Wildlife Must-do’s in South Africa

South Africa is one of ABTA’s 12 countries to watch for 2017. We’re very lucky to have our own South Africa expert in the shop – having spent a few months living and volunteering in this beautifully unique country, Lauren has given us her top places to visit. I stayed on Kwa Madwala Private Game […]

Adventure: Where to explore in 2017

Adventure; isn’t that what everyone wants out of their dream holiday? Whether you’re a student setting off on your gap year backpacking quest, retiring and hoping to see the world in style, or even after a family break with a difference, where SHOULD you be heading in 2017? NEPAL Nepal ranks high on nearly every […]

Only at Walt Disney World

When I think of Walt Disney World, my mind jumps back to the adverts you used to see on Disney’s VHS movies. Having lunch with Mickey Mouse, riding Space Mountain and watching the firework spectacular at the end of the day, I had it all planned out ready for my first trip at the age […]

Unique getaways to the Caribbean

With the mince pies stocking up and the Christmas decorations cluttering every corner of the home, the period just before Christmas can be a stressful one, and the dreary rainy weather does little to help the mood. Attention inevitably turns to holidays. At this time of year the azure crystal-clear waters, beautiful sandy beaches and […]

Interview with Santa Claus

One of our most popular holiday destinations every year is Lapland. Thousands of families fly out to meet the real Father Christmas in his grotto and see the elves at work in their workshop as they prepare for their epic trip on December 24th. Even though it’s his busiest time of year, our very own […]

Galapagos Islands – Where the wild things are…

Photos and words by Andrea Powell, Director of Idelo Travel If ever a place deserved the description ‘Land of the Animals’ it is the Galapagos Islands. I could spend this whole piece just listing the animals we saw – but don’t worry… Waiting at the quayside for our ‘taxi service’ – a zodiac – to […]

A Bit on EPassports

An e-Passport contains an electronic chip. The chip holds the same information that is printed on the passport’s data page: the holder’s name, date of birth, and other biographic information. An e-Passport also contains a biometric identifier. The United States requires that the chip contain a digital photograph of the holder. All e-Passports issued by […]

Idelo Travel Funnest Travel Agent Finalist

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Think you have what it takes to be part of the Funnest Photo? Then meet us all at Maritime this Sunday, 16 August 2015 down at the Ipswich Waterfront and have your photograph taken on board the Carnival Vista. No we have not quite managed to get a […]

Falklands and Penguins

When you think of the Falklands you probably think of ‘that speck of an island somewhere far away’, the 1982 Argentine conflict and sheep. But wildlife? Spending two amazing weeks watching wildlife in the Falklands only came about by accident really. I had long held ambitions of visiting the Falkland Islands. The 1982 conflict was […]

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