Kenya and Rwanda are away ahead of us by the way, banning the use of plastic bags…

new years even on a beach
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By Jess
On: 23rd February, 2018

Christmas and New Year 2018

  • Egypt
  • Brazil
  • Kenya
  • Finland
  • India
  • USA

Don't panic, but Christmas is just 305 short days away **alarm bells start ringing**.While that might sound rather dramatic, Christmas and New Year are two of the most popular dates in the travel calendar and if you'd rather swap Brussels sprouts for beach scenes or awkward gatherings with…

venice canal
Emily

By Emily
On: 20th February, 2018

Top Five Best Experiences: Italy

  • Italy

There is an almost overwhelming list of possibilities of what to do on a holiday to Italy (besides eating your body weight in pasta and gelato), but lucky for you we've narrowed it down to a list of our top five ultimate Italian experiences that will make your holiday even more memorable.…

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By Jess
On: 1st February, 2018

Summer Lovin': Where To Go This Sunny Season

  • USA
  • Italy
  • Argentina
  • India
  • Botswana
  • Malta
  • Uganda
  • Australia
  • Indonesia
  • Namibia
  • Portugal

January is finally over and, boy, was it a long one. But winter ain't over yet, people. We still have to survive February. Lucky for you the Original Travel Department for Life Enhancement (sounds dangerous) has come up with a few key tactics for seeing out a seemingly endless winter.…