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!
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 04 January 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Local Spotlight: Q&A with Latitud90, local experts on Chile
Discovery awaits you in Chile. Remote islands, rugged mountain highlands and bustling cities are a welcome invitation to anyone with a sense of adventure. We caught up with Latitud90’s local experts George, Elisa, and Eduardo to discuss authentic Chilean food, boat deck dancing, and what you might find on a journey to one of South America's greatest treasures.
Posted on 21 December 2016 by Martha Hales
Tips for Tipples - the most enticing destinations for discerning drinkers
One of the most reliable ways to get under the skin of a destination is to eat and drink the local specialities. We’ve rounded up some enticing destinations for the discerning drinker - if you enjoy sampling your way through your holiday, here are some ideas for what to look out for. Cheers!
Posted on 07 December 2016 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Natural Wonders you Never Knew Existed
The most famous sites in the world are jaw-dropping and unmissable. From the Machu Picchu to the Taj Mahal, they have an other-worldly grandeur and allure. However, if you like some solitude with your scenery, seek out these five lesser known natural wonders. The best travel destinations for anyone who is bowled over by the beauty of our planet, these unique spots are still under the radar (and not yet bristling with selfie sticks and souvenir sellers.) Enjoy!
Posted on 21 September 2016 by Martha Hales
The Great Global Bake-Off
While the UK is gripped by Bake-Off fever, here at TravelLocal we’re getting inspired by these sweet and treats from across our destination range. Which one is your favourite?
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