Posted on 21 April 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Follow in the Footsteps of David Livingstone
On the 19th of March 1813 in Blantyre, Scotland, David Livingstone was born into abject poverty. His childhood years were spent labouring in a cotton factory. Unbeknownst to him at the time, he would go on to be one of the most important explorers in history. His intrepid journeys across the African continent would mark a number of first and important discoveries for the West. This is the remarkable journey of Livingstone.
Posted on 19 April 2017 by Mel Butler
Five Helpful Hints for Tackling Mount Kilimanjaro
Climbing and reaching the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro is a once in a lifetime opportunity for most people and it is fair to say it should not to be taken likely. At an altitude of 5896meter or 19,340 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak and should not be underestimated. Preparing well will give you a better chance of having a successful trip. If you are like me, you can look back in years to come with a smile on your face and think, ‘Wow! I did that!’
Posted on 20 January 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Top Travel Blogs: TravelDudes
At TravelLocal, we love getting to know the wider travel community. This month we caught up with Melvin, founder and CEO of TravelDudes.org. Travel Dudes is a site created to enable travelers to share advice and tips on little-known gems across the planet. We chatted to Melvin about his favourite destinations, travel experiences, and advice for novice and seasoned travellers alike!
Posted on 13 January 2017 by Huw Owen
January Update from Our Founders
Firstly - happy new year to all of our customers and friends around the world! We hope 2017 is the year you realise your travel dream - for us that would be Argentina (Huw) and Tanzania (Tom). Other wishlist destinations mentioned in the office have been Botswana, Nicaragua, Ethiopia and Uzbekistan - we’re an intrepid lot, and especially so when the temperature drops and the British rain descends.
Posted on 09 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration
With Valentine’s Day a month away, and cold weather making us daydream of faraway places, there’s never been a better time to choose your next romantic getaway! If you’re in need of a little inspiration, check out these itinerary ideas put together by our local experts…
Posted on 10 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
October update from our founders
With October marching on, and supermarkets feverishly pressing Christmas into the forefront of our minds, it’s hard to believe we haven’t even hit Halloween yet. Time is certainly flying at the office and our bake-off competition is really heating up (no pun intended). We have some new faces, new destinations and plenty of exciting developments to share with you all. So, as we prepare for the busiest time in the travel industry, here is the latest news from HQ.
Posted on 03 October 2016 by Oliver Horne
TravelLocal Introducing: Tanzania
Tanzania has just been added to our ever-expanding list of destinations around the world! To celebrate, here are our highlights of this classic African adventure to get your travel bug stirring.
Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
When And Where To See The Great Migration
The Great Migration refers to is the annual migration of vast numbers of wildebeest, zebra and other animals within the Serengeti/Mara ecosystem - Serengeti on the Tanzanian side, Mara on the Kenyan side. It is a more or less continuous movement through the year, as the animals look for fresh pasture. Whilst following a reasonably predictable pattern, the precise movement is dependent on rainfall patterns each year, and can never be guaranteed. Here's our guide to the best places to see the migration through the year.
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