Our blogs are another way to find out more of the destinations and experiences you might want to consider when you're travelling.

This library of stories, articles and observations are written by our travellers, consultants, people we work with in destinations, and travel journalists.
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Urban Escapes

Cities don’t always spring to mind when thinking of holidays, yet many are worth more than a passing glance on a stopover en-route to your main destination.

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I glanced at the odometer as I sped downhill on my bike this morning and saw that I’d reached the heady speed of 20mph.

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Toilet Tales and Dung Beetles!

In terms of wildlife experiences it hardly ranks up there with viewing a tiger a few feet in front of you or watching hundreds of wildebeest stampede across the African plains, but it does rate as a close encounter.

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A Private Safari in Tanzania

My itinerary told me I would be met at Kilimanjaro Airport by my driver/guide and his 4x4 safari vehicle who would remain with me for the duration of my trip.

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My first trip to Botswana, by Luke (14 yrs)

Luke Marks, 14 yrs, travelled with his mum Amanda Marks, director of Tribes Travel, on a research trip in late May.

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My first night on a ‘posh’ safari

My last safari experience in Tanzania was 10 years ago, when I was that bit younger and a bit more gung ho! We stayed in dome tents in sleeping bags in public campsites, and loved the experience of hearing zebra munching grass outside as we slept (or at least tried to!).

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Try Something New!

Plucking up the courage to try something new can be a very liberating experience You don’t need to push your body to the limits or leap into space and fall back to Earth (although those work for some, and I have to admit the tandem skydive, complete with broken arm, was one of the most exciting things I’ve ever done).

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Celebration Holidays

Having recently celebrated a ‘special’ birthday with a long weekend break, and with my parents-in-law soon to enjoy a Golden Wedding cruise, it’s clear that holidays play an important role in helping us celebrate special occasions.

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Star Spotting

I’ve been enjoying some wonderful star spotting of late Not the celebratory version (there aren’t many of those in my small Suffolk village), but the celestial sort.

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Tigers – Some Good Big Cat News

When the latest tiger census figures for India, home to about 70% of the world’s tiger population, were announced at the beginning of the year, they revealed an increase of 30% over the last 4 years, up to 2,226 individuals.

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What I LOVE in February

At this time of the year, with love hearts and red roses everywhere you look, it’s hard not to think about love.

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Peru – Chachapoyas and the fortress of Kuelap

As we trudged the last few steps to summit the lofty ridge, Alfredo, my guide, noted casually that all a man needed here in Chachapoyas was a machete, Wellingtons and a horse.

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Travel and tips from southern Tanzania

Our adventure started after an outline plan of a driving holiday in France fell by the wayside  We thought about where we could go and Safari was soon floated as an idea.

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How to start your day in the Andes

Before we left for Peru, we asked Paul about altitude sickness "Very few people get it," he said. "And the best bet to help avoid it is coca tea.

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The threat of global climate change on Aardvarks

The following excellent article about aardvarks was written by our friends at Tswalu, a luxury lodge in South Africa’s Kalahari.

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