Category Archives: Travel Blog
Experience waking up to the sound of a Lion's roar in the heart of a game reserve or tasting world famous wines as the sun caresses the vineyards. South Africa is a true "bucket list" destination, read our Director Richard's trip he took recently in this immense country... "South Africa is such good value at the moment. I went this Spring to Cape Town, the Garden Route and Amakhala game reserve and had a fantastic time in a very safe country. Flying out with S...

The ‘Great British Summer’ is here! If you think of grey skies, muggy days and thunder storms as the perfect summer perhaps. You could even be forgiven for mistaking today’s weather for March! Across Europe though, the weather is feeling very different. Today in Lisbon the temperature is a sunny 25ºC, 28ºC on Crete, 23ºC in the Azores and a sizzling 34ºC in Sicily.  Want to escape to the sunshine but concerned about what effect Britain's exit from the EU will ...

For a true Spanish or Italian experience on your holiday try these unique activities for a holiday to remember! Spain La Tomatina: the world's biggest tomato fight taking place on the last Wednesday of August in a picturesque town near Valencia. Tapas tours: those keen to taste genuine food and drink of Spanish and Catalan cuisine will enjoy a Tapas Tour and learn some recipes to try at home. Wine tasting: sample the great Spanish wines at the vineyards thems...

Can you guess where?     An unspoiled paradise and ecowonderland, this destination is for people who want to experience the beauty and diversity of the natural world. Imagine palmstrewn beaches and stunning cloud forests home to a bounty of creatures such as the iconic toucan, spider monkey and tree frog. If you’re looking for impressive landscapes, you’ll find volcanoes covered by lush rainforests to marvel at. Such natural wonders create a magi...

July competition: win a bottle of champagne! Everyone has somewhere new to experience on their bucket list, so this July we’re celebrating those destinations. Where are YOU planning to tick off next? Share the next place you want to visit on our facebook page for a chance to win a bottle of champagne! Enter our competition now at www.facebook.com/grovetravel Over 18's over. Closes 8th August 2016. Terms and conditions apply, read https://www.grovetravel.co.u...

  As far as trending goes everyone seems to agree Vietnam and Cambodia are two of the world’s most upcoming travel destinations, however most people say they don’t actually know what each country offers… so, what are Vietnam and Cambodia really like? I'm Rosie, Grove Travel's Marketing Assistant, and I had the fantastic opportunity this June to join Insider Journeys on an amazing 12 day guided tour to find out for myself! Which city has best street fo...

We have some 'news' for you! Grove Travel is soon to have a monthly column in My Watford News; look out for our first one in next month's edition published on Friday 8th July. In our column we will be describing a different 'bucket list' destination each month, see if you can guess where! If you live in the delivery area just wait for your free copy to be delivered straight to your door, or click below to view it online. Let us know what you think and enjoy! http://www.my...

Everyone is talking about Croatia, so I decided to see for myself by having a week’s holiday in Podstrana. Part of the greater Split area yet very different, Podstrana is a low key beach resort around 7km South East of the city centre. With historic buildings and medieval churches, the main attraction of Podstrana though is its beautiful beaches dotted with pine trees. The resort makes a good alternative to Split city centre, particularly if you are looking to combi...

  Why visit the Algarve? Our Marketing Assistant Rosie has just come back from 7 days in Lagos with her family this May. See her highlights of the traditional town of Lagos and the Algarve coastline below!   1. Huge expanse of coastline The Algarve enjoys a wide coastline with endless scenic cliffs and hidden grotto's. Take a traditional Schooner boat trip in Lagos and transfer to a dingy to see "The Cathedral", an impressive cavernous gro...

Are you looking for that extra special cruise with a loved one or great value for money perhaps? These choices from some of the world’s top cruise lines could suit what you’re looking for… Are you looking for a little romance aboard your cruise line? Then, Princess Cruises could be the choice for you. It owned the original “Love Boat” and still clings to the notion that cruising is the ultimate in romance and often helps you celebrate those “special” occasion...