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Winter in Chile

From the dramatic desert landscapes of the Atacama to the icy peaks of Patagonia, Chile is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in South America. Imagine guest Lee Adamson travelled there with his wife Hilary during Chile’s recent winter. Despite the cold weather, the welcome was warm and the views to die for. more »

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Quirky Japan

The birthplace of manga, anime and karaoke, Japan has a number of quirky cultural exports that are now popular worldwide. Here are a few of the weird and wonderful crazes to hail from Japanese pop culture… 1. Manga and anime Manga are popular comics across Japan and are read by people of all ages, both male more »

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Oman: The destination with it all

We are delighted to have recently added Oman to our selection of tailor-made tours. Oman is the destination everyone is talking about, and with so much to offer; abundant culture, spectacular landscapes, fascinating cities and a stunning coastline, it is easy to see why. Middle East expert, Bjorn, tells us why now is the time more »

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A Q&A with Manda Bay

Manda Bay sits on a secluded peninsula on Manda Island, off the coast of Lamu, Kenya. Surrounded by incredible coral gardens, long sandy beaches and dense woodland, the area is home to a fantastically diverse selection of wildlife. We caught up with co-owner Fuzz Dyer to find out what sets the hotel apart. As the co-owner of more »

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Top 6 places to visit in Tokyo

Constantly changing and confronting normality, Tokyo is the world’s ultimate metropolis and will impress, confuse and amaze even the most seasoned of travellers. We would recommend having at least one full day with a guide to get you started. With no real centre, Tokyo is made up of distinct smaller districts that have real substance and more »

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On safari in India

Think of safari and our minds immediately wander to the African plains, to thundering wildebeest, towering giraffes and frolicking zebra. Yet, tracking animals in the wild takes on a whole new meaning in India says Asia expert, Cherylle, after a recent trip spent exploring its wildlife rich national parks.  For me, a trip to Central India has more »

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