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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 & HikingCoastCycling, +2
Jul 17, 2019

Five of the best destinations for veggies and vegans

Martha Hales

There are lots of wonderful destinations that can offer great food to vegans and vegetarians! Whether they are simply understanding being part of a fasting culture themselves, or they just happen to have embraced vegetarian cuisine over time, these are our top 5 destinations for veggies and vegans.

EthiopiaMalaysiaJordan, +2
Food & Drink
Jun 26, 2019

Where to see wildlife responsibly

Martha Hales

Wildlife watching is often the highlight of exploring a destination. Knowing how to responsibly see magnificent creatures like tigers and elephants within a country is crucial in ensuring that they will still be there for future generations. Read on to find out where and how to do so...

NepalTanzaniaNamibia, +8
WildlifeSafari
Jun 15, 2019

India's Golden Triangle: The highlights and hidden gems

Martha Hales

If you trace a line from Delhi via Agra and Jaipur and back to Delhi you will have drawn the Golden Triangle. Many of the stunning sights on the route are amongst India's most popular tourist hotspots... but not all. Here’s our introduction to the highlights and hidden gems of the Golden Triangle.

India
ClassicOff the Beaten PathHistory, +3
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
HighlightsLuxurySafari, +2
Apr 24, 2019

Where to see the world's most endangered species

Martha Hales

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
Mar 8, 2019

Celebrated women of the world

Corinne Homer

Learn about the celebrated women of the world on International Women's Day! From tyrannical queens to brave revolutionaries, each one fought against the traditions and gender biases of their time to become legendary figures in their own right.

JapanIndiaUzbekistan, +4
Wonders of the WorldCulturalColonial Era, +1
Feb 11, 2019

The best cities in India

Martha Hales

India’s allure is renowned and far-reaching and a nation of this size boasts a wealth of fascinating attractions. High on the list for many visitors are the beautiful and historic cities. Here's a quick introduction to 8 of our favourites, from the blue city of Jodhpur to the fascinating Varanasi.

India
ClassicHistoryCultural
Jan 22, 2019

Birdwatching in India

Martha Hales

India is an ideal destination for amateur birdwatchers and expert ornithologists alike. With a wide variety of species across the country, including crested serpent eagles and brightly coloured bee-eaters, there will always be more to tick off your birding bucketlist.

India
SeptemberOctoberNovember, +4
SafariWildlife
Jan 7, 2019

A guide to India's best national parks

Tom Stapleton

India has 102 national parks, covering around five percent of its territory. Elephants, tigers, monkeys, rhino, antelopes, and leopards can all be seen, though not necessarily all in the same park. Here we present some of our favourites and what you can expect to see in them...

India
SafariWildlife
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.

Costa RicaTanzaniaIndia, +2
Boat JourneysLuxuryUndiscovered Beaches, +2
Nov 30, 2018

Hiking in India

Martha Hales

From the peaks that rise above the tea plantations of Kerala, to the frozen rivers and soaring altitudes of mountain treks in the Himalayas, India is incredible for hiking. We've worked with our local experts to gather the best regions and their treks to help inspire your next walking holiday.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking
Nov 16, 2018

In search of tigers

Kati Taylor

The largest and most regal of the big cats, it is no wonder many of us share a fascination of tigers. Here is our advice on how to best witness these amazing creatures in their natural habitat.

India
FebruaryMarchApril, +2
SafariWildlife
Nov 14, 2018

Your Ultimate Guide to India

Samantha Fergusson

A kaleidoscope of colour and a riot of smells, sounds and flavours... India is a country that has tantalised travellers for generations. Whether you are drawn there by the lure of the temples, the incredible people, the fabulous cuisine or the endangered wildlife, we've put together the downloadable Ultimate Guide to India to help you plan your trip.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Undiscovered BeachesCoastAdventure, +16
Nov 7, 2018

Take the family to India

Martha Hales

Open your family’s eyes to all the colour and wonder of India, one of the most exciting destinations out there. Fire your children’s imaginations by going in search of tigers, on houseboat adventures or on explorations to ancient palaces. Here are our top tips for holidaying with your family in India.

India
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Boat JourneysFamilyCultural, +2
Oct 31, 2018

Holi: Festival of Colour

Martha Hales

The festival of colour is probably one of India's most famous religious festivals, and is celebrated all over the world. Here's all you need to know about it's origins, where to celebrate it and what to expect...

India
March
FestivalsCulturalHistory
Oct 5, 2018

Where to see big cats

Kati Taylor

With their majestic and dignified natures, big cats have captivated the popular imagination for decades. The mere thought of a Bengal tiger emerging from the forest at dusk, or a pride of lions padding across the open plains is enough to send shivers down the spine of even the most seasoned wildlife enthusiast. Find out the best destinations in which to see these incredible creatures, as advised by our local experts.

South AfricaBrazilTanzania, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureOff the Beaten PathSafari, +1
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
HighlightsHistoryClassic, +1
Jun 24, 2018

Following in the footsteps of Marianne North

Samantha Fergusson

One of the most extraordinary women of the Victorian era, Marianne North was a botanist and artist who travelled wherever she needed to in order to paint plants in their natural environment. Discover where her desire to document these incredible specimens took her...

BorneoIndonesiaJapan, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Unique to TravelLocalHistoryOff the Beaten Path
May 30, 2018

Discovering Kerala

Charlotte Binns

Nicknamed the 'land of the coconuts,' Kerala is a land of emerald backwaters, lush tea plantations and beautiful beaches. Here, we show a selection of some of the gems that Kerala has to offer...

India
MarchFebruaryJanuary, +3
Undiscovered BeachesCulturalWildlife, +3
Mar 1, 2018

A Brief History of the Silk Route

Martha Hales

Learn about the silk route, from its origins in an Empress's cup of tea to it's fruition throughout Asia and much of the eastern countries of Europe. Great characters such as Marco Polo and Tamerlane had roles to play, and you can follow in their footsteps...

KazakhstanIndiaChina, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalWonders of the WorldHistory
Dec 8, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Dervla Murphy

Martha Hales

From Ireland to India by bike, through the Ethiopian highlands with a mule called Jock, and across the war-torn expanses of Laos, discover more about explorer Dervla Murphy's many destinations.

IndiaEthiopiaLaos
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CyclingOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +6
Nov 24, 2017

In search of Leopards

Martha Hales

Here, we tell you the best places to seek out wild leopards, whether that's in the lush surrounds of Sri Lanka or the acacia trees of South Africa.

IndiaSri LankaNamibia, +3
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
WildlifeAdventureSafari
Nov 22, 2017

Six fascinating temples in Asia

Heather Gursky - Ecophiles Magazine

Some of the world's most beautiful temples can be found in Asia. Here, discover which to visit from the mountains of Burma to the forests of Japan...

JapanMyanmar (Burma)India, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryCulturalWonders of the World
Aug 23, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Zheng He

Martha Hales

Heralded figure of China, Zheng He lived an adventurous life, leading huge fleets across the globe to open China's trade routes. Follow in his footsteps with these destinations across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

MalaysiaIndiaIndonesia, +4
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalGreat JourneysAdventure, +2
Aug 16, 2017

Get to know Rajasthan

Martha Hales

A spiritual, cultural and culinary hub, Rajasthan is utterly unmissable! Read on to find out the highlights of this charming region and get some inspiration for your next trip...

India
OctoberNovemberDecember, +2
Off the Beaten PathFood & DrinkCycling
Aug 14, 2017

Where to go in: September

Martha Hales

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

JordanCosta RicaIndia, +1
September
CoastWildlife
Aug 2, 2017

Top 5 Music Cities

Corinne Homer

In honour of the BBC Proms, we've drawn up a shortlist of the best cities for live music around the world. Read on to find out more...

ArgentinaColombiaIndia, +2
CulturalFestivals
Jul 21, 2017

Interview with Anita Anand, author of 'Koh-i-Noor'

Kati Taylor

We chatted to British presenter and author Anita Anand about her exciting new work on the Koh-i-Noor diamond...

India
Jul 19, 2017

Our top trips to do by bike

Corinne Homer

Check out our shortlist of the ultimate cycling trips around the world, suitable for all ages and abilities. From exploring rural Chinese villages to meandering through the Angkor Temple complex, these trails are simply unmissable…

CambodiaColombiaChina, +5
AdventureCyclingWalking & Hiking