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Nov 27, 2019

Best of both worlds

Martha Hales

Many of our itinerary ideas offer a range of activities designed to make your trip into a memorable adventure, and some of them include remarkable contrasts offering you the best of both worlds on your holiday - think urban and rural, nature and culture, mountains and coastlines.

RussiaEcuadorVietnam, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Walking & HikingWildlifeClassic, +1
Nov 15, 2019

Hiking in Peru

Martha Hales

From the famous Inca Trail to the slopes of Rainbow Mountain, we've gathered together our top routes for trekking in Peru.

Peru
MayJuneJuly, +4
Walking & Hiking
Nov 13, 2019

Mouthwatering Peruvian cuisine

Martha Hales

Discover the must-eat dishes of Peruvian cuisine, including ceviche, aji de gallina and pachamanca.

Peru
Food & Drink
Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

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.

LaosPeruIndia, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeCultural, +3
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 & HikingCyclingBoat Journeys, +2
Aug 3, 2019

Indigenous people of the world

Martha Hales

In celebration of the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we've gathered together our top itineraries which grant travellers the privilege of spending time with, and meeting, native communities.

GuatemalaBorneoVietnam, +9
Off the Beaten Path
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
LuxurySafariCoast, +2
Nov 12, 2018

Where to go hiking

Samantha Fergusson

We've picked out the best destinations for your next hiking holiday, from Japan where you can follow the ancient Nakasendo Trail, to Kyrgyzstan or Namibia, where the breathtaking landscapes are best discovered on foot...

JapanEthiopiaKyrgyzstan, +7
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten PathAdventure
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
HistoryClassicWonders of the World, +1
Apr 2, 2018

Celebrating Cusco's sacred Sun Festival

Claudia Posada-Fawcett

Cusco's Inti Raymi festival fills its streets with flowers, dancing, life and colourful costumes. Here we have gathered together some fascinating details about its history and current festivities. Read on to discover more.

Peru
Food & DrinkHistoryFestivals, +1
Jan 26, 2018

Off the beaten track Peru

Claudia Posada

Here we've looked at the best lesser-known treks and alternative experiences in Peru to get you off the beaten track in this wonderful country.

Peru
MayJuneJuly, +2
Walking & HikingCulturalOff the Beaten Path
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
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...

PeruCosta RicaIndia, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Family
Apr 18, 2017

In The Spotlight: Hilary Bradt

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

We caught up with Hilary Bradt to chat about what inspires her and how the famous Bradt Guides have evolved over the years…

Peru
Off the Beaten PathAdventure
Feb 27, 2017

Peru's Sacred Valley

Kati Taylor

Take time to explore the Sacred Valley on your way to Machu Picchu and get to know Peru’s lesser known Inca sites...

Peru
MayJuneJuly, +2
HistoryOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
Feb 10, 2017

Top 5 Unexpected Sunshine Spots

Martha Hales

Think outside the box and try one of these unexpected sunshine destinations - read on for our top, off-the-beaten-track recommendations…

Myanmar (Burma)GuatemalaUganda, +2
Undiscovered BeachesOff the Beaten Path
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 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…

JordanPeruNamibia, +2
Cultural
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.

IndiaGhanaCosta Rica, +5
Food & Drink