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What We've Been Watching in 2020

  • 4th November 2020

Never have our Netflix (well, all streaming services) subscriptions been utilised better than in 2020. It's been the source of laughter, tears and some much-needed distraction. We asked around the office (via email of course) what everyone has been enjoying recently in case you needed some more binge material.

The Best Places to Visit in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has long been shrouded in intrigue and mystery being closed to all but religious tourists for years. But with tourist visas now available, intrepid travellers can finally explore this enigmatic country full of interesting cultural and historical sites. Here are the best places to visit in Saudi Arabia.

The Books That Got Us Through 2020

  • 28th October 2020

This year, we had to rely on the power of books to whisk us away and distract us from the whirlwind 2020 has been. So we asked the team to pick the best books they've read recently that have got them through this challenging year.

The Travel Influencers You Should be Following

  • 26th October 2020

While we may not be able to travel as we normally would right now due to Covid-19, we can still get an insight into the world through many lenses, learn about travel from different perspectives and shine a light on travel topics we may not have previously considered. Here are ten of the travel influencers you should be following on Instagram right now.

7 Tips from Around the World for Achieving Inner Peace

  • 21st September 2020

It's International Peace Day, and if there were ever a time we need to work on our inner peace, it's in 2020. So we've taken some wellness practises from around the world to help achieve just that - a moment of peace.

Books to Read Before You Visit India

India is a vast and varied country, no doubt home to a billion stories, but Hayley from our Marketing department narrows down the best books to read before visiting India.

Six of the Best Things to Do in Gujarat

Recently back from her Gujarat and the Rann of Kutch tour, Marketing Exec Hayley shares with us six of the best things to do in Gujarat, a state known for it's incredible textiles and welcoming people.

A Taste of Mongolia - Naadaam Khuurshuur

Mongolian isn’t exactly known for its cuisine, but one popular snack that features at the biggest festival in Mongolia, Naadam, is a tasty deep-fried meat pastry that's easy to cook up for yourself!

International Women’s Day: Riding through the Streets of Jaipur with the Pink City Rickshaw Company

  • 3rd March 2020

Here is a story that began on International Women's Day 2019 and within 12 months has come full circle.

A Match Made in Heaven

  • 13th February 2020

In many ways, travel is a bit like love and what better way to celebrate Valentine's Day than to give our best country combos, who really are a match made in heaven, their very own mini love stories.

Round Ethiopia with God and Garlic

Recently, travellers Anna Quarendon and Richard Draper joined us on the Ethiopia Timkat Festival tour and in place of providing us feedback, Anna wrote us a lovely poem of their journey, accompanied by some beautiful images taken by Richard.

Where to go in 2020

  • 6th January 2020

Wondering where to go in 2020? Or the best destinations for any month of the year? We've compiled a yearly calendar of the best places to go every month and why to start your year off with a bang.

Photos that will make you want to visit Nicaragua

If a picture is worth a thousand words then this Nicaragua photoblog should be all it takes to inspire you to travel to this little Latin American country which packs a big punch.

Is it ethical to travel to controversial destinations?

  • 20th December 2019

With the recent launch of a new but controversial destination on our travel books - Saudi Arabia - we explore why we shouldn't always dismiss travel to destinations which raise difficult ethical questions.

Best time to visit Georgia

Georgia is a year-round destination, depending on what you like to do. We explore the best time to visit Georgia and what to do every season.

20 for 2020

  • 11th December 2019

Our Wild Frontiers run down of the twenty hottest must-visit destinations for 2020.

Meet the Locals - Theam

Meet our local, Theam, an artist from Cambodia who fled after the war, studied in France and returned to revive the traditional arts and crafts of the country.

Six of the best skills to learn on our tours

  • 14th November 2019

Many of our tours offer the opportunity to get to grips with different cultures by learning fun, new skills and we've selected the best we have on offer.

On the Karakorum: The Hunza

Edward J. Taylor travelled on the Karakorum Adventure tour with us and shares his experience in the gorgeous Hunza.

The after parties of the after life

  • 31st October 2019

Halloween was once a holiday of remembrance for the dead, but in some places around the world, celebrating death is a huge cultural tradition.

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