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Sep 1, 2021

7 of the best places to visit in Borneo

Martha Hales

Find out what makes Borneo so special. From enormous caves deep in the jungle, to experiences with orangutans and some of the world's most spectacular snorkelling, these are 7 of the best places to visit on this magical island.

Nov 22, 2019

Top 10 scenic journeys

Martha Hales

Our trips include some of the world’s most epic journeys, with all the details and reservations taken care of so you can sit back, relax and enjoy the view. Let our top ten inspire you.

EcuadorIndiaSri Lanka, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
Great JourneysTrain JourneysWildlife, +1
Sep 7, 2019

Best books for travel lovers

Martha Hales

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.

PanamaBorneoIndia, +6
Great Journeys
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!

MozambiqueColombiaEcuador, +32
AdventureCoastCycling, +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.

EthiopiaBelizePeru, +9
Off the Beaten Path
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.

MozambiqueOmanUganda, +22
WildlifeSafariOff the Beaten Path
Nov 20, 2018

Our top 10 snorkelling destinations

Martha Hales

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.

Galapagos IslandsPhilippinesMozambique, +6
CoastAdventureWildlife, +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...

JapanChileSouth Africa, +5
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HistoryUnique to TravelLocalOff the Beaten Path
Sep 15, 2017

Following in the footsteps of Alfred Russel Wallace

Samantha Fergusson

Follow in the footsteps of Alfred Wallace through Borneo and Indonesia, and catch a glimpse of the species that helped to prove the Wallace Darwin Theory of Evolution.

HistoryGreat JourneysWildlife
Jul 24, 2017

Off the Beaten Track: Borneo

Corinne Homer

With elusive orangutans, towering mountains and acres of dense rainforest, there is so much Borneo is famous for. We take a look at some alternative excursions when visiting Asia's biggest island.

Off the Beaten PathWildlife
Jul 3, 2017

The Best Wildflower Destinations

Martha Hales

From clouds of pink blossom to carpets of hillside blooms, there's little more beautiful than flowers growing in the wild. TravelLocal looks at the best places around the world to see wildflowers.

South AfricaBorneoBhutan, +3
Walking & HikingOff the Beaten Path
Jun 14, 2017

In Search of Orangutans

Kati Taylor

Gentle and endlessly fascinating, seeing orangutans in the wild is one of the most incredible wildlife experiences in the world. Read on to find out when, where and how to see these wonderful animals...

May 17, 2017

Face to face: Orangutans at Camp Leaky

Iain Mallory

Gentle and intelligent, orangutans offer an unforgettable wildlife experience. Here Iain Mallory shares his experience of coming face to face with these primates in the Indonesian jungle...

WildlifeGreat Journeys