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.
Unique New Year traditions around the world
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!
Best of both worlds
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.
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.
Our top 10 destinations for the summer holidays
From the blissful beaches of Zanzibar, Cuba and Malaysia, to the epic sights of Russia and the wonderful wildlife of Costa Rica and the Galapagos Islands.... discover which destinations we think are perfect for the summer holidays!
Where to go in 2019... and why!
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...
The best places to spend New Year's Eve
New Year is celebrated all over the world in all sorts of ways. The Spaniards eat 12 grapes, the Danish smash plates, but what about the more spectacular festivities? We've picked out our favourite destinations from all over the world where the New Year celebrations will blow you away...
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.
Best things to do in St Petersburg
Russia's second largest city is a cultural and historical hot-spot, full of beautiful buildings, immense palaces and splendid gardens. We've rounded up the top things to do whilst you're in St Petersburg, so you don't miss out on any of the sites.
Top five spots to explore along the Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian railway takes you from the glory of Moscow to the eastern beauty of Vladivostok, carrying you through Russia's stunning landscapes whatever the season. With the help of our local experts, we've picked out our top five places to hop off on your journey to have an explore...
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.
Top things to do in Moscow
Moscow is a cultural force to be reckoned with. Colourful and gilded domes pierce the sky, the museums are crammed full of fascinating artwork and exhibits, the Bolshoi Theatre houses some of the world's finest ballet and opera, and everywhere you look there are architectural gems to ogle... Here is our guide to the top things to do in Russia's capital.
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.