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Natalie is just back from Kenya!

Hi fellow travellers, Natalie has just got back from Kenya and she got to see the elusive leopard..not fair! What this space for more photos and blogs, once she's got used to the cold and snow of course! Darren Escape Worldwide

Snow hits our office in Wanstead

Morning all, Yep the snow has now hit us in London and it looks a very Christmassy seen from our office window today: We all feel a bit sorry (not really) for Natalie who returns from Kenya this evening. She has been on safari for the last 5 days in sunny Kenya and she's going to be in for a very cold shock! Did you see our latest sunny offers this week, check them out, they may warm you up a bit: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Nov10d2.html Keep warm everyone! Darren Escape Worldwide  - Home of hot holidays!

Breakfast with a difference in Kenya

On my recent trip to Kenya I was fortunate enough to have a Bush Breakfast: A cup of coffee and a couple of biccies (or biteings are the call them locally) at the lodge and it was off for an early morning game drive in the Masai Mara . Didn’t get time to get hungry during the game drive due to the adrenalin rushing after seeing some simply amazing game. However when we pulled up to a section of bush in the middle of the Mara I was starving. Having pre-booked a Bush breakfast I was a bit unsure what to expect. I thought we would turn up to a purpose built area and have a few croissants and coffee whilst sitting on camping stools. Boy was I wrong, we were led through the bush to be met with a glass of sparking wine and a view of a full breakfast buffet, complete with juices, stainless steels serving trays, chef and cooking station, all in the middle of nowhere. After finishing a great glass of sparkly we were taken to our table, on the banks of the river complete with the sound of

It's gone cold....how about some sun!

Hi everyone, Yep winter has arrived, how cold has it gone. Well how about some sun before Christmas, 7 nts, all inclusive for only £439 per person. Check out Escape Worldwides  latest offers: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Oct10c2.html We have a brilliant deal to Taba in Egypt , staying at the lovely 4* Three Corners El Wekala  for only £439 per person, yes ALL INCLUSIVE for only £439 per person.... amazing! Fancy something a bit different, then how about your own Pool Villa  in the desert close to Dubai  staying at the stunning 5* Banyan Tree Al Wadi   - 5 night BB for only £1091 per person, true luxury in different and stunning setting. Check out more of the fantastic holidays  we have at http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk Happy travelling Darren Escape Worldwide

Sri Lanka Touring with your own car and driver

Hi fellow travellers, This week we are looking at some amazing holidays to Sri Lanka. We offer a great range of escorted tours however another great unique way to see Sri Lanka is with your own car and driver: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/SRIcar2.html Sri Lanka has so much to offer from amazing beaches to top quality hotels, but inland is where Sri Lanka really comes into it's own. A visit to the cultural heartland is a must, with a visit to Kandy , home to the Temple of the Tooth, which houses Buddha tooth. Stay a couple of nights in Habarana and whilst here visit the amazing Rock Fortress at Sigiriya and the Cave Temple at Dambulla. There is so much more to see and do and one of the best ways to do this is with your very own Car and Driver who will collect you each morning from your hotel and spend the day with you taking to all the local sights. Your driver would be English speaking and is very knowledgeable and will work with you to make sur

Great Thailand Holiday Deals from Escape Worldwide

Hi All, So it's now getting darkers in the evenings, the rain has come, it's getting colder.....time for a holiday! This week Escape Worldwide  has some great value holiday  ideas to Thailand , one of our favorite places! Check them out: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Sep10d2.html Our bargain of the week is a 10 night holiday to Pattaya  staying 10 nights on a room only basis at the 3* Loma Resort & Spa for only £569 per person! Or 10 nights staying in Cha Am  at the 4* Holiday Inn for only £615 per person.....what a cheap way to get some sun! How about a bit of luxury, we have a great holiday to Hua Hin  staying at the lovely 4*+ Evason Hua Hin  but what makes this so special is for just £799 per person you can stay for 7 night on a bed and breakfast basis in one of they stunning Pool Villa , image spend a week in luxury with your own plunge pool! I've stayed in one of the Pool Villas at the Evason and they are simply stunning, with a good

Escape Worldwide and the Wanstead Festival

As you know Escape Worldwide  had a stall this year at the Wanstead Festival and it was a great day. The event had a great turn out and the weather held....no rain....yeh!!!! Our little stall had plenty of interest: It was a good day and we met many potential customers which was FAB. Probably the most enquired holiday of the day was safaris  this was probably because of the huge banner of a cheetah we had, many thanks to Somak Holidays! Darren  http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk   

Blimey another week

Hi all, Blimey another week has gone already and yep....another newsletter, check it out: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Sep10c2.html You can see some of the great holidays we have! Been a busy week here at Escape Worldwide  as we prepare for the Wanstead Festival. Wanstead is a charming part of East London where we are based and every year they have a great Festival, this year it's on Sunday 19th September. This year we have a stall and will be promoting some of the great holidays we have to offer including some great Kenya & Tanzania Safaris , Cuba Holidays , Thailand and Malaysia Holidays  and some great Egypt Holidays . If you are in the area, why not pop by and say hi, myself (Darren), Karen, Mark and Natalie will be on hand all day to chat through holiday ideas, most of which we all have been to. The festival starts at 11am on Christchurch Green in Wanstead.........see you there! Happy travelling! Darren

Indian Ocean Holidays with Escape Worldwide

Hi fellow travellers, another week and another set of great offers and holiday ideas from Escape Worldwide : http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Sep10b2.html This week we are looking at Sri Lanka , Maldives , Mauritius  and one of our favorite places Zanzibar . The Maldives has to be on of the most stunning area of the Indian Ocean  with simply stunning beaches and great range of accommodation options. Sri Lanka  not only again has some great beach options but it also has tons of history and culture and a great place for a touring holiday. Mauritius again has simply stunning beaches with a lush green interior great for exploring. Finally probably one of my favorite places has to be the tropical island  of Zanzibar  with the most stunning beaches in the world, history, culture and friendly people. You just simply have to visit Stone Town . Where ever you decided to go Escape Worldwide  has a fantastic range of great holidays. Happy Travelling! Darren

Guaranteed Sun Offers - Well almost!

Hi fellow travellers, Fed up with the rubbish summer we've had, us to so this week we've been putting together a list of great holidays that will let you remember what the sun looks like! Check them out: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Sep10a2.html A great, cheap option is a week in the sun in Hurghada  in Egypt . This offer gives you a week in the sun for only £539 per person staying on an all inclusive basis at the 4* Mercure Hurghada . This lovely hotel is set right on the beach and give great snorkeling opportunities and as as time to relax and be waited on! With a great all inclusive package it's perfect for a week away! We've also got a great holiday  to one of our favorite places Zanzibar . Zanzibar  has some of the most stunning beaches in the world and great friendly people. A great option is the Royal Zanzibar Beach Resort  which offers a great level of accommodation, with a comprehensive all inclusive package for only £1299 per per

Great long-haul holidays from only £669 per person

Hi fellow travellers, Another week and another newsletter: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Aug10b2.html This week have some great value options to Thailand , Goa , Sri Lanka  and Dubai . The Thailand  triple centre has to be my favourite. Bangkok , Hua Hin  and Pattaya . This holidays is a great introduction to Thailand and at a great price, only £849 per person for a 15 night holiday ! Though the offer we have to Sri Lanka  is blinding, only £669 per person for 8 nights staying at the 4* Kani Lanka , this offer cannot be missed! We have plenty of other great holiday  idea, so why not shopt by: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/ Happy travelling Darren Escape Worldwide Home of great long-haul holidays

Holiday Ideas - Zanzibar / Red Sea / Bali and more

Hi fellow travellers, This week Escape Worldwide  has some great holiday ideas to Taba in Egypt, Zanzibar in Tanzania and Bali. http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Aug10a2.html Firstly one of my favorite places, Zanzibar has to have some of the most amazing beaches in the world and also some great hotels. We're looking at twin centre options this week, firstly a week at the relaxing Pongwe Beach Resort  where you can kick back, do absolutely nothing and just enjoy the great level of service this lovely little hotel offers! Then head to the lively Neptune Pwani Beach Resort  which offers a great all inclusive package and also, large stylish rooms and a great range of watersports. Or how awbout Bali , we have a great offer to the 4* Mercure Sanur , 10 nights for only £819 per person, a bargain to this tropical paradise. We have tons of holiday ideas, so give us a call 020 8989 0970! Happy travelling! Darren http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/ Escape

Chilling out in Taba Egypt

Karen recently spent a week in Taba , on the shores of the Red Sea – “Taba is a great place for chilling out for a week or two in the sun – there’s very little there apart from some exceptionally nice hotels, mostly situated on the beach, a dive centre and great weather, perfect! We spent a week at the newest hotel in Taba Heights , the 5* Intercontinental, which is an excellent hotel with a great tapas bar on the lagoon, and did a trip to Petra and a trip to Cairo from there, although I would quite happily have done nothing for the week! I think there will be more hotels there in the next few years as it is a purpose-built resort that is growing quickly, so if you are looking for peace and quiet now is the time to go! My friend and I tried our hand at snorkeling, which is fantastic in the Red Sea , and most people there were raving about the diving and reeling off the names of the fish they had seen. Not being a swimmer diving isn’t for me, and I felt I saw a lot of these fish

Multicentre Holidays - Cuba, Egypt, Sri Lanka and more with Escape Worldwide

Hi fellow travellers, This week we are looking some of the great Multi Centre Holidays . See our latest newsletter http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Jul10b.html  for more details and some great holiday ideas. Probably my favorite of this weeks batch is the Egypt  triple centre holiday. This great holiday includes a staying in Cairo  home of the amazing Pyramids, followed by a cruise down the Nile  for the amazing temples and finally 2 nights in fascinating Aswan . All in all Egypt  is a simply fantastic country and has to be visited! Karen and Mark were in Egypt only 4 weeks ago and did the same itinerary and loved it, and saw numerous boats on the Nile and also plenty of hotels in Cairo and Aswan so give them a call! 020 8989 0970! Oh and Natalie just got back last night from Sharm  so give her a call if you fancy a relaxing holiday  on the stunning Red Sea! If Egypt  isn’t for you then check out some of the great holidays to Cuba  or Sri Lank

Thailand Back, great holiday ideas and a Thai Curry Recipe too!

Hi all, Yep Thailand is getting there, back on it’s feet and our newsletter this week is focusing on this fantastic country. Check out our this weeks newsletter: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/Thaijun10b.html We have some great holiday ideas including some single centre options including Phuket , Khao Lak and Cha Am . Also great twin-centre options including bonkers Bangkok. Check out our triple centres too! Also to celebrate the return of Holidays to Thailand , Escape Worldwide has a thai evening! Check out the recipe of the simply amazing Thai Curry we had! Happy Holidays! Darren Escape Worldwide

Holiday Offers - Free Nights | Room Upgrades and more

Hi All, Blimey where has the week gone, can't believe it been a week since our last newsletter.....still they say time flies when you're having fun, well if you can call BA striking fun! Anyway, here our latest newsletter: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/May10c2.html This week we are looking at freebies, yep everyone likes something for free, so cheap out the extras on these holidays Taba is Egypt is a beautiful place, perfect to kick back and chil for a week or two, especially in the luxury of the 5* Hyatt Regency ! At this lovely hotel we can offer a complimentary upgrade to a seaview room, though only for a limited period and on certain dates so book soon! Or how about staying free in Bali ! Well if you pay for 4 nights at the lovely Mercure Sanur Bali then you'll get an extra 4 for free to top up your tan on the beach! Zanzibar is probably one of my favorite islands in the world and not only can we offer a superb all inclusive stay on

Escape Worldwide Latest Holiday Ideas

Hi all, Yep time for some more great holiday ideas: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/May10b2.html This week we'll looking at some very varied options. Firstly a Nile Cruise holiday in Egypt . A Nile Cruise is a great way to see many of the amazing sites upper Egypt has to offer and there is no better way of doing this in 5* comfort on board the MS Da Vinci . Mark and Karen in our office have just return last week from the a Nile Cruise so give them a call! Or how about a holiday to Penang in Malaysia . Penang is a great beach resort, Ok so not the best beach in Malaysia , but it has such a vibe and an amazing array of places to eat and drink. It's a great all rounder! One of our favorite types of holiday is a safari and the Thorn Tree Safari in Kenya has to be one of our best. It's a great introduction to this part of the world and promises to give you memories of a lifetime. Check out all the safaris we offer at http://www.safariescapes.c

Thailand is stunning

Thailand is slowly getting back on it's feet which is great news and the place is simply stunning and should not be missed! OK at the moment you can't go to Bangkok but that doesn't mean you can't head to one of the stunning beach resort. I took this picture when I was in Krabi and as you can see it's is simply stunning! You deserve a holiday to head to Thailand! Happy Travelling Darren Escape Worldwide

This week....Escorted Tours

Hi All, Blimey what a mad week, who would have thought that some ash could cause such chaos! Escape Worldwide have been working closely with Tour Operators and Airlines and everyone one who has travelled with us are safe and well, most are home though others have having a great time.....a few days extra in the sun! No honestly they are, we've spoken to a couple and they are loving the delay...... Hopefully the problem has now pasted and we can get on with the job of offering some great holidays! This weeks newsletter focus on Escorted Touring holidays: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Apr10d2.html Check them out......we have some great options! Probably one of my favorites is the Pearl of the Caribbean tour in Cuba . Cuba is such a great place with so much history and culture and some simply stunning beach. The Pearl of the Caribbean tour is a great way to take in the West of the island with a local guide..... amazing! If Cuba isn't up your street the

Follow the Annual Mirgration in East Africa

Hi fellow travellers, We're looking at the great annual migration in East Africa in our newsletter this week: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/Apr10c2.html Both Kenya and Tanzania offer fantastic game viewing, especially during migration time. I've been fortunate enough to have been on safari in both Kenya and Tanzania and have to say they have been the most amazing experiences of my lifetime. Probably one of my biggest highlights was on safari in Kenya where we came across a Cheetah and her two cubs, on a mound taking in the morning sun..... simply amazing animals . We was truly fantastic was when she decided leave the mound and jump on top of our game vehicle! Scary but what an experience, they are fantastic animals! Read more about it on our blog: http://escapeworldwide.bttradespace.com/news-and-posts/news/77C7AC24F435E2C6E0401BAC710164E3 A safari is a holiday of a lifetime....you have to try it! Check out the options we have www.safariescapes.

Longhaul Holiday Ideas!

Hi fellow travelers, Check out this weeks long-haul holiday ideas: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Apr10a2.html This week was have a bargain to Luxor - 7 nights in a 5* hotel from only £525 per person. Luxor is a great place, home of many of the ancient wonders Egypt has to offer, the Temples of Luxor and Karnak are simply amazing! Or why not a week in Thailand in a 4*+ hotel in Hua Hin from only £649 per person! Wherever you decide to go....enjoy! Darren Escape Worldwide - Home of longhaul travel http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk

Tour and Beach holiday ideas

Hi fellow travelers, Where has a week gone, time just flies by, time for another newsletter. This week we are focusing on some great Tour and Beach holidays : http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Mar10b2.html We have some great ideas to Tanzania , Sri Lanka , Cuba and Thailand . All are simply amazing destinations and a tour is a great way to see pretty much everything they have to offer. Last year I went on safari in Tanzania and it was amazing. I did our 5 night Sopa Serengeti Safari which was simply amazing. We saw tons of wildlife with the highlight being seeing the elusive Leopard, and we managed to see 2....amazing. OK there were some early starts, but boy was it worth it. The benefit of many of the safaris we offer is that they visit different game / national parks so you get to see a wide range of wildlife....which after all is why you are in Tanzania! Or Sri Lanka is a great place for a tour. The country has so much to offer from amazing culture, his

Favourite Hotels in Zanzibar, Tanzania

Hi fellow travellers, This week we've been looking at our favourite hotels in Zanzibar : http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/znzmar102.html I have been fortunate enough to visit Zanzibar a few time and every time have been totally amazed by it's beauty and charm. Zanzibar is a perfect place for a total break, total relaxation in quality accommodation, with good service and the most stunning of settings! Zanzibar has a great range of beach hotels and the following are just a couple of my personal favourite: The beautiful Planhotel Neptune Pwani is a stunning property set right on a stunning stretch of beach. The hotel has a great range of facilities include a huge swimming pool with a great swim up bar, spacious lush gardens and many eating and drinking options. The rooms are large and spacious and well furnished. The Planhotel Neptune Pwani is a great all-round options for families, couples and groups alike, with a great all inclusive package. In c

Holiday Ideas for 2010 - Exploring Egypt

He fellow travellers, Egypt is the focus of out latest Holiday Ideas for 2010: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/2010egyptb.html Egypt is a fascinating mix of sun, beaches and culture and a must see, especially the ancient Pyramids at Giza in Cairo . We've got some great holiday options for you including an fantastic Nile Cruise , which is a great way to see many of Egypt's amazing sites. Short on time then how about a City break to Cairo , home of the amazing Pyramids and also the fascinating Egyptian Museum. Why not see the full range of holidays we offer to Egypt: http://www.redseaescapes.co.uk . Egypt not for you, then check out the range of amazing long-haul holidays we have: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk Happy travelling! Darren

Holiday Ideas for 2010 - Sri Lanka & the Maldives

Hi fellow travellers, Getting pretty feed up with the snow and really need some sun? Then check out our latest news letter: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/2010cmbmleb.html This weeks it features some great beach holidays and tours to Sri Lanka , which has a fascinating mix of golden beaches, miles of them, and a rich diverse culture. I did a tour of Sri Lanka a while back and it was simply amazing, I particularly enjoyed visiting the tea plantations and factories , I've not looked at my daily cuppa in the same light since. Sri Lanka has mile upon mile of rich golden beaches on which to chil out on...perfect! We're also featuring some great holidays to the Maldives , which is a true tropical paradise. I was fortunate enough to stay at the Taj Exotica , which is a simply stunning islands with soft white sands and the most amazing coloured sea, heaven! Or why not combining both of them! Happy travelling! Darren We have tons of other great long-hau

Luxury Thailand Sale Week

Hi fellow travellers, We have a bit of a Thailand week this week! Check out some of the great special offers we have: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/offers/Jan10a2.html My particular favorite is the Evason Hotel in Hua Hin in one of their Pool Villas. I stayed here last year and the hotels is simply beautiful and the pool villas are pretty special. It was brilliant waking up to the sunshine and then straight into my own private pool for a dip before room service delivered the breakfast....bliss! Thailand is such a FAB place.... check out some of the other great place that you can visit: http://www.thaiescapes.co.uk . Thailand not for you, then check out the other great places we feature and have also visited: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk Happy travelling! Darren

Holiday Ideas for 2010 – Bali

Hi again fellow travellers, another week and some more holiday ideas for 2010: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/2010balib.html This week we are focusing on the magical island of Bali . Bali ’s combination of beautiful beaches, fantastic food, friendly people, great shopping and accessible culture make it a perfect destination for a beach holiday. Head to the resort of Nusa Dua for quality hotels, Sanur for an excellent choice of restaurants, Kuta Beach for vibrant nightlife or laid-back Seminyak for a stylish, relaxing stay – all combined with great value for money! When I was in Bali last I staying in the resort of Sanur, at the lovely Bali Hyatt which is a lovely spacious hotel, on a great beach! It’s also very easy to combine Bali , with another destination such as Kuala Lumpur, Singapore or Hong Kong. Check out some options: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/asia/destin/Bali3.shtml Bali not for you, then check out other great holidays we can offer at

Holiday Ideas for 2010 - Bali

Hi again fellow travellers, another week and some more holiday ideas for 2010: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/2010balib.html This week we are focusing on the magical island of Bali . Bali 's combination of beautiful beaches, fantastic food, friendly people, great shopping and accessible culture make it a perfect destination for a beach holiday. Head to the resort of Nusa Dua for quality hotels, Sanur for an excellent choice of restaurants, Kuta Beach for vibrant nightlife or laid-back Seminyak for a stylish, relaxing stay - all combined with great value for money! When I was in Bali last I staying in the resort of Sanur , at the lovely Bali Hyatt which is a lovely spacious hotel, on a great beach! It's also very easy to combine Bali , with another destination such as Kuala Lumpur , Singapore or Hong Kong. Check out some options: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/asia/destin/Bali3.shtml Bali not for you, then check out other great holidays we

Holiday Ideas for 2010 - East African Safaris

Hi fellow travellers! Welcome to 201o and the first of Escape Worldwide's holiday ideas for 2010! Check them out: http://www.escapeworldwide.co.uk/newsletter/special/2010safarib.html We've started with one of our favorites.....Safaris in East Africa. Everyone one in the office has been on safari in either Kenya or Tanzania or both and simply love the places. When I was last on safari in Tanzania last year I came across two of the very elusive Leopards, amongst many other animals such as lions, rhino, cheetah, elephants and many many more! So start planning your holiday for 2010 that will give you memories of a lifetime! Happy travelling in 2010 Darren Escape Worldwide www.escapeworldwide.co.uk