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Dec 3, 2019

World's most marvellous markets

Martha Hales

Whether you are a browser, a people-watcher or a dedicated bargain hunter, markets are going to be a highlight of any trip. We’ve picked ten of our favourite markets to give you some inspiration for your next holiday.

MoroccoMexicoIndia, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Food & DrinkCultural
Nov 6, 2019

The best places to go wild swimming

Martha Hales

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.

BelizeOmanLaos, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
Sep 4, 2019

Our historical hotlist

Martha Hales

From Beijing's Forbidden City to the ancient mosques and minarets of Samarkand, we've gathered together our top 10 historical places to visit around the world.

UzbekistanGuatemalaArmenia, +8
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.

VietnamEthiopiaKenya, +9
Off the Beaten Path
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...

GuatemalaNicaraguaCosta Rica, +1
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…

Costa RicaGuatemalaNicaragua
Undiscovered BeachesCulturalWildlife
Feb 17, 2017

February Update from our Founders

Huw Owen

With February drawing to a close, we could all use a little warming up! Check out the latest update from our founders and get some travel inspiration for the colder months...

GeorgiaGuatemalaEthiopia, +1
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…

GeorgiaMyanmar (Burma)Guatemala, +2
Undiscovered BeachesOff the Beaten Path
Dec 16, 2016

Christmas traditions around the world

Martha Hales

With the festive season upon us, we thought we’d take a look at Christmas traditions from around the world! Read on to find out more…

EthiopiaGuatemalaArgentina, +1
Food & DrinkFestivals
Dec 7, 2016

Top 5 Natural Wonders you Never Knew Existed

Martha Hales

Check out our list of natural wonders (some of which you probably never knew about!) and get your travel bug stirring…

GuatemalaChileIndia, +1
Wonders of the WorldWalking & HikingOff the Beaten Path, +1
Nov 30, 2016

The Jetsetter’s guide to Christmas shopping

Martha Hales

As Christmas draws nearer, this is the ultimate jetsetter’s guide to festive shopping...

GhanaOmanMorocco, +3
Off the Beaten PathCultural
Nov 25, 2016

Travel Industry Insiders: Ethical Hedonist and Sonja Holverson

Kati Taylor

TravelLocal loves making connections with the travel community and getting to know people in the industry. This month, we caught up with Sonja Holverson and Alison Reid, to talk about their experiences around the world...

Oct 17, 2016

Guatemalan Culture: The Day of the Dead

Martha Hales

Day of the Dead festivities are a part of cultures around the world. Guatemala’s Kite Festival is a family-friendly snapshot of an intriguing tradition. Read on to find out more…