Posted on 27 March 2017 by Jodie Hoff
Why choose a local travel company over a big brand tour operator?
When planning a holiday, locally-based travel outlets are often overlooked in favour of big name, global companies. This is a real shame. Local travel shops will not only benefit a lot more from your investment, but often provide a much more authentic experience.
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 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 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 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 04 November 2016 by Martha Hales
Vietnamese Street Food: from Pho to Bon Cha
Mention Vietnam and most travellers will instantly think of food. Some cities can feel like a huge, sprawling outdoor restaurant with the clatter of pans, enticing aromas and a background hum of chatter. Street food is a way of life here, with many street kitchens and hawkers selling just one speciality which has been honed to perfection over the years.
Posted on 29 September 2016 by Corinne Homer
Coffee Culture: from Bean to Brew
If our culture has a love affair with any of Earth’s goodies, it’s the aromatic elixir that comes from the roasted, brewed coffee bean. Popular legend says that in the 9th century, an Ethiopian shepherd noticed his goats became particularly exuberant after chewing on the green berries of the Coffea tree; and ran straight to his local pastor. News of these magical, energy-inducing beans soon spread across Africa, to the Arab world and the rest of Asia; then on to Europe and the Americas. That’s a long journey to get to your first morning brew.
Posted on 18 July 2016 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Vietnam Destinations For Scenery
Spending time in places of natural beauty has been proven to have a multitude of benefits for both body and mind, reducing stress, lowering blood pressure and increasing positivity. Where better to put this theory to the test than Vietnam, the country with boundless dramatic landscapes and plenty of soul stirring opportunities to experience them? Here are some TravelLocal favourites.
Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
Get Away This Christmas And New Year
Some people love the Christmas period, with its long dark nights, cold days, and naked commercialism. For some though, the string of bank holidays present the perfect opportunity to escape these shores for somewhere warmer, or just somewhere different.
Posted on 04 July 2016 by Huw Owen
Three Trips To Go On Next Week
Some destinations / itineraries need planning a good time in advance. With others - it's not always necessary. Find yourself with a few weeks spare? Spotted some flight bargains? Consider one of these destinations, all of which can be visited at the drop of a hat.
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