News Tips and Trivia

We’re always on the lookout for topical news related to travel – particularly our variety – fun adventures! So this is the spot for our travel news and tips, a bit of fun travel trivia and updates on the many travel competitions we run.

Stopping wildlife poachers in their tracks in Africa

  Lion, elephant and rhino – three of Africa’s majestic Big Five are all in increasing danger of extinction due to prevalence of wildlife poaching across the continent. The African Lion and Environmental Research Trust (ALERT) tells us this week about … Continue reading

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Best places to visit in July

  The tenth part in a twelve part series on the best places to visit when. July is all about the glamorous coastline and offshore islands of Croatia, sunny days and balmy evenings island hopping in Greece, nesting season in Galapagos … Continue reading

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Best places to visit in June

  The ninth part in a twelve part series on the best places to visit when. June is all about the wonderful wildlife and stunning landscapes of Namibia, the Roman ruins and sublime coastline of Turkey, the sandy beaches and azure waters of … Continue reading

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48 hours in Saint Petersburg

  Having recently returned from Russia after travelling on our 6 day Vodka Shot tour, travel writer and photographer Ngaire Ackerley tells us about her short but sweet 48 hours in St Petersburg, the City of the Tsars and Russia’s … Continue reading

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Adventure in Borneo

  After spending a week or so exploring the sights and delights of Borneo you may have some extra time on your hands and are wondering how to make the most of your time – whether you are an active … Continue reading

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Uncover North Korea

  There’s something about North Korea – Asia’s rogue state, that has the inquisitive traveller thoroughly intrigued and keen to discover its hidden attractions of communist-style statues, historic monuments, ancient temples, halls of treasures and stunning mountain scenery.  With just a couple thousand … Continue reading

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Trekking in Sapa, Vietnam

  Originally established as a hill station by the French in 1922, Sapa has quickly become one of northern Vietnam’s most popular tourist destinations. With gorgeous scenery of cascading rice paddies and mountains carpeted with lush vegetation, Sapa is the … Continue reading

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Thirteen is a lucky number for lion conservation in Africa

  It might be unlucky for some, but 13 is definitely a winning number for the lions of the Dambwa release pride in the Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in southern Zambia. Part of the African Lion and Environmental Research Trust’s (ALERT) … Continue reading

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Discover Chiang Mai, Thailand

  Situated in the picturesque foothills of northern Thailand, Chiang Mai is an enticing mix of natural beauty, modern city and historic architecture. Fancy boutique hotels rub shoulders with centuries-old pagodas and temples, remnants of the city’s legacy as an ancient … Continue reading

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Best places to visit in May

  The eighth part in a twelve part series on the best places to visit when. May is all about biblical monuments and cosmopolitan cities in Israel, ancient ruins and colonial architecture in Peru, hand-rolled cigars and vintage cars in Cuba, and … Continue reading

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