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Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

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.

LaosPeruIndia, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeCultural, +3
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.

PhilippinesMoroccoMexico, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
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.

MoroccoOmanCosta Rica, +2
Off the Beaten Path
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We've gathered together our top destinations around the world for active holidays. From hiking to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro to skiing in Kyrgyzstan, there's a trip to suit all adventure lovers and thrill-seekers!

South AfricaMoroccoMyanmar (Burma), +32
Walking & HikingCoastCycling, +2
Jul 17, 2019

Five of the best destinations for veggies and vegans

Martha Hales

There are lots of wonderful destinations that can offer great food to vegans and vegetarians! Whether they are simply understanding being part of a fasting culture themselves, or they just happen to have embraced vegetarian cuisine over time, these are our top 5 destinations for veggies and vegans.

EthiopiaMalaysiaJordan, +2
Food & Drink
Jul 15, 2019

Top tips for visiting Petra

Huw Owen

Petra features on many a bucket list, and for good reason - the architecture is spectacular. However, it's a sprawling site and many visitors barely scratch the surface - so how best to make the most of your visit to Petra? We spoke to our local experts in Jordan to get you these top tips.

Jordan
CulturalWonders of the WorldHistory
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.

South AfricaNamibiaChile, +3
Off the Beaten PathLuxuryHoneymoon, +1
Nov 24, 2018

The Jordan Hiking Trail

Martha Hales

What better way to get to know the drama of Jordan’s scenery than by travelling it on foot, across the green groves of the north, through desert canyons and to the Red Sea coast? Here we offer a brief introduction to each section and all there is to be seen on this incredible route.

Jordan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryWalking & HikingGreat Journeys, +2
Oct 17, 2018

Off the beaten track in Jordan

Martha Hales

Jordan is the home of the magical Petra and the mysterious Dead Sea, but what other fascinations does it hide within its borders? Here, we've found some of its gems that lie off the beaten track.

Jordan
Wonders of the WorldClassicOff the Beaten Path, +2
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...

ChinaTanzaniaMalaysia, +12
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Jul 19, 2018

Our top 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Martha Hales

There are over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites found all over the globe. It is therefore rather difficult to decide which ones to prioritise visiting - whether that's the ever popular Taj Mahal or the lesser-known segments of the Great Wall of China. We've picked out some of our favourite UNESCO recognised sites to help narrow your search.

ArgentinaBrazilJapan, +15
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HighlightsHistoryClassic, +1
Jan 8, 2018

Top 5 destinations for history lovers in 2018

Polly Allen

From the Silk Route's path through Kyrgyzstan to the pirate defences of Panama and the winding streets of Chile's Valparaiso... read on to discover the most exciting destinations for history lovers.

KyrgyzstanChileJordan, +2
CulturalClassicHistory
Dec 24, 2017

Where to go in 2018... and why!

Martha Hales

We've selected 12 destinations from across the globe to inspire your 2018 travel plans - each have something special happening in the month they are paired with...

IndonesiaPanamaArmenia, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryCulturalFestivals, +8
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...

JordanOman
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureCoastFamily, +3
Aug 14, 2017

Where to go in: September

Martha Hales

Planning a trip? Here are our top recommendations for your dose of sunshine...

JordanCosta RicaIndia, +1
September
CoastWildlife
Jun 7, 2017

Top 5 Hiking Hot Spots

Martha Hales

With so many to choose from all over the world, it can be hard to know which hiking trails to prioritise. Read on for our top recommendations from around the world…

ColombiaSouth AfricaArgentina, +1
Off the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
May 15, 2017

Top 5 Books for your Travels

Martha Hales

The written word is a wonderful way to lose yourself in a world that's not your own. To enrich your knowledge of a destination, or to immerse yourself in its history and culture, these 5 books should be your first port of call.

ArgentinaCosta RicaIndia, +1
Cultural
May 2, 2017

Get to know Amman

Martha Hales

Sprawled across a series of 19 hills in the north west of the country, between the fertile Jordan valley and the arid desert, Amman is a buzzing, cosmopolitan city of over 4 million people. Get to know the city with these top tips from our local experts...

Jordan
MarchAprilMay
CulturalFood & Drink
Apr 13, 2017

Top 5 Wildlife Wonders

Kati Taylor

With so many wildlife experiences on offer around the world, it can be hard to know what to prioritise! Check out our list of the top 5 animal wonders to help you choose your next destination....

EcuadorNicaraguaIndonesia, +2
Wildlife
Mar 6, 2017

Loveliest Lakes

Martha Hales

Check out our guide to the most scenic and charming lakes around the world

EthiopiaMyanmar (Burma)Cambodia, +4
Off the Beaten Path
Jan 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration

Martha Hales

Need some inspiration for a Valentine's Day to remember? Check out our unconventional favourites...

ChinaIndiaCosta Rica, +4
Undiscovered BeachesAdventureFood & Drink, +1
Dec 14, 2016

Rejuvenate and feel great!

Martha Hales

Take some time for yourself this new year and get away from the stresses of modern life. These detox destinations are sure to bring you back to your senses…

JordanPeruNamibia, +2
Cultural
Nov 11, 2016

Winter Sun: Morocco and Jordan

Kati Taylor

Craving some winter sun? Morocco and Jordan are shining all year long, and are better value than you might think. Read on here to find out more.

MoroccoJordan
MayApril
CoastCulturalHistory
Sep 1, 2016

Jordan's tourist attractions

Martha Hales

Jordan's tourist attractions are many and varied. Biblical landscapes compete with convivial towns and historic jewels for your time, yet everything is relatively close by allowing you to fit a lot into seven days. Find out more...

Jordan
MayAprilMarch, +3
Wonders of the WorldHistoryGreat Journeys, +1
Aug 10, 2016

Nine breakfast dishes from around the world

Penelope Edwards

From savoury rice pudding to raw white fish, breakfast couldn't be more varied between countries. Yettio guest blogs for us about the weird and wonderful morning meals eaten around the world.

IndiaGhanaCosta Rica, +5
Food & Drink