Single Supplements: Fair or Unfair?

Apr 11th, 2018 | Stuart Barrie

There are few things more annoying than paying for something, thinking that other people are paying less for exactly the same thing. The single supplement, an additional payment that single travellers pay for joining a group tour, seems designed to penalise those who, by choice or through circumstances, choose to...

The Queen Of Sheba – Myth or Reality?

Mar 16th, 2018 | Chris Bradley

Chris Bradley - author, lecturer and Academy Travel tour leader - searches for the mysterious Queen of Sheba in the highlands of Ethiopia. The Queen of Sheba is a difficult woman to pin down. She possibly lived in Ethiopia or Yemen about 3,000 years ago, might have become wealthy on the...

Packing tips from Academy Travel

Dec 18th, 2017 | Academy Travel

A recent article in the New York Times has us thinking about packing again, a subject that’s never far from our minds here at Academy Travel. Fold or roll? Packing cubes or not? Carry-on only or checked luggage? We’ve canvassed for opinions, learnt from your on-tour suggestions, and without further...

What is the best camera for travel?

Sep 21st, 2017 | Robin Nichols

Travel photography has come a long way since Uncle Bob’s slide night of his world discovery tour. From smart phones to $10,000 professional gear, travellers now have a huge range of choices. Academy Travel’s itineraries take you to some of the world’s most beautiful places, and many Academy Travellers are...

10 of the Best Cultural Travel Experiences

Jun 22nd, 2017 | Academy Travel

From art to architecture, music to history, certain destinations around the world offer an awe-inspiring insight into the truly great achievements of human history. Here are 10 of the best cultural travel experiences to be found.   1. The Amber Room at Catherine’s Palace, Russia Marvel at the summer palace...

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