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Nov 8, 2019

Ultimate holiday destinations

Martha Hales

We have some inspiration for a selection of the best ‘trip of a lifetime’ destinations to help you narrow down your options. Our handpicked local partners are based in their destination, and if anyone can arrange that special bucket-list trip, they can.

BrazilChinaLaos, +13
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureWildlifeCultural, +3
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.

OmanArgentinaPhilippines, +7
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CoastBoat Journeys
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.

LaosSouth AfricaMozambique, +22
SafariOff the Beaten PathWildlife
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

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...

South AfricaUzbekistanChile, +8
Great JourneysCulturalAdventure, +8
Apr 16, 2018

Lesser-known Laos

Martha Hales

One of the lesser-visited countries in Southeast Asia, Laos is a fascinating destination. Whether you have visited before or you simply want a more unique experience, our local experts are perfectly positioned to take you off the beaten track in Laos, exploring enormous caves and soaring plateaus...

Laos
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
AdventureHistoryOff the Beaten Path, +2
Jan 15, 2018

Get to know Luang Prabang

Martha Hales

This stunning UNESCO listed city is a wonderful introduction to the colourful culture of Laos. Discover the best temples, the cuisine and stunning surroundings with this city guide.

Laos
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalClassicFood & Drink
Jan 2, 2018

A sun-seeker's guide to 2018

Martha Hales

We've gathered together some of our favourite, sun-bathed destinations from Laos to South Africa - they are perfect escapes from the dreary winter days of Northern Europe.

OmanSouth AfricaLaos, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +2
CoastFamilyBoat Journeys, +3
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.

EthiopiaIndiaLaos
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CyclingOff the Beaten PathWildlife, +6
Jul 12, 2017

Highlights of the Mekong River

Martha Hales

Stretching over 4000km, the Mekong is a diverse and sprawling river which has become an iconic feature of Southeast Asia. It also makes an ideal starting point for building your dream travel itinerary, read on for our top tips...

LaosVietnamCambodia
Great JourneysCoast
Jun 12, 2017

June update from our Founders

Huw Owen

Do you love getting out into the great outdoors and experiencing new places? That's our focus at TravelLocal this month and we have plenty of ideas to share with you...

ArgentinaGalapagos IslandsNamibia, +3
Jan 20, 2017

Top Travel Blogs: TravelDudes

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

TravelLocal loves the travel blogging community and the advice it offers. Read on to see our interview with Melvin, founder of TravelDudes…

LaosCambodiaVietnam
Safari
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...

EcuadorLaosOman, +3
NovemberDecember
Off the Beaten PathCultural
Nov 28, 2016

Learn a new skill: cooking, upcycling and more

Martha Hales

Why not pick up a new skill on your travels? From cooking classes to upcycling, there are opportunities all over the world. Here are our top creative experiences for your next trip…

LaosMoroccoIndia, +1
Food & DrinkOff the Beaten Path
Sep 6, 2016

Where to go on holiday in early 2017

Corinne Homer

Winter sun destinations with iconic cities, rainforest wildlife and beautiful beaches. Check out our sample itineraries and create your tailor-made holiday.

IndiaLaosCosta Rica
AdventureGreat JourneysWildlife, +3
Jul 4, 2016

The Best Time To Go To Laos

Huw Owen

Planning a trip to Laos? Then you probably need to know when to go - here is some friendly advice on what months to aim for, based on festivals and farming as well as weather.

Laos
FestivalsUnique to TravelLocal