Arctic

Discover Travel are one of the few true specialists in New Zealand in arranging trips to the Arctic. “The Arctic” – from the Greek Arktikos – ‘Country of the Great Bear’ because it sits underneath the constellation Ursa Major. This is very apt, because the most famous resident of this… Read the rest

Expedition Cruising

Expedition (small ship cruising to ‘adventure’ destinations) is growing rapidly – in these places, it’s all about the destinations that are ‘hard to get to except by ship’! Expedition ships essentially used to be a floating expedition base for shore excursions by zodiac, but a great ship will certainly enhance… Read the rest

Antarctica

Discover Travel are one of the few true specialists in New Zealand in arranging trips to Antarctica. Antarctica truly is the ‘last great place on earth’. The stunning scenery, incredibly abundant and inquisitive wildlife and the pristine nature of the vast ice-covered plateaus are simply indescribable. You will spend your… Read the rest

A Circumnavigation of Iceland in Springtime by Ian Collier

Keflavik Airport in Iceland has come a long way since I first passed through it twenty years ago. It’s certainly a lot bigger and grander than I had remembered, which is perhaps explained by the recent incredible increase in popularity of this tiny island nation for overseas visitors. Iceland is… Read the rest