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Camilla’s Jordan jaunt

Camilla writes here about her recent trip to Jordan, travelling on a small group adventure with our trade partners 'Intrepid Travel' ... Our BA flight was only a few minutes late departing, we arrived into Amman almost on time and the transfer to our hotel just took...

Abbie’s Canadian Honeymoon

Abbie writes here about her 10-day honeymoon road trip in Ontario. We flew with Air Canada from Heathrow direct into Toronto. We arrived late into the evening so we jumped into a cab and made the short trip to downtown Toronto, the city skyline was brightly lit and...

Family travels in Sumatra & Java

Rob has recently returned from 3 weeks travelling with his family in Sumatra and Java in search of coral reefs, orangutans, Buddhist ruins and smoking volcanoes.  He recounts their journey here...   Pulau Weh is a tiny jungle-clad island off the coast of Aceh province...

A Taste of Vietnam

Rebecca writes: I was very kindly hosted by Bamboo Travel to experience and - inevitably - fall in love with this most fascinating and beautiful country. We flew with Vietnam Airlines direct from London Heathrow and had the pleasure of being upgraded to Premium...

A Week in Washington

Camilla and her partner Tom enjoyed a wonderful week exploring the city of Washington and packed in an enormous amount of sightseeing (and eating, it would seem) in their brief visit. Flying with United Airlines from Heathrow to Washington Dulles was as pleasant and...

Jambo Bwana!

Abbie writes: 'I have just returned from what was an incredible trip to Kenya. This was my first time on safari and it exceeded every expectation I had!    I was kindly hosted by Safari Consultants, and I got to experience different conservancies along with the Masai...

Momos & more

Abbie writes: 'I have just returned from a whirlwind week in Nepal, where I was kindly hosted by Exodus. I am delighted to write about my experiences in this captivating country… We began the journey from Heathrow flying via Delhi. After dinner and a nightcap, I slept...

Camilla’s Canadian Capers

Camilla travelled to Canada this summer with her partner Tom, eager to see as much of the Rockies as humanly possible in a two-week whirlwind trip.   Here she recounts their impressions as first-time visitors to this beautiful region as they made their way as...

The dizzying heights of Peru

Camilla writes: 'I was the first of our group to arrive at Gatwick for our British Airways flight to Lima, perhaps a sign of how keen I was to get to Peru. We checked into a hotel near the airport and were up early the next day to catch our onward flight to...

Spitsbergen: wildlife & wilderness

Rob has just returned from a wonderful voyage around the Arctic archipelago of Spitsbergen enjoying some amazingly close encounters with polar bears, walruses and arctic foxes whilst journeying on board the much-loved polar vessel ‘Akademik Vavilov.’ ‘Having...

Iceland: anti-clockwise

Camilla writes:  Iceland has been on my travel agenda for some time now, so when I was given the opportunity to join a trip run by Intrepid I could not believe my luck. I knew it was going to be a destination that I would enjoy, but I was still blown away by the...

Majestic Myanmar

'Mingalabar!  - This beautiful greeting which means ‘auspiciousness’ is well suited to this fascinating country,' says Abbie, who has just returned from visiting Myanmar. 'Having been offered a place on this familiarisation trip with TransIndus back in February 2017,...

Treasures of Tuscany

Camilla reports here on her travels by train through Tuscany where fine art, food and wine were very much to the fore! 'Having lived in the southern hemisphere for the best part of the last decade my appetite for European culture has been left unsatisfied, now that it...

California for Families

Two weeks in northern California was never going to be enough time to do justice to this remarkable region of the USA but in August, Rob and his family endeavoured to cover as much ground as possible … ‘The first thing to remember when visiting San Francisco in August...

Canopy capers in Costa Rica

Camilla captures here her action-packed, often soaking-wet, wildlife-filled trip to Costa Rica where she and a group of UK travel consultants were kindly hosted by our friends at Distinctive America.  Our 11 hour flight with British Airways on the recently-introduced...

Sri Lanka in a Coconut Shell

Camilla writes about her trip to Sri Lanka where she enjoyed seeing the main highlights of the island ... and also had an impromptu glimpse inside a provincial hospital along the way! We got off to a delayed start spending an extra hour and a half at the gate at...

Seven Days in ‘Little Tibet’

Rob reports on his week travelling through the remote mountain region of Ladakh where he enjoyed wonderful hospitality amidst unparalleled panoramic scenery. Ladakh is a region of dramatic landscapes situated at the western end of the Tibetan Plateau and sandwiched...

Abbie’s Vietnamese Whirl

Visiting Vietnam had long been on Abbie's travel radar and she has now returned from a 12 day trip through the country starting in Hanoi before journeying south via Hoi An and Hue to  Saigon.  Here are her impressions of this very vital and vibrant nation. After...

Costa Rica: Coast to Coast

PURA VIDA!  Irene has just experienced the meaning of these two simple words whilst travelling through Costa Rica. From river-floating to rafting and canopy walkways to zip-lining, fine dining and coffee tasting – this is a country that caters for all tastes and ages....

Nepal – one year on from the earthquake

Namaste! Suzanne has just returned from one of her favourite countries – Nepal – to see at first hand how the country was doing after the devastating earthquake in April 2015. The main thing to project to everyone is Nepal is back in business! The trekking routes have...

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