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May 17, 2019

Take the family to China

Martha Hales

China is a vast nation, filled with exciting things for all generations! Here we've gathered some of the top things to do with a family here, from visiting the giant pandas in Chengdu to cycling through the fairytale surroundings of Yangshuo - ‘finest landscape under heaven’.

China
MayAprilSeptember, +3
Family
May 1, 2019

Where to find the best beaches in Cuba

Martha Hales

Whether you want to lounge on perfectly manicured shores or explore the reefs and mangrove forests fringing lesser travelled islands, we've gathered together a list of some of Cuba's best beaches. Speak to our local experts if you wish to incorporate any into your holiday to Cuba!

Cuba
CoastUndiscovered BeachesHoneymoon
Apr 26, 2019

Our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas

Martha Hales

A honeymoon has got to be a holiday to remember, and how better to make that happen than to have one personalised to you? We've gathered together our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas to inspire you, whether you fancy stargazing and safari in Namibia or exploring the highlights of South America.

PeruIndiaBrazil, +5
HighlightsLuxurySafari, +2
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

LaosSouth AfricaMozambique, +22
SafariOff the Beaten PathWildlife
Apr 15, 2019

What to do with 24 hours in Nairobi

Martha Hales

Most flights coming and going from Kenya are centred around Nairobi. But the city has far more to offer than just a throughway to safari. Find out what to do in this buzzing city if you find yourself with some time to spare, from visiting an elephant orphanage to sampling the fantastic local food...

Kenya
Food & DrinkCultural
Apr 1, 2019

Seeking out the Ugly Five

Corinne Homer

You may think - since we're publishing this article on April Fools - that the existence of the Ugly Five is a farce... but you'd be mistaken! Discover which of Africa's unfortunate creatures have made the cut for this less glamorous safari bucket-list, from the warthog to the wildebeest.

TanzaniaUgandaRwanda, +3
SafariWildlife
Mar 30, 2019

The history of the Caucasus

Kaya Brown

With historical records acknowledging the Caucasus as far back as the 13th century BC, it is one of the earliest known populated areas on the planet. Its history is one of great triumphs, unfortunate losses and many interesting and powerful figures. Discover more about its fascinating past...

GeorgiaArmenia
HistoryCultural
Mar 28, 2019

National parks of the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Glittering lakes, imposing peaks and peaceful alpine meadows - the Caucasus region shelters numerous national parks, all of which are strikingly beautiful and relatively undiscovered. We've rounded up our favourite ones to let you in on the secret.

AzerbaijanArmeniaGeorgia
AprilMayJune, +4
Walking & HikingWildlifeCross Border
Mar 25, 2019

A family holiday in Kenya

Martha Hales

There can’t be many children who wouldn’t squeal with excitement at the prospect of visiting Kenya - land of storybook animals, tribal culture, warm seas and volcanic mountains. Here are our top tips for how to ensure you (and the children) have the very best time on your holiday.

Kenya
WildlifeSafariFamily, +1
Mar 23, 2019

A guide to hiking in Georgia

Kati Taylor

Whether you want to stick to the walks surrounding Tbilisi or you're ready to explore the country's Upper Svaneti region, take a look at our handy guide to the hiking trails of Georgia - a country renowned for its captivating mountain scenery.

Georgia
AprilMayJune, +4
Walking & HikingWildlifeOff the Beaten Path
Mar 21, 2019

The best time to go to Sri Lanka

Martha Hales

Sri Lanka is a tropical paradise of golden beaches, lush hill country, intriguing culture and impressive wildlife such as elephants, leopards, whales and exotic birds. But when is the best time to go to this magical island? With the help of our local experts, we've gathered all you need to know.

Sri Lanka
WildlifeWalking & HikingTrain Journeys, +2
Mar 19, 2019

Why go to the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Discover the lesser-known beauty of the Caucasus, including the ancient monasteries of Georgia and Armenia, the wide open skies of the Svaneti region and the picturesque capitals of Yerevan and Tbilisi.

GeorgiaArmenia
AprilMayJune, +4
CulturalHighlightsWalking & Hiking, +5
Mar 8, 2019

Celebrated women of the world

Corinne Homer

Learn about the celebrated women of the world on International Women's Day! From tyrannical queens to brave revolutionaries, each one fought against the traditions and gender biases of their time to become legendary figures in their own right.

ColombiaJapanIndia, +4
Wonders of the WorldCulturalColonial Era, +1
Mar 6, 2019

What to pack for an African safari holiday

Martha Hales

If you're planning an African safari holiday but are unsure of what clothes to wear, what devices to bring or what essentials you might not have considered, then take a look at our handy guide for the dos and don'ts of safari packing.

South AfricaNamibiaRwanda, +5
SafariWildlifeFamily
Feb 28, 2019

Best places to go stargazing

Kaya Brown

There are few things more spectacular to witness than a truly dark night sky. Take a look at our top six stargazing destinations, ranging from the remote deserts of South America to the isolated national parks of Nepal.

ChileJordanArgentina, +3
Off the Beaten PathLuxuryHoneymoon, +1
Feb 22, 2019

The best time to visit Kenya

Martha Hales

Planning a trip to Kenya but unsure of when to visit? Whether you want to witness the Great Migration or relax on the country's beaches, take a look at our blog post before booking to make sure you get the most out of your holiday weather-wise.

Kenya
SafariFamilyWildlife, +1
Feb 18, 2019

Hiking in Sri Lanka

Kati Taylor

We've picked out some of the best trails for a hiking trip to Sri Lanka, from the spectacular (and popular) Adam's Peak to the lesser known Duwili Ella trek in the Knuckles Mountains. If any of these inspire you to lace on your hiking boots, then our local experts can help plan your perfect trip.

Sri Lanka
AdventureWalking & Hiking
Feb 13, 2019

Sri Lanka's cities

Kaya Brown

From Jaffna in the north to Galle in the south, we've rounded up the best cities in Sri Lanka to add to your list of must-visit destinations. Explore the Temple of the Tooth in Kandy, the tea plantations of Nuwara Eliya or the sacred fig tree of Anuradhapura.

Sri Lanka
CoastFood & DrinkCultural
Feb 11, 2019

The best cities in India

Martha Hales

India’s allure is renowned and far-reaching and a nation of this size boasts a wealth of fascinating attractions. High on the list for many visitors are the beautiful and historic cities. Here's a quick introduction to 8 of our favourites, from the blue city of Jodhpur to the fascinating Varanasi.

India
ClassicHistoryCultural
Feb 8, 2019

Our top five eco-conscious destinations

Martha Hales

Eco-conscious tourism can be defined in many ways, but essentially it is tourism which has a low environmental impact and a positive impact on the local community - something of fundamental importance to TravelLocal. From Bhutan to Rwanda, discover our top eco-conscious holiday destinations.

BhutanRwandaBelize, +2
Off the Beaten PathCultural
Feb 7, 2019

Family fun in Costa Rica

Martha Hales

Costa Rica is the ultimate destination for a family holiday - zipline through the Monteverde Cloud Forest, spot some of the country's amazing wildlife and take part in educational ecotourism projects. Our blog post outlines the myriad of family activities on offer in the Central American nation.

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
WildlifeFamilyWalking & Hiking, +2
Feb 1, 2019

Sri Lanka's Wildlife

Martha Hales

Discover all of the amazing species which Sri Lanka has to offer - see leopards on safari in Yala National Park, go whale watching off the coast of Mirissa or Trincomalee and spot Sri Lankan Elephants in Udawalawe.

Sri Lanka
Walking & HikingCoastWildlife, +2
Jan 22, 2019

Birdwatching in India

Martha Hales

India is an ideal destination for amateur birdwatchers and expert ornithologists alike. With a wide variety of species across the country, including crested serpent eagles and brightly coloured bee-eaters, there will always be more to tick off your birding bucketlist.

India
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +4
SafariWildlife
Jan 18, 2019

Why you should go to Sri Lanka

Martha Hales

Paradise beaches, abundant wildlife, rich cultural history and delicious food - Sri Lanka is a travellers dream. We've compiled our top reasons to visit the fascinating and diverse island.

Sri Lanka
CoastWalking & HikingWildlife, +5
Jan 14, 2019

Where to go on safari in 2019

Martha Hales

Close encounters with the world's wildlife are experiences to be treasured. We've picked out our favourite safari destinations from all over the world to tantalise our fellow wildlife lovers. From traditional Kenyan game drives to spotting leopards in the Sri Lankan tree tops, find out where you should be going this year.

UgandaRwandaMalawi, +7
WildlifeAdventureSafari
Jan 11, 2019

The beaches and islands of Brazil

Kaya Brown

Consistently topping many of the ‘world’s best beaches’ lists, there are few countries more renowned for their coastline than Brazil. But, with so much choice on offer, it can be hard to decide which destinations to visit. With the help of our local experts, we’ve collated a few of our favourite Brazilian beaches and islands...

Brazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
AdventureCoastBoat Journeys
Jan 9, 2019

Our top 10 things to do in and around Cape Town

Samantha Fergusson

We've rounded up our list of the best things to do in Cape Town and the surrounding areas, including the epic Table Mountain hike, the relaxing Cape Winelands and the beautiful Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden.

South Africa
Walking & HikingCulturalFood & Drink, +5
Jan 7, 2019

A guide to India's best national parks

Tom Stapleton

India has 102 national parks, covering around five percent of its territory. Elephants, tigers, monkeys, rhino, antelopes, and leopards can all be seen, though not necessarily all in the same park. Here we present some of our favourites and what you can expect to see in them...

India
SafariWildlife
Jan 4, 2019

Our best beach destinations

Kaya Brown

There are few things more relaxing than a trip to a tropical coastline. We’ve rounded up five of the best beaches in the world, from the balmy seas of Costa Rica to the secluded coves of Southern India, for all those looking to escape to warmer climates.

CambodiaColombiaCosta Rica, +2
Boat JourneysLuxuryUndiscovered Beaches, +2
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

South AfricaUzbekistanChile, +8
Great JourneysCulturalAdventure, +8