Travellers Guide

Inside the Ice - What a French glacier taught me about climate change by Anita Vollmer

It is the middle of August in 2018 and I am in a small town in the Swiss Alps called Leysin. Beautifully situated in the mountains and not far from Lake Geneva, the temperatures here are in the mid-20s during the day, only to drop down to single digits at night. Leysin has a humid continental climate with annual precipitation averaging 1,481 mm, which equals more than twice that of London. Because the village is situated at an altitude of 1,565 m above sea level the average annual temperature is only 3.9°C.

Traveller’s Guide to Lapland, Finland

A holiday to Lapland is the ultimate Christmas present, for children and adults alike. After all, this is the one place you can spend time with Santa Claus on his home turf!*

Lapland is the largest and northernmost region of Finland and has a subarctic/continental climate categorised by mild summers and long, cold, snowy winters. For this reason - and due to an abundance of conifer trees - it has become associated with Christmas, particularly in the UK.

A traveller’s guide to Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington City, with its Victorian timber architecture, bushy hillsides, waterfront promenades, and craggy shorelines, is the Capital of New Zealand, and a rather small Capital at that, with a population of just 405,000 people. It is located in the Greater Wellington Region on the south-western tip of the North Island, bordering the Cook Strait between the North and South Islands. As such, Wellington is the crossing point between the two islands, and a well-trodden path for travellers.

A traveller's guide to La Paz, Bolivia theWeather Club Tue, 29/03/2016 - 21:29

Photo: La Paz's cable car system is one of the most popular and convenient ways to get around the city Credit: Chloe Moore

Disembarking the plane in La Paz, Bolivia, will take your breath away; both literally and metaphorically. The city has the highest elevation of any government city in the world, at an altitude of 3,650m. 

A Travellers’ Guide to the Delhi, India

When you think of the weather in India you will unsurprisingly think about the monsoon rains that affect parts of southern Asia between June and September each year. The monsoon is very much associated with heavy rainfall but the word itself
means ‘season’ and describes the changes in wind direction during a seasonal cycle. Monsoons are characterised by a pronounced rainy season but also include the dry season as well. In the Delhi region, which lies in Northern India, the