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July 25, 2019

The Temples of Thailand Feature History, Tradition, Architecture

Thailand is home to approximately 39,800 active Buddhist temples, some of which are over a thousand years old and contain amazing architecture – spires, tiered roofs and gigantic statues. Monks use these spaces for communal worship and meditation practice, but many are also open and welcoming to visitors. Between zip-lining and snorkeling excursions on our…

July 19, 2019

What Sets Italy’s Aeolian Islands Apart from Other Island Getaways?

Italy’s Aeolian Islands aren’t just another exotic paradise – they’re a volcanic cluster that’s been forming for over 600,000 years, and they features some of the most fantastic natural phenomena on earth. UNESCO declared them a World Heritage Centre in 2000. On our Southern Italy adventure, you’ll explore Vulcano and Stromboli, islands sporting two of…

July 11, 2019

Thomson Family Adventures, Now a Travel + Leisure World’s Best Operator

We’re proud to announce we’ve been named a Top 10 World’s Best Tour Operator by Travel + Leisure! Here at Thomson, every traveler’s experience means the world to us. We’re thrilled you were so moved by your Thomson adventure that you would consider us one of the best tour operators on the planet. We received…

July 9, 2019

How to Cook with Volcanoes in the Azores

When you’re in the Azores, you can eat the classic Portuguese stew, cozido, with a fiery twist found nowhere else: it’s cooked with volcanic heat, underground. On our Azores Multi-sport Adventure, you’ll enjoy an invigorating week of biking, kayaking, whale watching and more, before arriving on São Miguel, the biggest island in the beautiful Azores…

June 14, 2019

Looking Back on a Family Safari for Father’s Day

Exploring lands half a world away and searching for creatures you’ve never seen before – can you imagine a better bonding experience? Safaris embody the spirit of adventure and prompt thousands of teachable moments about wildlife, food, culture and more. Gregg Pokraka, a father of two boys, told us, “there is no greater gift than…