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  • Aug 18, 2017
August Update from our Founders

Article by Huw Owen

Catch up with the latest news from TravelLocal HQ and find out which musical destinations are on our travel list...


  • South AfricaCambodiaUganda, +1
  • Aug 18, 2017
In the Spotlight: Beto Murgas

Article by Kati Taylor

Gain an insight into the diverse and wonderful world of Colombian folk music with Beto Murgas, a Vallenato musician and composer.


  • Colombia
  • JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +1
  • CulturalFestivals
  • Aug 16, 2017
Get to know Rajasthan

Article by 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
  • Food and DrinkCyclingOff the beaten path
  • Aug 14, 2017
Where to go in: September

Article by Martha Hales

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


  • ChileJordanTanzania, +2
  • September
  • CoastWildlife
  • Aug 10, 2017
Take the kids to... Asia

Article by Corinne Homer

Prepare in advance and Asia makes for a magical destination to bring your curious, adventurous kids. Read on to learn about countries to choose and tips to consider when planning a memorable family trip to Asia.


  • Myanmar (Burma)VietnamIndonesia, +1
  • AdventureFamilyWildlife, +1
  • Aug 9, 2017
Uganda: Know Before You Go

Article by Martha Hales

Before you head off into the forest-covered mountains of glorious Uganda, there are a few things you should know before you go. Get yourself clued up in advance with this TravelLocal advice for Uganda.


  • Uganda
  • AdventureClassicWildlife, +1
  • Aug 7, 2017
World Musical Instruments

Article by Kati Taylor

Travelling is only made better with music. Be transported from Senegal to Iran with these incredible musical instruments from around the world.


  • SenegalIranIndonesia
  • CulturalFestivalsHistory
  • Aug 4, 2017
Interview with Jolinaiko Tours - our local operators in Ghana

Article by Corinne Homer

Interested in the diverse scenery, wonderful food and warm-hearted people of Ghana? We interviewed local expert, Cindy, on what makes this West African gem so fantastic.


  • Ghana
  • Unique to TravelLocalCultural
  • Aug 2, 2017
Top 5 Music Cities

Article by 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...


  • SenegalArgentinaColombia, +2
  • CulturalFestivals
  • Jul 31, 2017
Take the kids to... Central America

Article by 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...


  • PanamaGuatemalaCosta Rica, +1
  • Family
  • Jul 28, 2017
Get to know Cape Town

Article by Martha Hales

South Africa's capital city is a thriving metropole with stunning beaches, sprawling wine lands and an incredible food scene. Read on for the top tips from our local experts and find out how to get the best from this exciting and vibrant city...


  • South Africa
  • OctoberNovemberDecember, +3
  • Food and DrinkCultural
  • Jul 26, 2017
Follow in the footsteps of Jane Goodall

Article by Martha Hales

An unquestioned specialist in the primatology field, Jane Goodall has led a fascinating life. Read on to find out how you can follow in her footsteps and see chimpanzees in the wild...


  • KenyaTanzaniaUganda
  • WildlifeGreat journeys
  • Jul 24, 2017
Off the Beaten Track: Borneo

Article by 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.


  • BorneoIndonesiaMalaysia
  • Off the beaten pathWildlife
  • Jul 21, 2017
Interview with Anita Anand, author of 'Koh-i-Noor'

Article by 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
Four Trips to Cycle Instead

Article by 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…


  • ChinaMoroccoIndia, +1
  • AdventureCyclingWalking/ hiking
  • Jul 17, 2017
Get to know Tbilisi

Article by Kati Taylor

With its popularity on the rise, there's never been a better time to plan a trip to Tbilisi. From its incredible food scene to its long and intricate history, we asked our local experts for their top recommendations for a trip to the Georgian capital...


  • Georgia
  • MayJuneSeptember
  • Food and DrinkHistory
  • Jul 14, 2017
July Update from our Founders

Article by Huw Owen

Catch up with latest news from the TravelLocal team and get inspired to travel to some of the world's loveliest gardens...


  • Iran
  • Jul 14, 2017
Wildlife Photography Highlights

Article by Plus One Photo Tours

Our friends at Plus One Photo Tours share their tips for wildlife photography - composing your image and nailing the perfect shot...


  • Kenya
  • Wildlife
  • Jul 12, 2017
Highlights of the Mekong River

Article by 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...


  • LaosCambodiaVietnam
  • CoastGreat journeys
  • Jul 10, 2017
Sensory: Sounds of Senegal

Article by Corinne Homer

From the drumbeats of Dakar to the bird calls of Djoudj Sanctuary; the unique music of Senegal will stay with you long after your trip has ended.


  • Senegal
  • CulturalWildlifeColonial era
  • Jul 7, 2017
Local Spotlight: Interview with Easy Tour China

Article by Kati Taylor

This month we caught up with our local China experts, Easy Tour China, to talk favourite places and unforgettable experiences.


  • China
  • ClassicCulturalUnique to TravelLocal
  • Jul 4, 2017
Top 5 Rural Destinations

Article by Kati Taylor

Fresher air, fewer people and swaths of flora and fauna - there are no end of reasons why global travellers move off the beaten path. Here are some of the world’s best rural retreats, by TravelLocal.


  • IranMoroccoColombia, +2
  • Off the beaten pathWalking/ hiking
  • Jul 3, 2017
The Best Wildflower Destinations

Article by 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 AfricaCosta RicaBorneo, +3
  • Walking/ hikingOff the beaten path
  • Jun 29, 2017
Why go to Yunnan, China?

Article by Martha Hales

For countryside living, shimmering rice terraces and a myriad of cultural experiences outside of China's big cities, there is no better place than the Yunnan province. TravelLocal looks at what makes this region so irresistible...


  • China
  • Off the beaten path
  • Jun 28, 2017
Get to know Beijing

Article by Corinne Homer

Get insider advice on China's sprawling capital, Beijing. Read on to find out what not to miss during your trip.


  • China
  • SeptemberOctoberNovember
  • ClassicHistoryFood and Drink
  • Jun 26, 2017
Off the Beaten Track: Botswana

Article by Martha Hales

With its pristine landscapes and abundance of wildlife, it's hard to imagine a better safari location than Botswana. Its luxury lodges and exclusive game drives set it apart from the crowd, driving visitors from all over the world. Read on to find out what makes it so special and how you can make your dream safari plans into a reality.


  • Botswana
  • JuneJulyAugust, +2
  • SafariWildlifeLuxury
  • Jun 23, 2017
Five of the World's Best Gardens

Article by Corinne Homer

From the neatly preened gardens of Japan to the untamed wilderness of Kirstenbosch National Park, there's no shortage of wonderful gardens around the world. Read on to find out our top 5 recommendations...


  • Costa RicaSouth AfricaMorocco, +2
  • Off the beaten pathWalking/ hiking
  • Jun 21, 2017
Follow in the footsteps of Meerabai

Article by Martha Hales

One of India's greatest spiritual figure heads, Meerabai's journey across her country has become the stuff of legends. Read on to find out how you can follow in her footsteps...


  • India
  • NovemberJanuaryFebruary
  • HistoryGreat journeys
  • Jun 20, 2017
How to Photograph Wildlife

Article by Iain Mallory

Want to learn how to take incredible wildlife photographs? Our friend Iain Mallory, travel blogger and photographer, has given us his top tips for capturing animals in their natural habitat...


  • Wildlife
  • Jun 16, 2017
Get to know Bogota

Article by Martha Hales

Colombia's capital is a cultural hub of fresh cuisine, brightly-coloured architecture and classical museums. Here is TravelLocal's guide on getting to know Bogota.


  • Colombia
  • JuneJulyAugust
  • Cultural