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Christmas Recipes: Swedish Glogg

Nordic Glogg

Food has always been an excuse for friends, old and new, to gather together. Never is this more so than at Christmas. One of the great joys of travelling is being able to try a traditional recipe from the region – and at Christmas, we pull out all the stops to impress with seasonal favourites. It’s a celebration of regional idiosyncrasies and specialities and a part of what makes us who we are.

Dynasties: In Focus

Paul Goldstein is one of very few people that has spent time with all five of the BBC's ‘Dynasty’ luminaries. Several chimp safaris, literally years with lions, two fabled expeditions to Emperor penguins and wild painted dogs throughout Africa. 15 marathons in his tiger suit along with 20+ ‘striped’ safaris adds to this not underwhelming litany. Here he shares a few thoughts and tips on these species:

Christmas... with a Twist

Christmas Gift Guide for Travellers

Not all of us love yuletide and season’s greetings, but you don’t have to go into hibernation to avoid the same five songs repeated on the radio, roads blocked with holiday traffic and of course, the inevitable bad cracker jokes. Don’t be left out in the cold this Christmas. Bin the Brussels sprouts and trash the tacky tinsel; here are a few of our seasonal escapes that are really worth celebrating. Take a look to see how you can enjoy Christmas with a twist this year…

Alternative Christmas Traditions Around the World

Christmas is a time for traditions, for enjoying the annual rituals and routines that have come to symbolise the season. Around the world, traditions vary enormously as different countries have their own ways to come together and celebrate the festive season.

Yule Goat, Sweden

Some nations put up a Christmas tree, some decorations, but the town of Gavle in Sweden creates a 40ft tall goat made out of straw. And every year, without fail, someone tries to burn it down.

Meet Martina: Our Brochure Artist with a Big Heart

Martina Crepulja Brochure Cover Artist

Her father may have been a painter, but Martina Crepulja didn’t always believe she could be an artist.

“I always thought maybe I would work in chemistry,” admits the Bosnia and Herzegovinian illustrator, adding that growing up in Bosnia meant stability was an important quality in a career. “But then, I started to feel like perhaps I could be more. Choosing to study art was certainly a leap of faith - I’m glad I took it.”

The Secrets of the Prosecco Road

Prosecco Hills

We start our trip at Venice Airport, the gateway to one of the busiest cities in Europe. As the 60,000 daily tourists descend upon Venice's narrow streets, we diverge from the crowds and head in a different direction: away from the city, and towards the little-known Prosecco hills.

We arrive in Soligo, a small village located in the heart of the Prosecco hills, and if you ask me, one of Italy's best kept secrets. For one week, we walk amongst rolling hills, deciduous trees, olive groves and terraced vineyards. 

19 Epic Hikes for 2019

Make 2019 the year you conquer an amazing trek. There's a whole planet out there full of incredible, life-changing hikes that will transform your 2019 into an incredible adventure. These are no ordinary hikes - all have something extra special, whether that's a phenomenal environment, an iconic goal, or a physical challenge. 

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