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Island hopping

"We had a fantastic time visiting five different islands in this beautiful country"

Stephanie from London
Dec 27, 2019

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!

JapanPeruColombia, +5
Food & DrinkFestivals
Nov 19, 2019

The world’s most breathtaking landscapes

We’ve picked out fifteen of our favourite breathtaking landscapes to brighten your day and get you dreaming of your next adventure. 

JapanChinaSouth Africa, +11
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Nov 6, 2019

The best places to go wild swimming

Discover these wonderful wild swimming spots around the world. From lakes and rivers via beaches and waterfalls to natural pools and hot springs, there are some truly unforgettable wild swimming spots out there.

PhilippinesMoroccoMexico, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
Oct 26, 2019

Where to go for winter sun

If you are looking for a winter sun destination, be inspired by the following countries offering a great climate, as well as plenty of great activities to make your holiday extra special. All you need to do is decide where to go!

SenegalVietnamArgentina, +9
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +3
CulturalSafariCoast, +1
Oct 8, 2019

Take your family to the Philippines

With beautiful scenery, loads to do and helpful people that generally adore kids, the Philippines should definitely be on your family’s wish list. Picture island hopping adventures with beautiful beaches, fascinating creatures and plenty of family-friendly accommodation and adventures.

JanuaryFebruaryMay, +7
Aug 8, 2019

Best active holiday destinations

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 & HikingCoastCycling, +2
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

The Earth and its animals are precious and some of the most endangered species are teetering of the edge of extinction - only we can help. Here we've looked at the reasons for why so many species' populations are in decline, and where you can ethically go to see these incredible animals in the wild.

LaosMozambiqueMyanmar (Burma), +22
SafariOff the Beaten PathWildlife
Dec 21, 2018

Countries with a Coastline

From the peaceful shores of Madagascar to the epic waves of Sri Lanka, we've rounded up our top 5 coastal destinations to inspire your next beach holiday.

PhilippinesSouth AfricaPanama, +2
HoneymoonLuxuryWalking & Hiking, +4
18 days
from £2,090 pp

Philippines on foot

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +3
CoastHistoryClassic, +3
Nov 20, 2018

Our top 10 snorkelling destinations

Trying to decide where to go on holiday with the best snorkelling? We've gathered together 10 of the best snorkelling (and diving) destinations, from the sparkling waters of Raja Ampat in Indonesia to the Great Blue Hole and epic coral reefs of Belize.

MozambiqueBrazilPhilippines, +6
AdventureCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +1
Nov 12, 2018

Where to go hiking

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
Sep 18, 2018

What to do in the Philippines

There are so many islands in the Philippines that if you visited a different one every day it would take you almost 20 years to see them all. Not all of us have this much time... so we've picked a few of our favourite things to do when visiting the Philippines.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
HistoryAdventureWalking & Hiking, +3
Sep 10, 2018

The best beaches in the Philippines

With lush vegetation, white sand beaches and azure waters, the Philippines is a wonderful destination for those who love the coast. Here, there is ample opportunity for kayaking, paddle boarding, surfing, swimming, snorkeling, diving... the list goes on. Discover our favourite beaches in the Philippines.

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +4
AdventureCoastUndiscovered Beaches, +1
Sep 6, 2018

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.

CambodiaArgentinaPhilippines, +5
JanuaryFebruaryNovember, +1
Train JourneysCulturalCoast, +2
Aug 31, 2018

The food of the Philippines

The food of the Philippines is wonderful and varied. Here, we explore the most well-known Filipino dishes, from rice and marinated seafood, meat or vegetables, to a rainbow desert of fruit and evaporated milk...

JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & Drink
14 days
from £3,240 pp

Luxury Philippines

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +3
LuxuryHoneymoonAdventure, +5
14 days
from £1,200 pp

Paradise islands of the Visayas

NovemberDecemberJanuary, +4
Boat JourneysHoneymoonUndiscovered Beaches, +2
17 days
from £1,180 pp

The heritage treasures of the Philippines

JanuaryFebruaryMay, +4
HistoryUndiscovered BeachesCoast, +1
Oct 30, 2017

Halloween around the World: Culture and Customs

With Halloween on the horizon, we wanted to explore how this unique holiday is celebrated and perceived around the world. Read on to find out more...

May 10, 2017

Top 5 Hidden Gems

If you want the holiday of a lifetime (and don't want to share the sites with hordes of tourists) these five destinations should be on your travel list!

ColombiaPanamaMozambique, +1
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Undiscovered BeachesCoastOff the Beaten Path, +1
Feb 13, 2017

In The Spotlight: Justin Marozzi

In this month’s spotlight, we chatted to historical travel writer Justin Marozzi about his latest book and the experiences that have shaped his work...

Myanmar (Burma)PhilippinesUzbekistan
Jan 9, 2017

Valentine’s Day: Romantic Getaway Inspiration

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

ChinaIndiaCosta Rica, +4
Undiscovered BeachesAdventureFood & Drink, +1