Posted on 13 April 2017 by Kati Taylor
Top 5 Wildlife Wonders
Diverse, vibrant and wild; the many ecosystems of our planet have so much to offer the curious traveller. From the orangutans of Tanjung Puting to the tree climbing lions of the Ishasha Plains, the sheer variety of experiences is tough to get your head around! With that in mind, we have compiled our list of the top 5 wildlife wonders around the world. We have carefully selected one from each of the regions we offer, showing you where, when and how to see it for yourself…
Posted on 13 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Top 5 Travel Experiences
It is undeniable that a journey to a far flung corner of the world is an incredible travel experience, creating beloved and long last memories. But what exactly makes travelling so magical? A question discussed countless times, under starry skies and on sandy shores across the world, but it can be hard to qualify. Here is our list of 5 travel moments sure to evoke that sense of magic when exploring the world.
Posted on 10 March 2017 by Kati Taylor
In the Spotlight: Gorilla Doctors
Dignified, beautiful and critically endangered, the gorilla populations of central Africa offer an unforgettable wildlife experience. Threatened by poachers and habitat destruction, conservation efforts surrounding these incredible animals are more important than ever before. The Gorilla Doctors’ project is dedicated to ensuring their continued survival in the wild. Providing on the ground medical care to primates in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, they offer a vital support network for wild gorilla populations.
Posted on 06 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Waterside locations offer some of the most attractive scenery in the world. For adventurous and laid-back travellers alike, the pools and lakes of the world are sure to have something to offer. Take your pick from this selection of the loveliest and most beguiling lakes around the globe, handpicked by our local experts.
Posted on 10 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Sunshine Spots
Short days and long nights often leave us craving the warmth of the summer. What better time to plan for some sunshine in your very own patch of paradise? You don’t have to follow the crowds to the usual beachside haunts, there are plenty of unexpected sunshine destinations to tick off your bucket list. These five exciting destinations are sure to surprise and inspire even the most seasoned traveller...
Posted on 09 December 2016 by Kati Taylor
Ugandan Coffee Culture: Endiro Coffee
As the days get colder, we’re needing our morning cup of coffee more than ever! Although some destinations are famous for their coffee culture (step forward Vietnam and Colombia), others are still hidden gems waiting to be discovered. While Uganda has been a key coffee exporter for many years, it’s only recently started to develop its own scene. Ugandan coffee is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with as local and international interest grows.
Posted on 16 November 2016 by Kati Taylor
Travel Writing: Bradt Guides Competition
Ever fancied giving travel writing a try? TravelLocal has teamed up with Bradt Guides and Stanford’s (the world’s most famous map shop) to bring you the ultimate competition for unpublished travel writers. The Bradt Travel Guides New Travel Writer of the Year competition allows budding writers to promote their work to a wider demographic (and there’s an incredible prize thrown in for good measure).
Posted on 09 September 2016 by Martha Hales
Mountain Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking: Africa's greatest wildlife spectacle
Mountain Gorilla and chimpanzee tracking is one of the ultimate experiences Africa has to offer. It is no exaggeration to say that for many people, spending time in the company of these amazing primates has a huge impact. For some, it is a moment of such significance that they say it has changed them. When your group turn to leave, some members may be moved to tears.
Posted on 22 June 2016 by Martha Hales
The Magical Cloud Forest Of Bwindi
‘Bwindi’ translates as ‘dark place’ which seems apt for these cloud forests, thick with tangled vegetation. The name Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park conjures up images of virgin jungle territory, which for most areas, is pretty accurate. The dense greenery cloaks steep sided valleys and difficult terrain which makes it the ideal home for many species of plants, birds and animals.
Posted on 13 June 2016 by Huw Owen
One Perfect Day In Dubai
Sitting almost halfway between Europe and Asia, Dubai is the perfect stopover destination. It is serviced by some of the best airlines in the world, is almost certain to be sunny and warm, and offers visitors a wonderful contrast to their final destination - wherever that may be. We have put together a few ideas for 24 hours in this unique city so you can make the most out of any stay.
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