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Jul 14, 2021

The best Greek islands to visit

Martha Hales

Many of us dream of an island hopping adventure in Greece, cruising the waters between a clutch of beautiful destinations each with their own flavour and character. Here are just a few of our favourites.

Greece
Boat JourneysUndiscovered BeachesCoast
Jul 12, 2021

Thailand's street food: In search of disappointment

Philip Moss

A frequent traveller to Southeast Asia, Philip Moss is a true enthusiast when it comes to Asian cuisine. Here he explores the food scene of Bangkok, wondering whether it's even possible to find a poor meal in this vibrant city.

Thailand
Food & Drink
Jul 12, 2021

The best cities in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the buzz of a metropolis or the solitude of an edge of the world port, you can find it in South America. The myriad nations each have exciting cities to discover, every one with its own distinct character and culture... Which will you head for on your next South America trip?

ArgentinaBrazilChile, +3
CulturalClassicHighlights
Jul 6, 2021

Greek cuisine: Top dishes to try

Martha Hales

There’s much more to Greek food than fish and vegetables, here’s a quick introduction to some of the most mouth-watering dishes you should look out for during your dream holiday in Greece.

Greece
Food & Drink
Jul 1, 2021

Zimbabwe's best natural attractions

Martha Hales

From the famous, thundering Victoria Falls to the ethereally balancing rocks of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe is a nation bursting with natural beauty. Discover the top attractions here.

Zimbabwe
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
SafariWildlifeHighlights
Jun 23, 2021

Travel Industry Day of Action - Our Stance

Huw Owen

We support ABTA's Day Of Action on the 23rd June, to lobby the UK government for direct financial support for the travel industry.

Jun 11, 2021

Wildlife of Zambia

Martha Hales

Zambia hosts a rich variety of creatures of all sizes, and quite a few species that can only be found in this little corner of the planet. The country's incredible wildlife is one of the major reasons to visit. Enjoy this brief introduction to Zambia's endemic species.

Zambia
FebruaryMarchApril, +8
Wildlife
Jun 9, 2021

Thailand's best views

Martha Hales

Thailand is not short of stunning scenery - to appreciate the spectacular landscapes consider paying a visit to one (or more!) of these fantastic viewpoints. All our tours are tailor-made to you, so simply speak to our local experts about what you want to do when you enquire.

Thailand
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Off the Beaten PathHighlights
Jun 3, 2021

Zimbabwe's top national parks

Martha Hales

Read all about the top six national parks to be found within the borders of Zimbabwe. From the waterworlds of Mana Pools and Matusadona to the stunning landscapes of the Matobo Hills, Zimbabwe is a country bursting with natural treasures.

Zimbabwe
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeWalking & HikingSafari
May 28, 2021

Twelve of the world's best foodie destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top 12 foodie destinations, and it's up to you whether you choose show-stopping sushi in Japan, fresh tacos in Mexico, the delicately spiced dishes of the Middle East or the fiery flavours of India and southeast Asia... A whole world of flavour is yours to discover.

MexicoIndiaJapan, +9
Food & Drink
May 19, 2021

Top historical sites in Greece

Martha Hales

Which are the best historical highlights in Greece? As a country with such remarkably well preserved ancient sites, it can be tricky to choose. Here's a round up of some of our favourites.

Greece
CulturalHistory
Apr 30, 2021

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Zimbabwe

Martha Hales

There are five UNESCO World Heritage Sites in magical Zimbabwe, which range from culturally fascinating to naturally spectacular. Read on to discover more...

Zimbabwe
HistoryCultural
Apr 8, 2021

Thailand off the beaten track

Martha Hales

Venture off the beaten track to experience another side of Thailand. Our local partners have filled us in on the best places in Thailand that have a lower tourist footfall... Let us introduce you to Thailand's most remote and untrammelled areas.

Thailand
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Undiscovered BeachesOff the Beaten Path
Mar 1, 2021

Best things to see in Zambia

Martha Hales

Zambia is a dazzling destination for safari, but offers so much more besides. Here’s a quick look at some of our favourite destinations in beautiful Zambia.

Zambia
MarchAprilMay, +7
HighlightsWildlifeWonders of the World
Mar 1, 2021

Best annual Thai Festivals

Martha Hales

What better way to get to know Thai culture than by participating in one of its many colourful festivals? From daring feats involving swords and hot coals to reverential ceremonies to honour the king, there are numerous events taking place annually across this beautiful country.

Thailand
Festivals
Dec 31, 2020

2021 update from TravelLocal

Huw Owen

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

Samantha Fergusson

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...

Iceland
AdventureClassicHighlights, +2
Dec 1, 2020

Iceland's hiking hotspots

Jon Evans

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.

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

Where to go in 2021

Samantha Fergusson

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.

JapanFranceArgentina, +6
Highlights
Oct 8, 2020

More destinations to dream about - October update

Huw Owen

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.

ItalyFrance
Off the Beaten PathWalking & HikingBoat Journeys, +5
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.

KenyaJapanBrazil, +1
Unique to TravelLocal
Aug 12, 2020

More destinations to dream about

Huw Owen

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.

EnglandGreece
CoastUndiscovered BeachesHighlights, +5
Aug 12, 2020

The next ten years

Huw Owen

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.

Unique to TravelLocal
Jun 2, 2020

Saying thank you to our amazing key workers

Huw Owen

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.

Unique to TravelLocal
Jun 1, 2020

June 2020 update from our founders

Tom Stapleton and Huw Owen

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

Unique to TravelLocal
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 17, 2020

Amazing women in travel

Kaya Brown

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

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.

BrazilMyanmar (Burma)Ghana, +7
Unique to TravelLocal
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
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
CulturalHighlights