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Apr 2, 2020

Recipe | Feijão Tropeiro

Samantha Fergusson

Poly, one of our local experts in Brazil, is from Minas Gerais; a stunning, inland region with verdant rolling landscapes, picturesque colonial towns… and delicious food. We thought that we’d ask her what her favourite dish was so that you could try it and enjoy the flavours of her homeland too.

Brazil
Food & Drink
Mar 9, 2020

What to eat in Vientiane

Philip Moss

Laos cuisine is dynamic and varied. Different cities have different dishes, different seasonings and different ingredients. This introduction to dishes you can find in Vientiane from food enthusiast, Philip Moss, will encourage you to expand your culinary horizons...

Laos
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
Food & Drink
14 days
from £1,490 pp

Wine, Beach and Wildlife - the Best of the Cape

South Africa
CulturalCoastFood & Drink, +4
11 days
from £2,060 pp

Classic Rajasthan

India
NovemberDecemberFebruary, +1
HighlightsWonders of the WorldCultural, +2
10 days
from £3,370 pp

Rwanda Odyssey

Rwanda
JanuaryNovember
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathHighlights, +1
10 days
from £3,660 pp

Best of Patagonia and the Chilean Lake District

Chile
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +9
WildlifeCulturalHighlights, +4
8 days
from £640 pp

Festival of the Roses

Morocco
May
Unique to TravelLocalCulturalFestivals
Feb 19, 2020

Botswana's cultural highlights

Martha Hales

The collective name for everyone who lives in Botswana is Batswana, which translates as ‘people of Botswana'. We spoke to our local experts there to learn more about the unique culture, music and traditions of their country.

Botswana
AprilMayJune, +4
HighlightsCultural
Woman selling flowers in India
11 days
from £1,960 pp

Classic Tamilnadu - South India

India
OctoberFebruaryMarch, +3
ClassicHighlightsCultural, +1
14 days
from £3,700 pp

The Unexplored East

Uganda
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
CulturalSafariHistory, +4
5 days
from £780 pp

Modern Moscow

Russia
MayJuneJuly, +3
ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +2
Jan 21, 2020

Best things to do in Sudan

Martha Hales

For history, culture and nature Sudan is a fantastic off the beaten track destination perfect for an adventure holiday away from the masses. Let us introduce you to some of Sudan’s top attractions.

Sudan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
HighlightsCulturalHistory
Jan 7, 2020

Countries that celebrate Christmas in January

Martha Hales

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.

GeorgiaKazakhstanRussia, +2
January
Food & DrinkFestivals
15 days
from £3,890 pp

Luxury Cuba

Cuba
DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +3
ClassicCulturalHighlights, +3
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!

ColombiaBrazilPhilippines, +5
JanuaryDecember
Food & DrinkFestivals
6 days
from £1,390 pp

Moscow and Tula: Urban and Rural Life

Russia
JuneJulyAugust, +2
HistoryClassicOff the Beaten Path, +1
10 days
from £1,670 pp

Beach Break in Mexico

Mexico
DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
ClassicCoastCultural, +3
Dec 10, 2019

Cuisine of Sudan

Martha Hales

Sudan's food dishes tend to be relatively simple to prepare but the complexity of flavours comes from deft use of a variety of spices and herbs. Let us educate you on Sudan's food staples, breakfast options, popular dishes, go to drinks and favourite sweet treats.

Sudan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
Food & Drink
Dec 6, 2019

Taroudant: an alternative to Marrakech

Martha Hales

Taroudant is often called the ‘mini Marrakech’ - and it certainly has the same enticing atmosphere, but it is a far more ‘off the beaten track’ destination so you can enjoy a more authentic version of Morocco. Here are our suggestions of things to do in Taroudant.

Morocco
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkWalking & HikingHighlights
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.

IndiaGhanaMexico, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalFood & Drink
Nov 20, 2019

Sudan's cultural highlights

Martha Hales

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.

Sudan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
FestivalsCultural
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
13 days
from £2,790 pp

A Honeymoon in India

India
OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
HoneymoonWonders of the WorldClassic, +2
Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

BrazilChinaLaos, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeCultural, +3
Nov 2, 2019

Where to go for Winter Wonderlands

Martha Hales

We’ve picked out some of our favourite Winter Wonderlands to inspire you to pack those thermals and embrace the chill. Winter brings added sparkle and romance, and often the colder season brings fewer people and lower prices,

GeorgiaChileChina, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
FestivalsAdventureWildlife, +1
Nov 2, 2019

How to experience Mexico's famous Day of the Dead

Martha Hales

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.

Mexico
November
CulturalFestivals
13 days
from £2,730 pp

Honeymoon in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan
Walking & HikingHoneymoonOff the Beaten Path, +1
Oct 26, 2019

Where to go for winter sun

Martha Hales

If you are looking for a winter sun destination, be inspired by the following countries offering a great climate, as well as plenty of great activities to make your holiday extra special. All you need to do is decide where to go!

SenegalMoroccoPhilippines, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalSafariCoast, +1
Oct 23, 2019

Morocco's cities

Martha Hales

Discover our favourite Moroccan cities and their myriad of highlights. Wander the souks in Marrakech, admire the country's largest mosque in Casablanca and head for the beach in Essaouira.

Morocco
CulturalHistoryFood & Drink, +1
Oct 21, 2019

Top things to do in Morocco

Martha Hales

Morocco is a captivating taste of the exotic with a huge amount to see and do - here's some ideas of the top things to do in Morocco! Exploring kasbahs, souks, mountain valleys and ancient medinas are all top of the list!

Morocco
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalHistory