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Posted on 22 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Follow in the Footsteps of Sir David Attenborough
Galapagos Islands
India
Indonesia
Madagascar
Wildlife
Cultural
There is no other person more synonymous with wildlife documentaries than Sir David Attenborough. His voice is familiar with millions, of all ages and walks of life, even former US president Barack Obama is a self-confessed fan of the broadcaster.  Spanning over 50 years, Attenborough’s career has taken him to all corners of the globe, documenting hundreds of species of plant, animal, and marine life. Join us, as we reflect on his life behind the lens and the extraordinary locations and animals in the camera’s focus. 

Posted on 15 March 2017 by Martha Hales
Marrakech with a Local
Marrakech
Morocco
Cultural
Food and Drink
Luxury
Exotic and alluring, Marrakech is steeped in history, commerce and romance. It may not be Morocco’s capital, but it is the major draw for most visitors to this intriguing country. There is no shortage of things to do in Marrakech, and many come to browse the souks, get lost in the medina and soak up the intoxicating atmosphere.

Posted on 13 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Top 5 Travel Experiences
Uganda
Indonesia
Argentina
Morocco
India
Wildlife
Cultural
Off the beaten track
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 08 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
The Sound of Latin America
Costa Rica
Nicaragua
Guatemala
Monteverde Cloud Forest
Pearl Lagoon
Wildlife
Cultural
Undiscovered beaches
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 03 March 2017 by Kati Taylor
LTO Interview - Story of India
India
Hampi
History
Cultural
Adventure
A sensory explosion, India is a vast and unforgettable country. Whether you’re weaving through the streets of Jaipur or spotting tigers in Madhya Pradesh, its sheer diversity is sure to surprise and inspire. Nested among incredible landscapes, India’s stunning temple complexes and vibrant food and festival scenes are just the beginning of what it has to offer. While the Golden Triangle may represent a well-trodden path, there are still plenty of undiscovered corners of India simply waiting to be explored.  We caught up with Nutan, one of our local experts at Story of India, to talk tradition, travel and getting the best out of this sprawling country. 

Posted on 01 March 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
San Jose with a Local
San José
Costa Rica
Cultural
Food and Drink
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 27 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
Peru's Sacred Valley
Sacred Valley
Peru
History
Cultural
Home to towering mountains and ancient cities, Peru is both mysterious and charming in equal measures. One place that ought to feature in any itinerary is the charming Rio Urubamba Valley, widely known as the Sacred Valley. With its rolling foothills and formidable mountain peaks, it’s a slice of authentic Andean life. The valley is an ideal precursor to Machu Picchu, boasting charming colonial towns and countless archaeological sites.

Posted on 22 February 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Yangon with a Local
Yangon
Myanmar (Burma)
Cultural
Food and Drink
Family
The night sky above Yangon is set a deep navy. It is in the dying hours of the day that it is best to see the towering jewel found in the heart of the city, the Shwedagon Paya. The foundations of this Buddhist temple date back over 2500 years, originally standing around 8 metres tall. Over many centuries the temple was continually built upon and now stands at nearly 110 metres tall, covered in hundreds of solid gold plates and around 4,000 diamonds and jewels. At night, Shwedagon Paya is illuminated, acting as a spectacular golden beacon that can be seen from across the city. 

Posted on 13 February 2017 by Kati Taylor
In The Spotlight: Justin Marozzi
Philippines
Myanmar (Burma)
History
Adventure
Cultural
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
Jakarta
Indonesia
Gili Air
Gili Asahan
Food and Drink
Cultural
Adventure
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.  

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