Posted on 06 February 2017 by Martha Hales
Galapagos Islands Wildlife Cruise
Almost 1000 kilometres from the nearest continental landmass lies a group of isolated islands which act as a magnet for wildlife and curious humans. This volcanic archipelago is geologically young at between 2 and 4 million years old. This is the key reason the wildlife here is so fascinating - adaptations to the harsh environment are extreme, unique, and still occurring in many species. These islands allow us to see evolution at close quarters.
Posted on 30 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Top 5 Unexpected Wildlife Destinations
Look beyond the classic safari destinations to these alluring countries where wildlife may not be the headline act, but deserves to be. From leopards in Iran to wolves in Ethiopia, there’s a whole world of unexpected wildlife out there to discover.
Posted on 27 January 2017 by Timothy Vivian-Shaw
Follow in the Footsteps of Darwin
“There are several other sources of enjoyment on a long voyage... The map of the world ceases to be blank; it becomes a picture full of the most varied and animated figures”
Posted on 09 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration
With Valentine’s Day a month away, and cold weather making us daydream of faraway places, there’s never been a better time to choose your next romantic getaway! If you’re in need of a little inspiration, check out these itinerary ideas put together by our local experts…
Posted on 06 January 2017 by Martha Hales
Costa Rica: A treasure trove of nature
Costa Rica is alive with colourful wildlife. Despite possessing only 0.1% of the world’s landmass, 5% of the world’s biodiversity can be found here. If you want to experience the natural wonders of the tropics for yourself, Costa Rica makes an excellent choice. Not only is it a manageable size, but it offers brilliant variety too! From the two coasts - Pacific and Caribbean - to the volcanoes, mangroves, rainforests and cloud forests, there is no shortage of adventures waiting for you.
Posted on 22 December 2016 by Corinne Homer
Live like a local on the Elephant Coast
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.
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 19 December 2016 by Kati Taylor
Top Travel Blogs: Cats and Backpacks and Hoff to Explore
At TravelLocal, we love getting to know the wider travel community (and the talented writers who make it so vibrant and engaging!) This month, we caught up with Hattie, Seb and Jodie - all relatively new bloggers who are producing incredible content. We chatted to them about their travel experiences, their advice for budding nomads and unmissable destinations.
Posted on 18 November 2016 by Martha Hales
Zambia Facts: know before you go
Zambia is a diverse and vibrant destination. Tribal culture sits alongside sprawling nature reserves and tumbling waterfalls; all competing for your attention! In celebration of this lesser-travelled destination, we have put together a Zambia fact-file so you can be in the know before you go...
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).
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