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Digital Detox Destinations

  • 13th April 2018

These trips to off-the-beaten-track destinations have plenty of places to stay which are free of phone signal and WiFi, giving you a much-needed chance to switch off, relax and reconnect with the world around you.

Tour in Focus: Viva Colombia

Our tour in focus blogs take an in-depth look at what makes our signature trips special, and answers the most common questions our clients have. This time we take a look at our two week Viva Colombia tour. Colombia is a real highlight of Latin America, and is a destination that is rapidly becoming more popular, with something to appeal to every traveller. Here’s everything you need to know…

Five Reasons to Visit Colombia

One of the most diverse countries in Latin America, with landscapes ranging from sun-soaked Caribbean beaches to arid deserts and the lush green hills of the Zona Cafetera, and a culture encompassing ancient civilisations, colonial charm and sultry salsa, Colombia has a wealth of experiences to offer travellers. Here we take a look at our five favourite reasons to visit.

The Cultural Significance of Chocolate in Colombia

Colombia is home to some of the finest chocolate found anywhere on the planet. Here we take a look at why Cacao is such an important product in the country.

Alternative Bucket List Trips of a Lifetime

  • 16th March 2018

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 trips of a lifetime with lesser-visited but equally inspiring sights and cities.

Evening of Adventure Live from the Royal Geographical Society

  • 27th February 2018

Watch our 'Evening of Adventure' with Kate Humble, Benedict Allen and Richard Dunwoody, libe from the Royal Geographical Society.

Six of the Best Festivals Around the World

  • 19th February 2018

There are few better ways to truly immerse yourself in a new country than to attend an event full of cultural displays, traditional rituals, authentic food and local people. Here is a round-up of our favourite festivals from around the world.

Chinese New Year - The Year of the Dog

  • 16th February 2018

It's Chinese New Year, welcome to the year of the dog!

Tour in Focus: Silk Road Odyssey

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.

A to Z of the Silk Road

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.

Oman Photo Diary

Wild Frontiers' client Steve Rencontre recently returned from a tour of Oman and has put together a photo-diary of his trip, including goat parades, dressing up and lost runners.

Travel Trends: Colombia

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.

Wanderlust’s Top Five Emerging Destinations

  • 6th February 2018

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.

Top Five Places to Visit on the Silk Road

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.

Your month-by-month travel planner

  • 5th January 2018

Happy New Year from everyone at Wild Frontiers! The start of a new year is a great time to plan your travel for the year ahead, but the hardest part can often be choosing a destination. To help you we’ve put together a travel calendar featuring some of our favourite places for each month of the year.

Which India tour is right for you?

India is a vast and varied country with much to experience, which is why many travellers keep returning time and time again. From the frenetic cities of Delhi and Kolkata to the rural idyll of village India, the beaches of Goa to the mountains of Kashmir, tribal communities, religious ceremonies and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, there’s something to appeal whatever you interests. However, with so much to see and do, it can be difficult to decide which area to focus on and which sights to visit. To help you choose the perfect India tour, we’ve put together a guide to some of our most popular trips.

Yasmin Khan’s Persian Love Cake Recipe

  • 21st December 2017

Yasmin Khan, cook, food writer and now Wild Frontiers collaborator, shares her recipe for Persian love cake from the The Saffron Tales.

Film Locations Around the World

  • 19th December 2017

Some of the team at Wild Frontiers excitedly headed to the cinema on Friday for the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and recognised one of Latin America’s most distinctive locations, the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, as the setting for the newly discovered planet Crait. This got us talking in the office about other famous film locations around the world, here are some of the most interesting that we visit.

The Saffron Tales – An Iran Food & Culture Tour with Yasmin Khan & Jonny Bealby

Whilst Iran is well-known for its intricate Islamic architecture, turquoise-domed mosques and ancient sites such as Persepolis, its cuisine is a lesser-known delight. Looking to change that is food writer and cook Yasmin Khan and we are delighted that Yasmin will be leading a tour focusing on Iran’s food and culture in 2018.

Wild Frontiers’ Favourite Books of 2017

  • 5th December 2017

Books and holidays go hand in hand, whether you’ve got hours to kill on the plane, in the back of the 4WD, or relaxing by the pool. Here at Wild Frontiers, we think travel experiences can really be enhanced by the right book, and a novel set in the country you’re travelling through can give an insight into the history, culture and traditions of the local people. Here is a selection of our favourite books from 2017, all set in some of our destinations.

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