China's historical highlights
Chinese culture and society is intrinsically tied to the history and legacy of the ancient empire. Discover more about their fascinating historic attractions, from the UNESCO recognised water village of Hongcun to the sprawling monastery of Labrang in Tibet.
Take the family to China
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’.
Where to see the world's most endangered species
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.
Where to go in 2019... and why!
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...
The best places to spend New Year's Eve
New Year is celebrated all over the world in all sorts of ways. The Spaniards eat 12 grapes, the Danish smash plates, but what about the more spectacular festivities? We've picked out our favourite destinations from all over the world where the New Year celebrations will blow you away...
Our top 5 beautiful winter landscapes
From the soaring Tien Shan mountains to Russia's sparkling cities and the northern lights above Iceland, there are a whole realm of beautiful wintry landscapes waiting to be witnessed. Here, we've picked out our five favourites to tantalise you with promises of snow and stunning views.
Strange beasts and where to find them
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...
Animal symbolism in China
As the most ancient civilisation on the planet, it’s no surprise that China’s epic history is ribboned with legend and folklore. Many of China’s traditional beliefs are built on mythological tales rife with magical beasts and speaking animals. Find out which animals hold the most significance in the Chinese culture and where you can see them and their emblems.
Trip tips for travelling the Silk Route
Travelling along the Silk Route can seem a daunting prospect. Here, TravelLocal co-founder Huw has put together some top tips that will help you get started. From book recommendations to which markets to not miss, read on to see what he has to say as a Silk Road traveller himself...
Our top 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites
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.
Where to go hiking in China
China is a vast country filled with magical landscapes, many of which are best seen on foot. With the help of our local experts, we've pulled together a few of the best places to go hiking in China, from the beautiful rice terraces of Longji to the dramatic slopes of Tiger Leaping Gorge.
China's most beautiful landscapes
China is a land for photographers and dreamers. It holds some of the world's most fantastic landscapes within its borders, with mountains that pierce through the Sea of Clouds, placid winding rivers, rainbow rocks and fairytale forests. Discover our favourite Chinese landscapes here...
A Brief History of the Silk Route
Learn about the silk route, from its origins in an Empress's cup of tea to it's fruition throughout Asia and much of the eastern countries of Europe. Great characters such as Marco Polo and Tamerlane had roles to play, and you can follow in their footsteps...