Alison has worked in travel for over 20 years, visiting over 80 countries. She has travelled extensively in Asia and North America, but is perhaps most passionate about Africa, where she cites her main highlights as Namibia's giant salt pan, Etosha National Park and Kenya's Masai Mara. Other of her favourite destinations include Oman, India, Sri Lanka and the Indian Ocean islands. Alison is also knowledgeable of cruises, and recently enjoyed a voyage to the Arctic with Silversea Expeditions. One of her top recommendations is the journey from Hong Kong to Singapore with Silversea, where the night-time sail away is a spectacular occasion. Recent highlights include witnessing a giant Green Turtle laying eggs on the beach in Tortuguero, Costa Rica, and swimming alongside humpback whales in the Pacific Ocean.
Vast and varied, North America may only contain two countries but is home to a whole world of landscapes, cultures and experiences, meaning that you can find whatever you're looking for in either Canada or the USA.
Africa is home to some of the world's greatest wildlife and richest cultures, where headline acts including South Africa and Tanzania vie for your attention with such gems as Madagascar and Mozambique. Which will you pick?
With its Himalayan peaks, tiger-dotted jungles and sprawling megacities, the Indian Subcontinent is unlike anywhere else on earth. Take in its cultural and natural riches with our collection of tailor-made holidays.
As one of the world's last true frontiers, a voyage to the Antarctic is the chance to channel your inner explorer. Marvel at crashing icebergs and endless snowscapes, all animated by giant whales and vast colonies of penguins.
The Caribbean is a wonderfully mixed bag that offsets clichéd visions of seductive white sands and turquoise seas with dramatic, forested landscapes. Explore our holidays and relax into the rhythm of the island life.
The Indian Ocean is dotted with idyllic getaways perfect for an indulgent island escape or ultra-luxury honeymoon. Browse our selection of holidays, from Mauritius and the Maldives to the sparkling Seychelles.
Read Alison’s latest articles
With its inaugural season due to get underway this autumn, luxury cruise expert Alison Nicole takes a look at Regent Seven Seas Cruises’ latest ultra-luxury ship
Wexas specialist Alison Nicolle recently returned from an incredible trip to Rwanda. Here she recounts her experiences spotting the Big Five, gorilla trekking and a host of unique experiences.
Follow Wexas specialist Alison Nicolle on a luxury cruise expedition to Svalbard, learning what to expect from an expedition sailing with industry favourites Silversea.
Wexas luxury cruise specialist Alison Nicolle provides the lowdown on Seabourn's newest luxury ship – Seabourn Ovation.
Kenya and Tanzania offer up some of world's premier wildlife experiences. Here, we look at two fly-in itineraries with East Africa specialists Elewana, each featuring stays all-inclusive stays at the very best boutique camps and lodges.
Wexas cruise specialist and Celebrity first-timer Alison Nicolle reports back from the inaugural sailing of Celebrity Beyond.
Seeing mountain gorillas in the wild is, undoubtedly, one of the world's greatest travel moments. But, it's also where you stay that can truly enhance the experience, and this is what makes One&Only so special, with complimentary experiences for truly authentic adventures.
There's nothing quite like coming eyeball to eyeball with some of our closest living relatives in their natural environment. Here is our comprehensive guide to tracking mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Uganda.
Join Wexas Latin America specialist Alison Nicolle as she travels to Costa Rica, finding everything from volcanoes and rainforests to jungle-fringed beaches teeming with wildlife.
St Helena is an off-the-beaten-track gem host to incredible wildlife, fascinating Napoleonic heritage and activities that range from superb hiking to diving and stargazing, Wexas specialist Alison Nicolle explores highlights of this emerging destination.