5 Reasons to Visit Cuba NOW

For the past 15 years, I’ve had a dream to visit Cuba and, with my own eyes, see this iconic island that is frozen in time. Cuba, the largest island in the Caribbean, has hardly changed since the Cuban Revolution of 1959, led by … Continue reading

March 17, 2017 by Giulia Mulè

The Coolest Things to Do in Tokyo

As a city with over 13 million inhabitants and almost 150 skyscrapers, Tokyo rewards those who do their research. Its best sushi can be hidden behind a curtain, or a buzzing beer scene can be found down a dark laneway. To experience the city’s true … Continue reading

February 7, 2017 by Lauren Burvill

California Wine Regions: Napa vs Sonoma

Choosing the right wine is a thing of great importance – especially in a grape-loving country like the USA. Indeed, Napa and Sonoma are actually the second-most visited attractions in California after Disneyland. But how do you know which is better? Which valley produces … Continue reading

July 22, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

Discovering Palenque: Mexico’s Lost City

The path narrowed as it wound through the undergrowth, skirting tangled roots and tracing the course of slender Mexican jungle streams. The heat and the humidity were energy-sapping, but I pressed on, snatching lungfuls of heavy, wet air and wiping the emulsion of sweat and … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 by Thomas Rees

Sailing Vietnam’s Halong Bay

The sweat trickled down my back as my heart beat faster. I could feel a dozen pairs of eyes boring into me, watching me; waiting. ‘It’s not even that high up,’ I told myself, ‘you can do it’. And so, I gulped in a … Continue reading

June 9, 2016 by Angela Griffin

Why You Should Tour South America with G Adventures

Everyone knows it but not everyone likes to admit it: travel can sometimes be a bit daunting. Of course, exploring Panama, tramping Peru’s Inca Trail or venturing into the Costa Rican jungle is exciting, but you also need to have your wits about you. … Continue reading

May 27, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

9 Reasons Why You Should Travel with Topdeck

Are you itching to discover Croatia’s terracotta landscapes? Take a road trip around Italy? Or embark on an unforgettable adventure across Spain? Topdeck Travel can turn your adventure dreams into a reality – as I discovered when I travelled with them earlier this year. … Continue reading

May 26, 2016 by Tom Grapes

The Day I Fell in Love with Kanchanaburi

When an itinerary promises sun, sea, sand and all the food you can eat, the level of excitement and expectation is set to maximum. And, when the destination is Thailand, everything is turned up one more notch. Thoughts of wondering in awe at historical … Continue reading

May 20, 2016 by Tom Grapes

Dream Travel Jobs: Tour Curator Tom Grapes

Choosing the best tours and travel experiences around the globe is a pretty cushty job, especially when you love adventure holidays. We reckon Flight Centre’s Tom Grapes (who does exactly that!) has it made – which is exactly why we wanted to put him … Continue reading

January 12, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

Insider Secrets: Life as an Intrepid Travel Guide

Chris Godrich’s usual ‘day at the office’ can be hard to predict. From finding a goat in his Mongolian ger, to waiting out a sandstorm in the middle of the Gobi Desert, to looking up at the stars above Wadi Rum in Jordan; every working … Continue reading

November 13, 2015 by Helen Winter