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Community Tour of the Amazon

Brazil
Off the Beaten PathBoat JourneysUnique to TravelLocal, +4
Sep 29, 2020

Coronavirus and the effect on our local partners

Huw Owen

From Brazil to Borneo, Mexico to Madagascar, our local partners are based in more than 50 countries worldwide! We asked them how Covid-19 has affected their lives, how they're adjusting to the new normal and what positive signs they're seeing of their countries opening up again.

JapanIndiaKenya, +1
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.

GhanaPeruCambodia, +7
Unique to TravelLocal
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
SafariCoastTrain Journeys, +16
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...

MalaysiaChinaJordan, +12
Off the Beaten PathWildlifeUnique 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
Unique to TravelLocalFamilyAdventure, +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...

Sri LankaJapanChile, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff 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
Unique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten PathFood & Drink
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
Unique to TravelLocalFood & DrinkCultural
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
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalCultural
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...

JapanNamibiaBrazil
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...

JordanKyrgyzstanUganda, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastClassicUnique to TravelLocal, +8
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
Unique to TravelLocalClassicCultural
Dec 8, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Dervla Murphy

Martha Hales

From Ireland to India by bike, through the Ethiopian highlands with a mule called Jock, and across the war-torn expanses of Laos, discover more about explorer Dervla Murphy's many destinations.

EthiopiaLaosIndia
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysCyclingUnique to TravelLocal, +6
Nov 23, 2017

November News from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.

IndonesiaOmanEcuador, +8
Unique to TravelLocalCoastWildlife, +1
Nov 8, 2017

Top foodie highlights of Rio de Janeiro

Phileas French

Our friend, Phileas French, recalls the culinary delights of Brazil's thriving capital. From cassava chips to fab fish stew, read on to get your mouth watering.

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
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Brazil by Women

Brazil
MayJuneJuly, +9
Unique to TravelLocalFood & DrinkOff the Beaten Path, +1
Jan 13, 2017

January Update from Our Founders

Huw Owen

With January marching on, and falling temperatures making us daydream of warmer shores, here is the latest news from HQ...

ArgentinaChileNicaragua, +5
Unique to TravelLocal
Jul 4, 2016

Trip Tips - The Taj Mahal

Huw Owen

The Taj Mahal is a spectacular monument of beauty and love - it features on many a bucket list! Here are our tips for visiting it.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalClassicWonders of the World, +2
Jul 4, 2016

Beyond the curry: other food to try in India

Huw Owen

There's a whole lot more to Indian cuisine than chicken balti or a vindaloo. In fact, there's a huge amount of variation, with each region of India having its own distinctive style. Here's just a few of them.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalUnique to TravelLocalFood & Drink
Jul 4, 2016

How To Plan Your India Trip

Huw Owen

It can be difficult to know where to start when you are planning a holiday. Our local experts can always help, but here's some advice on how to get started.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalCulturalClassic