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.’
‘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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.