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Experience the best of New England

20 May 2024

Combining history, culture, and mountains, our New England self-drive holiday is an amazing trip, perfect for all year round, and when you choose to go will depend on what you want to experience. May and June are the best spring months, with gorgeous blooms and reliable warmer, drier weather – perfect for hiking. Summer is all about New England's rocky and white-sand beaches, while autumn is the most popular time because of the famous ‘fall foliage’. In winter, you can ski in Stowe and enjoy lots of winter activities in Mount Washington.

Explore the captivating country of Malaysia

20 May 2024

If, like us, you’ve been glued to your screen watching Race Across the World Season 4,  you may have been inspired by Episode 6,  when contestants had to make a 2000km journey ahead across Malaysia – a spellbinding part of South-east Asia that many travellers don’t know a huge amount about. We’ve showcased a couple of Malaysia tours that will really give you an idea about the fantastic sights and experiences that await you there.

Explore extraordinary lands from Canada to India with APT

20 May 2024

Celebrating an incredible 95 years in operation, family-owned brand APT is an absolute go-to for touring and cruising all over the world. Whether you choose one of its bestsellers such as the following two Canada and Canada–Alaska itineraries, or if you try out one of its exciting new Small Group Journeys, such as those in north and south India. APT is focused on meaningful connections with local culture, food, and people, travelling in small groups made up of no more than 16, and staying in intimate, characterful accommodation.

Journey from the Big Apple to blissful Barbados

20 May 2024

With easy onward connections from New York City to the Caribbean, a two-centre holiday blending the urban delights of one of the world’s most exciting and ever-changing cities with the tropical-island enchantments of Barbados is a winning combination. Think world-class culture and shopping followed by blissful beach life, diving and other water sports, and lots of that famous Bajan hospitality – the perfect mix!

Travel Counsellors explore Sri Lanka

20 May 2024

Our Travel Counsellors hand-pick the very best holidays for your needs based on their own personal experiences, together with their combined insider knowledge of hotels, resorts, and destinations. Recently, a group of them were were lucky enough to head off on a fabulous trip to gorgeous Sri Lanka, where they had the privilege of staying in one of our favourite properties there, Cape Weligama. This allowed them to truly get a feel for what this standout property can offer our guests, as well as discover why Sri Lanka is such a great holiday destination, mixing culture, immersion in nature, and relaxation.

Set sail on a European Adventure with Princess Cruises

14 May 2024

Imagine gliding across the azure waters, arriving in a new port each morning - your gateway to cultures rich with history, cities bustling with life, quaint villages, and beaches that look like they've been lifted straight from a postcard. This isn't just any travel experience; it's a 2026 European sailing with Princess Cruises, where every sailing has been crafted to show you the best of Europe.

Discover the magic of Singapore for families

14 May 2024

Singapore, a city-state known for its futuristic skyline, lush green spaces, and cultural tapestry, is a treasure trove of experiences for families. Whether you're luxury travellers seeking exclusive experiences or a family looking to make beautiful memories together, Singapore offers an array of attractions that cater to every age and interest. Here’s why Singapore should be your next family holiday destination.

Family adventures in the Maldives with Sun Siyam

13 May 2024

Escape to a world where turquoise waters meet sapphire skies and where luxury knows no bounds. If you’re looking for your next out-of-this-world family escape, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi and Sun Siyam Olhuveli, both nestled in the heart of the Maldives, invite you to experience an unparalleled slice of paradise. These two jewels of the Sun Siyam Group are more than just resorts; they are the place where you and your loved ones can enjoy time together in the most stunning surroundings.

An Arctic adventure through Norway with HX Hurtigruten Expeditions

13 May 2024

Three thrilling bespoke experiences are included in Hurtigruten’s glorious new Arctic Norway itinerary, which offers something quite distinct from its existing cruises. These are Day to Dusk – Flames and Flavours, an immersion in the polar night around a bonfire with Norwegian snacks at a natural landing site; Into the Night: Dinner at the Museum, an exclusive evening event combining local heritage and cuisine; and Nordic Sauna and Polar Plunge, with the quintessential Scandinavian experience followed by a leap into the icy waters of the Arctic – a fantastic way to get a blast of serotonin.