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Take to the water

From expedition cruising in Antarctica to drifting down Asia’s many waterways, or staying on a houseboat on the Zambezi, getting out on the water really does give you a totally unique perspective on a new destination. Here are a few of our favourite boats around the world… M/V Sea Spirit, Antarctica Experience the hauntingly beautiful more »

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Wildlife encounters

Top wildlife encounters

There’s nothing we love more than watching wild animals going about their lives, unfazed by our temporary passing in their world. From the sounds of their calls to their quirky mannerisms and even at times their unique scent, tracking down wildlife requires you to have all your senses engaged. To celebrate World Wildlife Day, we’ve more »

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Green Costa Rica

Green Costa Rica

Costa Rica is often referred to as the green jewel of Central America, not only for its misty cloud forests and jungle-fringed coastline, but for its exceptional eco credentials too. As we become increasingly aware of our environmental responsibility and the need to reduce our carbon footprint, Costa Rica has emerged as a leading light more »

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Kumano Kodo

Hiking Japan’s Kumano Kodo Trail

Our Asia Specialist Pete tells us about one of the highlights of his recent trip to Japan. Having already ticked off the country’s main highlights on a previous visit, he was eager to escape the usual tourist spots and venture to a lesser-visited part of the country. Returning to Japan for the second time, I more »

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The insider: mountian gorilla conservation

In 2018, mountain gorillas were reclassified from critically endangered to endangered, and the latest census showed their population had exceeded 1,000 for the first time in decades. We caught up with Ian Redmond who worked alongside the famous conservationist Dian Fossey, and is now a leading world specialist in gorillas. When did you know that more »

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Medellin graffiti

Medellin: a city transformed

On a recent trip to Colombia, it was Medellin that really captured the attention of our Latin America Specialist Simon. Made famous for all the wrong reasons, thanks to its shady past that was brought into the limelight in Narcos, Medellin is a city that has not always been at the top of travellers’ hot lists. more »

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