Posted on 30 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Wildlife Destinations
Look beyond the classic safari destinations to these alluring countries where wildlife may not be the headline act, but deserves to be. From leopards in Iran to wolves in Ethiopia, there’s a whole world of unexpected wildlife out there to discover.
Posted on 27 January 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Follow in the Footsteps of Darwin
“There are several other sources of enjoyment on a long voyage... The map of the world ceases to be blank; it becomes a picture full of the most varied and animated figures”
Posted on 24 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Into the Wild: Patagonia
Patagonia is heaven for wilderness lovers. With one of the lowest population densities on the planet, it gives visitors a unique sense of isolation and peace which is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Though it is the ultimate getaway, there is just enough infrastructure to allow for exploration. It's a vast area of around 800,000 square kilometres which is shared by two countries, Chile and Argentina. Chilean Patagonia is a maze of watery inlets, channels, bays and islands, while Argentinian Patagonia is a sprawling wilderness dotted with ranches. With a seven day window, despite its immense size, you can definitely tick off Patagonia’s highlights - and here is how to do it…
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 11 January 2017 by Kati Taylor
More for your Money
Travelling in a responsible and cost-effective way is something we can all get behind. Whether you’re exploring the mountains of Patagonia or snorkelling off the Sri Lankan coast, travelling for less always makes your trip a little sweeter. However, it can be tough to reconcile good value with incredible experience - and it’s a shame to sacrifice on either! With this in mind, we asked our local experts for their top tips on getting value for money on the road. Their on the ground knowledge, and local recommendations, can take your itinerary up to the next level…
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 19 December 2016 by Martha Hales
Amazing Argentinian Adventures
Boasting a captivating capital city and some of the world’s most iconic landscapes, there has never been a better time to visit Argentina. The diversity of wildlife and terrain - and the plethora of opportunities to get out there and experience it - is a real highlight and its compelling culture also fascinates visitors. This is not a small country and it can be hard to know where to go and what to see. With some highlights separated by huge distances, and plenty of hidden gems tucked away, the expertise of our brilliant local team can make a huge difference. All you need to do is let them know what you would like to include on your trip, and they will work their magic to create a bespoke itinerary. If you aren’t sure what to prioritise in this South American gem, here are a few ideas to whet your appetite...
Posted on 16 December 2016 by Martha Hales
Christmas traditions around the world
Christmas traditions vary from family to family so it's no surprise to learn that, while Christmas is celebrated around the world, the way it is celebrated differs widely. From sprouting seeds in Armenia to fireworks in Argentina, Christmas traditions are as diverse and wonderful as the countries that host them. Here’s five TravelLocal favourites.
Posted on 23 November 2016 by Martha Hales
Thanksgiving around the World
Giving thanks for a successful harvest is an ancient ritual - many of the world’s most prominent festivals have their roots in some form of thanksgiving for the bounty of nature.
Posted on 10 August 2016 by Penelope Edwards
How d’ya like your eggs in the morning? 9 awesome breakfast dishes around the world
At home, I’m not a big breakfast eater. It takes an hour or two and my stomach to start rumbling before I’ll even consider consuming anything other than black coffee. But that all changes when I’m abroad. For reasons unknown, I’m ravenous as soon as I wake. Here’s my pick of the 9 best breakfasts on earth:
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