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May 28, 2021

Twelve of the world's best foodie destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top 12 foodie destinations, and it's up to you whether you choose show-stopping sushi in Japan, fresh tacos in Mexico, the delicately spiced dishes of the Middle East or the fiery flavours of India and southeast Asia... A whole world of flavour is yours to discover.

MexicoIndiaJapan, +9
Food & Drink
11 days
from £2,530 pp

China Food Tour

China
HistoryFood & DrinkWonders of the World, +2
14 days
from £930 pp

Glamping: Wine & nature in South Africa

South Africa
WildlifeCoastWalking & Hiking, +1
14 days
from £1,490 pp

Wine, Beach and Wildlife - the Best of the Cape

South Africa
SafariCoastFamily, +4
12 days
from £3,280 pp

Best of Lake District & Patagonia

Chile
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +9
AdventureHighlightsFood & Drink, +4
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

Martha Hales

Here’s a quick look at some of the quirkiest and most unusual New Year's eve rituals out there, from wearing colourful undies to taking your suitcase for a walk around the block at midnight. The TravelLocal team wishes you all a happy New Year wherever you celebrate!

BrazilRussiaEcuador, +5
JanuaryDecember
Food & DrinkFestivals
Dec 3, 2019

World's most marvellous markets

Martha Hales

Whether you are a browser, a people-watcher or a dedicated bargain hunter, markets are going to be a highlight of any trip. We’ve picked ten of our favourite markets to give you some inspiration for your next holiday.

JapanIndiaEcuador, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCultural
Nov 13, 2019

Mouthwatering Peruvian cuisine

Martha Hales

Discover the must-eat dishes of Peruvian cuisine, including ceviche, aji de gallina and pachamanca.

Peru
Food & Drink
7 days
from £2,510 pp

Santiago, Valparaíso & Skiing Portillo mini-week

Chile
JuneJulyAugust, +1
AdventureHighlightsFood & Drink, +2
Aug 27, 2019

KwaZulu-Natal: South Africa's hidden gem

Martha Hales

Soaring mountains call to hikers, fantastic wildlife and birding opportunities draw wildlife enthusiasts, and ancient rock paintings and memorials to historic battles cry out to culture lovers. Throw bustling Durban and a stunning Indian Ocean coastline into the mix and you have magical KwaZulu-Natal.

South Africa
SafariWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +2
Jan 9, 2019

Our top 10 things to do in and around Cape Town

Samantha Fergusson

We've rounded up our list of the best things to do in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, including the epic Table Mountain hike, the relaxing Cape Winelands and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

South Africa
Food & DrinkWalking & HikingCoast, +5
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

RussiaJapanUzbekistan, +8
Walking & HikingFood & DrinkAdventure, +8
Karst scenery near Yangshuo
12 days
from £3,080 pp

A Honeymoon in China

China
AprilMayJune, +4
CulturalWildlifeWonders of the World, +2
Oct 26, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to South Africa

Martha Hales

Our Ultimate Guide to South Africa gathers all the best locations to visit, best cuisine to try and top tips to bear in mind whilst in the country. With the help of our local experts, we've taken the stress out of planning your South African trip of a lifetime.

South Africa
Off the Beaten PathHoneymoonSelf-drive, +12
10 days
from £2,960 pp

Wine regions of South America

ArgentinaChile
HighlightsFood & DrinkCross Border
12 days
from £2,070 pp

The Incas & the Amazon Rainforest

Peru
Food & DrinkWonders of the WorldWildlife, +2
14 days
from £2,480 pp

Chinese New Year in Guizhou

China
February
CulturalFestivalsFood & Drink
17 days
from £3,600 pp

Hiking trails of China

China
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
WildlifeWalking & HikingAdventure, +2
May 11, 2018

Festivals in China

Charlotte Binns

China has an abundance of colourful and cultural celebrations, as varied as its culture. Here we explore just a few of these traditions and delve into their ancient roots.

China
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalHistoryFood & Drink, +1
Apr 2, 2018

Celebrating Cusco's sacred Sun Festival

Claudia Posada-Fawcett

Cusco's Inti Raymi festival fills its streets with flowers, dancing, life and colourful costumes. Here we have gathered together some fascinating details about its history and current festivities. Read on to discover more.

Peru
HistoryFood & DrinkFestivals, +1
Jan 17, 2018

A South African city guide: from Johannesburg to Cape Town

Misty Foster

South Africa's cities are hives of activity, bursting with culture, markets, spectacular sites and a fascinating history. Discover some unusual and exciting things to do when you visit.

South Africa
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicAdventureFood & Drink, +1
Nov 20, 2017

An interview with Mark Savage

Huw Owen

We sat down with Mark Savage of Savage Selection to discover more about his passion for wine. Read on to discover where his love of finding fine wines began.

South AfricaChileArgentina, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkLuxuryUnique to TravelLocal
Nov 14, 2017

An interview with our local experts in South Africa

Martha Hales

We had a chat with Nick, our local expert in South Africa, who told us what he loves about the country, as well as what travellers mustn't miss when visiting this magical country.

South Africa
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastSafariFood & Drink, +2
10 days
from £1,790 pp

Classic Peru

Peru
MayJuneJuly, +5
HistoryFood & DrinkWalking & Hiking
Oct 4, 2017

Top 5 Wine Destinations

Martha Hales

There is something rather special about drinking wine in the country that it was produced, surveying the vines that grew the grapes... Here are our top 5 destinations to travel to if you have a deep-rooted love of viticulture.

South AfricaChileArgentina, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & Drink
11 days
from £1,940 pp

Taste of Peru

Peru
AprilMayJune, +5
Food & DrinkAdventureClassic
Jul 28, 2017

Get to know Cape Town

Martha Hales

South Africa's capital city is a thriving metropole with stunning beaches, sprawling wine lands and an incredible food scene. Read on for the top tips from our local experts and find out how to get the best from this exciting and vibrant city...

South Africa
OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
Food & DrinkCultural
10 days
from £1,020 pp

Wine and Dine: South Africa

South Africa
JuneJulyAugust, +3
Food & DrinkClassic
Jun 28, 2017

Get to know Beijing

Corinne Homer

Get insider advice on China's sprawling capital, Beijing. Read on to find out what not to miss during your trip.

China
SeptemberOctoberNovember
HistoryClassicFood & Drink
Apr 10, 2017

A Taste of China

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Varied, flavoursome and steeped in history, China’s food is unlike that of any other nation on earth. Here is our guide to its eight food regions, from the fine dining of Shanghai in the Jiangsu province to the delicious rustic cuisine found in the Anhui region.

China
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicFood & Drink