Adventure in Western Canada: Vancouver

Maple leaves, uninterrupted snow, mounties. We’ve all heard the Canadian stereotypes. But that’s all they are – sweeping observations that barely provide a snapshot of this vast country. The truth is: nothing can prepare you for the sheer beauty and scale of what Canada … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

Rocky Mountaineer to Launch Revamped GoldLeaf Service

Picture this: you’re chugging through some of the richest mountain landscapes in the world, surrounded by delicious Canadian wine and a la carte cuisine, with the prospect of a possible bear, moose or elk sighting ahead… This is the Rocky Mountaineer’s soul-stirring GoldLeaf Service … Continue reading

June 21, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

Behind the Scenes of Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer with Chef JP

The Rocky Mountaineer makes many a bucket list – whether you’re retired and looking to splurge, on a honeymoon, celebrating a special occasion or simply planning the trip of a lifetime. But what really goes on behind the scenes of this Canadian icon? What lengths do … Continue reading

June 19, 2017 by Alexandra Gregg

8 Reasons Maine Should Be on Your Bucket List

With 52 states to choose from, it’s hard to pick a favourite. That being said, Maine, in the north-east corner of North America, does have an awful lot going for it; a landscape that varies from craggy coastlines to freshwater lakes and forested mountains, … Continue reading

April 25, 2017 by Emma Brisdion

The Best Movie Locations to Visit in the USA

Movie references are all over the USA. In fact, visiting certain places like New York or Los Angeles can often feel as if you’re stepping onto a real life movie set. And sometimes, you may just be! Not all of the USA’s movie sets are … Continue reading

August 9, 2016 by Lauren Burvill

9 Things to Know About the Calgary Stampede

Every July for 10 days, a troop of fringe-clad, Stetson-wearing tourists, locals and performers come together to celebrate western culture at its very best. Often dubbed the “greatest outdoor show on earth”, Canada‘s Calgary Stampede is a hodgepodge of entertainment, rides and of course, a … Continue reading

June 7, 2016 by Alexandra Gregg

Top 10 Reasons to Book with Flight Centre

Whether you’re thinking of booking a tailor-made holiday to Australia to mark that special occasion, a short break to Europe with your family, or a couples’ beach Escape to the Maldives, our Travel Experts have the knowledge and expertise to create a trip that … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 by Flight Centre UK

7 of the World’s Craziest Zip-Lines

Hold on to your harness! Fast, long, and with utterly awesome views, these zip-lines just shot to the top of your bucket list. Terrifying or terrific? You decide… Louisville Mega Cavern, USA BEST FOR: Underground adventure The world’s only fully underground zip-line, Louisville Mega … Continue reading

January 6, 2016 by Hazel Plush

Behind the Scenes of Canada’s Rocky Mountaineer with Train Manager David Aboud

Traversing Western Canada – Vancouver, Banff, Jasper, Whistler, Quesnel – and now Seattle, the Rocky Mountaineer is one of the most iconic train journeys out there. Before you take a ride on the rails, we’ve been talking to the man who runs the show … Continue reading

July 10, 2015 by Alexandra Gregg

Adventure in Western Canada: Jasper & Banff

Having departed Vancouver two days prior, Alexandra Gregg continues her journey across Western Canada – keeping a keen eye out for bears in particular… Jubilant about Jasper We rolled off the Rocky Mountaineer (literally rolled, having been stuffed with fine food) into the time-warp … Continue reading

June 26, 2015 by Alexandra Gregg