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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
May 28, 2019

The best cities to visit in South America

Martha Hales

Whether you seek the life affirming 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 visit on your next holiday?  

PeruBrazilChile, +3
ClassicHighlights
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.

KyrgyzstanChilePeru, +5
HighlightsLuxurySafari, +2
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
Oct 30, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Argentina

Kaya Brown

Our Ultimate Guide to Argentina takes the stress out of planning your trip. Filled with all the best insider knowledge from our local experts, including what to eat, where to stay and where to visit, our handy guide is a must-read.

Argentina
Great JourneysCulturalFood & Drink, +8
Oct 26, 2018

Enter our Patagonia competition

Kati Taylor

COMPETITION CLOSED - With soaring peaks, sprawling grasslands and wide open skies, Patagonia offers wilderness experiences in their truest form. If you are longing to see its alpine beauty for yourself, enter our competition for your chance to win a nine day trip to the region for you and a friend (international flights included).

ChileArgentina
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWalking & HikingHighlights
Oct 22, 2018

A new foodie destination: what to eat in Argentina

Kaya Brown

Argentina's food scene is as varied as its landscape and there is something for everyone's taste. We'll guide you through our top picks of what to eat whilst you're in the country, for the most authentic Argentine experience.

Argentina
Food & DrinkCultural
Oct 17, 2018

The winelands of Argentina

Martha Hales

From Mendoza to Patagonia, discover the best regions to explore for the ultimate wine tasting experience in Argentina. Nestled in foothills or set amongst stunning mountain backdrops, there is a vineyard to suit every taste.

Argentina
FebruaryMarchApril, +1
Food & DrinkLuxury
Oct 8, 2018

Where to see whales

Martha Hales

There is little more exciting than to see the Earth's largest creature breaking the ocean's surface before crashing back into the water... Here we've looked at the best countries in which to go whale watching, from the warm waters of Costa Rica to the stunning seascapes of Iceland.

MadagascarArgentinaSouth Africa, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocal
Oct 1, 2018

Into the Wild: Patagonia

Martha Hales

Patagonia is heaven for wilderness lovers. With one of the lowest population densities on the planet, it gives visitors a unique sense of isolation and peace which is unmatched anywhere else in the world. Spread across Chile and Argentina, Chilean Patagonia is a maze of watery inlets, channels, bays and islands, while Argentinian Patagonia is a sprawling wilderness dotted with ranches...

ChileArgentina
OctoberNovemberJanuary, +1
Walking & Hiking
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
Sep 6, 2018

Perfect winter getaways: from golden sands to frozen wonderlands

Martha Hales

If you are looking for somewhere to escape to for sun soaked sands, or a place where you can feel the magic of winter in earnest, then look no further. We've selected our favourite destinations that are perfect for winter breaks from November through to February.

CambodiaArgentinaPhilippines, +5
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
Train JourneysCulturalCoast, +2
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
Apr 13, 2018

How to honeymoon in Argentina

our local expert, Laura

Argentina is a country of stunning landscapes, bustling nightlife and incredible wildlife. One of our local experts in Argentina, Laura, has selected some of her top recommendations for the perfect honeymoon in this beautiful country.

Argentina
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkHoneymoonAdventure, +2
Apr 6, 2018

All you need to know before you visit the Iguazu Falls

our local expert, Laura

One of our Argentinian local experts, Laura, offers her top tips for visiting the beautiful surroundings of the UNESCO recognised Iguazu Falls, as well as tips for seeing the impressive cascade itself.

ArgentinaBrazil
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +1
WildlifeAdventureWalking & Hiking, +1
Feb 21, 2018

9 things to know before you go to Argentina

our local expert, Laura

One of our local experts in Argentina, Laura, lends her knowledge for what you should know before heading on your tailor-made holiday to Argentina.

Argentina
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HighlightsCulturalWalking & Hiking, +1
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
Dec 22, 2017

The best alternative skiing destinations

Samantha Fergusson

Here are some of our favourite lesser-known skiing and snowboarding hotspots! From the off-piste mecca of Argentina to the 3 metres deep snow blankets of Georgia...

GeorgiaArgentinaKyrgyzstan
NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
FamilyAdventureOff the Beaten Path
Nov 20, 2017

An interview with Mark Savage

Huw Owen

We sat down with Mark Savage of Savage Selection to discover more about his passion for wine. Read on to discover where his love of finding fine wines began.

ArgentinaGeorgiaSouth Africa, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkLuxuryUnique to TravelLocal
Nov 1, 2017

Where to see the best autumn colours

Martha Hales

Autumn is the favourite season of many, heralding roaring fires, family gatherings and comfort food. It is also accompanied by some spectacular colours...

ArgentinaChinaGeorgia
SeptemberOctoberNovember
Off the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocalWonders of the World
Oct 23, 2017

October News from TravelLocal HQ

Tom Stapleton

Our founders, Tom and Huw, update us on the news from HQ, discussing our off the beaten track theme and announcing the imminent launch of new TravelLocal destination, Japan

South AfricaSri LankaPanama, +1
October
Off the Beaten PathUnique to TravelLocal
Oct 20, 2017

Undiscovered Argentina

Samantha Fergusson

Think Argentina and buzzing Buenos Aires, tango, wine, polo ponies, the Iguazú Falls and perhaps even glaciers are most likely to spring to mind. But what can you discover away from the main flood of tourists in this wild and wonderful country?

Argentina
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +1
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.

OmanArgentinaNicaragua, +1
NovemberDecember
Walking & HikingBoat JourneysCoast, +1
Oct 4, 2017

Top 5 Wine Destinations

Martha Hales

There is something rather special about drinking wine in the country that it was produced, surveying the vines that grew the grapes... Here are our top 5 destinations to travel to if you have a deep-rooted love of viticulture.

ChileGeorgiaChina, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & Drink
Sep 27, 2017

Take the kids to... South America

Martha Hales

South America is great for families, particularly with older children. Horse-riding through dramatic landscapes, ziplining through jungles, whale-watching by paddleboard... South America has it all.

BrazilGalapagos IslandsChile, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Family
Aug 2, 2017

Top 5 Music Cities

Corinne Homer

In honour of the BBC Proms, we've drawn up a shortlist of the best cities for live music around the world. Read on to find out more...

ArgentinaColombiaIndia, +2
CulturalFestivals
Jun 12, 2017

June update from our Founders

Huw Owen

Do you love getting out into the great outdoors and experiencing new places? That's our focus at TravelLocal this month and we have plenty of ideas to share with you...

ArgentinaNamibiaLaos, +3
Jun 12, 2017

Best places to visit in South America

Natasha Colyer

Exciting and diverse, there’s no shortage of wonderful places to visit in South America. Read on for our top 5, carefully selected by Natasha Colyer at Seen in the City...

ColombiaEcuadorArgentina, +1
Off the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
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 26, 2017

Get to know Buenos Aires

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

From the moment you wake up in Argentina's thrumming capital, there is beauty and wonder in store. We describe the perfect day in dynamic Buenos Aires.

Argentina
MarchAprilMay, +2
Food & DrinkCultural