Posted on 15 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Off The Beaten Track: Georgia
There is no denying the beauty and mystery of Georgia. As a bridge between east and west, this is a country that bears the imprint of many cultures and peoples, including Turks, Persians, Arabs, Cossacks and Crusaders. Scattered with ancient religious monuments and historic towns, you always feel connected to bygone eras while travelling in Georgia. The Silk Road, Jason and the Argonauts and Imperial Russia all make their influence felt here. Yet, despite these varied themes, there is a fierce sense of coherent national identity and pride.
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 04 January 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Local Spotlight: Q&A with Latitud90, local experts on Chile
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 19 December 2016 by Martha Hales
Amazing Argentinian Adventures
Boasting a captivating capital city and some of the world’s most iconic landscapes, there has never been a better time to visit Argentina. The diversity of wildlife and terrain - and the plethora of opportunities to get out there and experience it - is a real highlight and its compelling culture also fascinates visitors. This is not a small country and it can be hard to know where to go and what to see. With some highlights separated by huge distances, and plenty of hidden gems tucked away, the expertise of our brilliant local team can make a huge difference. All you need to do is let them know what you would like to include on your trip, and they will work their magic to create a bespoke itinerary. If you aren’t sure what to prioritise in this South American gem, here are a few ideas to whet your appetite...
Posted on 12 December 2016 by Corinne Homer
Off the beaten track in Kyrgyzstan - Live like a nomad and embrace the outdoors
From first looking out onto the endless plains of Kyrgyzstan, you’ll learn that it’s a country of quiet absorption. Pause, observe and reflect - it’s the only way to experience this virtually untouched terrain that surrounds the ancient Silk Road. With rolling hillsides, expansive green meadows, alpine forests and tremendous lakes, Kyrgyzstan will appeal to a trailblazing instinct within you that no urban playground ever could. To get ‘off the beaten track’ here is an understatement - allow yourself to become completely disconnected from the modern world and wrap up in the warm hospitality of the Kyrgyz nomadic shepherds.
Posted on 07 December 2016 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Natural Wonders you Never Knew Existed
The most famous sites in the world are jaw-dropping and unmissable. From the Machu Picchu to the Taj Mahal, they have an other-worldly grandeur and allure. However, if you like some solitude with your scenery, seek out these five lesser known natural wonders. The best travel destinations for anyone who is bowled over by the beauty of our planet, these unique spots are still under the radar (and not yet bristling with selfie sticks and souvenir sellers.) Enjoy!
Posted on 07 November 2016 by Kati Taylor
Off The Beaten Track: Ghana
Ghana is a destination which rarely makes the average itinerary. A little off the beaten track, with a whole lot to offer, Ghana is a vibrant slice of authentic Africa. It boasts everything from wildlife to urban experiences (and a surprisingly exciting food scene). As we put the spotlight on this West-African highlight, here are all the reasons you should make it your next destination...
Posted on 14 October 2016 by Kati Taylor
Where the Wild Things are: A Sri Lankan Adventure
Sri Lanka is one of the most vibrant and biodiverse nations on the planet: teeming with wildlife and sweeping jungles. It is a stronghold of national parks which are ready to be explored by curious visitors. There is such variety that the choice can seem overwhelming but Viraj, our man in Sri Lanka, recommends one above all others.
Posted on 12 October 2016 by Martha Hales
Refresh and Rejuvenate: Bhutan’s Hot Springs
As blue skies fade slowly but surely towards the grey light of winter, a trip to magical Bhutan is the perfect way to lift your spirits. Whilst autumn gathers pace at home and the chilly days grow shorter, Bhutan boasts clear, crisp air and the low humidity means that Himalaya views are at their best. Trek through pristine landscapes and ancient forests to ease your aching muscles in one of Bhutan’s hot springs.
Posted on 16 September 2016 by Kate Nankervis
Nicaragua’s Volcanic Giants
Scored with fault lines, Nicaragua’s landscape is as varied as it is restless. Volcano trekking and boarding, sure to thrill even the most experienced traveller, are a mere snapshot of the many activities the country has to offer. Its diversity and sense of the unknown has captured the imaginations of adventurers and explorers for centuries. When Christopher Colombus embarked on his final voyage, it was here on the eastern shores of Central America that he sought refuge. Then the Spanish followed, delving deeper into the country to find a land rich with tropical jungle, dark coffee beans and volcanic soil. Today, the patchwork of pristine forest, crumbling cities, sparkling crater lakes and towering volcanoes provides a playground for adventurous travellers. Nicaragua is utterly unique in your Central American experience: alive with a sense of adventure and volcanic activity.
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