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Nov 2, 2019

Where to go for Winter Wonderlands

Martha Hales

We’ve picked out some of our favourite Winter Wonderlands to inspire you to pack those thermals and embrace the chill. Winter brings added sparkle and romance, and often the colder season brings fewer people and lower prices,

ChileGeorgiaChina, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +6
FestivalsAdventureWildlife, +1
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
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.

LaosMozambiqueMyanmar (Burma), +22
SafariOff the Beaten PathWildlife
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
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

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...

UzbekistanLaosMorocco, +8
Great JourneysCulturalAdventure, +8
Dec 31, 2018

The best places to spend New Year's Eve

Martha Hales

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...

RussiaChinaSouth Africa, +2
December
Festivals
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 5, 2018

Where to see big cats

Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.

South AfricaBrazilTanzania, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +1
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
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
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

BorneoIndonesiaJapan, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalHistoryOff the Beaten Path
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
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 3, 2017

Best places to visit in Chile

Claudia Posada

We've gathered together some of the top spots to discover in Chile, a country full of exhiliarating activities and beautiful scenery. Read on to discover more.

Chile
DecemberJanuaryFebruary, +2
CulturalOff the Beaten PathAdventure
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 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 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
Mar 17, 2017

A Photographer's Guide to South America

Localgrapher

Check out these top photography recommendations from our friends at LocalGrapher, South America is waiting to be explored...

ColombiaChile
HoneymoonGreat JourneysAdventure
Feb 1, 2017

Industry Insiders: James Brunker Interview

Kati Taylor

We chatted to professional photographer James Brunker to get his advice on capturing the ultimate travel shot…

ChileCosta Rica
Jan 27, 2017

Follow in the Footsteps of Charles Darwin

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Follow in the footsteps of the great naturalist, Charles Darwin on his expedition to South America that would go on to change humankind's understanding of the natural world.

ChileGalapagos IslandsArgentina
HistoryBoat JourneysGreat Journeys
Jan 13, 2017

January Update from Our Founders

Huw Owen

With January marching on, and falling temperatures making us daydream of warmer shores, here is the latest news from HQ...

ChileEthiopiaBotswana, +5
Unique to TravelLocal
Jan 11, 2017

More for your Money

Kati Taylor

It can be easy to overspend when travelling but there are plenty of ways to save money and still have an incredible experience! Read on for our top tips…

Sri LankaArgentinaUzbekistan, +4
Food & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
Jan 4, 2017

An Interview with our Local Experts in Chile

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Local experts George, Elisa and Eduardo discuss journeys off the beaten track. Interested in an adventure of a lifetime? Be sure to read our local expert’s thoughts on where to find it!

Chile
Food & DrinkFestivals
Dec 21, 2016

Tips for Tipples - the most enticing destinations for discerning drinkers

Martha Hales

Fancy adding some new cocktails to your repertoire? Check out our list of the best beverages from around the world - how many have you tried?

ChileChinaSouth Africa, +2
Food & Drink
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…

IndiaGuatemalaOman, +1
Off the Beaten PathWalking & HikingWonders of the World, +1
Sep 21, 2016

The Great Global Bake-Off

Martha Hales

The Great British Bake Off has taken our screens by storm, so we decided to compile a list of our favourite sweet treats from around the world. Read on to find out more…

ChileSouth AfricaJapan, +3
CulturalFood & Drink