10 High-Flying Attractions Around The World
Tourist attractions come in many shapes and sizes. There are beautiful ones, historical ones and, in the case of those we have gathered here, vertigo-inducing ones. Here are 10 thrilling attractions from around the world that will take you …
Mexico and the Mayan Riviera
Belinda Jessop, experienced a fantastic trip to Mexico recently. As well as exploring Mexico City, she visited impressive Mayan and Aztec ruins in the area.
5 Reasons To Visit…Canada
Having just celebrated its 150th birthday, Canada is more popular than ever. Here are just a few reasons why this year-round destination should be on your list.
Colour and Chaos In India With Contiki
Poppy Brown was lucky enough to experience her first Contiki trip when she completed half the ‘Eternal India’ tour. Here are her experiences first-hand.
The Best European Ski Resorts For Every Type Of Skier
Those who love skiing will be deciding which slopes they want to tackle next & we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up the best resorts for every kind of skier.
Spending Christmas Abroad
Ever wanted to see what it would be like to spend Christmas abroad? We have some great ideas to help you enjoy a change of scenery this festive period.
Take A Deep Breath To Visit These Amazing Underwater Attractions
Whether you love to scuba dive or want to see what’s happening beneath the waves without getting wet, here are some unique underwater attractions.
5 Rail Journeys That Will Make You Want To See The World By Train
Many people like to take the train to their holiday destination; it's a relaxing & convenient way to travel. However, what if the train journey was the holiday?
A Swift Trip To The Swiss Alps
Mary Poole travelled to Switzerland recently to experience to regions of Lake Lucerne and Lake Geneva. Once she arrived, the only way was up…
5 Reasons To Visit…Croatia
Our '5 Reasons To Visit' series continues with Croatia, the country everyone's talking about at the moment.
Discovering Canada’s Wild Frontier
In August, Poppy Brown, from our Ipswich branch, took an exciting trip to Canada with Gecko Adventures. Here are some of the amazing things she got up to.
TravelQuest go to Club Med
In September 2017 the TravelQuest team headed to Club Med La Palmyre Atlantique on the stunning east coast of France to learn more about these fabulous Premium All-Inclusive resorts and what they have to offer.
The Best Places For A Winter City Break
Winter can be the best time to visit popular destinations. You avoid the large crowds, save money & see a different side to the world’s most iconic cities.
10 Oversized Attractions You Have To See To Believe
The world is full of weird & wonderful attractions that can leave us asking ‘why?’ Some can confuse, others can inspire, but all have to be seen to be believed.
10 World Cities That Have Given Us Delicious Foods
These ten foods are proudly named after a city, but how strong are their ties to these different regions?
The Best Winter Sun Destinations For 2017/18
There’s no escaping autumn is around the corner & winter will inevitably follow. However, there’s no reason to put up with the cold & rain if you don’t want to.
5 Reasons To Visit…Italy
Having never set foot in a country before, how do you know if you would enjoy it? Our ‘5 Reasons To Visit’ series is here to help - starting with Italy.
5 Reasons Why Britons Now Prefer Short Breaks Over Two-Week Holidays
A recent study by the ONS shows that we Brits are taking fewer extended holidays abroad than we were during the 1990s. But why?
9 Public Art Pieces To Peruse In Prague
Whilst there's fantastic architecture to admire, like the Charles Bridge & the Astronomical Clock, there's also a plethora of street art to enjoy in Prague.
7 Delicious Destinations For Food In Toronto
With it opening its arms to people from all over the world, it’s no surprise that there is a wide range of food experiences to enjoy in Toronto.
Exploring The Roads Of Rhodes
Mary Poole recently visited the Greek island of Rhodes on a self-catering holiday. Here’s what she got up to during her eventful trip.
5 Things To Know Before Travelling To Iceland
We wholeheartedly recommend a trip to this part of the world, but here are a few things to know before you go.
A Weekend In Wroclaw
Sales Consultant Poppy visited the Polish city of Wroclaw. She had no expectations of what it was going to be like but, having been, she highly recommends it.
4 Places To Escape The Crowds In New York City
You should absolutely see places like the Statue of Liberty & Time Square in New York, but if you want to escape the throngs after, these areas are perfect.
Begging For Murcia
Poppy Brown spent her first educational in the region of Murcia, Spain. She looked around some of the area’s best hotels & enjoyed some exciting activities.
The 5 Best Things To Do In Niagara Falls
There is plenty to do in Niagara Falls to help you enjoy fantastic views & a memorable holiday. Here are some of the best activities to add to your to-do list.
Infatuated By Italian Coastlines
Elodie Pethybridge visited the beautiful Italian region of Puglia. With stops in Lecce, Alberobello and Gallipoli, she got a great taste of what this part of the world has to offer.
4 Different US Holiday Experiences
America may be going through a tough period politically at the moment, but there are still plenty of great things about the USA. The country was visited by nearly 80 million international travellers in 2015 and remains one of the most popul…
Experience the Scenery and Wildlife of Namibia
Namibia is home to some of Africa’s most impressive landmarks and provides a home for a range of wildlife – all of which can be seen on a TravelQuest tour.
4 Reasons To Discover South Korea
As a country that includes around 3,000 islands, as well as the mainland, there is so much on offer for adventurous travellers in South Korea.
Enjoy the Warm and Vibrant Culture of Cuba
While the snow settles in the UK, more and more tourists are heading to Cuba in the hope of learning about the history and culture of this diverse nation.
Celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary In 2017
To inspire a visit during 2017, here are some of the exciting events taking place across Canada this year to mark the country's 150th anniversary.
New Year Traditions around the World
To coincide with the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017, TravelQuest takes a closer look at some of the New Year traditions celebrated around the world.
3 Things To Know Before Conquering The World’s Highest Peaks
It’s safe to say that it isn’t going to be easy, but if you prepare in the right way your chances of success will increase tremendously.
The Ancient Ruins of Guatemala
The Maya culture of Mesoamerica has left a historical mark on Guatemala, with many intriguing landmarks and historical sites that will take your breath away.
4 Natural Environments To Experience With TravelQuest
From hot to cold and wet to dry, here are four different environments we can take you to on our wide range of adventure tours.
Visiting Victoria Falls
David Livingstone named the magnificent Victoria Falls in honour of Queen Victoria. Today, you can experience it for yourself with our unique tours.
5 Of The Rarest Animals On Earth And Where To See Them
One of the reasons people travel is to witness the world’s most majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Sadly, they may not be here forever.
Discover the secrets of Laos
Laos is often disregarded by those planning journeys to Far East Asia. Those that do decide to visit are rewarded with a cultural insight like no other.
Which Cape Town Experience Would You Choose?
There are many different reasons why people visit South Africa’s legislative capital. Which of these would you look forward to the most when in Cape Town?
TravelQuest Opens Ipswich Branch Following Success In Woodbridge
Having provided Woodbridge with first-class travel advice for almost 25 years, TravelQuest will be doing the same in Ipswich thanks to a brand new branch.
Experience Maori Culture in New Zealand
For over 750 years, the Maori tradition of New Zealand has flourished. It still exists today, and our tours can provide an unparalleled insight into this unique culture.
Discover Three Of Canada’s Biggest Cities
One of the most welcoming countries in the world, Canada will greet you with open arms as you discover these vibrant metropolises and their famous attractions.
Great rail journeys of Russia and the Far East
Travelling by land from Russia to China provides a window to dazzling scenery and a fascinating insight into unique cultures and unique settlements.
Intriguing Etiquette From Around The World
When travelling, it’s important to be aware of customs so as to not inadvertently offend someone. Here are some world etiquette rules you may not be aware of.
10 Things You Never Knew About The Amazon Rainforest
How much do you really know about the world’s largest tropical rainforest? Here are ten top facts to get you in the know.
Three African Mountain Ranges You Should Explore
Climbing a mountain is a great test of endurance and the chance to experience a giant sense of achievement, here are three African ranges to explore.
Highlights of Thailand
Thailand is one of the most vibrant nations on earth, and our range of tours offer the best way to experience everything there is to see, do, and taste.
The Best Beaches On Australia’s East Coast
On most of our Australia tours there will be a chance to relax by the sea, so here are some of the best beaches on Australia’s east coast.
Follow the footsteps of Levison Wood in Bhutan
Levison Wood's popular Channel 4 series "Walking the Himalayas" delivers insight into Bhutan. TravelQuest can offer a range of tours that enable you to experience this fascinating nation.
Discover The Three Great Civilisations Of Central and South America
The Mayans, Incas and Aztecs are known around the world as three of the greatest ancient civilisations. Here's how you can visit some of their famous sites.
See India through the eyes of Rudyard Kipling
Follow the story of Rudyard Kipling’s 1894 fictional novel The Jungle Book with our unique special interest tour focussing on the highlights of India.
The USA’s West Coast Wonders
West coast USA is a mixture of wild national parks, beautiful beaches and laid-back cities. But what are the must-sees for any trip in this part of America?
Experience the Caribbean with Star Clippers
Discover a traditional way to explore the world with Star Clippers. Sailing on board the five-masted Royal Clipper, you will be able to visit some of the Caribbean's most impressive locations.
Exploring Africa With Rovos Rail
From their main station in Pretoria, Rovos Rail can take you all over South Africa and beyond. Here are 3 trips that you might want to consider.
Admire Lemurs in Madagascar
The mountainous Ranomafana National Park in south-east Madagascar covers an area of 161 square miles and is home to several endangered species of lemurs.
Four Things You’ll Discover In India
India has the power to leave its mark on travellers more than any other country. Here are four things you can expect to find on your tour.
The Lost World of Venezuela
Conan Doyle's 1912 novel 'The Lost World' was based on the geographical and geological features of Venezuela. These amazing sights and unique landscape can be visited with TravelQuest.
5 Extreme Activities In New Zealand
Here are just a few examples of the adrenaline-filled activities you can do during our New Zealand tours.
Seoul’s Culinary Paradise
Seoul is home to many fabulous food markets, but one of the most impressive has to be the Gwangjang market – where you will be able to try some of the finest dishes South Korea has to offer.
Lima: South America’s Unexpected Culinary Capital?
With three restaurants on the world's top 50 list released this week, Lima has established itself as a culinary front-runner.
4 Modes Of Transport To Get You Across The Canadian Rockies
There are many forms of transport that will help you make the most of your Rockies adventure, but here are just a few.
A Guide to Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro is renowned for being one of the most vibrant, artistic and relaxed cities on earth. Whether you want to explore or simply relax on one of the many gorgeous beaches, you can do it all in this amazing city.
5 Highlights Of Our ‘Best Of China’ Tour
With so much to see, it can be difficult to know what to include in your trip to China. However, our 'Best of China' tour is the perfect solution.
Encounters with the Gorillas of Rwanda
The silverback mountain gorillas are a critically endangered species. One place you can view them up close is in the Parc National des Volcans of Rwanda.
3 Important Wildlife Areas In Botswana
This is one of the best places to enjoy a game drive in the whole of Africa and our Botswana safaris are a great choice for anyone hoping to see the ‘big five’ animals.
3 Things Panama Should Be Famous For
Whilst the canal is a fantastic feat of engineering and should definitely be seen, here are some other great places to see in Panama.
Three Reasons to visit Greenland
Home to an abundance of wildlife, glaciers and cultural villages, a journey to the largest non-continental island is an adventure you will never forget.
4 Must-See World Festivals
Festivals are a great way to learn about the culture and traditions of a foreign destination, so here are 4 must-see world events.
Four Rare Bird Species to look out for in the Seychelles
Deep within the Vallee de Mai nature reserve on the Seychelles island of Praslin, you will be able to explore an inviting habitat for many exotic birds.
5 Highlights Of Our Discover Australia Tour
The Discover Australia tour is great for travellers who want to see the best of this vast country. In this blog post, we look a bit closer at some of the main highlights.
Costa Rica’s Monteverde Natural Paradise
Labelled as one of Costa Rica’s Seven Wonders, this mesmerising cloud forest is renowned for its incredible biodiversity.
The Nature and History of Kyoto
Kyoto is home to a wealth of culture and beautiful gardens. Within this stunning melting pot of culture, you will have the opportunity to explore 2,000 temples and shrines, as well as 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Celebrating 90 Years Of The World’s Most Iconic Highway
With Route 66 celebrating its 90th birthday in 2016, we look at some of the weird and wonderful attractions to be found in each state it travels through.
The Natural Wonders of New Zealand
From towering volcanos to the depths of breathtaking fjords, New Zealand has so much to offer for those who love to explore the outdoors.
A Guide to Completing the Inca Trail
Over the course of 26 miles, the Inca Trail will see you pass through tunnels and former settlements, before climbing to an ascent of 4,200 metres above sea level.
Three Breathtaking Sights of Patagonia
Patagonia is home to a diverse range of landscapes, meaning that it can offer a variety of fantastic sights in one area. Our tours will take you to parts of Chile and Argentina.
Witness the Unique Wildlife of the Galapagos Islands
In 1835, the Galapagos Islands provided Charles Darwin with the inspiration for his Theory of Natural Selection and, in 1959, they were declared a national park.
The Story of Easter Island’s Moai Statues
The biggest mystery of Easter Island is the giant stone heads, which feature across the island. These almost 900 structures, otherwise known as the Rapa Nui, all appear to be looking into the sky with blank expressions.
Witness Jaguars in Brazil’s Beautiful Pantanal Region
The Pantanal region of Brazil is home to one of the largest and most diverse freshwater wetland ecosystems on earth.
The Amazing Flora of the Amazon Rainforest
The Amazon Rainforest is teeming with flora and fauna. Thousands of different species are locked in an intricate ecosystem which allows both sides to thrive within these often harsh and mysterious landscapes.
Five Fascinating Niagara Falls Facts
Not just a king in the world of waterfalls, Niagara Falls is one of the world’s most popular attractions of any kind. Tourists come from far and wide to witness its immense power and there is a range of different ways to get a great view.
How Much Juneau about Things to do in Alaska’s Capital
As well as vast open spaces and stunning national parks, Alaska is also home to some of the largest cities in the US.
Touring Cuba by Bicycle
Cuba is the largest of the Caribbean islands, measuring a total of 40,852sq miles. It is a country of contrasts, with many cultural, historic and natural surprises to explore.
Three Underwater Adventures in Western Australia
The Western Australian coastline is positively teaming with underwater life in the form of fish, mammals and spectacular coral reefs. The Ningaloo Coast is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Admire Fantastic Gardens in Victoria
As well as being home to the fantastic city of Melbourne, the Australian state of Victoria offers a picturesque setting of beautiful mansions and stunning gardens that will take your breath away.
The Sights and Sounds of Freycinet National Park
As Tasmania’s oldest national park, Freycinet is home to an abundance of natural beauty. It is named after the French navigator Louis de Freycinet, who was the first person to produce a map showing the detailed coastline of Australia.
Great Grapes to Sample in South Australia
Although many people see Australia as simply being hot, there are many different climates throughout the country. This has paved the way for a number of distinct wine-growing regions that are celebrated across the world.
Five Ways to Explore the Great Barrier Reef
Situated off the coast of northern Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef is the number one reason why tourists flock to this part of Australia. Visible from space, it is the largest living structure on Earth.
Three Free Things to do in Sydney
Sydney is one of the most easily recognisable cities in the world. All you need to do is show someone an image of the iconic opera house or Harbour Bridge and they instantly know where in the world it is.
Three Aboriginal Rock Art Sites to visit in Northern Territory
Northern Territory in Australia is home to Kakadu National Park. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a protected area and is looked after by the aboriginal tribes that are thought to have lived here for 40,000 years.
Discover Angkor
The UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wat is home to many must-visit temples and landmarks of considerable significance. The temples here represent a bygone era of the Khmer empire, which once ruled over most of Southeast Asia.
Experience the Purnululu National Park
There are many surprises to be found in the Purnululu National Park including ancient, steep-sided mountain ranges; sandstone and limestone gorges; and grasslands occupied by cattle ranches.
Don’t Leave Nepal without Tasting these Dishes
As well as having a focus on home-grown produce, Nepal takes inspiration from the nations that surround it to create dishes that are bursting with flavour and cultural history.
What Caused the Temples of Bagan to Fall into Ruin?
Between the 11th and 13th centuries, over 10,000 temples, monasteries, pagodas and stupas were built by the affluent rulers and citizens of Bagan, resulting in the city becoming the capital and economic centre of Burma.
The Exotic Wildlife of Indonesia
As well as the volcanoes that helped define its landscape, the island nation of Indonesia is famous for the exotic wildlife that lives throughout the country.
The Great Wall without the Great Number of Tourists
The Great Wall of China stretches for more than 5,000 miles across northern parts of China, from Dangong in Liaoning province to Lop Nur in the western autonomous region of Xinjiang.
A Year in the Life of a King Penguin
South Georgia is home to one of the largest king penguin colonies on earth. More than 100,000 pairs return here every year to lay their eggs and rear their young, creating an amazing spectacle for visitors.
Five of the Best Locations to Experience Antarctic Wildlife
Sailing south of the southern tips of Argentina and Chile will take you to the Antarctic Peninsula, home to a harsh polar climate that provides ideal conditions for a truly unique ecosystem.
The Different Routes To Kilimanjaro’s Summit
There are nine routes up the side of Africa’s highest peak; eight of which offer different ways of reaching the top, whilst the final one, mercifully, provides a path back down to ground level.
Five Unique Experiences On South Africa’s Garden Route
South Africa is a beautiful country, whichever way you look at it, but it may have just saved its most stunning sights for its southern coastline.
Researching A Cypriot Ceremony
Belinda Jessup went to see some of the most luxurious wedding venues in Cyprus. Here is what she thought of each of them.
4 Wonderful Wildlife Experiences On Our Gorillas and Masai Mara Tour
Let’s take a closer look at some of the activities you’ll get the chance to take part in on our Gorillas and Masai Mara tour.
4 Highlights Of A Passage Through The Rockies
This exciting trip is entitled ‘Passage Through the Rockies’ and has many different highlights. Here are just a few to whet your appetite for adventure.
A Look At Dubai’s Deluxe Hotels
Belinda Jessup travelled to Dubai for a look around some of the best hotels. Here are her recommendations for anyone looking to visit.
Explore The Unexplored On The Galapagos Islands
As one of the last remaining places untouched by humans, the Galapagos Islands offer a unique travel experience.
5 Alternative Things To Do In New York’s Five Boroughs
The major attractions of New York City are well-documented, so here we offer some alternatives in all five boroughs of the Big Apple.
Riding Camels In The Red Sea Region
Belinda Jessup took a trip to the Red Sea. Here are the highlights from what was a fantastic trip, detailing some recommendations for fellow travellers.
A Moment In Morocco
Louise Westgate took a short break to Morocco. Here is a summary of what she got up to; complete with the highlights of this short but sweet trip.
Memories From La Manga
Belinda Jessup spent two days at the beautiful La Manga Club Resort in Murcia, Spain. Read what she thought of this wonderful resort in her own words.
Camels And Coliseums In Tunisia
Belinda Jessup, who works at our Woodbridge travel agents, took a short trip to Tunisia. Here are the highlights from her travels… Destination: Tunisia Operator/Host: Cyplon Accommodation(Hotel names/Ship name):Movenpick Hotel Sousse – 2 ni…
Discover China With TravelQuest
As well as our European city breaks, Christmas markets, ski holidays and beer festival trips, we can also offer a range of tours throughout China.
All-inclusive Dubai
Louise Westgate spent a week soaking up the sun in Dubai. Here are her memories from what was a wonderful trip.
A Real African Adventure
Hannah Jones works at our travel agents in Woodbridge and recently got to spend nine nights in South Africa. Here are the highlights from a trip that combined a stay in Cape Town with a visit to the Hluhluwe game Reserve. Destination: South…