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By Ella
On: 2nd July, 2020

A First-Timer’s Guide to Travelling on the Eurotunnel

  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy

If you're desperate to travel post-lockdown but the prospect of flying fills you with dread, we're here to offer an alternative: the Eurotunnel. Board this fantastic futuristic train (big enough to hold a full-sized lorry as well as a full fleet of family-filled cars) and you can whizz under…

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By Tom
On: 30th June, 2020

Why a Gulet Cruise in Turkey Might Be The Most Fun Holiday You Ever Have

  • Turkey

There are a few holiday types that deserve 'classic' status: the family ski week in the Alps, the road trip, the African safari and the sexy city break to name but four, but I'd like to add another one in to the mix - a week long gulet cruise in Turkey.

By Ella
On: 24th April, 2020

Tips to Avoid Overtourism

Overtourism: too many of us going to the same places at the same times to see the same sights. With harrowing images of long queues to get to the summit of Mount Everest, swarms of holidaymakers descending on the world's most famous (and Instagrammable) spots, and islands and beaches having…

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By Tom
On: 19th September, 2019

Sabbaticals - Feel The Fear...And Do It Anyway

"It's only normal to come up with excuses not to try something new or bold. We all fear uncertainty and things going wrong. Another way is to focus instead on the potential upsides and how the decision could transform your life for the better" Gil Dove, Leadership Coach

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Frances

By Frances
On: 29th April, 2019

My Adventures in Myanmar

  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Bagan
  • Mandalay
  • Inle Lake
  • Mergui (Myeik) Archipelago

Myanmar may have been in the news for all the wrong reasons in recent times but looking beyond politics, this small-yet-mighty country has so much to offer. Not to mention that boycotting all travel to a country that relies so heavily on tourism would be disastrous for the vast majority of…

By Kate B
On: 15th April, 2019

Travels with my Father: a Reminiscent Road Trip through Yellowstone

  • Montana and Wyoming

Very soon after my father retired from a 30+ year career as a lawyer in New York, he embarked on a cross country bike trip from San Francisco to New York. The journey was over three thousand miles from start to finish and it took him just under three months. This was, to him, the best way to…

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By Jess
On: 11th April, 2019

Reboot Your Resolutions

  • Sri Lanka
  • Kenya
  • Barcelona & Catalonia
  • Spain
  • Nicaragua
  • Australia
  • Slovenia
  • Italy
  • Cuba
  • Botswana
  • The Okavango Delta & Beyond
  • Cambodia
  • Tanzania

'New year, new me'. Many of us have uttered those immortal words, certain that this year we really will start morning spinning classes and dedicate our evenings to learning Spanish. Almost inevitably, once the first week of best intentions wears off, those resolutions start to slip. In fact,…

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Holly in the mountains

By Holly
On: 14th January, 2019

Exploring Khao Sok National Park, Thailand

  • Thailand

South East Asia is well known for its jagged karst landscapes, and many people will recognise images of the vertiginous peaks rising from the sea at Krabi and Halong Bay, or the wonderful limestone formations around Vang Vieng in Laos. But while these destinations share fabulous scenery,…

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Guest blogger

By Guest blogger
On: 19th December, 2018

Five Experiences Unique to Sri Lanka

  • Sri Lanka

For an island that's approximately four times smaller than the UK, Sri Lanka packs quite the punch with a huge diversity of landscapes; from Ceylon tea blanketing rolling hills and mountainsides to national parks which are home to the highest density of leopards on earth (with 40 believed to…

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By Jess
On: 21st November, 2018

The Final Frontier

  • Antarctica
  • Peru
  • Namibia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Norway
  • Myanmar (Burma)
  • Australia

Space travel may be coming to a Virgin store near you in the not-so-distant future but there's really no need to start practising your zero gravity moonwalk when there is so much of good old Planet Earth left to explore. Space may be the final frontier (thanks for the soundbite, Captain…