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Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns

Scottish Snowdrop Festival returns

The much-loved Scottish Snowdrop Festival is to return this February with events running from 01 February to 16 March 2014. One of the first key festivals in the Homecoming Scotland 2014 calendar, visitors can experience this delicate bloom in a variety of stunning locations across the country.

Yukon: Trails worth exploring

Yukon: Trails worth exploring

In Yukon, you can hike over history, through a UNESCO heritage site jewel and even into an oxymoron... mountainous tundra. And you'll never forget the thrill. And this is no 9 to 5 experience. Under the midnight sun of summer, the lights are on almost 24 hours a day so there are things to do and see long after you've run out of the strength to do them.

A unique Brahmaputra river cruise

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek has introduced three 2014 departures on its exclusive Brahmaputra river cruise, which uncovers the mammal-rich Kaziranga, Nameri and Orang National Parks and soaks up much of the local tribal culture found alongside one of India’s mightiest rivers.

Wildlife trips to Oman, the Republic of Congo, Brazil, Tanzania and Spain

Wildlife specialist Naturetrek’s new 2014 brochure is packed full of tours, treks and cruises expertly guided by leading naturalists.

AITO Inspiration: animal-themed tours and holidays worldwide

Take a look at the wild side of the Association of Independent Tour Operators with these exciting animal-themed tours and holidays worldwide.

Autumn in the New Forest

Autumn in the New Forest

Autumn is a truly magical time to visit the New Forest. The Forest comes alive with the red and gold of the changing leaves, the historical pubs light their log fires, and from mid-September pigs are let out for 'pannage' an ancient custom where pigs are let loose in the forest to eat the fallen acorns which are poisonous to the New Forest ponies.

Help protect the Andean cloudforest, home of the newly-discovered olinguito

News that the olinguito, a new species of carnivore, has been discovered in the Andean cloudforests of South America is certainly set to raise the profile of this biodiverse and critically-threatened habitat.

England in Technicolour - Enjoy our country in all its autumnal glory

England in Technicolour - Enjoy our country in all its autumnal glory

September, October and November are some of the best months in the calendar to enjoy this orange and pleasant land.

Adventurers can find nirvana at Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Adventurers can find nirvana at Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge

Newly opened five star Nunavut Lodge has a plethora of multi season activities for both novice and expert explorers.

Experience Japan's autumnal glory on a garden tour

Experience Japan's autumnal glory on a garden tour

Japan's stunning cherry blossom season in spring is well known but, come autumn, when the maple trees blaze into vivid displays of scarlet, saffron and gold, the gardens of Japan also put on a spectacular show of autumnal colours.

Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy receives Certificate of Excellence

Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy receives Certificate of Excellence

Kenya’s Ol Pejeta wildlife conservancy in Laikipia has been rated the world’s best performing wildlife sanctuary by visitors from across the globe on TripAdvisor.

Germany's gardening extravaganza: Hamburg igs 2013

Germany's gardening extravaganza: Hamburg igs 2013

Chelsea may be done and dusted in its centenary year, but Hamburg's igs 2013 is only half way through its six-month run. On a 250-acre island site in the River Elbe, this international garden show opened in April, but does not close until October 13.

Walking with bears a necessity in Slovakia

Walking with bears a necessity in Slovakia

Walks Worldwide has the perfect trip for those with a passion for both trekking and wildlife; the new Walking with Bears trip to the High Tatras Mountains of Slovakia, departing 15 September 2013.

Wildlife breaks in the Outer Hebrides the 'Islands on the Edge'

Wildlife breaks in the Outer Hebrides the 'Islands on the Edge'

As the BBC natural history series, Hebrides, Islands on the Edge comes to an end this week, many viewers will have been inspired to put the Outer Hebrides on their must-visit list.

Whale watching in Colombia

Whale watching in Colombia

There are many places around the world to spot whales; but when it comes to the most spectacular setting (and where to get closest to them), Colombia is out on its own, and from now until October is the best time to see them.