Looking for holiday inspiration? You’ve come to the right place…
The Caribou is made for people who love to travel by people who love to travel. Brought to you by TI Media, one of the UK’s biggest publishing houses with premium brands including Woman & Home, Country Life, Decanter and Homes & Gardens, we draw on our wealth of travel expertise to profile the places you need to add to your holiday hitlist.
Specialising in luxury holidays, family holidays and activity holidays, we provide inspiration to help you plan a trip that combines your biggest passions – be it sport, food and wine, walking or otherwise – with the best your destination has to offer, including the most stylish places to stay, the best places to eat and the must-do experiences to try whilst you’re there.
In our Luxury Holidays section, you’ll find the best of all the world has to offer, from itinerary inspiration in the form of destination guides to profiles on the finest places to stay.
In Activity Holidays, we cater to travellers who want to take their hobby on holiday with them, whether that means travelling on two wheels on a biking holiday, indulging your tastebuds on a foodie adventure, hitting the slopes on a family ski escape, sampling the world’s top tipples on a wine-tasting trip, finding inner peace on a wellness retreat, or otherwise.
Finally, the trips in our Family Holidays section cater to travellers of all ages. No matter if you’re travelling with young children, with teenagers or as a couple, the destinations featured in this section will meet everyone’s needs – and make for memories that’ll last a lifetime.
THE TEAM BEHIND THE CARIBOU
Stephanie Wood, Editor
Stephanie is Editor of The Caribou. As a digital lifestyle journalist with over 12 years’ experience, she has worked for titles including Stylist, MSN and ASOS. She’s also a keen traveller who has visited 39 countries and counting.
Top three trips: India for the food, the people and that exhilarating ‘we’re-not-in-Kansas-anymore’ feeling; New Zealand for the jaw-dropping scenery and LOTR vibes; and California, USA for experiencing absolutely every type of terrain – from sunny beaches and flower-filled meadows to dusty deserts and snow-capped mountains – in a single state.
Last trip: A long weekend in Budapest with friends – the stunning architecture and riverside location make it the perfect walking city.
Next trip: A holiday of two halves in the US – a week in Florida taking in Miami and Key West, followed by a week in New England for some autumnal leaf-peeping.
Travel wish-list: White water rafting in Canada, camping in Wadi Rum and seeing Petra in Jordan, seeing the wildlife on safari in Namibia and Botswana.
Dominic Eddon, Head of Travel
Dominic is Head of Travel for The Caribou and TI Media’s other 40+ brands. He has worked across a number of media platforms and brands during his 25-year career, including Virgin Radio, EMAP, Express Newspapers, Readers Digest, Hearst and Family Traveller. Outside of work, he has a passion for travel and treasures downtime with his family.
Top three trips: Majorca for the food, family-friendly resorts and beautiful coastline (best appreciated from on-board a yacht), Sweden for the warm hospitality, magnificent woodlands and open spaces (I’m biased as my mother is Swedish), and Japan for the friendly culture, fun karaoke bars and cafes.
Last trip: Japan on a travel conference that just happened to correspond with the Rugby World Cup…
Next trip: Sälen in western Sweden for a family ski holiday.
Travel wish-list: India for the cultural sites and food (I’m a bit of a curry aficionado) and New Zealand for the adventure activities and to watch some rugby – nothing beats seeing the Haka performed in person.
Sarah Rafati, Digital Director
As Digital Director for TI Media’s Life & Style portfolio, Sarah works across a number of iconic brands and platforms, and is responsible for content and branding. She loves an itinerary which is packed with tips from locals and fellow travel junkies. Like the rest of the team, she is an avid traveller with no plans to stop.
Top three trips: Umbria for the food & wine, and above-the-clouds breathtaking landscape. It also makes for a tranquil road trip around many beautiful villages and towns. The Isle of Skye and Isle of Harris in Scotland for the stunning New Zealand-esque scenery and four seasons in one day – expect to see countless rainbows! It’s very remote, but full of adventure. And the Cook Islands – Aitutaki especially – for crystal white sand, turquoise lagoons and a tiny population of 2,000. Well worth the three flights it takes to get there…
Last trip: Sailing the Aegean coast in Turkey – the beautiful bays, history, stunning coastline – and not to mention the incredible food.
Next trip: Exploring dog-friendly hotels in Cornwall, and Cappadocia, Turkey to see the incredible dramatic scenery that I’ve dreamed of visiting for years.
Travel wish-list: As a travel enthusiast I’ve been lucky enough to visit many countries and cities, with no plans to stop! I recently discovered my DNA (via ancestry.com) spans over eastern and western Europe, with 42 per cent Persian heritage. So I’m aiming for ‘citizen of the world’ status, ticking as many off as possible and reporting back.
ABOUT TI MEDIA
The Caribou is part of the TI Media family, which is one of the largest publishers in the UK. The company’s heritage spans over 160 years and includes more than 35 titles, including the following key iconic brands…
The leading destination for fashion, beauty, shopping and finger-on-the-pulse views on the latest issues. Our travel content helps you delight in discovering new destinations around the globe, offering a unique – and sometimes unchartered – travel experience. From new hotel openings to the destinations tipped to take over our travel calendars, we’ve got it covered.
The leading website from the world’s oldest golf magazine, we’re the go-to destination for amateur and keen golfers alike who are keen to up their golfing game. As well as expert course reviews, news and tips to improve your handicap our golf-focused travel content will help you pair teeing off with your travels in some of the best destinations around the globe.
The leading women’s lifestyle brand for the 40+ market, Woman & Home offers up both informative and inspirational content for its readers across verticals ranging from health and wellbeing to celebrity and food. Our travel content is written with the readers’ on-the-ground experience in mind, offering tips, tricks and insider knowledge designed to make your travels as smooth as possible.
Bringing the quintessential English rural idle to life via interiors, food and drink, property and more Country Life’s travel content offers a window into the stunning scenery, imposing stately homes and quaint villages which make the UK’s countryside some of the most visited in the world.
As the UK’s first-ever home interest magazine, Homes & Gardens has been shaping British style for 100 years. The title celebrates the art of living beautifully, which translates to travel content that hand-picks the world’s finest hotels – from cosy country boltholes to chic city stays.