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 01 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
San Jose with a Local
Costa Rica’s positioning between the North and South American continents has allowed for the migration of thousands of species, making it one of the most verdant and biologically diverse countries on the planet. The highlights of this wonderful nation, however, extend far beyond the abundant flora and fauna. The nation’s capital, San Jose, is a vibrant and modern city. Its sprawling streets are home to over 2 million people, a third of Costa Rica’s population. Many visitors to San Jose do not spend a great deal of time there, opting to use it as an overnight pit stop between landing and heading out to explore the tropical corners of the country. Here lies a missed opportunity to experience the rich culture and wonderful creativity of the Costa Rican people, as well as their abundant hospitality. For those wanting to get the most out of San Jose, here is our local guide to its charms and highlights…
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 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 06 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Costa Rica: A treasure trove of nature
Costa Rica is alive with colourful wildlife. Despite possessing only 0.1% of the world’s landmass, 5% of the world’s biodiversity can be found here. If you want to experience the natural wonders of the tropics for yourself, Costa Rica makes an excellent choice. Not only is it a manageable size, but it offers brilliant variety too! From the two coasts - Pacific and Caribbean - to the volcanoes, mangroves, rainforests and cloud forests, there is no shortage of adventures waiting for you.
Posted on 14 December 2016 by Martha Hales
Rejuvenate and feel great!
Feeling sluggish after festive overindulgence? Put the spring back in your step with a trip to a destination where you can refresh and relax (and make sure you return rejuvenated!)
Posted on 06 September 2016 by Corinne Homer
Where to go on holiday in early 2017
January usually calls for big jumpers, a permanent umbrella-shaped sidekick and a post-Christmas slump - but it needn’t be so! Elsewhere in the world there are pleasing temperatures and beaming, blue skies between December and April, so now is the time to get organising. Read on for our top picks for the coming year.
Posted on 02 September 2016 by Kati Taylor
Travel to Costa Rica and Experience the ‘Pura Vida’
While we seem to be lost in a culture that prescribes meditating and mindfulness as an antidote to the stresses of modern life, Costa Rica has had the cure all along. ‘Pura Vida’ - the pure life - means appreciating the beauty of life in the present moment. It’s an eternal optimism and a local greeting which is entirely ingrained in local culture. In fact, it’s almost impossible to leave the country without feeling revived, refreshed and entirely renewed. In this emerald land of cascading waterfalls, tropical jungles and isolated beaches anything is possible. Whether you’re looking to shoot the rapids, hike some craters, enjoy peaceful walks through sun-dappled forest or relax on the beach - there’s an amazing experience for everyone.
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:
Want the latest updates?
Sign up to our newsletter
Find out more about where you want to go, get practical tips and local insights straight to your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time, and we never send spam.
Places mentioned in our blog
Themes mentioned in our blog