Travel Diaries

From personal trips to work-related jaunts – here,
you can read about our travel experiences.

We really do our homework: the team are constantly
exploring the places we think you'd like to go.

It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it...



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Spotlight on: The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon

During the summer, I embarked upon a trip to Mid and North Wales to explore the attractions and hotels there that are popular with our clients. I personally find these recce trips really useful in my role as Tour Coordinator, because it means I know more accurately what I am...

Laura Edwards

By Laura Edwards

10th Oct 2019

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Vistas and history in northern Cyprus

The month of May saw me head out to the northern part of Cyprus in search of fresh itinerary ideas for our clients. I love to be able to offer more off-the-beaten-track destinations to our groups so that they can enjoy wonderful areas of the world without the crowds, and...

Tony Flanagan

By Tony Flanagan

20th Sep 2019


4 minute read

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Milan – an art lover’s dream

As Italy’s second city, Milan’s reputation as an economic powerhouse and a hub for fashion and design is inescapable. Heavily developed during the post-war period, the city is associated with modernity and rationalist architecture. Its status as a centre for business and finance is reiterated by the fast pace of...

Jo Blair

By Jo Blair

16th Sep 2019

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Puglia’s particular charm

I love Italy: its culture, its climate, its scenery and of course, its cuisine. So, it’s always a pleasure for me to explore an area of Italy that I’ve not been to before, and in this case, Puglia certainly did not disappoint. Looking at Italy’s boot-like shape, Puglia is located...

Tony Flanagan

By Tony Flanagan

6th Sep 2019


5 minute read

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Uncorking the delights of La Rioja

To many people, Spain’s province of La Rioja is immediately synonymous with its full and fruity red wine. Indeed, the wine culture of the area is the main attraction for many of its visitors – wine has been produced here since Roman times, and today there are over 500 wineries...

Jackie Cook

By Jackie Cook

26th Apr 2019


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Escaping the crowds on a Venice city break

The unique city of Venice must surely be on everyone’s wish list of cities to visit at least once in their lifetime. A logic-defying marvel built on more than one hundred small islands in the Venetian Lagoon, this city of canals and bridges has to be seen to be believed...

Andy Wenham

By Andy Wenham

8th Feb 2019


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Beautiful Budapest: a perfect weekend break

Although I absolutely love exploring with my children – whether on a holiday, a weekend away or a day trip – our trip to Budapest was that rare treat: a child-free break. I have wanted to visit Budapest for some time, drawn by images of its stunning skyline and its...

Tracey Howes

By Tracey Howes

30th Jan 2019


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Exploring the atmospheric towns of Portugal’s Silver Coast

My favourite kind of places to visit are those that achieve that fine balance of being vibrant and upbeat, yet remaining friendly and welcoming: I find this creates a unique, lovely and memorable atmosphere. I was delighted to discover these very qualities on my trip to Portugal, which was based...

Lisa Starr

By Lisa Starr

14th Jan 2019


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Uncovering secrets and authenticity in Italy’s Imagna Valley

Northern Italy is well known and much-visited thanks to its beautiful landscapes and the stunning lakes that sit in the Lombardy region. However, despite the hordes of tourists that flock to the sparkling waters of Lake Como (and rightly so, for it is beautiful), it’s surprisingly easy to get off...

Tony Flanagan

By Tony Flanagan

10th Jan 2019

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