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Feb 8, 2019

Our top five eco-conscious destinations

Martha Hales

Eco-conscious tourism can be defined in many ways, but essentially it is tourism which has a low environmental impact and a positive impact on the local community - something of fundamental importance to TravelLocal. From Bhutan to Rwanda, discover our top eco-conscious holiday destinations.

Galapagos IslandsRwandaBhutan, +2
CulturalOff the Beaten Path
Feb 7, 2019

Family fun in Costa Rica

Martha Hales

Costa Rica is the ultimate destination for a family holiday - zipline through the Monteverde Cloud Forest, spot some of the country's amazing wildlife and take part in educational ecotourism projects. Our blog post outlines the myriad of family activities on offer in the Central American nation.

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
FamilyWildlifeWalking & Hiking, +2
Jan 4, 2019

Our best beach destinations

Kaya Brown

There are few things more relaxing than a trip to a tropical coastline. We’ve rounded up five of the best beaches in the world, from the balmy seas of Costa Rica to the secluded coves of Southern India, for all those looking to escape to warmer climates.

ColombiaCosta RicaIndia, +2
Boat JourneysCoastHoneymoon, +2
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...

RussiaJapanUzbekistan, +8
Off the Beaten PathGreat JourneysTrain Journeys, +8
Nov 29, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to Costa Rica

Martha Hales

The perfect guide for discovering this magical country: pristine beaches, coral reefs with darting, jewel-like fish, mountains blanketed with tropical forests…

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocalCultural, +12
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.

South AfricaMadagascarCosta Rica, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeUnique to TravelLocal
Sep 10, 2018

Our top birding destinations

Corinne Homer

From the musical depths of Brazil's Pantanal, to the wild shores of the Falkland Islands and the unique habitat of the Galapagos, here are our favourite destinations with birds to be ticked from your bucket list! Discover where to spot everything from Gentoo penguins to blue-footed boobies...

BrazilGalapagos IslandsUganda, +5
JanuaryFebruaryApril, +9
SafariWildlifeOff 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.

CambodiaRussiaKyrgyzstan, +5
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
CoastCulturalFamily, +2
Aug 22, 2018

Where to spot jaguars

Martha Hales

Many nature-lovers dream of seeing the dappled bulk of a jaguar slinking through the forests of its natural habitat... We've had a look into where the best places are to spot these stunning big cats, whether that's the Pantanal wetlands of Brazil or the reserves of Belize.

Costa RicaBelizeBrazil
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Jan 2, 2018

A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

Martha Hales

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.

South AfricaLaosSri Lanka, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
Boat JourneysCoastClassic, +3
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...

PanamaArgentinaJordan, +9
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureClassicCoast, +8
Nov 27, 2017

An interview with César Barrantes

Kati Taylor

We sat down with César Barrantes from non-profit newspaper, The Voice of Guanacaste, which empowers Costa Rica's locals with knowledge, and found out more about what inspired him.

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalUnique to TravelLocal
Sep 4, 2017

An interview with our local experts in Costa Rica

Samantha Fergusson

Read our interview to discover what our local experts have to say about Costa Rica; thick rainforests, fantastic wildlife and stunning tropical coastline…

Costa Rica
Aug 18, 2017

August Update from our Founders

Huw Owen

Catch up with the latest news from TravelLocal HQ and find out which musical destinations are on our travel list...

South AfricaCambodiaUganda, +1
Aug 14, 2017

Where to go in: September

Martha Hales

Planning a trip? Here are our top recommendations for your dose of sunshine...

ChileJordanIndia, +1
Jul 31, 2017

Take the kids to... Central America

Martha Hales

With incredible biodiversity and stunning coastlines, Central America is the ideal location for a family holiday. Here we choose our top kid-friendly travel experiences from across the region - read on to find out more...

PanamaGuatemalaCosta Rica, +1
Jul 3, 2017

The Best Wildflower Destinations

Martha Hales

From clouds of pink blossom to carpets of hillside blooms, there's little more beautiful than flowers growing in the wild. TravelLocal looks at the best places around the world to see wildflowers.

South AfricaCosta RicaBorneo, +3
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten Path
Jun 23, 2017

Five of the World's Best Gardens

Corinne Homer

From the neatly preened gardens of Japan to the untamed wilderness of Kirstenbosch National Park, there's no shortage of wonderful gardens around the world. Read on to find out our top 5 recommendations...

Costa RicaSouth AfricaMorocco, +1
Off the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
May 15, 2017

Top 5 Books for your Travels

Martha Hales

The written word is a wonderful way to lose yourself in a world that's not your own. To enrich your knowledge of a destination, or to immerse yourself in its history and culture, these 5 books should be your first port of call.

ArgentinaCosta RicaIndia, +1
Apr 26, 2017

Top 5 destinations for family fun

Martha Hales

Want to take the kids somewhere special? Our top 5 family holidays are sure to give you some inspiration...

South AfricaMoroccoPeru, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Mar 8, 2017

The Sound of Latin America

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Be it exploring verdant forest or thriving cities, you will find Latin America is alive with music. Here are our recommendations for what to listen out for when visiting this wonderful region…

GuatemalaNicaraguaCosta Rica
Undiscovered BeachesCulturalWildlife
Mar 1, 2017

San Jose with a Local

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

Costa Rica’s capital is a hidden gem, offering far more than an airport stopover. Read on for an insight into its vibrant culture, active art scene and foodie favourites…

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
Food & DrinkCulturalHistory
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…

Costa RicaChile
Jan 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration

Martha Hales

Need some inspiration for a Valentine's Day to remember? Check out our unconventional favourites...

JordanChinaCosta Rica, +4
Undiscovered BeachesSafariAdventure, +1
Jan 6, 2017

Costa Rica: A treasure trove of nature

Martha Hales

Get to know the wildlife highlights of gorgeous Costa Rica

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
AdventureWildlifeWalking & Hiking
Dec 14, 2016

Rejuvenate and feel great!

Martha Hales

Take some time for yourself this new year and get away from the stresses of modern life. These detox destinations are sure to bring you back to your senses…

PeruNamibiaCosta Rica, +2
Sep 6, 2016

Where to go on holiday in early 2017

Corinne Homer

Winter sun destinations with iconic cities, rainforest wildlife and beautiful beaches. Check out our sample itineraries and create your tailor-made holiday.

Costa RicaLaosIndia
Wonders of the WorldWildlifeGreat Journeys, +3
Sep 2, 2016

Travel to Costa Rica and Experience the ‘Pura Vida’

Gemma Clayton

Visit Costa Rica and experience the Pura Vida culture. Check out our sample itineraries and create your bespoke, tailor made holiday!

Costa Rica
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
WildlifeFood & DrinkCoast, +1
Aug 10, 2016

Nine breakfast dishes from around the world

Penelope Edwards

From savoury rice pudding to raw white fish, breakfast couldn't be more varied between countries. Yettio guest blogs for us about the weird and wonderful morning meals eaten around the world.

JordanColombiaGhana, +5
Food & Drink