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Jan 7, 2020

Countries that celebrate Christmas in January

Martha Hales

The seventh of January might not seem like a date that brings joy, but for Orthodox Christians, this is the peak of festivities as they follow the Julian calendar and celebrate Christmas on January 7th. Experience double the fun by visiting one of these destinations with our trusted local experts.

ArmeniaGeorgiaKazakhstan, +2
FestivalsFood & Drink
Dec 27, 2019

Unique New Year traditions around the world

Martha Hales

Here’s a quick look at some of the quirkiest and most unusual New Year's eve rituals out there, from wearing colourful undies to taking your suitcase for a walk around the block at midnight. The TravelLocal team wishes you all a happy New Year wherever you celebrate!

PhilippinesArmeniaEcuador, +5
FestivalsFood & Drink
Sep 4, 2019

Our historical hotlist

Martha Hales

From Beijing's Forbidden City to the ancient mosques and minarets of Samarkand, we've gathered together our top 10 historical places to visit around the world.

GuatemalaArmeniaBelize, +8
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!

MozambiqueColombiaEcuador, +32
AdventureCoastCycling, +2
Mar 30, 2019

The history of the Caucasus

Kaya Brown

With historical records acknowledging the Caucasus as far back as the 13th century BC, it is one of the earliest known populated areas on the planet. Its history is one of great triumphs, unfortunate losses and many interesting and powerful figures. Discover more about its fascinating past...

Mar 28, 2019

National parks of the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Glittering lakes, imposing peaks and peaceful alpine meadows - the Caucasus region shelters numerous national parks, all of which are strikingly beautiful and relatively undiscovered. We've rounded up our favourite ones to let you in on the secret.

AprilMayJune, +4
Cross BorderWalking & HikingWildlife
Mar 19, 2019

Why go to the Caucasus

Martha Hales

Discover the lesser-known beauty of the Caucasus, including the ancient monasteries of Georgia and Armenia, the wide open skies of the Svaneti region and the picturesque capitals of Yerevan and Tbilisi.

AprilMayJune, +4
CulturalCross BorderFood & Drink, +5
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...

RussiaChileLaos, +8
Off the Beaten PathGreat JourneysTrain Journeys, +8
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...

Costa RicaIndonesiaBrazil, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureClassicCoast, +8
Dec 15, 2017

An interview with Olia Hercules on the writing of 'Kaukasis'

Samantha Fergusson

Discover the delights of Caucasus cuisine with Olia Hercules - she has written a gorgeous cookbook with some of her favourite recipes inspired by the region.

CulturalFood & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
Oct 27, 2017

Get to know Yerevan

Martha Hales

This Armenian city is a hub of culture, history and fantastic food, all resting in the shadow of a mountain. Discover more about what to do when you visit.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
ClassicCulturalFood & Drink, +1
Aug 21, 2017

Off the Beaten Track: Armenia

Martha Hales

Ever fancied getting to know the highlights of Armenia? Read on for our top recommendations for this charming and mysterious country.

MayJuneSeptember, +1
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathHistory
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...

ArmeniaSenegalArgentina, +2
Feb 20, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo

Martha Hales

Follow in the footsteps of one of history’s greatest adventurers - who traversed Europe and Central Asia in order to reach China - and get to know the mysteries of the Silk Road...

ArmeniaKyrgyzstanChina, +2
HistoryGreat JourneysOff the Beaten Path
Dec 16, 2016

Christmas traditions around the world

Martha Hales

With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d take a look at Christmas traditions from around the world! Read on to find out more…

EthiopiaGuatemalaArgentina, +1
Food & DrinkFestivals