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Posted on 13 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
In The Spotlight: Justin Marozzi
Getting to know the history and culture of a destination, and immersing yourself in its complexities, is one of the best parts of a travel experience. Following in the footsteps of bygone figures, meandering through ancient streets and imagining the world from different perspectives can take you far beyond the average tourist path. When tracing histories and culture, every destination becomes a journey; inviting the curious to join its winding path.

Posted on 08 February 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
A Taste of Indonesia
Gili Air
Gili Asahan
Food and Drink
Jakarta hums in the midday sun. Cars crawl through crowded streets and its citizens hustle and bustle with all the usual hurry of a capital city.  The air is dense with a chorus of roaring motorbikes, chatter, barking dogs, humidity and the intoxicating smells of Indonesian cuisine.  

Posted on 03 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
Local Spotlight: Q&A with Visit Georgia
With snow-capped mountains and sprawling, verdant valleys; Georgia is one of the most awe-inspiring countries on earth. Its landscapes will enthrall you, the hospitality and kindness of its people will make you feel immediately at home and the vibrant stories of long-ago legends are sure to capture your imagination. Still far from the average tourist itinerary, Georgia is a real treat for any traveller who loves a sense of adventure.

Posted on 01 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
Industry Insiders: James Brunker Interview
Costa Rica
South America
Central America And The Caribbean
Great journeys
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 23 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Back Roads of Burma: Off the Beaten Track
Mrauk U
Off the beaten track
You’ve enjoyed the incredible spectacle of Bagan, been dazzled by the golden splendour of Shwedagon in Yangon, and witnessed the view from Mandalay Hill. So how can you get off the beaten track on your next Burma visit? If you’re short of ideas, here’s TravelLocal’s guide to getting to know the back roads of Burma; the lesser trodden corners just waiting to be discovered.

Posted on 18 January 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
The Best of Burma
Food and Drink
Opening itself to the West relatively recently, Burma (also known as Myanmar) is a country still very much untouched by globalisation. This varied destination boasts culture and traditions which have remained unchanged for hundreds of years. From bustling local teahouses to the tranquil shores of Lake Inle, Burma is alive with colour and diversity.

Posted on 13 January 2017 by Kati Taylor
In the Spotlight: Giles Milton
Every destination has stories to tell. Whether you’re in a teahouse in Iran or a bustling Moroccan souk, there are always local experiences just waiting to be shared. These stories belong to the rich and varied cultures that produce them and, in turn, to the individuals who choose to share them.

Posted on 04 January 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Local Spotlight: Q&A with Latitud90, local experts on Chile
Torres del Paine National Park
Puerto Natales
Easter Island
San Pedro de Atacama
Food and Drink
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 23 December 2016 by Corinne Homer
Taking ‘Lion’ steps in India: Following the journey of Saroo Brierley
Off the beaten track
Based on the book ‘Long Journey Home’, Garth Davis’ Lion has taken audiences on a journey of their own (and is tipped to become an Oscar favourite). The film depicts the life-changing events experienced by Saroo Brierley. He boarded a train as a poverty-stricken five year old and was subsequently taken clear across India; separated from his family and all he recognised as home. These tragic scenes are played by Sunny Pashwar. His moving portrayal of a child, displaced and distraught in bustling Calcutta, is sure to tug at your heartstrings.

Posted on 22 December 2016 by Corinne Homer
Live like a local on the Elephant Coast
South Africa
Kosi Bay Nature Reserve
iSimangaliso Wetland Park
Tembe Elephant Park
South Africa is an incredible country with a rich historical tapestry, nature of incomprehensible vastness, mouth-watering cuisine and, of course, wildlife straight from your childhood dreams. Most visitors pinpoint Kruger National Park and Cape Town for their first trip and head up the west coast; a popular route which has plenty to offer.

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