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Bucket List Stuff: Five Adventurous Places To Visit Before You Die

Posted by on February 24th 2016 in Adventure & Expeditions, Africa, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Scandinavia , Travel Tips & Advice

Bucket List Stuff: Five Adventurous Places To Visit Before You Die
1. SVALBARD, THE ARCTIC 

Fly as far north as you possibly can by scheduled flight and step into a pristine Arctic wilderness. Untouched by man these breathtaking landscapes coupled with beautiful wildlife will surely leave you spellbound. You will travel silently on skis or by dog sled through the tundra surrounded by a backdrop of pure white mountains. See with your own eyes wildlife such as polar bears, arctic fox, Svalbard reindeer and seals. Out at sea you will find numerous species of whales and...

Live Your Dream: Discover The Northern Lights in a True Winter Wonderland

Posted by on October 12th 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Luxury, Scandinavia

Live Your Dream: Discover The Northern Lights in a True Winter Wonderland
‘Winter is coming’ - this year get set for the Northern Lights in Swedish Lapland

If you have been looking at your calendar lately filled with dread at the onset of our darker and mostly wetter winter months that are now ominously looming, don’t be. Instead start to get excited about them. As they say in the hit TV show Game Of Thrones, ‘winter is coming’ and with it an amazing opportunity to experience something you’ve always dreamed of, the magic of the Northern Lights. It may...

Real Travel Stories: 12,605ft Above Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Climbing the Aiguille du Midi

Posted by on September 2nd 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Ambassadors, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club

Real Travel Stories: 12,605ft Above Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Climbing the Aiguille du Midi

"I think the word 'adventure' is really each our own to define' - Jonny Stage  

The Sandgrouse Explorers Club: High Altitude Cirque du Soleil on Mont Blanc  

Words by Jonny Stage. Pictures by Zsolt Kovacs.

The ultimate prize: 2m by 2m at 12,605ft above sea level or, rather, standing on top of the famous Aiguille du Midi with my friends. From here the alpine town of Chamonix-Mont-Blanc on the valley floor looks more like it might if you were sat comfortably cruising on a passenger jet on your...

Iceland: Images from The Land of Fire and Ice

Posted by on June 3rd 2015 in Adventure & Expeditions, Europe, Inspiration, Photography, Sandgrouse Explorers Club, Sandgrouse News, Scandinavia

Iceland: Images from The Land of Fire and Ice

"Captivated by the pristine beauty of all that lay before me, I stood motionless. Time slowed in what were a few brief moments of magic; I was spellbound and oblivious to the day's fast fading light."

An Icelandic saga captured through the lens

When Sandgrouse Travel & Expeditions asked me if I would be interested in going out to explore Iceland's wild and rugged landscapes with my camera, I didn't have to think twice about it.

Iceland is a photographer's dream destination and somewhere I had always wanted to visit with...

Mallorca - The Luxury Jewel In the Mediterranean

Posted by on May 20th 2015 in Europe, Inspiration, Luxury, Travel Tips & Advice

Mallorca - The Luxury Jewel In the Mediterranean
What's the best island in the Mediterranean? 

Mallorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, for seven hundred years a strategic enclave, the jewel of the Mediterranean Sea. Known as 'The King's Island' and favorite of everyone from royalty, celebrities and millionaires right down to the common man. The island now attracts as many as 10 million tourists a year, so it is no wonder the name alone has become synonymous with 'holidays'.

There’s a relaxed and friendly atmosphere at this most emblematic of Mediterranean vacation hotspots. It’s a place totally at one with...

Book Review: A Long Walk In The High Hills - Selina Scott

Posted by on April 21st 2015 in Book Reviews, Europe

Book Review: A Long Walk In The High Hills - Selina Scott
Mallorca, the island of a thousand contrasts

For many travelers, Mediterranean island locations are perceived to be "just another sun-drenched hotel and beach resort". They would be wrong to do so. Selina Scott’s A Long Walk in the High Hills firmly rebuts this view of the largest of the Balearic islands, Mallorca.

"The true achievement of this book is that it leaves the reader wanting to discover Scott’s Mallorca for themselves."

Selina Scott, whose television broadcasting career in news and documentaries ranged from Europe to the USA, reveals a new...

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