With tourist numbers growing every year, many destinations are seeing record visitor numbers fueled by the rise of Instagram and the idea of the bucket list, which is leading to concerns around 'over-tourism'. If you want to avoid the crowds, here is our alternative bucket list of lesser-visited but equally inspiring sights and cities.
Mexico is one of the most diverse countries in the world, because of its people, its culture, the bio-diversity, heritage, history and many other things… All these elements makes this a unique country and a very attractive destination for all kinds of tourism.
The Kyzylkum Desert looks big enough on a map, but its true size is only known to those who have journeyed across it. Stretching for hundreds of miles across harsh terrain, the brave traders who pioneered the silk road would spend weeks crossing it, staring out at the sand.
Our Tour in Focus blog series takes an in-depth look at some of our most popular tours, highlighting what makes them different and answering the most common questions travellers might have. Here we look at one of our most popular tours along the Silk Road, the Silk Road Odyssey. Taking in many of the highlights along this historic route, from the endless grassy plains of the Kyrgyzstan steppe to the architectural wonders of Uzbekistan, this tour gives an overview of the culture and landscapes of Central Asia.
The Silk Road was one of the world’s most important trade routes, traversing deserts, mountains and plains from China to Constantinople with branches down to India, the Middle East and North Africa. More than just goods, the Silk Road transported religion, culture and ideas between east and west. In our A to Z we take a look at some of the key people, places and events in the history of the Silk Road.
If you’re looking for the hottest new travel destination, look no further than Colombia, South America’s rising star. Here at Wild Frontiers, we've seen a big increase in travellers to South America, and Colombia is our most popular destination on the continent by far.
Both Wanderlust readers and Wild Frontiers clients are adventurous travellers, so it’s no surprise that the top five countries in Wanderlust Magazine’s Top Emerging Destinations Award are some of our clients’, favourite places to travel. From Silk Road history and stunning scenery in Kyrgyzstan to rugged mountain landscapes and delicious food in Georgia, here’s our take on why these are the top emerging destinations.
Tour leader Amanda has just returned to Dhaka ready to lead her third tour in Bangladesh. Here she explains how the country differed from her expectations and talks about her favourite parts of the tour and why everyone should visit.
Nothing brings a couple together like a good adventure. Pure relaxation is fine, but when you get your heart racing alongside the person, you’ll love you’ll find that you grow even closer together. Here's our list of the best adventure vacations for couples.
Interest in the Silk Road is growing rapidly, with travellers intrigued by the ancient routes which saw the exchange of goods, religion and ideas between east and west. The routes cover such vast areas that it can be difficult to decide where to visit, so we’ve put together a list of the top five places to see on the Silk Road, from cultural hotspots to incredible landscapes.