Europe
By Hannah Jeffery

Europe’s best island hopping

From Ibiza’s barefoot Balearic beats to the castaway islands of Croatia or turquoise waters and ancient ruins of Greece and Turkey, summertime in Europe is all a boat island hopping.

Australasia
By Rachael Porter

A local’s guide to Adelaide

This time as part of our ‘Local Insider Series’ we asked Kate Beveridge, one of our Travel Experts down in Adelaide, to tell us everything we need to know about this little slice of Australia. Step out of the shadows Adelaide… it’s your time to shine!

Asia
By Rachael Porter

Top places to visit in Bali

A serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the 9 to 5. A way to blow off some steam after a hefty period of university deadlines and exams. A new and interesting culture. An island getaway. Bali offers all these things, and more.

Asia
By Guest Blogger

North Thailand vs south Thailand: which is best for you?

Ellie Quinn, influencer and travel blogger at The Wandering Quinn, is back from her trip to Thailand. We sent her on two Contiki tours to experience the different sides of island life, from soaking up the culture in the north to relaxing in tropical paradise in the south.

Australasia
By Georgina Birch

Binoculars at the ready! The 6 best spots for wildlife in Western Australia

From whale sharks to quokkas. Here’s a list of friendly animals you’ll want to meet in WA.

Europe
By Guest Blogger

What to do in Ireland: a month by month itinerary

Gwen Jones, our creative brochure manager, studied in Ireland ; so who better to tell us where to shove our stereotypes and take a ‘proper’ trip to Ireland than someone who lived and breathed the fresh (and slightly chilly) Irish air?

Australasia
By Guest Blogger

Australia working holiday visa: Western Australia

It was 2012; I had a fresh degree, great mates, a pretty decent wardrobe and job prospects (although I’d take that last one with a pinch of salt), but something wasn’t adding up. Enter, the Australian working holiday visa – I was off to start an adventure in Western Australia!

Asia
By Guest Blogger

10 reasons to book a Thailand tour with Contiki

We partnered up with Contiki recently to send Ellie Quinn, influencer and travel blogger of The Wandering Quinn on two separate tours of Thailand – lucky gal. She put together a list of 10 reasons travellers should consider their tours – buckets of alcohol and fried scorpions excluded.

Europe
By Rachael Porter

Top 10 cities to stay in Europe for under £40

We’re 40 this year, believe it or not (we use good anti-wrinkle cream) and to celebrate we’ve combed through all our hostel deals across Europe to piece together a list of cities that you can stay in for two nights for less than £40!

Latin America
By Kaja Zuvac-Graves

Wildlife spotting in South America

The budding David Attenborough’s will probably already know this, but for those that don’t: World Wildlife Day is on the 3rd of March. So we thought, what better way of celebrating than giving you the down-low on one of the most amazing regions for spotting wildlife… the captivating and inspiring lands of South America!