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Nov 6, 2019

The best places to go wild swimming

Martha Hales

Discover these wonderful wild swimming spots around the world. From lakes and rivers via beaches and waterfalls to natural pools and hot springs, there are some truly unforgettable wild swimming spots out there.

PhilippinesBelizeOman, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
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!

BrazilSri LankaSouth Africa, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
SafariWildlifeCultural, +1
Sep 14, 2019

The off-season destinations you need to know about

Martha Hales

We've handpicked our top 5 countries, from Vietnam to Costa Rica, to visit out of season. With fewer tourists, cheaper flights and a better choice of activities and hotels, you'll be spoilt for choice.

VietnamOmanMorocco, +2
Off the Beaten Path
Jun 24, 2019

Top five things to do in Oman: The Arabia of your imagination

Huw Owen

Think of Arabia and you think of Arabian nights, rolling sand dunes, flowing white robes and faultless hospitality. Visit some parts of the Arab world and it doesn't always match the Arabia of your imagination. However, that's not the case with Oman...

HoneymoonLuxuryOff the Beaten Path, +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.

NicaraguaSri LankaTanzania, +22
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path
Oct 1, 2018

Strange beasts and where to find them

Corinne Homer

The world is home to some weird and wonderful creatures, and here at TravelLocal we often come across them as we research destinations with our local experts. From the rarely seen pink fairy armadillo to the alien appearance of the snub nosed monkey, find out our favourite strange beasts and where to find them...

TanzaniaChileMalaysia, +12
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocal
Jul 27, 2018

Our top 10 reasons to visit Oman

Martha Hales

From blissful oases to meandering streets of historic mountainous villages, Oman is a country full of surprises. Discover why it should be top of your list of places to visit whether you are seeking white sand beaches, delicious cuisine or a fascinating culture...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastCulturalFood & Drink, +2
Jan 2, 2018

A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

Martha Hales

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.

OmanLaosCosta Rica, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
Boat JourneysCoastClassic, +3
Nov 23, 2017

November News from TravelLocal HQ

Huw Owen

Huw and Tom, TravelLocal's founders and MDs, give an update on what we have been up to in November, including awards for Ecuador at The Savoy and the launch of Japan.

MoroccoBrazilIndonesia, +8
CoastCulturalUnique to TravelLocal, +1
Nov 17, 2017

Take your family to the Middle East

Martha Hales

Explore deserts by jeep and sleep under the stars in a bedouin tent, swim in sparkling wadi's, wander through ancient cities and take camel rides through the sand dunes...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureCoastFamily, +3
Oct 18, 2017

Where to go in November

Martha Hales

November can be a gloomy month in much of the world. We’ve gathered stunning November holiday destinations to brighten your month, from Oman to Nicaragua.

OmanNicaraguaArgentina, +1
Boat JourneysCoastWalking & Hiking, +1
Aug 29, 2017

Beyond Muscat - A guide to Oman

Iain Mallory

Discover the hidden treasures of Oman with guest blogger Iain Mallory. Read on to hear about his adventures.

OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
CoastOff the Beaten Path
Aug 23, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Zheng He

Martha Hales

Heralded figure of China, Zheng He lived an adventurous life, leading huge fleets across the globe to open China's trade routes. Follow in his footsteps with these destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

VietnamIndiaSri Lanka, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureCross BorderCultural, +2
Dec 7, 2016

Top 5 Natural Wonders you Never Knew Existed

Martha Hales

Check out our list of natural wonders (some of which you probably never knew about!) and get your travel bug stirring…

GuatemalaChileIndia, +1
Wonders of the WorldWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path, +1
Nov 30, 2016

The Jetsetter’s guide to Christmas shopping

Martha Hales

As Christmas draws nearer, this is the ultimate jetsetter’s guide to festive shopping...

LaosGuatemalaGhana, +3
Off the Beaten PathCultural
Sep 26, 2016

Best of Travel Blogging

Kati Taylor

TravelLocal loves the travel blogging community and is always excited to see new and diverse content. Read on to see our interviews with Iain Mallory and Abi King: our September favourites!

Off the Beaten PathCulturalAdventure