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Month by Month Travel Planner

  • 26th November 2020

With optimistic news of COVID-19 vaccines and reduced quarantine days

Jonny in Italy

  • 17th November 2020

Ever since I took a horse-riding trip into the Apennines in north Italy some six years ago, I have been trying to persuade my colleagues at Wild Frontiers to run trips in Western Europe. Sadly, I made little impact. ‘We must stick to the developing world,’ they said. ‘That’s what we’re known for, that’s where we’ve built our brand.’

A Taste of Italy

  • 16th November 2020

‘I know the path’s here somewhere’ said Dom, our guide, at the end of a field as he disappeared into thick undergrowth. With Covid having limited tourism this year, what had been a well sign posted, way-marked route had vanished beneath tangled creepers and blackberry bushes.

Clean Up in the Kalash

  • 12th November 2020

Two months after heavy rains sent mud gushing down the valley, damaging community buildings in its wake, the clean-up operation is almost complete in the small Kalash village of Balanguru.

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.

Everything you always wanted to know about visiting Saudi Arabia but were too afraid to ask

Wild Frontiers' Operations Director Marc was lucky enough to have the opportunity to travel to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) in January 2020, just a few months after the Government introduced for the first time tourist e-visas as part of a radical plan known as Vision 2030 which aims to diversify the country away from its overdependence on oil revenues.

Jonny in Greece

Jonny recently embarked on a walking tour of northern Greece and tells us about the fascinating monasteries of Meteora, the dazzling landscapes and the wild frontiers we can discover a little closer to home.

10 Images that will make you want to visit Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is welcoming leisure travellers for the first time in decades. Here we take a peek inside the Kingdom with 10 images that will have you desperate to visit.

5 Things You Never Knew About AlUla

Operations Director Marc was amongst the first to travel to Saudi Arabia last year when they revealed they would finally be issuing tourist visas, and here he tells us five things we never knew about the north-western city of AlUla.

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.

A Message from our Founder

  • 24th September 2020

Jonny gives an update of what things have been like at Wild Frontiers during these turbulent Covid times.

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.

Walking in the Kaçkar Mountains

Having visited the 10th century Georgian church that is situated, rather surprisingly, right next to our beautiful rural guesthouse in the village of Barhal, we set off on our mountain walk.

Kars, Ani and the Devil’s Castle

Jonny's trip in northeastern Turkey continues...

Travelling again!

It's been a hot minute, but Wild Frontiers are finally back on the road! Jonny is in northeastern Turkey and updating us on his first overseas trip in six long months.

The Best Places To Visit In Central Asia

With its beautiful scenery, incredible architecture, fascinating history and epic journeys along ancient silk routes, Central Asia has something for everyone.

Lockdown Diaries from the US

  • 26th August 2020

With the US office getting back to work, we got an update as to how they've found lockdown stateside.

Our Great Orkney Adventure

With the world closed off due to Covid-19, Jonny explores a Wild Frontier a little closer to home - the Orkney Islands of Scotland.

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