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.
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.
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?
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
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.
Wexas Latin America specialist Alison Nicolle reports back from one of 2019's hottest destinations – Costa Rica. Expect everything from volcano 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.
Wexas travel specialist Alison Nicolle has just returned from a week-long trip to Zambia. Here, she details her recent spectacular visit, her fourth time to the country, and explains why it's such an unexplored African gem with world-class wildlife viewing.
Wexas rail specialist Alison Nicolle reports back from the Rocky Mountaineer’s signature journey – a weeklong itinerary that winds up through the Rockies to link Vancouver and Calgary.
From idyllic beach resorts and rustic-chic safari lodges to authentic Rajput palaces and world-renowned landmarks, Wexas India specialist, Alison Nicolle, picks out three of her favourite Taj hotels.
Far East specialist Alison gives her first-hand tips for planning a cruise holiday along China's Yangtze River, from what time of year is best to which stops you won't want to miss.
The fabled Golden Triangle is a compact trio that packs in three of India’s premiere destinations – Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. It’s the perfect introduction to the subcontinent’s culture and rich history, so we’ve put together this mapped guide to help you plan your luxurious holiday.
While Dubai builds high and Qatar flaunts its wealth, Oman – in its silent deserts, low-rise towns and fishing village coastlines – keeps the region’s rich, Arabian heritage alive. We take a look at the beauty of this country during its sensational springtime rose season.
See how you can get close to extraordinary wildlife and enjoy unique encounters when staying with Sanctuary Retreats.