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Beyond Bali

Despite Indonesia being made up of an astonishing 17,000 islands, a huge number of visitors focus exclusively on Bali. While Bali has a great deal to offer travellers, from ancient temples and glistening rice terraces to thick jungle and paradise beaches, there is so much more to Indonesia than this one island alone. We have more »

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Bhutan Festival

Beautiful Bhutan

There is nothing quite like the peaceful and colourful country that is Bhutan.  Here, our Asia Specialist Cherylle tells us why this magical Himalayan kingdom blew her away. Bhutan is a place of gorgeous open valleys which are home to the black neck crane and many other wonderful bird life…the beauty of this country is 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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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: mountain 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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Black bear

Top 3 places to visit on Vancouver Island

We are really excited to have recently welcomed back Canada onto our portfolio. With abundant wildlife, spectacular landscapes and wonderful cities, there is so much to discover there. We asked Paul, our Canada specialist, to name his top three must-sees on Vancouver Island. There is a lot more to Vancouver Island than you think, whilst the more »

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