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Jul 17, 2019

Five of the best destinations for veggies and vegans

Martha Hales

There are lots of wonderful destinations that can offer great food to vegans and vegetarians! Whether they are simply understanding being part of a fasting culture themselves, or they just happen to have embraced vegetarian cuisine over time, these are our top 5 destinations for veggies and vegans.

MalaysiaJordanIndia, +2
Food & Drink
Jul 15, 2019

Top tips for visiting Petra

Martha Hales

Petra features on many a bucket list, and for good reason - the architecture is spectacular. However, it's a sprawling site and many visitors barely scratch the surface - so how best to make the most of your visit to Petra? We spoke to our local experts in Jordan to get you these top tips.

CulturalWonders of the WorldHistory
Jul 12, 2019

Hiking in Japan

Martha Hales

Japan has a wealth of natural beauty just begging to be explored, and what better way to see it than on foot. Travelling through fairy-tale glades, dense forests and ancient villages you get to see Japan in detail, pausing to absorb the lovely views or the microcosms of local life along the way...

Walking & HikingOff the Beaten Path
Jul 5, 2019

China's historical highlights

Martha Hales

Chinese culture and society is intrinsically tied to the history and legacy of the ancient empire. Discover more about their fascinating historic attractions, from the UNESCO recognised water village of Hongcun to the sprawling monastery of Labrang in Tibet.


Amazing trip to Ecuador

"We used a local agent through TravelLocal to plan a three week trip to Ecuador"

Anne from Denmark
Galapagos Islands
Jun 26, 2019

Where to see wildlife responsibly

Martha Hales

Wildlife watching is often the highlight of exploring a destination. Knowing how to responsibly see magnificent creatures like tigers and elephants within a country is crucial in ensuring that they will still be there for future generations. Read on to find out where and how to do so...

UgandaTanzaniaGalapagos Islands, +8
Jun 24, 2019

Top five things to do in Oman: The Arabia of your imagination

Huw Owen

Think of Arabia and you think of Arabian nights, rolling sand dunes, flowing white robes and faultless hospitality. Visit some parts of the Arab world and it doesn't always match the Arabia of your imagination. However, that's not the case with Oman...

Off the Beaten PathHoneymoonCultural, +2

Fabulous tour of Georgia and northern Armenia

"The tour was tailored for us by the local agent and ticked all the boxes we specified"

Tony from London, UK
Jun 19, 2019

The best things to do in the Falklands

Martha Hales

The Falkland Islands possess a stark beauty and much of their appeal lies in their wilderness regions where you can easily feel like the first person ever to set foot on your patch. Birds and the bountiful wildlife are a major attraction here, but by no means are they the only reason to visit...

Falkland Islands
Walking & HikingHistoryCoast, +1

Well organized trip to a wonderful country

"This past April we booked a customized trip to locations in southern Borneo, Central Java, and Bali"

Rachel from United States
Jun 15, 2019

India's Golden Triangle: The highlights and hidden gems

Martha Hales

If you trace a line from Delhi via Agra and Jaipur and back to Delhi you will have drawn the Golden Triangle. Many of the stunning sights on the route are amongst India's most popular tourist hotspots... but not all. Here’s our introduction to the highlights and hidden gems of the Golden Triangle.

ClassicOff the Beaten PathHistory, +3

Wonderful trip

"I went to Jordan with my 19 year old grandson , we had a wonderful time, every thing was planned brilliantly, but still felt independent "

Susan from West Sussex uk
Jun 12, 2019

Get to know Havana

Martha Hales

Overflowing with charm and soul, Havana is a city with attitude. Culture, coast and Cuban beats add up to a fantastic holiday destination ripe for discovery. Soak up the captivating atmosphere, take a spin in a vintage car, dine with the locals and learn to dance the salsa...

Jun 7, 2019

The wonders of Costa Rica's wildlife

Martha Hales

You are truly in for a treat when you visit the natural paradise of Costa Rica. Discover the wonderful wildlife to be found within its borders, from fluffy anteaters to sedate sloths and colourful birds to thousands of fluttering butterflies.

Costa Rica

A unique and wonderful holiday

"Our whole experience with TravelLocal, and Inga in Armenia, was a delight"

Linda from England

Amazing trip

"We travelled to Bhutan from Kathmandu in March/April this year"

Jacqueline from Wales UK

Costa Rica on our own terms

"We have now been back for a week and it has taken us that time to settle back home and appreciate the truly amazing, brilliant trip that you organised for us"

Nicky from United Kingdom
Costa Rica
Jun 1, 2019

Off the beaten track in Japan

Martha Hales

From the wild coastline of the Noko Peninsula to the breathtaking scenery of the Diamond Route, Japan has a lot more to see than just the highlights of Tokyo and Kyoto. Leave the famous cities for now, and step foot off the beaten path to explore the lesser known areas of Japan.

Off the Beaten Path

Mind Blowing

"From initial enquiry, through planning, booking and managing the process, TravelLocal were exceptional! They really understood what I was looking to get out of my holiday and exceeded all expectations"

Chris from Bristol, UK
May 28, 2019

The best cities to visit in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the life affirming buzz of a metropolis or the solitude of an edge of the world port, you can find it in South America. The myriad nations each have exciting cities to discover, every one with its own distinct character and culture. Which will you visit on your next holiday?  

ChileColombiaEcuador, +3

Wonderful - amazing guide and driver!

"We've just returned from the most amazing trip to Georgia"

John from London

Fantastic Trip to an exciting destination

"We have just returned from a 6 day trip to Georgia"

Anne from England
May 23, 2019

Our top 10 destinations for the summer holidays

Martha Hales

From the blissful beaches of Zanzibar, Cuba and Malaysia, to the epic sights of Russia and the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.... discover which destinations we think are perfect for the summer holidays!

Costa RicaSouth AfricaTanzania, +7
JulyAugustJune, +1

A superb holiday enhanced by the excellent guide and driver

"We flew to Kutaisi, met the guide and driver and headed to Svaneti where we enjoyed four days of serious walking in the Caucasus"

Richard from Staffordshire and Suffolk, England

Costa Rica Wonderful

"This was our first visit to Costa Rica, not only are the Ticos very friendly it is a wonderful country to visit"

David from England
Costa Rica
May 17, 2019

Take the family to China

Martha Hales

China is a vast nation, filled with exciting things for all generations! Here we've gathered some of the top things to do with a family here, from visiting the giant pandas in Chengdu to cycling through the fairytale surroundings of Yangshuo - ‘finest landscape under heaven’.

MayAprilSeptember, +3

Amazing china

"We booked with a little trepidation as we were dealing with a local travel agent ,all bookings through the internet although if there were questions we could speak to the UK team"

gill from hampshire

Amazing trip, very well organised.

"We were provided with an amazing experience and the package was indeed value-for-money, without cutting corners on quality"

Georgios from Greece
May 1, 2019

Where to find the best beaches in Cuba

Martha Hales

Whether you want to lounge on perfectly manicured shores or explore the reefs and mangrove forests fringing lesser travelled islands, we've gathered together a list of some of Cuba's best beaches. Speak to our local experts if you wish to incorporate any into your holiday to Cuba!

CoastUndiscovered BeachesHoneymoon

Great trip and very nice people

"Dear Olga We returned yesterday morning from our 8 day trip to Uzbekistan that was organised by your company"

niovi from Greece / UK