Journal

Staycation Spotlight: North Cornwall
With many of us choosing a UK-based holiday this summer, we've rounded up some of the best things to do in ever-popular North Cornwall
Aspiga's Top 5 UK Staycations
For many of us, Autumn would normally mean flying out for a holiday of sun and relaxation before the busy Christmas period. Whilst lockdown may have made us put away our passports, it doesn’t mean there’s not a chance of...
Cobblers Cove Hotel - Barbados
Cobblers Cove reminds us of a tropical country club: keep the pastels, vintage florals, and starched white linens of a Slim Aarons photograph, but add in the warmth of friendly staff, a gorgeous sea view, and a stiff rum punch....
A list of museums, zoos and attractions to visit from the comfort of your home
Museums Guggenheim, Bilbao, Spain Although the Museum is closed, behind the scenes it is very much alive and the art it holds is willing to come out. The online tour shows some interesting, fun, unknown aspects about the Museum so...
Our Recommendations For an Eco-Safari
Eco is a big word in the safari industry right now, with camps and lodges keenly aware of the need to protect the delicate environments in which they operate. We asked our friends at Aardvark Safaris for their thoughts on...
Our Top Picks for Winter Sun and Spa Breaks
When you live in the Northern hemisphere and winter starts to bite, it’s hard to resist either a sun-soaked spa break next to a turquoise ocean or an Alpine luxury hotel get away to all the mountains have to offer....
How To Pack Light For A Week
So we know this is a first world problem and all that, but when it comes to packing, are you a carry-on girl or more of a “can’t decide, let’s take the whole shebang” type? Luckily Aspiga has all your...
The Best European City Breaks in 2019
Who doesn’t love the idea of a long weekend city break to one of Europe’s most enticing cities? Packing the right pieces to cover all options is an essential part of the planning so we have put together a list...
5 Top countries For A Family Safari Holiday – Richard Smith, co-owner Aardvark Safaris
There’s simply no greater thrill than introducing you children to the wonders of Africa and Aardvark Safaris plans safari holidays for families travelling with children of all ages. Among the some of the most fun are those we organise for...
Why I love Aspiga Buying Trips – by Aspiga Founder Lucy Macnamara
Running any business has its ups and downs and small businesses are no exception. There have been many times over the last 12 years when I have wanted to pack it all in as one issue after another threatens to...
Our top tips to get over jet lag
The mere mention of jet lag can send a shiver down the spine of any long-distance traveller, who will inevitably have memories of sleepless nights and zombie-like days wasted in a dream destination. Manageable when we’re younger, it definitely gets...
Our Top 5 European Summer Markets
St Tropez Market, France Market days are part of the fabric of life in Provence and the Cote D’Azur. Most villages have a weekly market and St Tropez is undoubtedly one of the largest of the Provencal markets and a...
Mountain Rooms & Chalets
Although we are all about Summer clothing here at ASPIGA, we all also love skiing. VAL D’ISERE is our favourite resort thanks to it’s snow sure altitude, the huge terrain offered by the Espace Killy, acres of off-piste and lively...
Winter Sun Holidays
Reaching for the Vitamin D as temperatures plummet here in the UK, who can help butdaydream of a winter sun escape to warm the bones and lift the soul? It’s a favourite past time of the Aspiga team, no doubt...
10 Top Tips For Packing
Travelling light; two words which sound so simple in principle but often prove more challenging when the clock is ticking, the case is out and we start finally to focus on our beach holiday wardrobe. As a fashion retailer in...
Introducing Aardvark Safaris
  Aardvark Safaris has been planning tailor made safaris to Southern and East Africa, and the Indian Ocean Islands, for nearly 20 years. With one of the most knowledgeable and experienced sales teams in the business, their safari holidays are...
Introducing Scott Williams Villas
Here at Aspiga, we look forward to lovely holidays, and if you feel like treating yourself this summer then look no further than our very favourite villa company – Scott Williams.     Founded by Victoria Hooberman and Maymie White...