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Northern Lights

The northern lights, or Aurora Borealis, is created when charged particles become trapped in the Earth's magnetic field. Most visible during the long winter nights, the best place to view this otherworldly spectacle is Iceland, along with northern Norway, Sweden and Finland.

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updated on 20th June 2021

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Blog posts

From the UK's most popular travel bloggers

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3rd August 2018 by Stuart

Wizz Air to launch four new London Luton routes

This brings a whole new meaning to the term "taking a wizz"...The newest British budget airline on the block, Wizz Air UK, have just announced the launch of four new winter routes from their London Luton base:Israeli seaside resort, Eilat (Ovda) - commencing 28th October 2018Tromsø in northern Norway - commencing 14th December 2018Grenoble in the French Alps - commencing 15th December 2018Verona in Italy - commencing 15th December 2018Already the second largest airline at the base, Wizz Air...

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Stuart

15th June 2018 by Stuart

Fancy a Eurovision-inspired holiday?

"My, my" (don't worry, I'll avoid the full ABBA rendition)Eurovision is upon us!Yep, it's that time of year again - signs that summer is on its way, and the opportunity to throw open your doors and invite people over for barbecues and celebratory Eurovision parties. In true British style, it often tends to be more about the party than the music, but that's ok...what better excuse to get together and laugh at strange songs, questionable costumes, mad presenters and iffy voting...

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15th February 2015 by Follow Me East

Seven days in Tibet

Tibet is one of those mythical places that stirs the imagination and fuels the travel bug. Nicknamed 'the Land of the Snows', winter might not seem like the best time to go, however when we found ourselves in Nepal in December we were too close not to drop in on her mysterious Northern neighbour. Braving the elements, the snowed-in passes and the burden of Chinese bureaucracy, Follow Me East spent seven days in Tibet. On the road trip of a lifetime we discovered a landscape that left us...

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Andy

22nd February 2021 by Andy

Brilliant stargazing destinations

If you live in a city, you know it’s almost impossible to look up at the sky at night and see more than a couple of stars clearly. But just because you don’t see them, it doesn’t mean they’re not there. The beauty of the night sky can still be seen today all over the world in places that aren’t so overwhelmed with air and light pollution. But some spots offer such beautiful views of the night sky, they simply take our breath away. Here are a few of them that you simply can’t miss if...

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24th February 2021 by Andy

The most extreme hotels in the world

With such easy internet access nowadays, it can be hard to travel and feel like you are truly discovering some exotic and different. And especially if you travel often, you can soon begin to feel tired of the same old cookie-cutter hotel rooms. So we’ve put together a list of the most extreme hotels in the world to get you inspired for your future travels or to simply enjoy a virtual tour around the globe.Poseidon Undersea ResortAs if Fiji wasn’t exotic enough of a travel destination...

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20th February 2017 by Andy

Europes top destinations in 2017

Wondering where in Europe to spend your holidays this year? What are the European destinations you need to see? Let’s check out the top ‘unmissable’ spots for 2017:FranceVisitors can explore France’s natural and cultural attractions this year, a range of new tourism incentives on offer. The country boasts exciting attractions, including the Museum of Modern Art. You can attend the Côte-d’Azur garden festival, from 1 April to 1 May.If you head to Monaco in May, you’ll experience the...

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28th January 2020 by PommieTravels

Why you should visit Lapland

Lapland is a very special corner of the planet. With a strong and peculiar personality, it is the home to Santa Claus, reindeers, Siberian huskies, moose, polar bears, salmon and the Saami people. Their scenarios change completely according to the seasons. It has northern lights in autumn and spring, blue twilight in the winter fort and in summer it is the land of the midnight sun. This region, north of the Arctic Circle, is inhabited by the Lappers and encompasses part of the territories of...