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!
Cuisine of Sudan
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.
Taroudant: an alternative to Marrakech
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.
Best of both worlds
Many of our itinerary ideas offer a range of activities designed to make your trip into a memorable adventure, and some of them include remarkable contrasts offering you the best of both worlds on your holiday - think urban and rural, nature and culture, mountains and coastlines.
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.
Ultimate holiday destinations
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.
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.
Discover Mexico's highlights
Mexico has a lot going for it whatever kind of holiday you have in mind. Cities burst with fascinating culture and colonial architecture, the food is mouth-watering, the landscapes are stunning, fantastically preserved Mayan ruins bring history to life and the beaches are to die for...
Follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemmingway
Visit Cuba and follow in the footsteps of Ernest Hemmingway, a prolific and celebrated writer whose travels spanned the globe and inspired his much loved books. Based almost exclusively in and around Havana, visiting his most loved haunts is a breeze!
Take your family to the Philippines
With beautiful scenery, loads to do and helpful people that generally adore kids, the Philippines should definitely be on your family’s wish list. Picture island hopping adventures with beautiful beaches, fascinating creatures and plenty of family-friendly accommodation and adventures.
The best things to do in Borneo
Follow in the footsteps of the wonderful Dame Judi Dench and find out what it is about Borneo that makes it so special. From enormous caves deep in the jungle, to experiences with orangutans and some of the world's most spectacular snorkelling, read about our highlights of this magical island.