Ultimate holiday destinations
We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.
Our favourite tailor-made honeymoon ideas
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.
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.
Where to go skiing in Kyrgyzstan
For powder hounds, freeriders and backcountry skiers there are few places left where you can experience a ride that hasn’t already been conquered many times over. The Tien Shan mountains are one of the last remaining regions where every suitable peak, slope and valley has not yet been developed for winter sports. So if you are seeking to ski virgin territory, Kyrgyzstan can deliver. Perfect for everyone whether they are beginners or experts, make Kyrgyzstan your next ski destination.
Perfect winter getaways: from golden sands to frozen wonderlands
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.
Travelling in Central Asia
Central Asia is in many ways the land that time forgot. Remnants of the Silk Road demand exploration, caravans of nomadic people still wind their way across the empty landscape, the blue domes of ancient cities could have been lifted from the times of Marco Polo, and as you lay your head down in a traditional yurt by the shores of a tranquil lake, you will wonder if you truly have gone back in time.
The cultural highlights of Kyrgyzstan
From Bronze Age petroglyphs showing hunts with tame snow leopards to ancient towers that were once part of the famed Silk Route, Kyrgyzstan has some wonderful sights to be seen by any traveller but particularly those with a love of history. Discover our favourite cultural highlights of Kyrgyzstan.
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.
Kyrgyzstan: World Nomad Games
Wondering whether to book a trip to Kyrgyzstan to see the 2018 World Nomad Games? This thrilling event with all its excitement, adventure and cultural insight is a once in a lifetime opportunity to witness proud local traditions in action against a spectacular backdrop.
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...