A Costa Rica roller coaster ride

Sunset Esterillos Beach

Costa Rica is popular for group tours, but is a self drive holiday a viable alternative? Cathy Bartrop hit the road to find out….

Not In The Guidebooks

Not in the Guidebooks offer authentic experiential sustainable travel designed and delivered by local hosts. Whether you’re looking for a single day experience, a mini break or a longer experiential we have experiences to immerse you in the culture, get you off the beaten track or […]…

Airedale Tours

Airedale Tours are award-winning tour operators, specialising in quality, tailor-made tours. Our tours are designed with you in mind, so let us whisk you away to one of our wonderful destinations. We have over 35 years of experience and believe we have perfected creating tours to […]…

Rainbow Tours

At Rainbow, we love the natural world as much as you do. As specialists in travel to Africa, Latin America and Madagascar, we know where to go to get you as close to nature as possible – as respectfully as possible. Dig deep into natural wonders, […]…

Saga Holidays

Saga Holidays

At Saga we know a thing or two about creating exceptional holidays – and whatever type of traveller you are we have the perfect one for you. Plus, we take care of all the finer details, making sure you can enjoy every single moment of your […]…

Chilean Fjords

What you will see is some of the most extraordinary sights the world has to offer….

Captivating Costa Rica with Star Clippers

Whether you’ve got your head in the clouds in the forest or you’re standing aloft on Star Clipper’s crow’s nest, Costa Rica is certainly big on natural highs….


For the past 21 incredible years, AmaWaterways has been offering unparalleled river cruise experiences with 28 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile […]…

A wedding in Colombia, June 2022

Trip to Colombia South America for Callum’s wedding 1-18th June 2022. As our flight out was a 06:20 take off on Thursday 2nd June we opted for a night at the Sofitel, Terminal 5, Heathrow. This let us drop our bags off the day before and made for a less stressful start to the Thursday. […]…

Come feel the love on a Princess cruise. You’ll enjoy the MedallionClass experience others simply can’t, and it’s exclusively for everyone. Visit incredible destinations and be involved in the best experiences around each one of them.

Experience more with Princess and connect effortlessly with the world around you, spend time away with loved ones, take a moment for yourself, and fall in love with your holiday of a lifetime, every time.

With over 20 years of experience, Wendy Wu Tours has mastered the art of creating exceptional, fully inclusive tours which showcase the very best of each destination.

Each tour is led by a world-class guide, who will highlight the very best of their homeland, and includes authentic cultural experiences so you are not just seeing the sights, but truly immersing yourself in local life.

Say hello to ease at sea. Ambassador’s purpose is simple: they want to inspire every guest to experience authentic cruising, effortlessly and sustainably. Passionate about protecting our oceans and destinations, their ships comply with the highest industry emission standards and there is no single-use plastic on board.

On your voyage, you will receive the warmest of welcomes from the Ambassador community as you sail upon the friendliest ships afloat.

This is a global co-operative co-owned by local partners using real local experts and guides, which supports local communities, environments and wildlife. It offers travellers quirky places to stay, activity holidays and learning experiences. Not In The Guidebooks gets travellers off the beaten track into local culture with day experiences and longer, immersive adventures.

From wild wellness breaks in Wales to painting in Portugal, sustainable adventures in Mauritius to food safaris in Brazil, this is immersive, exciting travel.

Seabourn’s five intimate ships carry guests to the heart of great cities, exclusive yacht harbours and secluded coves around the world, while two new purpose-built expedition ships will combine exhilarating adventures in remote destinations with the sophisticated amenities of the world’s finest resorts at sea.

From the luxury of all suite accommodations to complimentary fine wines and spirits, and a no tipping policy, Seabourn exemplifies the definition of travelling well.