Posted on 24 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Off The Beaten Track: Nicaragua
Nicaragua is fast emerging as an exciting alternative to other Central American destinations. It offers plenty of scope for wildlife enthusiasts, adventure seekers and culture fans alike, all under the warm Nicaraguan sun. There’s no shortage of things to do in Nicaragua although its growing popularity in recent years has made some sites quite crowded. With that in mind, you might want to pepper your itinerary with some of the lesser known corners of this fascinating country. There is still plenty of Nicaragua which is steeped in authenticity, untouched by development.
Posted on 22 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Follow in the Footsteps of Sir David Attenborough
There is no other person more synonymous with wildlife documentaries than Sir David Attenborough. His voice is familiar with millions, of all ages and walks of life, even former US president Barack Obama is a self-confessed fan of the broadcaster. Spanning over 50 years, Attenborough’s career has taken him to all corners of the globe, documenting hundreds of species of plant, animal, and marine life. Join us, as we reflect on his life behind the lens and the extraordinary locations and animals in the camera’s focus.
Posted on 20 March 2017 by Kati Taylor
In The Spotlight: Caroline Eden
One of the greatest pleasures of any travel experience is getting to know the local food scene. While some destinations are well known for their cuisines (step forward India and Vietnam), others remain hidden gems. Caroline Eden’s latest book surfaces just a few of these. Written with her co-worker Eleanor Ford, Samarkand throws a spotlight on Central Asia and the Caucasus. Heavily influenced by the nations that surround them, their flavours and cooking techniques are as varied as they are unique. From tabletop staples to culinary eccentricities, Samarkand offers a real insight into a relatively undiscovered food scene.
Posted on 17 March 2017 by Localgrapher
A Photographer's Guide to South America
There is no shortage of beautiful places in this world, but South America undoubtedly has some of the most vibrant and photogenic cities. Manizales, Cartagena, and Santiago are all thriving metropoles simply waiting to be explored (and photographed!) Whether you’re looking to fill your Instagram feed with colorful captures or wanting to hone your photography skills, each of these South American cities deserves a place on your list...
Posted on 15 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Marrakech with a Local
Exotic and alluring, Marrakech is steeped in history, commerce and romance. It may not be Morocco’s capital, but it is the major draw for most visitors to this intriguing country. There is no shortage of things to do in Marrakech, and many come to browse the souks, get lost in the medina and soak up the intoxicating atmosphere.
Posted on 13 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Top 5 Travel Experiences
It is undeniable that a journey to a far flung corner of the world is an incredible travel experience, creating beloved and long last memories. But what exactly makes travelling so magical? A question discussed countless times, under starry skies and on sandy shores across the world, but it can be hard to qualify. Here is our list of 5 travel moments sure to evoke that sense of magic when exploring the world.
Posted on 10 March 2017 by Kati Taylor
In the Spotlight: Gorilla Doctors
Dignified, beautiful and critically endangered, the gorilla populations of central Africa offer an unforgettable wildlife experience. Threatened by poachers and habitat destruction, conservation efforts surrounding these incredible animals are more important than ever before. The Gorilla Doctors’ project is dedicated to ensuring their continued survival in the wild. Providing on the ground medical care to primates in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they offer a vital support network for wild gorilla populations.
Posted on 08 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
The Sound of Latin America
Central America is an area alive with rich and intoxicating sounds. The music of Latin America is as vibrant and diverse as the continent itself, from rare birdsong, to sultry samba beats. With this in mind, here are our top recommendations on what to listen out for on your journey!
Posted on 06 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Waterside locations offer some of the most attractive scenery in the world. For adventurous and laid-back travellers alike, the pools and lakes of the world are sure to have something to offer. Take your pick from this selection of the loveliest and most beguiling lakes around the globe, handpicked by our local experts.
Posted on 03 March 2017 by Kati Taylor
LTO Interview - Story of India
A sensory explosion, India is a vast and unforgettable country. Whether you’re weaving through the streets of Jaipur or spotting tigers in Madhya Pradesh, its sheer diversity is sure to surprise and inspire. Nested among incredible landscapes, India’s stunning temple complexes and vibrant food and festival scenes are just the beginning of what it has to offer. While the Golden Triangle may represent a well-trodden path, there are still plenty of undiscovered corners of India simply waiting to be explored. We caught up with Nutan, one of our local experts at Story of India, to talk tradition, travel and getting the best out of this sprawling country.
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