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Aug 12, 2020

More destinations to dream about

Huw Owen

We've been on the lookout for some fantastic new destinations to add to our offering. Find out which ones have made our top picks and why they are a good choice for those looking to travel again soon.

GreeceEngland
HistoryCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +5
Aug 12, 2020

The next ten years

Huw Owen

Our co-founder, Huw, weighs in on what the new coronavirus has revealed about travel and what the future might hold for the industry. Plus, discover why it's more important than ever to support local businesses around the world when booking your holiday.

Unique to TravelLocal
Jun 2, 2020

Saying thank you to our amazing key workers

Huw Owen

As the act of clapping in the streets subsides with the pandemic, we would like to preserve the sentiment behind it. For all of you on the front line we will deduct 10% from the cost of any holiday booked in 2020.

Unique to TravelLocal
Jun 1, 2020

June 2020 update from our founders

Tom Stapleton and Huw Owen

An update on TravelLocal's response to Covid-19, our new flexible bookings policy and upcoming destinations to look out for.

Unique to TravelLocal
Mar 17, 2020

Amazing women in travel

Kaya Brown

In celebration of strong, intrepid women everywhere, today we are focusing on amazing female adventurers and travellers from around the world to mark International Women's Day and Women's History Month.

Unique to TravelLocal
Mar 13, 2020

Our fantastic female-led local partners

Kaya Brown

At TravelLocal we’re proud to support many fantastic female-led local travel companies around the world. In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we thought we’d introduce you to a few of these inspirational women.

BrazilUzbekistanKenya, +7
Unique to TravelLocal
7 days
from £3,690 pp

Highlights of Kamchatka

Russia
MayJuneJuly, +2
HighlightsUnique to TravelLocalAdventure, +2
8 days
from £640 pp

Festival of the Roses

Morocco
May
CulturalFestivalsUnique to TravelLocal
Jan 24, 2020

Local Spotlight: Q&A with our local expert in South Africa

Kaya Brown

We caught up with Nikki, our local partner in South Africa, to find out more about her favourite parts of the country, what she enjoys most about her job and what exactly is a bunny chow…?

South Africa
Unique to TravelLocal
Jan 15, 2020

2020 Update from our Founders

Tom Stapleton and Huw Owen

From upcoming destinations to look out for, to how we and our local experts are doing our bit to look after our world and the people in it... Here's what our founders, Tom and Huw, have to say on 2020.

Unique to TravelLocal
8 days
from £1,340 pp

Oman: Secret Summer

Oman
OctoberNovemberDecember, +4
Off the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocal
7 days
from £3,360 pp

The Northern Lights of Murmansk

Russia
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
AdventureOff the Beaten PathHighlights, +3
3 days
from £820 pp

The Treasures of Meroe

Sudan
JanuaryFebruaryDecember
CulturalOff the Beaten PathHistory, +1
Nov 29, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Costa Rica

Martha Hales

The perfect guide for discovering this magical country: pristine beaches, coral reefs with darting, jewel-like fish, mountains blanketed with tropical forests…

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HoneymoonWildlifeFamily, +12
Nov 14, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to India

Samantha Fergusson

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.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Undiscovered BeachesAdventureFood & Drink, +16
Oct 30, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Argentina

Kaya Brown

Our Ultimate Guide to Argentina takes the stress out of planning your trip. Filled with all the best insider knowledge from our local experts, including what to eat, where to stay and where to visit, our handy guide is a must-read.

Argentina
CulturalFood & DrinkHighlights, +8
Oct 8, 2018

Where to see whales

Martha Hales

There is little more exciting than to see the Earth's largest creature breaking the ocean's surface before crashing back into the water... Here we've looked at the best countries in which to go whale watching, from the warm waters of Costa Rica to the stunning seascapes of Iceland.

ArgentinaMadagascarSouth Africa, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocal
Oct 1, 2018

Strange beasts and where to find them

Corinne Homer

The world is home to some weird and wonderful creatures, and here at TravelLocal we often come across them as we research destinations with our local experts. From the rarely seen pink fairy armadillo to the alien appearance of the snub nosed monkey, find out our favourite strange beasts and where to find them...

ChinaMyanmar (Burma)Tanzania, +12
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Aug 10, 2018

How to avoid using single-use plastics on holiday

Martha Hales

The amount of plastic being created and thrown away is increasing at an alarming rate, damaging our oceans and hurting our wildlife. Here are some top tips on how you can minimise, or perhaps completely eradicate your use of single use plastic, particularly while on holiday.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocal
Jul 9, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Brazil

Samantha Fergusson

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...

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
LuxuryWonders of the WorldFestivals, +12
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

ChileBorneoSri Lanka, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalHistoryOff the Beaten Path
Mar 16, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Japan

Martha Hales

Discover Japan’s venerable culture, with its celebrated sights and its off the beaten track gems. Hike through rustic villages and forested valleys or follow ancient pilgrimage routes to enchanting temples in the hills, with the help of our Ultimate Guide!

Japan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkOff the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocal
Mar 15, 2018

An overview of Japanese cuisine

Samantha Fergusson

From ramen to gohei mochi, Japanese cuisine is as eclectic as it is delicious. Here we've looked at the key dishes that you are likely to come across in your travels - though there are likely to be many more to discover - as well as advice for those with specific dietary requirements.

Japan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkUnique to TravelLocalCultural
Mar 11, 2018

Searching for symbols: Japan’s treasured animals

Corinne Homer

It is no secret that the Japanese have great respect for the creatures that share their islands. Shinto beliefs have much to do with this, and you can see evidence of this all over Japan. Find out which animals are held in highest esteem and where you can see them and their effigies...

Japan
JanuaryMarchFebruary, +9
Unique to TravelLocalWildlifeCultural
Feb 21, 2018

9 things to know before you go to Argentina

our local expert, Laura

One of our local experts in Argentina, Laura, lends her knowledge for what you should know before heading on your tailor-made holiday to Argentina.

Argentina
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalHighlightsWalking & Hiking, +1
Jan 1, 2018

A January update from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

TravelLocal founders and Managing Directors, Huw and Tom, give us an update on what we've been up to here in Bristol and what you can expect to see in future...

BrazilNamibiaJapan
Unique to TravelLocal
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...

ArgentinaIndonesiaPanama, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureClassicHistory, +8
Dec 18, 2017

Your Ultimate Guide to Indonesia

Martha Hales

From where to find the orangutans to which are the best beaches, this guide gives you all the information you need to know before you go to Indonesia.

Indonesia
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicWildlifeCultural, +6
Dec 15, 2017

An interview with Olia Hercules on the writing of 'Kaukasis'

Samantha Fergusson

Discover the delights of Caucasus cuisine with Olia Hercules - she has written a gorgeous cookbook with some of her favourite recipes inspired by the region.

GeorgiaArmenia
Unique to TravelLocalFood & DrinkCultural
Dec 11, 2017

Japan: know before you go

Martha Hales

Japan's culture and way of life is as unlike modern western culture as you can find! We've put together a guide of what you need to know before you go...

Japan
CulturalClassicUnique to TravelLocal