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New York: Following in India's Steps

The Vessel, the centrepiece of New York’s newest neighbourhood, Hudson Yards, opened to much fanfare on March 15th. The brainchild of British designer Thomas Heatherwick, the Vessel is an interactive art installation consisting of 80 landings and 154 intersecting flights of stairs and is quickly becoming the most Instagrammed building in New York. At 150-feet tall, it dominates the newly developed area and offers those energetic enough to climb 2,500 steps superb views over the Hudson River and surrounding areas

Amazing Silk Road Discovery

  • 1st April 2019

It has long been believed that the Silk Road got its name from the trade in the highly-sought after fabric that travelled along routes from China to the West in the first millennia. Archaeologists working in China however have unearthed evidence of an actual road made from silk, which they believe stretches over 4,000 miles from Xian to Istanbul. They believe the silk rug-like road was laid in the 5th century to help traders and merchants navigate their way across the dangerous route.

New Chinese Silk Road

  • 28th March 2019

If you’ve been following global news lately, China’s New Silk Road Project has been making headlines in the past few years. The ambitious $900 billion project is simultaneously reviving history - and making it!

Six Great Lakes

  • 22nd March 2019

On World Water Day, we look at the most picturesque places to fill up your Water To Go bottle, helping save on plastic and minimise pollution of the planet’s seas. Click here to find out more about our water campaign.

How to travel the Caucasus

The Caucasus is one of the hottest travel destinations in the world right now. Here we tell you a little bit more about the region, answering questions about how to obtain visas, when to go and which areas to visit.

How well do you know the Caucasus? Take our quiz and find out!

The Caucasus...a region of amazing cheesy breads, spectacularly located mountain-top monasteries, valleys carpeted with wildflowers and friendly homestays. But just how well do you know this area sandwiched between the Black and Caspian Seas and made up of Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia? Take our quiz and find out whether you're confused by the Caucasus or a Georgia genius.

Lights, Camera, Action! Film Locations that have Inspired us to Travel

  • 7th February 2019

It’s a big year for films. Particularly because it’s throwing us back to the early 90’s with the likes of a live-action adaptation of Aladdin hitting screens in May, followed by The Lion King in July. This got us here at the Wild Frontiers about films that have inspired us to travel.

Small Group Tours to Iran

  • 27th January 2019

Iran is a fascinating country rich in history and culture. Small group tours to Iran are the best way to safely experience this beautiful country. Check out some of our best small group tours to this amazing country.

What Does a Silk Road Itinerary Look Like?

We put together a Silk Road Itinerary to help you visualize what it's like to travel along the silk road and the things you can expect to experience.

Best Cultural Tours in India

  • 26th November 2018

India is one of the most fascinating countries in the world. The name evokes visions of lonely mountains, lush rainforests, exotic creatures and more. Spice markets, vast gardens, elephants and peaceful monasteries are all staples of this culture-rich subcontinent.

I, Ashurbanipal

Wild Frontiers' Michael recently visited the British Museum's new blockbuster exhibition on the Assyrian Empire and gives us his thoughts on the sprawling new show.

Where's Hot in 2019?

  • 12th November 2018

At Wild Frontiers we always like to stay one step ahead of things, and each year we look ahead to where we think the big travel destinations are going to be. Here our experts gaze into our crystal ball and tell us where is going to be hot in 2019.

Dynasties: Where to see the animals in the flesh

  • 7th November 2018

David Attenborough returns to screens in November 2019 with what is sure to be another natural world blockbuster. As the title suggests, the series will follow families of animals, namely chimpanzees, emperor penguins, lions, tigers and painted wolves (or African wild dog as they are also known). Here we look at how you can see all of these animals with Wild Frontiers

Rhino tracking in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe is back on the tourist map after the bad days of the Mugabe regime. Here Michael talks about his rhino experience in Zimbabwe.

Ultimate Luxury Walking Holidays

  • 24th October 2018

Walking holidays are a great way to see new travel destinations while getting exercise. These are our choices for the ultimate luxury walking holidays.

Erebus by Michael Palin Review

  • 9th October 2018

Michael Palin comes up with an entertaining and highly readable history of HMS Erebus, most famous for the ill-fated Franklin expedition.

A to Z of Madagascar

Madagascar is one of the most rewarding adventure travel destinations around. Dive into this country of lemurs, baobabs and even pirates with our A to Z guide.

Best Family Adventure Tours

  • 10th September 2018

Traveling together as a family can be a fantastic experience. We've listed the best family adventure tours for you to travel with the ones you love.

Group Tours for Solo Travelers

  • 20th August 2018

Have you ever seen an itinerary for a trip that you’d love to go on, but kept scrolling because it read group tour? Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to put together a group of friends in order to take advantage of these amazing tours.

Book of the Month: Tasting Georgia

Carla Capalbo’s Tasting Georgia recently won the Guild of Food Writers Food & Travel Award for best food book Tasting Georgia. We thought it was time we reviewed the book.

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