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Up close and personal – Unmissable’s Top 10 Wildlife Holidays with a Difference

A lack of charitable donations and funding have left wildlife operators looking for smarter ways to finance conservation.  This means unique and unprecedented opportunities to get closer than ever to some of the planet’s most iconic species. Rhino-notching, South Africa Last year, poachers killed 1,004 white rhinos in South Africa. This year, the tally stands at 294 (more than two every day) all to feed the Asian taste for an ineffective aphrodisiac. This prize offers the opportunity to take part in vital conservation work in the Greater Kruger National Park, tracking, tranquillising, notching ears (for identification) and inserting microchips into horns. The seven-night trip, which includes game drives and visits to the Khamai reptile centre and the Moholoholo wildlife rehabilitation... Read The Rest →

The Ultimate Ski Retreats for the 2014-15 Season

  LEAPrus 3912, Mount Elbrus, Russia Close to the Georgian border, in a remote part of southern Russia, runs the formidable span of the Caucasus Mountains. In the centre of the range, topping nearly 6,000m is Mount Elbrus, Europe’s highest peak. The fifth member of the Seven Summits (the highest mountains in each of the continents), it is notorious for its extreme climatic conditions. Yet, perched atop the southern side of this peak, is a new eco-hotel. Determined on minimal environmental impact, the North Caucasus Mountain Club (NCMC) enlisted Italian architects LEAPfactory, who specialise in high-altitude design solutions, for this project. The result includes a purification system that uses melted snow to supply the bathroom areas with water. Fashioned from... Read The Rest →

10 of the best places around the world to spend Easter

Easter isn’t just about chocolate. Here we take a look at 10 of the best places to celebrate Easter.  We’ll create bespoke trips to any of these destinations according to budget and what you’re trying to achieve. 1. Virtuous in Argentina Easter Sunday in Argentina consists of consuming and sharing eggs as well as the special Easter cake, Rosca de Pascua. Tradition holds that people exchange eggs not only with their family, but also with friends and colleagues and the day culminates in attending mass followed by a big family gathering involving lots of food. Argentinians tend to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection with a huge barbecue and a treasure hunt organized by the local governments in the main cities, so that... Read The Rest →

Easter in the Lake District with Beatrix Potter

LindethHowe Country House hotel is a unique 4 star country house hotel once owned by the best-loved children’s author Beatrix Potter.  Boasting 34 beautiful bedrooms, cosy lounges and a fantastic 2 AA Rosette Dining Room, it’s the ideal place to explore all the favourite places associated with Beatrix Potter.   We’ll arrange for winners to travel north alongside Lake Windermere to Waterhead where Beatrix spent many of her school holidays when she lived in London. From here we’ll drive them to her house, Hill Top Farm, visit the shop to receive some exquisite souvenirs and explore her treasured garden.  Children will receive a copy of the Tale of Peter Rabbit books in their room on arrival,  Easter eggs are also provided, as well as indoor and outdoor games for... Read The Rest →

The Ultimate Chocolate Treasure Hunt in New York

This amazing trip will take you on the ultimate hunt for chocolate in fabulous New York, a city famed for its vast array of cuisine from around the world.  This would make a great family experience, but it’s equally as good for 2. To settle into the New York lifestyle, the winner will be driven from JFK to spend 4 nights at the luxurious 4* Westin Times Square, in the heart of the city. For this ultimate of chocolate hunts, winners will be armed with a treasure hunt street map complete with starred destinations, a disposable camera, subway passes and some sustenance as they step out to take a bite out of the Big Apple.  Part of the fun  includes finding answers to tricky questions posed to them throughout their adventure, taking... Read The Rest →

Unmissable® Festivals for 2014

  Here we take a look at some of the best festivals for 2014.  We’ve included the major contenders, such as Bestival and IOW, simply because they are still so popular on the festival calendar.  We can organise the tickets for the day or weekend, travel (train, car or campervan for example) and a huge array of sleeping options from basic hotels and camping, right through to VIP accommodation experiences in the heart of the festival grounds.  Money can’t buy elements can also be added, if your budgets allow. Snowbombing, Mayrhofen – April Not long to go now until this week-long whirlwind of world class DJs and bands, in the idyllic alpine setting of Mayrhofen, Austria.  Days are spent skiing/boarding, enjoying music on mountain-top... Read The Rest →

Which country is setting the culinary pace for 2014?

  France remains the most visited country on the planet, with 83m people visiting in 2013. Quite impressive isn’t it.  And right now in Paris, Brittany’s is having its moment.  Bretton food has once again become a real passion and talking point for the Parisians.  They love the oysters, crepes and of course, the butter.  One of the latest food delights is a food truck serving Brittany beer and bites, situated right in the heart of the city.  The Breton butter used in the bites is being touted as the best they’ve ever tasted, flecked and course with crispy grains of hand harvested sea salt from the region. Another revered Breton treat is the Kouign-amann, a puff pastry type of cake made from folds of the stuff, all caramelised with... Read The Rest →

Unmissable Culinary Experiences with MasterChef

Unmissable is excited to bring you MasterChef holidays.  A unique collection of culinary-themed small-group holidays, featuring MasterChef personalities and local culinary experts – perfect for anyone with a passion for food and a taste for discovery. These holidays are designed to be fun and you do not need to be an expert cook to enjoy them, nor is there any competition element. Instead, they have been created to reveal the wonders of some of the most fascinating parts of the world, as well as broaden your culinary horizons. The holidays comprise both single-centre breaks and longer, multi-centre tours. Most include sourcing ingredients, expert demonstrations and hands-on cooking, while some are simply a celebration of great food and its place in local cultures.... Read The Rest →

The World’s Most Spectacular Sporting Events 2014

To kick off the New Year we take a look at some of the best viewing spots to soak up the greatest sporting action of 2014. Tour de France – July 5-27th Why? Well, the Tour is coming to Yorkshire next year so there’s going to be a lot of excitement in the UK around this. However if you’re serious about your cycling, you need to be in the Alps — specifically, roadside on the Col du Tourmalet. The Tour has steeper climbs ( average gradient 7.4%). It has longer ones, too, although the 4,600ft ascent over more than 10 punishing miles is brutal in the midsummer heat. The history, the drama and the politics around the Tour has not... Read The Rest →

Win 2 tickets to the Wireless Festival 2014 in July in London – free prize draw terms and conditions

This free prize draw is operated by Unmissable (’the promoter’). Entry is open to all named direct recipients of the Unmissable e-newsletter aged 18 or over (‘the participant’). The promotion excludes Unmissable employees and the immediate families of the Promoter, its agents, suppliers or anyone else professionally connected with the promotion. 2. Entries accepted until 13.00 on Thursday 13th February 2014 (the “promotional period”). 3. Maximum of 1 entry per person 4. The prize is 2 tickets to the Wireless Festival at Finsbury Park, London on Saturday 5th July 2014. 5. General admission only.  Gates open at 12 midday till close. Travel to and from the festival is excluded 6. One winner will be selected from all eligible entries in... Read The Rest →

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