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Getting to know Antarctica

Your travel list looks a bit like this:

Australia ✅

New Zealand ✅

Asia ✅

…. so where should you go next?

With temperatures that average around -10°C Antarctica might not be the first place that comes to mind when you are planning your next adventure but with it’s breathtaking landscape and local inhabitants of penguins this is a place that should not be overlooked.  If you need to brush up on your Antarctica knowledge then look no further, G Adventures share their fun facts.

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Feel the chill and meet the locals

Brrrr is it cold in here or is that just me? Things are about to get chilly as we take you on a trip to the North and South Pole. An adventure to the Arctic or Antarctica will stay with you for a lifetime. Both landscapes are truly breath-taking and like nowhere else on the planet. In these climates you never know what will happen; one day you could be trekking past penguins and the next catching a glimpse of polar bears hunting.Join the MS Expedition and give David Attenborough a run for his money!

Wrap up warm and get ready to feel the chill…

Love at first sight


Image: G Adventures

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12 Weird and Wonderful Drinks from around the world

Supping the local brew is one of the true joys of travelling, be it a cold Chang on the beaches of Koh Samui, a green tea on the Great Wall or taking part in a traditional Kava ceremony in Fiji. But at what point do you draw the line?

Read on for our list of 12, good, bad and downright odd drinks from around the world…if you dare.

Image from Flickr courtesy of melanie

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12 Super Travel Deals to Make Summer 2014 the Best Yet!

There are so many reasons to celebrate right now. First and foremost being because summer is just round the corner, eeeek! And number two, we have so many amazing travel deals to help you get out there and make the most of the best time of the year, that you literally will not know what to do with yourself.

Rather handy then, that I’ve taken the liberty of searching out our 12 best summer travel deals and packaging them up all lovely and neatly for you in this one blog post.

These offers are 12 absolute crackers that will all enhance your summer to legendary status. All you need to do is pick one (and work out what to spend your giant saving on…)

Sailing deals in Europe

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21 Travel Expert Tips for Planning a Round the World Trip

Planning a round the world trip that you will remember forever is one of the most exciting things you will ever do. The planning stages are almost as much a part of the experience as actually living it, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t daunting.

There’s a lot to consider, lots of choices to make, and lots of things you shouldn’t forget. Luckily, we’re experts in putting together these types of trips and have a huge team of people – all travellers themselves – who are here to help you. It’s why they do what they do. They’ve been there, done that, and they’re enthusiastic about sharing their own knowlege and experience with you, and wannabe travellers just like you.

Don’t forget you can visit any of our stores all over the UK, at any time, to talk travelling with any of our Travel Experts, but, to give you a little head start with your plans, I’ve grilled a selection of them for their top tips to get you started.

Speak to the locals and embrace new cultures as much as possible.

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