Sights & smells

Strange things from around the world to go and look at or smell

Sveti Stefan: The Montenegrin island-cum-town-cum-hotel

Sveti Stefan: The Montenegrin island-cum-town-cum-hotel

We try to pick beautiful places to use in our adverts. Places that make us (and hopefully you) wish we were anywhere other than where we are now. After all, if people didn’t go somewhere else, they wouldn’t need travel insurance. And where would that leave us?

Es Vedra: A really interesting Ibizan island

Es Vedra: A really interesting Ibizan island

I first heard of Es Vedra when I was rooting around looking for something interesting to write about/looking for holiday inspiration (I love my job sometimes). It’s a rocky island off the coast of Ibiza.

Mount Scenery: The Netherlands’ highest volcano

Until this morning, I thought the highest point in the Netherlands was the top of a windmill. But it turns out the Netherlands not only has a proper highest point. It also has a volcano!

Hot Water Beach: What's hot, wet and sandy?

Hot Water Beach: What’s hot, wet and sandy?

Hot Water Beach is like something you’ve probably never experienced before. I’d never heard of it before I went to New Zealand.

Just deserts: 4 of the world’s most unusual deserts

Just deserts: 4 of the world’s most unusual deserts

It turns out they’re not all just large areas of sand with the odd Tusken Raider. I mean, these things cover one third of the Earth’s surface, so there have to be some interesting ones out there.

Tully: Australia's wettest town

Tully: Australia’s wettest town

We always hear about how sunny Australia is, but have you heard of the wettest place in Australia?

Flower fields from around the world

Flower fields from around the world

I really love flowers, and this blog post is just an excuse for me to look at pictures of them.