A little inspiration...

Let us light the spark of an idea to your perfect getaway. Read our articles filled with destination ideas, trips and tips all written by our experts.
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Introducing our app: myTC

26 June 2019

Your Travel Counsellor in app form! We know how important your Travel Counsellor is to you for all of your travel plans.

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Explore the world in luxury with Air Canada

10 December 2019

One of the most frequently asked questions that travellers ask when booking the air portion of a holiday or business trip is “Is a cabin upgrade worth it?”.


With different airlines a cabin upgrade varies so we asked Air Canada in Ireland what the difference was between their cabin products, in case you can decide if you fancy a little extra luxury on your next trip to Canada or the Americas.

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Wellness Brochure

10 December 2019

Our brand-new wellness brochure is now out, featuring some of the finest hotels, resorts and cruises across the globe that will boost mind, body and soul through activities, mindfulness, meditation and a focus on nutrition.

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January's hottest beach destinations

06 December 2019

Banish those winter blues and jet off to soak up some sun on one of the most fabulous stretches of beach on earth. Swap your scarf for a sarong, woolly hat for a wetsuit and leave the snow behind as you get ready to lie on the sand at one of January’s hottest beach destinations.

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Relaxation and wellness onboard Celebrity Edge

10 December 2019

One of the newest ships in the Celebrity Cruises fleet, the ground-breaking Celebrity Edge is transforming the concept of modern luxury and enhancing it in every way possible; the result being a truly stunning ship that has set the tone for the future of contemporary 5* cruising.

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Honeymoon Brochure

10 December 2019

Welcome to our honeymoon and wedding brochure, showcasing some of the uttermost beautiful places in the world to celebrate one of the most joyous occasions of your life. Join us as we discover stunning cities, serene islands, sparkling seascapes and magical snowy landscapes found within the fabulous destinations we offer across the globe.

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Seven Worlds, One Planet: discovering the continents

06 December 2019

This Sunday sees the conclusion of Sir David Attenborough’s new series: “Seven Worlds, One Planet”, in which the legendary presenter takes us on a journey across each of the seven continents, demonstrating the natural diversity that exists between them and highlighting the importance of preserving these beautiful ecosystems.

Here at Travel Counsellors we believe that travel should be done sustainably so that people can experience the wonders of the world whilst maintaining them for future generations. Here’s a sustainable travel experience from each continent to inspire your next adventure.

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Celebrate Rocky Mountaineer’s 30th anniversary

06 December 2019

In 2020, Rocky Mountaineer celebrates 30 amazing years of service, wonder, and spirit of exploration! Join them on board for this special anniversary year to experience an adventure you won’t soon forget. Onboard the luxurious coach, you’ll meet people from all over the globe, dine on delectable dishes and spend your days travelling through unimaginable landscapes. There’s only one place you can get a glimpse of amazing—and that’s with Rocky Mountaineer.  

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Rejuvenate body and mind on a relaxing wellness retreat

06 December 2019

What better way to banish the post-Christmas blues and recover from the festive overindulgence than with a soothing wellness escape? Here, we’ve chosen some of our favourite wellness retreats across the globe, so you can start 2020 refreshed, re-energised and ready to take on the new decade.

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Sun vs Snow this winter

05 December 2019

Can’t decide where to holiday this winter? Whether you’re looking for a snow-covered winter wonderland or a sun-drenched tropical escape, join us as we explore some of the best destinations to visit this wintertime.

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Our favourite multi-centre escapes for some winter sun

05 December 2019

When it comes to getting some winter sun, a multi-centre holiday is the perfect choice. It allows you to combine several different experiences into one trip, so you get the chance to recharge your batteries through some beach-bound relaxation, as well as exploring an enchanting destination.

There’s plenty of choice for winter sun multi-centres but we’ve brought together some excellent choices that blend contrasting experiences.

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Around the world in 8 dishes

28 November 2019

Culinary delights await all around the world, it’s one of the main reasons that we travel. Discovering new flavours in far away destinations is a real pleasure and an unforgettable dining experience can be a highlight of any holiday that’s why we’re taking you on a culinary journey around the world in eight amazing dishes.

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Safari to the seaside - twin centre escapes

26 November 2019

Safari trips are right up there with our favourite experiential holidays. Combining a spirit of adventure with spotting some of Mother Nature’s most stunning creations, what’s not to love?

After all the excitement of safari, it can sometimes leave you a little tired so there’s no better way to cap off your trip than with a few revitalising days spent by the sea, which is why we’ve brought you our favourite twin-centre safari and beach breaks.

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Where to spend New Year’s Eve 2019/20

27 November 2019

New Year’s Eve is a special time of year. It’s a night when we can all make new beginnings and look forward to the year ahead - possibly to some incredible travel plans we’ve made. It also happens to be the biggest party of the year and across the world cities compete to ensure that their party reigns supreme and here are some that are set to start 2020 with a bang:

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The six best Christmas markets for 2019

14 November 2019

Nothing quite kick starts that magical festive feeling like a trip to the Christmas markets. The smells of hog roast and sweet treats wafting through the air, the sight of nutcrackers standing in formation on wooden stalls and the sound of carols ringing through the streets. The Christmas Markets we have here in Ireland are great fun but to get the authentic experience we need to pay a visit to our friends in Europe have been doing it for centuries.

Here are our top six Christmas Markets to visit in the run-up to Christmas 2019.

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Top 10 cities to visit in the USA

28 November 2019

Spectacular national parks. Glorious, seemingly endless, sandy beaches. Cities filled with sky-high buildings…There are so many places in the USA to explore that it can be hard to choose where to head to first, can’t it? We’ve put together a list of our top 10 USA cities – destinations that offer not only an amazing tourist experience but that also have a few hidden gems that you weren’t expecting. Read on to find out the cities we think you should add to your USA holiday wish list.

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Top tips for first time skiers

14 November 2019

If it’s your first time on a skiing holiday, you’re probably excited to get to the beautiful mountainous surroundings of your ski resort. There’s no feeling like heading out on the slopes to experience the thrill of the wind whirling past you as you glide across the powdery white snow. Skiing is an extreme sport, however, so before you go, check out our top tips for first-time skiers to make sure things go as smoothly as possible.

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Revealed: The world’s ten best countries for tourists

07 November 2019

Spain has been named the best country in the world for travel and tourism in 2019 in the World Economic Forum’s latest annual survey.

That’s an impressive title to achieve just once, but the European country has managed to bag the title every year since 2015.

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Off the beaten track in Singapore

07 November 2019

A gateway to Asia and beyond, Singapore is a vibrant nation full of vigour and a cosmopolitan city brimming with possibilities. It’s home to a bustling Central Business District, a famous shopping street, a thriving arts and entertainment scene, lively dining and drinking spots, and many must-see attractions. To truly discover Singapore, go beyond the everyday attractions and really get to grips with everything this wonderful destination has to offer. Here are just some of our suggestions:

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Authentic Experiences in Borneo

07 November 2019

Borneo is the third-largest island in the world and home to one of the oldest rainforests in existence. The island is a paradise for nature lovers thanks to its incredible biodiversity, which is one of the highest on the planet, it’s undulating mountain landscapes which create beautifully picturesque scenery, and it’s thriving marine wildlife which lights up Borneo’s crystal clear waters with a rainbow of vivid colours.

Here’s a list of recommendations to ensure you have an authentic experience on your next trip to Borneo.

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Hong Kong on a plate

07 November 2019

Hong Kong’s status as a gastronomic heavyweight is well-known. Combining rich culinary traditions from the region with global influences from near and far, Hong Kong’s food scene is a lively, exciting one for visitors to explore. Here are some of the must-try food and wine experiences to have while visiting Hong Kong.

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9 Incredible Places to Celebrate Halloween

22 October 2019

Tempted to experience a spooktacular Halloween abroad? Whether you’d like to attend the witches ball in Salem, creep round a haunted ship or celebrate Day of the Dead, here’s our guide to 9 of the most incredible places to celebrate Halloween.

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Enter the tropical paradise of the Florida Keys

28 November 2019

The Florida Keys and Key West are a 150-mile-long string of Islands connected to South Florida by the scenic Overseas Highway; a road that suspends the traveller in a place that bridges the gap between sea and sky. In the Florida Keys you are a world away from the theme parks of central Florida, in a place that envelopes you with its warmth and beauty and grants you permission to shed the worries of the real world you just left behind!

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Experience the best of the west

22 October 2019

To live the California dream and see all that the amazing state has to offer, there’s no better way than to take to the road for an unforgettable road trip.

From the hustle and bustle of LA to the phenomenal natural wonder of Yosemite national park, this itinerary will show you the best of the west.

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Short or long haul? Where to head for luxury

22 October 2019

There are luxury travel destinations all around the world, each offering an incredible experience for visitors and presenting a different flavour of the local cultures and environments that surround them. The only difficult choice for you is whether you’ll explore far and wide or you’ll stay a little closer to home when you embark on your next luxury getaway.

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Best of both worlds: long haul vs short haul

09 October 2019

Deciding whether to travel long or short haul can be a tricky decision. You’re wondering which destination offers the best in whatever type of holiday you fancy.

Maybe you’re looking for the most immaculate beach or the most delicious food and want to know whether you should stay in Europe or venture further afield. To help you out, we’ve picked our favourite long and short-haul destinations for different types of trip.

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6 exciting destinations to visit in October

09 October 2019

Hoping to head off for a little sunshine as the autumn weather creeps in? From India to the USA, here are 6 of our favourite places to escape to for some October sunshine!

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Tips to make your California trip truly unforgettable

09 October 2019

California welcomes visitors from across the world for a variety of different reasons. Some visit for the stunning weather, some for the delicious food, while others visit to bask in the laid-back atmosphere and soak up the cool vibes. Whatever your reason for visiting, we’ve got a few tips to make your time there extra special.

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Hidden gems of Peru

09 October 2019

Discover Peru’s extraordinary heritage, ably supported by a magnificent coastline boasting idyllic beaches and world-beating surf.

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7 California food trends you have to try

17 September 2019

California is often the epicentre of any hot new trends and when it comes to food, that’s no different.

Given North America’s position at the forefront of western culture, it’s no surprise that the food scene is constantly evolving and emanating outwards for the rest of us to follow.

Let’s take a look at some of the food trends that took off within ‘the Golden State’.

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10 of the most incredible cable car rides in the world

17 September 2019

From soaring over jungles to climbing the peaks of mountains, here are 10 breathtaking cable cars journeys to add to your travel wish list!

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Seaside chic in Santa Monica

17 September 2019

Just moments away from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Los Angeles, the beautiful beach community of Santa Monica offers the perfect base to explore the delights of Southern California. With its iconic pier, famous Ferris wheel, twinkly carousels and mile upon mile of soft sands, Santa Monica effortlessly combines seaside charm with some big city sophistication.

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Dining with a Difference

27 September 2019

Food and Dining options are a massive part of cruising and when at sea you want a variety of choice that will cater to your every want and need. The Celebrity Edge offers dining with a difference, as it has 29 restaurants, cafes, bars and lounges. The Edge has something for everyone and with so much to choose from here is our top 5 dining experiences on Edge.

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Our pick of Abu Dhabi’s amazing cultural experiences

11 September 2019

A combination of international influences and a strong commitment to local heritage has created an intriguing blend of old and new in Abu Dhabi, making it one of the Middle East’s most desirable holiday destinations. Add to that fantastic year-round weather, and it becomes clear why Abu Dhabi is a holiday hotspot. If you’re thinking of making the Emirati capital your next destination, here’s a selection of our favourite cultural experiences that you’ll be able to enjoy.

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Delve Into Intriguing India

11 September 2019

India is one of the world’s oldest civilisations, with a rich cultural legacy for you to explore. Unique experiences await as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of intriguing India…

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California Dreaming

16 October 2019

Home to breath-taking scenery, a wealth of world-famous attractions, awe-inspiring views, an incredible entertainment scene and some of the world’s best beaches, California has so many amazing sights to see and destinations to explore that you might begin to wonder if there is actually anything that you can’t see or do here.

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Wildlife spotting in Latin America

11 September 2019

Latin America spans from Argentina to Mexico and takes in the Amazon rainforest, pristine Patagonia, the Atacama Desert and the beautifully dramatic Andes mountains. The vast and varied region encapsulates a plethora of stunning views across untouched natural environments teeming with unique exotic wildlife.

To prepare you for your next wildlife spotting trip, we’ve complied a list of the must-see wildlife of Latin America.

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Five of Canada’s best ski resorts

02 September 2019

Famed for plentiful powder, immaculate slopes and spacious tree-lined runs, there’s nothing quite like the ski resorts of Canada. Add to all of this, stunning national park scenery, superb service and a warm and friendly vibe, and you’ve got all the right ingredients for an unforgettable ski holiday.

Whether you’re an experienced skier, thrill-seeking snowboarder or it’s your first time on the slopes, here are five of the best destinations that Canada has to offer.

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Things to do in New York City for a magical Christmas

02 September 2019

The Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty, Central Park - with so many incredible landmarks to visit, New York City should be on everyone's travel wish list, and with so much to do and so many sights to see, it’s a destination that everyone should visit at least once. A trip during the festive season means everything feels just that little bit more magical, so take a look at just some of our favourite things to do in NYC at Christmas time. 

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How to eat your way across the USA

02 September 2019

From munching on lobster rolls on the harbourside after whale-watching off Boston to tucking into traditional Louisiana po' boys while exploring the fascinating streets of New Orleans, foodies love the USA for good reason. We’ve shared some of our favourite places to eat around this vast country – and some of our top recommendations for things to eat in each.

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8 exciting destinations to visit in September

02 September 2019

As summer starts drawing to a close, many of us are ready for one final escape before winter sets in. And as school terms start again and the crowds leave the beaches, we think September is a perfect month to get out and explore! From Europe to Australia, here are some of our favourite destinations to visit in September. 

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7 fun-filled festivals around the world

05 September 2019

With summertime officially in swing, festival season is upon us! If you didn't get tickets to the sold-out Electric Picnic, fear not, we’ve rounded up some of the best festivals around the world.

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Why choose snow this winter?

15 August 2019

If you’re seeking a snow adventure to banish those winter blues, join us as we explore some of the best destinations that can offer you a winter wonderland.

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Our top 10 Lapland experiences with Kids

15 August 2019

Lapland Santa breaks are becoming hugely popular among parents looking to give their children a truly magical festive experience and a pre-Christmas (or even post-Christmas) treat while experiencing all kinds of new and exciting activities in the great outdoors – an outdoors the likes of which you’ll likely never have seen before, with knee-deep snow and naturally sparkling pine trees.

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Enjoy Spanish Family Getaways At Gran Meliá Hotels

23 August 2019

Treat your kids to sun, sea and sand and find the family getaway of a lifetime by staying at one of the luxurious Gran Meliá hotels dotted across the landscapes and islands of Spain, a destination renowned for its beaches, culture and fun activities!

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Safari: When and where to go

02 August 2019

Disney’s ‘live-action’ retelling of The Lion King has hit cinemas – and it’s been a mega hit, stampeding to number one and breaking box office records around the world.
If the recent resurfacing of Simba and the great circle of life has sparked aspirations of seeing majestic animals such as lions, elephants, rhinos and zebras first-hand rather than on a cinema screen, then safari is calling you.

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6 exciting places to visit in August

02 August 2019

Looking to book a getaway before the end of the summer? Whether it’s cultural events, natural occurrences or simply good weather that you’re looking for, there are plenty of places to choose from all over the world. We’ve put together a list of 6 amazing and exciting worldwide destinations which encompass everything from festivals, nature and guaranteed sun for you to discover and enjoy.

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Unforgettable animal encounters

02 August 2019

There’s little as exhilarating as spotting wildlife roaming near you. And seeing animals in their natural habitat is absolutely breathtaking. Read on to discover six unforgettable animal encounters across the world. Seeing these majestic, and often endangered, animals in the wild is truly an experience you won’t forget.

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Adventures for wildlife-lovers

02 August 2019

One of the very best things about travelling with your family is discovering a whole new world for each of you. And, what better type of holiday than one full of new wildlife and natural beauty? You can explore both fascinating destinations and the incredible animals who live there!

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TC Ted Competition

24 July 2019

Here at Travel Counsellors, we are extremely excited to announce our 2019 TC Ted competition with a special sustainable twist. Travelling with TC Ted this summer could win you a family ticket for either Dublin Zoo or Fota Wildlife park. As you may know, we’re extremely passionate about protecting the places we send our customers to and this summer we want you to help us achieve this.

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G Adventures introduces the Ripple Score

24 July 2019

Since 1990, G Adventures have positioned themselves as trailblazers of responsible tourism. Alongside their non-profit partner, the Planeterra Foundation, they have established travel practises and philosophies that make the world a better place to explore. The latest step in G Adventures’ commitment to sustainable travel is the introduction of The Ripple Score. 

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Indulge in a slice of eco-friendly luxury at The Racha

24 July 2019

Located on the breath-taking island of Koh Racha Yai, just twelve miles south of Phuket, The Racha is one of Thailand’s most stunning hideaways.

With an ethos that luxury doesn’t have to come at a price for the environment, The Racha is also a champion of responsible and sustainable travel - seamlessly blending the best environmental practices with the highest standards of indulgence.

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Enjoy a unique holiday experience at the award-winning Elephant Hills

24 July 2019

Founded in 2001, Elephant Hills is a unique concept offering interactive experiences with the majestic elephants of Thailand, without compromising their welfare. Proud winners of an incredible array of awards, Elephant Hills pride themselves on being both responsible and ethical.

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Discover Hurtigruten – leaders in sustainable travel

24 July 2019

Committed to sustainable travel, Hurtigruten operate in some of the world’s most pristine and vulnerable natural landscapes. This is a responsibility taken seriously, which is why Hurtigruten educate their guests on how to reduce their environmental footprint.

Building on their passion, competence and heritage, Hurtigruten are determined to make a difference. This is why, when you book your expedition cruise with Hurtigruten, you’ll always experience the highest levels of environmental awareness.

 

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Sustainable Travel

24 July 2019

Our recent customer survey showed that you’re as passionate as we are about responsible travel. For us, it means working to ensure tourism brings greater benefits for local people and economies in destinations, offering positive choices which are not harmful to people, animals or the environment.

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Our top picks for a long-haul solo adventure

24 July 2019

Making the decision to go solo on your travels may be daunting at first, but when done right it can be a truly rewarding experience that will test your limits, take you out of your comfort zone and perhaps ultimately even change your life.

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Places that should be UNESCO World Heritage Sites

24 July 2019

Earlier this year, UNESCO updated their list of World Heritage Sites, adding fascinating sites such as the Victorian Gothic and Art Deco architecture of Mumbai, the ancient port city of Qalhat, Oman and Fanjingshan in China’s Wuling Mountains. While their extensive list features a vast amount of cultural riches, some miss the cut. Here is a selection of our favourite places that haven't made the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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Best hotels for sleeping under the moon and stars

19 July 2019

This week marks 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon Landing (Sat 20 July) when man first stepped foot on the moon, and in between staring skywards with dreams of other planets and universes, we started wondering ‘what are the best hotels for sleeping beneath a starry sky?’.

Here are a few ideas that sprang to mind…

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Favourite ice cream flavours from around the world

18 July 2019

When the sun is shining and the mercury rises, one of the best ways to cool off is with a scoop of ice cream. To celebrate the tasty dairy treat, the third Sunday of July is World Ice Cream Day (21st in 2019), when everyone on the planet unites in their love for ice cream.

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Costa Rica - tropical rainforests and pristine coastlines

04 October 2019

Costa Rica is a diverse land of tropical rainforests, smoking volcanoes and pristine coastlines. This compact country boasts some of the most diverse wildlife on the planet, from leatherback turtles, to dolphins and whales, and all types of tropical bird species.

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The #TCExperience - find yours now

19 July 2019

A new year means plenty of opportunity for new places to travel to, experiences and sights. Why wait any longer for the getaway you’ve always dreamed of? We’re asking you to challenge your Travel Counsellor to go to the extreme for you and create an itinerary like no other for your next escape.

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Visit Vancouver in the wintertime

14 November 2019

With a backdrop of snow-capped peaks, lush forests and the sparkling waters of the Pacific Ocean, together with a world-renowned ski resort just down the road, a Vancouver winter offers plenty for all types of traveller to enjoy.

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10 reasons to book your next family holiday with Travel Counsellors

15 July 2019

Our passion for being personal comes out in every holiday we book for our 450,000 annual customers, including family holidays. And with parents being among the most time-pressed people on Earth, we know just how difficult it can be to find enough hours in the day to pin down the right holiday for your family at the right price. That’s where we come in – whether you need a relaxing all-inclusive or a one-in-a-lifetime trip, we have the knowledge and the personal experience to guide you to the very best option.

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6 of the best walking holidays around the world

15 July 2019

Fancy exploring coastal paths with beautiful ocean views? Breathing in pristine air up in the mountains? We've chosen 6 of our favourite walking holiday destinations from around the world to inspire you to pull on those walking boots!

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Look no further than Indonesia for a relaxing couple’s getaway

15 July 2019

It is said that travel is food for the soul, and Indonesia’s string of idyllic islands make it a perfect getaway for those looking for wellness, relaxation and romance. With the second longest coastline in the world, you’ll be spoilt for choice of secluded bays, oceanfront spas and gorgeous sunsets. Inland, uncover dense rainforests brimming with wildlife, towering volcanoes, and rich cultural experiences that truly make it a once-in-a-lifetime destination…although we’re sure you’ll be back! 

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Our pick of the world’s best cycling destinations

10 July 2019

This week sees the world’s cycling elite line up for the 106th Tour de France (Sat 6th July) and there’s plenty reason to be excited as British reigning champion Geraint Thomas sets out to defend his title and retain the ultimate prize in cycling.

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Movie locations every film buff should visit

10 July 2019

In an era where new movies are making increasingly greater use of computer-generated imagery, it’s sometimes easy to forget that places in some of our favourite films are real places open to the public. 

This got us thinking: ‘Where are the must-see places for any movie buff?’. Here’s what we came up with…

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My summer holiday inspiration is culture

10 July 2019

From Buddhist temples to Mayan ruins, many of our hand-picked tours will help you explore some of the most iconic civilisations and destinations on Earth and to help you get to know them and their peoples more intimately. Don’t forget that Travel Counsellors can tailor-make your holiday to add on cultural excursions to suit you and your interests, using local companies and guides for the full insider experience.

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Our favourite eco-friendly travel destinations

10 July 2019

Responsible travel and sustainable tourism is something that we really care about at Travel Counsellors, which is why we work with international charity, The Travel Foundation, to ensure that tourism brings greater benefits for local people and the environment, and to help us leave a better world for future generations to enjoy and explore.

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Discover Jamaica - the heart of family fun in the Caribbean

25 June 2019

Famous for its stunning white-sand beaches and shimmering turquoise waters, as well as being the home of Bob Marley and reggae music, Jamaica is a truly wonderful holiday destination. Together with a cheerful vibe, more family-friendly attractions than the rest of the Caribbean put together, and a wealth of high-end resorts offering an impressive array of activities for all ages, beautiful Jamaica offers the perfect family holiday experience.

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Adventure across the vast islands of Indonesia

25 June 2019

Indonesia’s position along the Pacific ‘Ring of Fire’ make its incredibly diverse landscape a hub of activity for adventurous travellers, looking for something beyond the beach. To add to this, its close proximity of thousands of islands makes it easy to visit multiple destinations, each offering something different, in one trip.

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My summer holiday inspiration is relaxation

25 June 2019

We’re passionate about the restorative benefits of all holidays, but a growth in wellness-break bookings this year has encouraged us to showcase some of our hotels and resorts boosting mind, body and soul through activities, meditation, outstanding spa treatments or simply offering the opportunity to get away from it all.  

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Our favourite stopover destinations across Asia and the Middle East

25 June 2019

Why not transform your long-haul trip into a twin-centre adventure with our favourite stopover destinations across Asia and the Middle East? Breaking up flight times and experiencing an exciting new city, what’s not to love? Here are just some of the stopover destinations you could try…

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Epic things to do in Canada

26 June 2019

A land of untouched wilderness landscapes, wonderful wildlife, majestic mountains, shimmering lakes and vibrant cities, beautiful Canada is home to a wealth of exciting activities and unique experiences.

Here are eight epic things that should definitely be on your list when you visit this vast and diverse country.

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Fantastic European city breaks for a quick summer getaway

26 June 2019

While Europe has some of the world’s most fantastic stretches of coastline, not all summer holidays on the continent must involve sand and sunbathing. When the sunshine arrives, many of Europe’s major cities come out to play, giving travellers the perfect opportunity to explore these great destinations.

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The world’s most spiritual places

08 July 2019

Spirituality means different things to different people, but something that most will agree with is that feeling spiritual concerns the human spirit or soul being at ease. There are many places across the world that inspire such feelings, so we’ve picked out a selection of our favourite spiritual destinations, which are perfect for your next adventure.

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7 Greek Islands for Family Holidays

17 May 2019

The Greek islands are the perfect place for all-round family fun in the sun, and with a wide variety of sightseeing opportunities, activities and attractions there really is something for everyone.

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Our favourite July holiday destinations

30 April 2019

With all the beautiful weather we’ve had over the long Easter weekend, you’re probably beginning to dream of summer holidays in warmer climes, where you can feel the sun on your skin and make some memories to cherish.

If you’re planning a July getaway, here’s our pick of some top holiday destinations that you should definitely consider.

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Under-the-radar Instagrammable locations for this summer

26 June 2019

A summer break is a grand opportunity to jazz up your Instagram with some envy-inducing shots, be it idyllic golden beaches, super luxurious hotels or drollworthy cuisine.

One way to elevate your social media feed above everything else out there is to feature leftfield locations, unlikely to appear on the radars of other users. So, we’ve scrolled around the globe for some of the lesser-known but highly Instagrammable locations you could jet off to this summer.

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Three days in Budapest: What to see and do

30 April 2019

Straddling the River Danube which divides the city into two parts – green and hilly Buda and the urban centre of Pest – Hungary’s capital has so much to offer visitors. Whether you are into rest and relaxation, a keen historian or you’re simply looking for a new European city to discover, why not give Budapest a try? Here is our recommendation of what you can see and do on a three-day trip to this Eastern European marvel.

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Why fall is the perfect time to visit Vancouver

06 August 2019

Undoubtedly one of Canada’s finest cities, vibrant Vancouver will delight all types of traveller; whatever kind of holiday you’re looking for. A coastal gem that effortlessly combines the excitement and energy of a cosmopolitan city with the invigorating appeal of the great outdoors, beautiful Vancouver has all the right ingredients for an exciting and unique getaway.

Home to eclectic neighbourhoods, an incredible foodie scene, a plethora of world-class attractions and exciting outdoor activities, Vancouver offers an unforgettable mix of urban chic and natural beauty. 

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USA Destination Guide

15 May 2019

The USA is vast, stretching for some 2,680 miles coast to coast. It’s not surprising, then, that the USA covers an incredibly diverse natural environment – matched by the diversity of America’s culture and history. Whatever you want from your holiday, you can find it in the USA.

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Read our new Japan Destination Guide

15 May 2019

From world-class ski resorts in the northern island of Hokkaido with its snow-covered mountains to idyllic golden sub-tropical beaches in southern Okinawa, there really is something for everyone in Japan.

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Vietnam & Cambodia Destination Guide

15 May 2019

Picture the enchanting countries of Vietnam and Cambodia. Are you soaking up the incredible history and culture of the vibrant capital cities? Discovering the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat? Cruising the emerald-green waters of Halong Bay in a traditional junk? Perhaps you're relaxing on the gorgeous beaches or trekking through the lush landscape.

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Dubai Destination Guide

15 May 2019

So much more than just a quick stopover, Dubai is a destination that offers rich culinary, shopping and cultural experiences suited to everyone. Take a look at our destination guide to find out more

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The world's a stage: Our favourite theatre destinations from across the globe

27 March 2019

27 March marks World Theatre Day,  the one day a year when the world can celebrate the importance and significance of the theatre, highlighting the art form’s value to anyone who hasn’t realised or underestimated its potential for economic growth.

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Real-life Disney destinations you can actually visit

26 June 2019

2019 is the year when some of Disney’s most-loved animated films literally come to life. March 29 sees Tim Burton’s live-action version of Dumbo grasp its lucky feather and fly into cinemas with real-life remakes of Aladdin and The Lion King set to follow on May 24 and July 19 respectively.

This multi-billion dollar live-action project may be a recent thing but Disney’s enchanted worlds have never been just a bunch of drawings on a screen; many of the locations from these timeless movies are based on actual locations that you can visit in real life.

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Six Southeast Asian festivals you need to experience

27 March 2019

Festivals are a big thing in Southeast Asia, and chances are good that a trip to this region will coincide with some form of celebration. Here’s a selection of some of the biggest and most important festivals in the region, which we recommend attending.

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Enhance your trip with these exclusive experiences

27 March 2019

Everyone likes to tick off the biggest and best attractions when they go away, but sometimes, you can’t help the feeling that it would be more special without the queues and crowds. Putting an exclusive slant on your holiday is easier than you think, so we’re highlighting some of the ways you can do just that.

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10 books to inspire your travels

04 March 2019

Our favourite books can often inspire our travels, can't they? We lose ourselves in the pages of our best-loved reads and dream of visiting the exotic and far-off destinations. Take a peek at some of our favourite travel-inspired reads!

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7 incredible pancakes from across the globe

04 March 2019

We all have our favourite pancake fillings for Pancake Tuesday, whether it is a savoury option, more traditional lemon and sugar or maybe something a little more extravagant like chocolate spread and banana. As the annual occasion is here we thought we would share with you the favourite pancake fillings and toppings of some of our Travel Counsellors and the destinations in which you can enjoy them.

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The world’s happiest countries

02 August 2019

Travel is something that can get us excited, put a smile on our faces and live life to the fullest, and our Travel Counsellors are always trying to make our customers’ holidays a positive experience. However, according to a study, there are some destinations that are more satisfied than others.

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Head to Saint Lucia for island bliss

04 March 2019

From the Piton Mountains to a sumptuous shoreline, Saint Lucia is a destination which has a welcoming personality and delights the senses. Full of awe-inspiring scenery and once-in-a-lifetime experiences, it is a popular port of call for cruise ships and also attracts a crowd looking for elegant luxury in breathtaking surroundings.

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Unique Cruise Locations

21 February 2019

With a near infinite amount of cruise destinations to choose from throughout the year, it’s hard to believe that there are still corners of the world left largely unexplored when navigating the seas. Cruise lines and luxury cruise specialists are increasingly adding some of these little-known cruise destinations to their expanding itinerary lists, ensuring there is no better time to pick a cruise offering equally outstanding untouched wonders and memorable experiences when compared to more famous ports of call.

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Our favourite short-break, long-haul destinations

21 February 2019

If you want a quick break, yet you’re yearning for far-flung lands, why not try a short long-haul break? Whether it’s four nights in the Big Apple or six days in Singapore, here are some of our favourite long-haul destinations that you can visit in under a week.

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Hit the road on a self-drive adventure for your next long-haul holiday

21 February 2019

‘Life is a highway, I want to ride it all night long’ sang Tom Cochrane on his 1991 hit. While the idea of a long-haul holiday usually consists of lots of relaxing and casual sightseeing, Mr Cochrane’s desire to ride the highway into the small hours will resonate with many travellers who fancy the idea of hopping behind the wheel of a car and having the freedom to stop off or divert their route as they like.

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The best destinations for some luxury retail therapy

21 February 2019

Anyone who loves fashion should try to experience a shopping holiday at least once, so we’ve compiled our top destinations to head to when you’re in need of some high-end retail therapy, from the fashion districts of Milan to the malls of Dubai.

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Our top foodie experiences for 2019

31 January 2019

Dining your way through countries and cities easily becomes a travel highlight for many and leave you hungry for more experiences, so we’ve picked out our top foodie experiences for you to try in 2019.

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Our favourite USA City Breaks

31 January 2019

The United States of America is a vast country and some people set aside a sizable chunk of the year to make sure they get around to seeing all it has to offer. With literally hundreds of cities to choose from, we’ve picked out our favourite Stateside city break spots.

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Our Favourite South America Tours

31 January 2019

Challenge your Travel Counsellor to take you on the holiday of a lifetime in South America this year. 

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Reasons to book your cruise holiday with Travel Counsellors

17 January 2019

Our passion for being personal is evident in every trip we book for our customers, including cruise holidays.  Our Travel Counsellors have their fingers on the pulse of this rapidly evolving industry and can share with you all you need to know when it comes to new and classic sailings, new ships and older favourites, the best destinations and the most tempting promotions. This is true whether you choose ocean cruising, a luxury cruise, river cruising, or a once-in-a-lifetime adventure aboard an expedition cruise.

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Our favourite experiences on board Celebrity Edge

17 January 2019

With so much to do and enjoy onboard Celebrity Edge, we have narrowed down our favourite experiences, so you can make the most of your time on board.

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Our favourite Japanese experiences for an authentic getaway

17 January 2019

Blending trendy streets with traditional gardens and historical relics with contemporary art, Japan is the ideal place for an unforgettable, culture-filled escape. Immerse yourself in this incredible destination, packed with ancient capitals and modern metropolises, and take the opportunity to immerse yourself in a range of traditional Japanese experiences. Here is a selection of our favourite ones that we’re sure you’ll adore.

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Our pick of the USA’s best beaches

17 January 2019

The United States of America is incredibly vast with almost every landscape imaginable. On a journey through the States, you can easily discover snowy mountains, deserts and forests in a single trip. And then there are the beaches – take a look at our top picks of them in America.

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Unforgettable and unique experiences at Elephant Hills

09 January 2019

Founded in 2001, Elephant Hills is a unique concept offering interactive experiences with the majestic elephants of Thailand without compromising their welfare. Proud winners of the Thailand Green Excellence Award Winners for the past four years, Elephant Hills pride themselves on being responsible and ethical.

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The road less travelled is on rails

09 January 2019

A journey onboard Rocky Mountaineer is much more than just a train ride through the Canadian Rockies. It’s the key to unlocking a hidden world of shifting landscapes and unparalleled beauty. Sit back, relax and enjoy the awe-inspiring scenery which unfolds outside your glass-dome window.

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The #TCExperience - find yours now

19 July 2019

A new year means plenty of opportunity for new places to travel to, experiences and sights. Why wait any longer for the getaway you’ve always dreamed of? We’re asking you to challenge your Travel Counsellor to go to the extreme for you and create an itinerary like no other for your next escape.

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The incredible animal encounters you’ll find in Sri Lanka

09 January 2019

Sri Lanka’s Wildlife Department makes concerted efforts to ensure that its magnificent wildlife is protected and threats against the animals are minimised, so for those looking to travel responsibly, this island nation is the perfect place to visit.

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