Posted on 20 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Follow in the Footsteps of Marco Polo
Marco Polo, one of the most celebrated sons of Venice, was still in his teens when he set off in 1271 to deliver valuable gifts and letters from the Pope to the Great Khan of China.
Posted on 17 February 2017 by Yettio Travel Magazine
Street Food around the World
Everyone knows the two best places to explore the culinary landscape of a destination - in someone’s home or on the streets. No matter what your taste or budget, there are always dishes to meet your culinary cravings. The rise of street food vans in the West is a testament to changing eating habits as people embrace local culinary specialities.
Posted on 17 February 2017 by Huw Owen
February Update from our Founders
Some countries just don’t get enough credit. You can read all the “must see” lists you like and you will seldom see a fabulous destination like Georgia mentioned. It has everything you could want though - scenery to make you gasp, an illuminating history, a cuisine to tell the world about, and that wonderful feeling of discovering somewhere that your friends have barely heard of. You can get a sense of just how under-visited it is from our interview with our local partner there, Visit Georgia. By the way, if you’re looking for the next big thing in wine, then the Georgian variety is hotly tipped - and rightly so.
Posted on 15 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Off The Beaten Track: Georgia
There is no denying the beauty and mystery of Georgia. As a bridge between east and west, this is a country that bears the imprint of many cultures and peoples, including Turks, Persians, Arabs, Cossacks and Crusaders. Scattered with ancient religious monuments and historic towns, you always feel connected to bygone eras while travelling in Georgia. The Silk Road, Jason and the Argonauts and Imperial Russia all make their influence felt here. Yet, despite these varied themes, there is a fierce sense of coherent national identity and pride.
Posted on 13 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
In The Spotlight: Justin Marozzi
Getting to know the history and culture of a destination, and immersing yourself in its complexities, is one of the best parts of a travel experience. Following in the footsteps of bygone figures, meandering through ancient streets and imagining the world from different perspectives can take you far beyond the average tourist path. When tracing histories and culture, every destination becomes a journey; inviting the curious to join its winding path.
Posted on 10 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Sunshine Spots
Short days and long nights often leave us craving the warmth of the summer. What better time to plan for some sunshine in your very own patch of paradise? You don’t have to follow the crowds to the usual beachside haunts, there are plenty of unexpected sunshine destinations to tick off your bucket list. These five exciting destinations are sure to surprise and inspire even the most seasoned traveller...
Posted on 08 February 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
A Taste of Indonesia
Jakarta hums in the midday sun. Cars crawl through crowded streets and its citizens hustle and bustle with all the usual hurry of a capital city. The air is dense with a chorus of roaring motorbikes, chatter, barking dogs, humidity and the intoxicating smells of Indonesian cuisine.
Posted on 06 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Galapagos Islands Wildlife Cruise
Almost 1000 kilometres from the nearest continental landmass lies a group of isolated islands which act as a magnet for wildlife and curious humans. This volcanic archipelago is geologically young at between 2 and 4 million years old. This is the key reason the wildlife here is so fascinating - adaptations to the harsh environment are extreme, unique, and still occurring in many species. These islands allow us to see evolution at close quarters.
Posted on 03 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
Local Spotlight: Q&A with Visit Georgia
With snow-capped mountains and sprawling, verdant valleys; Georgia is one of the most awe-inspiring countries on earth. Its landscapes will enthrall you, the hospitality and kindness of its people will make you feel immediately at home and the vibrant stories of long-ago legends are sure to capture your imagination. Still far from the average tourist itinerary, Georgia is a real treat for any traveller who loves a sense of adventure.
Posted on 01 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
Industry Insiders: James Brunker Interview
Be it in the high Andes of Chile, on the sweeping plains of Patagonia, or amongst the thriving biodiversity of Ecuador; the South American continent provides ample opportunity to take some great photos. Capturing the magic of a sunset or a vista is easier said than done, however. We caught up with photographer James Brunker to get his insight on documenting the stunning landscapes of South America and tips and tricks of the trade to help you get the most from your photographs!
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