Latest Travel Stories

clouds as sunset
October 15, 2018
When at home I hit the snooze button and crawl out of bed reluctantly, thinking of every excuse to stay in bed for an extra minute or two. Yet, when on my travels, a switch seems to flick, and I am up at the crack of dawn with a spring in my step. I chose […]
By: Sue Grimwood
Destination: Ecuador

Coral Reef, Belize
October 12, 2018
I had prepared myself for the saddening scene of a marine ecosystem on its knees. A once remarkable coral reef, the second largest in the world, void of colour and life. Yet when I entered the shallow waters of Laughing Bird Caye in Belize, I was not met with a marine grave but a completely […]
By: Jenn Evans
Destination: Belize

Blue Footed Boobies, Galapagos Islands
September 21, 2018
Peter Freire is the President of the Association of Guides in the Galapagos and is one of Steppes, and our clients, favourite Galapagos guides. We are privileged to have Peter, with his colleague Markus, guiding on our next exclusive Galapagos trip, his fifth with Steppes Travel. This tour departs in December 2018 and is in […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Galapagos Islands

Black Bear, Canada
September 12, 2018
“If you could find us a bear and cub that would be really fantastic,” I said casually to our skipper, Alan, stepping on to the boat. We set off on a beautiful May day from the mouth of the Bedwell River, the location of Clayoquot Wilderness Resort on the British Columbian coast, in search of […]
By: Kate Wharton
Destination: Canada

September 12, 2018
Mr and Mrs Dalglish travelled to New Zealand in March – here they share a snippet from their trip journal on an unexpected and little-visited attraction on the Coromandel Peninsula. We decide to visit Coromandel Town today, as we shall not have time to do it justice on our way through tomorrow when we drive to […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: New Zealand

Spinner Dolphins, Costa Rica
September 11, 2018
BBC producer, Hugh Pearson is accompanying our group tour to Costa Rica in January 2019. He spoke to us about his time filming in the Osa Peninsula for the BBC Television series ‘The Hunt’ and for the upcoming Netflix series, ‘Our Planet’, and why this region offers one of the most incredible marine wildlife experiences […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Costa Rica

Havana, Cuba
August 30, 2018
Young Irish reporter Valerie Danby-Smith, first met Hemingway in 1959, when interviewing him for the Belgian News Service. Thereafter, Valerie devoted her life to Hemingway and his wife, Mary, travelling with them throughout Spain and France and living with them during their final years in Cuba. Valerie will accompany our Cuba group tour in Havana, spending an afternoon […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Cuba

Monastery Beach, Albania
August 29, 2018
Looking out of the window at a blanket of grey cloud I am struggling to begin this blog about my recent trip to Albania. The sky there was always blue. Perhaps that is somewhere to start. High summer and very busy. Temperatures up to the early forties. A car that overheated not once or twice, […]
By: Joe Parkes
Destination: Albania

Solar Eclipse
August 28, 2018
Our relationships and close contacts overseas make it possible to create truly bespoke and beyond the ordinary experiences for those that travel with us. We have our own favourite travel moments, a truly out of this world place or experience. What will be your next Steppes wow moment? Australia Commission a piece of original Aborginal artwork […]
By: Steppes Travel
Destination: Alaska, Australia, Chile, India, Japan, Madagascar, New Zealand, Republic of Congo, Turkey

Fethiye Coast, Turkey
August 20, 2018
We are seeing a confident resurgence of the Turkish holiday resorts with the Bodrum Peninsula introducing high-end luxe product for 2019. The arrival of Bodrum Lux, Bodrum Edition, Six Senses and more to come put Turkey firmly back on the map. New developments include the Turkish Airlines direct flight from London Gatwick to Bodrum onboard […]
By: Clare Burkey
Destination: Turkey