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Dec 31, 2020

2021 update from TravelLocal

Our co-founder, Huw, shares some reflections on what has certainly been a tumultuous year for the travel industry. Find out more about how TravelLocal has adapted to weather the Covid storm and some of the exciting projects we've been working on throughout 2020.

Unique to TravelLocal
Dec 2, 2020

Introducing Iceland

We've gathered together some helpful information for travellers planning a trip to Iceland, from the best time to go, to general Iceland facts and tips for food and drink...

AdventureClassicHighlights, +2
Dec 1, 2020

Iceland's hiking hotspots

If you love nothing more than lacing on your hiking boots and setting out into the wilderness, then Iceland is for you. Here, we've picked out some of the hiking highlights to be had.

AprilMayJune, +3
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathAdventure
Oct 13, 2020

Where to go in 2021

Everything feels better with something to look forward to. That's why we've gathered together our top destinations to travel to in 2021. From the spectacular waterfalls of Iceland to the jungles of Costa Rica and the wilds of the African bush, there is a lot of world out there to be rediscovered.

GreeceCosta RicaFalkland Islands, +6
Oct 8, 2020

More destinations to dream about - October update

We've been on the lookout for some fantastic new destinations to add to our offering. Find out which ones we've welcomed on board this month.

Off the Beaten PathWalking & HikingBoat Journeys, +5
Sep 29, 2020

Coronavirus and the effect on our local partners

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.

IndiaKenyaBrazil, +1
Unique to TravelLocal
Aug 12, 2020

More destinations to dream about

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.

CoastUndiscovered BeachesHighlights, +5
Aug 12, 2020

The next ten years

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.

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Jun 2, 2020

Saying thank you to our amazing key workers

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.

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Jun 1, 2020

June 2020 update from our founders

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

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Apr 2, 2020

Recipe | Feijão Tropeiro

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.

Food & Drink
Mar 17, 2020

Amazing women in travel

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

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.

PeruCambodiaMyanmar (Burma), +7
Unique to TravelLocal
Mar 9, 2020

What to eat in Vientiane

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...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +7
Food & Drink
Feb 19, 2020

Botswana's cultural highlights

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.

AprilMayJune, +4
Jan 24, 2020

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

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
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Jan 21, 2020

Best things to do in Sudan

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
Jan 15, 2020

2020 Update from our Founders

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.

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Jan 7, 2020

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.

ArmeniaEthiopiaGeorgia, +2
FestivalsFood & Drink
Dec 27, 2019

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!

PhilippinesArmeniaEcuador, +5
Food & DrinkFestivals
Dec 14, 2019

Take the family to Cuba

With a bit of planning, Cuba can be an excellent family holiday destination. Take a look at our guide to exploring the Caribbean country with kids in tow.

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
Dec 12, 2019

Cuba's National Parks

Some of Cuba's most impressive natural sites are protected as national parks, from the unique karst outcrops of the Viñales Valley to the tranquil waterfalls of the Topes de Collantes National Park.

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
Walking & HikingWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
Dec 10, 2019

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
Food & Drink
Dec 6, 2019

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkWalking & HikingHighlights
Dec 3, 2019

World's most marvellous markets

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.

MoroccoMexicoIndia, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalFood & Drink
Nov 27, 2019

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.

UgandaEcuadorPeru, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariWalking & HikingClassic, +1
Nov 22, 2019

Top 10 scenic journeys

Our trips include some of the world’s most epic journeys, with all the details and reservations taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Let our top ten inspire you.

ChinaEcuadorVietnam, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysBoat JourneysTrain Journeys, +1
Nov 20, 2019

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.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
Nov 19, 2019

The world’s most breathtaking landscapes

We’ve picked out fifteen of our favourite breathtaking landscapes to brighten your day and get you dreaming of your next adventure. 

IndonesiaTanzaniaJordan, +11
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Nov 15, 2019

Hiking in Peru

From the famous Inca Trail to the slopes of Rainbow Mountain, we've gathered together our top routes for trekking in Peru.

MayJuneJuly, +4
Walking & Hiking