Where did all the travel bloggers go? Here are 10 great blogs to follow in 2019

 By Abigail King Around a decade ago, travel blogging arrived in force. From Twitter to Facebook to mainstream newspapers and magazines, lists of the best travel blogs to follow came flying through the pixels. Then the landscape changed. Those lists slowed down. Blogging itself had changed – and n... Read more


Is this the family adventure of a lifetime?

Review of Explore’s Family Indonesian Highlights tour By Mark Hodson, Editor of 101 Holidays The string of islands that stretch away east of Java are perhaps best known as home to the world’s biggest lizard, the deadly Komodo Dragon. This vicious creature, which grows to 3 metres in length and has b... Read more


High marks for Les Deux-Alpes

By Mark Hodson, Co-founder of 101 Holidays There’s no such thing as a perfect ski resort – you need to decide what’s important for you. Are you looking for value, cosy mountain huts or ear-splitting nightlife? Guaranteed snow or pretty runs through the trees? You simply can’t find everything all... Read more


6 islands in the Philippines you shouldn’t miss

By Marbree Sullivan

When you think of the Philippines, beaches probably spring to mind. Long stretches of white sand, clear turquoise water begging you to slide beneath the surface, perhaps a few limestone cliffs in the distance. You’ll find all of that in the Philippines but there’s more to this island n... Read more


6 best Mauritius hotels for each type of traveller

By Rebecca DiMassa

Whether you are in search of a romantic getaway, an adventurous escape, or something in between, Mauritius offers a vast array of scenery and activities to enjoy. Below you will find 6 best hotels on Mauritius for each type of traveller. The tiny Indian Ocean island of Mauritius is paradise... Read more


Eurostar Ski Train to La Plagne

 By Mark Hodson, Co-founder of 101 Holidays Nine years ago I co-founded Snowcarbon, which set out to persuade skiers to forgo the misery of flying and travel to the slopes instead by train. A brilliant idea, but a hard sell. Not because the train isn’t a wonderful way to travel, but because human behavio... Read more


Hotel review: Dorsett Shepherd’s Bush

By Mark Hodson I once shared a flat with another penniless journalist in Shepherd’s Bush. The best thing to say about the neighbourhood was it had good transport links: it was easy to get out of there. But strange things have been happening in the Bush over the past few years: it’s gone upmarket. ... Read more


Women over 50 lead boom in solo travel

* Women outnumber men by two to one, new study finds * Average age of single travellers has risen to 57 The number of Brits taking singles holidays is booming, with people spending more and visiting ever more exotic destinations. The biggest growth area is women over 50, according to the biggest data crunch of its kind by leading online guide to singles holidays, 101 Singles Holidays.

* Women outnumber men by two to one, new study finds * Average age of single travellers has risen to 57 The number of Brits taking singles holidays is booming, with people spending more and visiting ever more exotic destinations. The biggest growth area is women over 50, according to the biggest data crunch o... Read more


Alta Badia: the ultimate gourmet ski resort

By Mark Hodson

How far would you travel for a bowl of tripe? I’m half way up a mountain in the Italian Dolomites on a cloudy day in December with the mercury plunging to -8ºC. It’s 11am and I’m peeling off hat, thermals and ski gloves to tuck into the first course of a very […]... Read more


No smartphones: an Alpine adventure with teens

By Mark Hodson Our guide Boris prodded the patchwork of ice and wet snow ahead with a ski pole then turned and said: “Be careful here. Follow my tracks.” A second later, his leg disappeared up to the hip, as he stepped into a narrow crevasse. “So maybe not these exact tracks,” he grinn... Read more


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