Countries that celebrate Christmas in January
The seventh of January might not seem like a date that brings joy, but for Orthodox Christians, this is the peak of festivities as they follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Experience double the fun by visiting one of these destinations with our trusted local experts.
Unique New Year traditions around the world
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!
Sudan's cultural highlights
A Sudan trip will involve daily exposure to the Sudanese people, their national dress, their attitudes and their music, but to gain a deeper understanding of how this fits into a wider cultural landscape, consider including some of these cultural highlights on your Sudan holiday.
How to experience Mexico's famous Day of the Dead
Mexico's Day of the Dead is a huge cultural highlight in Mexico attracting a lot of visitors. The festivities take different forms throughout the country, so here are our suggestions for where you can find the most vivid and authentic celebrations.
Where to go in 2019... and why!
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...
The best places to spend New Year's Eve
New Year is celebrated all over the world in all sorts of ways. The Spaniards eat 12 grapes, the Danish smash plates, but what about the more spectacular festivities? We've picked out our favourite destinations from all over the world where the New Year celebrations will blow you away...
Travelling in West Africa: Ghana, Togo and Benin
Ghana, Togo and Benin offer the perfect opportunity for an exciting African getaway at the fraction of the usual price, and without the hordes of tourists you find at better well-known destinations. We've rounded up our top tips and insider knowledge to bear in mind whilst travelling the West African coast.
Brazil's best carnivals
No one parties quite like the Brazilians and there are plenty of festivals to get involved with whilst you're in the country. Whether it's New Year's Eve on Copacabana Beach or Oktoberfest in Blumenau, our blog post outlines all the best festivals to check out whilst you're in the South American nation.
Your Ultimate Guide to India
A kaleidoscope of colour and a riot of smells, sounds and flavours... India is a country that has tantalised travellers for generations. Whether you are drawn there by the lure of the temples, the incredible people, the fabulous cuisine or the endangered wildlife, we've put together the downloadable Ultimate Guide to India to help you plan your trip.
Best things to do in St Petersburg
Russia's second largest city is a cultural and historical hot-spot, full of beautiful buildings, immense palaces and splendid gardens. We've rounded up the top things to do whilst you're in St Petersburg, so you don't miss out on any of the sites.
Top five festivals in Kenya
With a patchwork of ethnicities and tribal heritage within its borders, the Kenyan festival calendar is packed with events and celebrations, each showcasing a particular aspect of Kenyan life. We’ve picked five of our favourite festivals to inspire you to get that trip to Kenya booked.
Highlights of Brazil
Brazil’s enormous territory is only outdone by the range of adventures it offers. From cruising the mighty Amazon or looking for jaguars in the Pantanal to basking on the beaches of Bahia or exploring ancient cobbled lanes, there’s a huge variety of attractions to pack into your Brazil trip... Read on for inspiration.
Your Ultimate Guide to Brazil
With the help of our local experts, we have put together the ultimate digestible travel guide to Brazil. Learn about the customs, the cuisine and where you should have on your list to explore, be that the Pantanal, the winding streets of Salvador or the crystal clear pools of Lençóis Maranhenses...
Medellín’s wonderful Flower Festival
From fantastic live music to the iconic "silletero" parade, this Colombian festival litters the streets of Medellin with colour, flowers and tradition. Read on to find out more about this annual event, which celebrates the cultural identity of this flourishing destination.