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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...

Rob’s Sri Lanka family adventure

Rob and his family visited Sri Lanka over the Easter period and enjoyed heatwave temperatures whilst travelling along the south and recently re-opened north-east coast before heading inland to explore the cultural splendours of Polunnaruwa and Sigirya. Rob writes: ...

Irene’s pre-Christmas chill-out in Lapland

What a difference a few degrees make… Irene has just returned from Swedish Lapland and with several layers and a very warm hat enjoyed even the lowest temperature of minus 29C! Our trip started off in Lulea - the gateway to superb winter wonderland adventures,...

Colours of Colombia

In October Rob made a 9-day journey through Colombia kindly hosted by adventure specialists ‘Dragoman’.  Travelling on a purpose-built overland truck along with 18 other travel consultants from various worldwide travel agencies, he reports here on his impressions of...

Delhi, Rajasthan & Agra

Abbie reports on her whirlwind week in Northern India where she was kindly hosted by Exodus along with seven other travel consultants from the UK and Ireland.  It was quite a packed programme as you’ll see … ‘We flew overnight with Jet Airways and arrived into Delhi...

Atlantic Canada

Back from a trip organised by the Canadian Tourist Board Irene is charmed by Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island: From the moment you step onto PEI you feel life is celebrated at a different pace here. Rolling green hills, red cliffs and small-town charm promise...

Enchanted by Ecuador

Abbie is back from her 10 day tour of Ecuador with great memories of its picturesque colonial centres, Amazonian rainforest, stunning Andean scenery and cloud forests.  She travelled with a group of other travel consultants hosted by Sunvil Latin America.  Here's her...

Time to Look at the Moon: Sharon Prosser’s travel odyssey

Sharon Prosser has recently returned from an amazing 6 month tour of Indonesia, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Borneo, Australia and Japan. Whilst she travelled she wrote regular postings to her 'Time to Look at the Moon' blog which we think is one of the...

Rob in Ethiopia

Rob has just returned from a whirlwind week in Ethiopia where he travelled courtesy of Exodus and in the company of 7 other travel trade colleagues on a fact-finding mission.  With limited time but with the aid of 3 internal flights to get between the key locations...

Of Mountains and Mud….

One of our regular clients, Geordie Taylor recently returned from the Rwenzori Mountains where he summited the 5109m Margherita Peak, the highest mountain in Uganda. He wrote us an epic 5000 word account of his trip! We have (severely) abridged his piece for the blog,...

Indochina June 2014

At the end of June Nomadic Travel received a place on a fabulous educational trip to Vietnam and Cambodia  and Irene was chosen to visit these magnificent destinations. The trip was hosted by Travel Indochina and locally their brilliant Western and local guides...

Passionate for Paxos

Rob was honoured to be awarded AITO's 'Shining Star Award' at the annual AITO Specialist Agents Conference in January.  He won a holiday to Greece (courtesy of award sponsors Sunvil / GIC) and he has just returned from Paxos where he and his family stayed for a week...

Happily lost in Lisbon

I’m Pippa and I’m more than a little excited to have joined the Nomadic Travel team. Just before I started work in March, I nipped off for a short break to Lisbon. An old school friend of mine lives in Cambridge and travelled from Stansted to meet me there, whilst I...

Northern Lights in Iceland

In December I was very lucky to be invited to join an Explore short tour to Iceland. 2012-14 happens to be peak season known as “Solar Maximum” and plentiful and spectacular displays of the famous Northern Lights – on most traveler’s ‘bucket list – are predicted....

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