Countries that celebrate Christmas in January
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.
Best books for travel lovers
Providing an escape like no other, books about travel can transport you anywhere in the world and inspire your next adventure. We've rounded up some of our favourites including Leo Tolstoy's 'War and Peace', and 'Shantaram' by Gregory David Roberts.
The history of the Caucasus
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...
National parks of the Caucasus
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.
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.
"We thoroughly enjoyed our trip which was a good contrast to our previous week's hiking in Kazbegi. With the knowledge and help of the local company in Georgia, we were able to visit more of the historical sites and wonderfully varied landscapes in Georgia through a personalized tour which had an overall plan but a degree of flexibility over precise details each day."
Totally wonderful Transcaucasian tour - so good we're already talking of doing it again.
"Where to begin? This was a group of 11 friends travelling together - having already travelled to the region on a shorter trip organized for us by TravelLocal and their Georgian partner we promised our companions a month they would never forget and, thanks again to them, every day delivered in every way"