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Pack like a Polar Explorer

Reindeer are perfectly adapted to the arctic and don't need to pack!Reindeer are perfectly adapted to the arctic and don't need to pack!

So you have got your cruise to the polar regions booked! Now it's time for the next part of the adventure, planning and packing like a polar explorer. So what do you need for your expedition?

Why not start by following our quick guide on how to pack like an explorer?

First there are three essentials we believe everyone, when travelling anywhere abroad, needs and though this may sound obvious, you would be surprised how many people forget them! They are: your tickets, your passport and your money. These three things mean you will get to your destination and have the flexibility to buy what you need en route or when you get there!

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30. August 2016 by James Walker

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Azoreans Put the P in Party!

Christmas, in the Azores, was traditionally a time when locals would make liqueurs, cakes and sweets and invite neighbours around to taste the fruit of their labours. As the drinks were made in honour of the baby Jesus, their pouring was referred to as "O Menino Mija" - the baby Jesus passing water!

Although homemade liqueurs are no longer a key feature of Christmas traditions here, Azoreans still invite friends and relatives to their homes to participate in "O Menino Mija" by enjoying a drink and a piece of Christmas cake!

Discover Azorean traditions for yourself, when you travel with us to these wonderful volcanic islands.

25. November 2014 by James Walker

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Kermit Yourself to a Trip to Madagascar!

A new species of tree frog has been found in Madagascar by a student from the University of Bristol. The 'boophis ankarafensis' was identified by Samuel Penny during a student trip to the Sahamalaza Peninsula of Madagascar to study amphibians and the noises they make.

The frog is described as green with red speckles across its head and back. Adult males are around 24mm long and females 29mm long.

To see Madagascar's amazingly diverse creatures for yourself, plan your Mighty Fine trip to this magical island today!


14. November 2014 by James Walker

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To Infinity and Beyond!

Any luxury hotel worth its salt has an infinity pool. There’s something oh so magical about the water reaching out to the horizon, it’s as if you could swim forever. Yet, as always, where man follows, nature has gone before – the natural infinity pools of the Azorean island of Sao Miguel are simply stunning!

The Caldeira Velha is a remote attraction, accessed by a rainforest path. Here a warm waterfall cascades into a creek, creating a picture perfect infinity pool. More...

11. November 2014 by James Walker

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Ploughing His Own Furrow in Iceland

Many of us long to tour Iceland – indeed, with the stunning scenery, amazing natural attractions and fabulous geological wonders here, it’s the perfect destination for a self drive holiday. But where most of us would opt for a comfortable hire car to get out and about in Iceland, retired theatre technician Reiner Huttasch is exploring the country on his 54 year old Buhler tractor!

Expecting to spend around six weeks in the country - travelling at just 20mph and sleeping in a self-built mobile home he tows behind his tractor - Reiner’s trip through Iceland is just one leg of a much longer journey through Germany, Denmark, the UK, Belgium and France. More...

17. October 2014 by James Walker

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