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“Secret” beaches that aren’t so secret (plus better alternatives)

Our Southeast Asia specialists April, Courtney and Naida had a few other ideas for truly off-the-radar beach destinations that we guarantee only those “in the know” have experienced.

Top 10 Do’s and Don’ts when visiting Laos

I thought that it might be informative for some of you that are interested in traveling to Luang Prabang, Laos to learn some of the basics concerning Lao culture and the “Do’s” and “Don’ts” associated with the customs of the people’s traditions and daily lives.

Awk Phansa – End of Buddhist Lent and Festival of Lights

If you find yourself in a position to visit Southeast Asia in November, we recommend heading over to Luang Prabang to experience a particularly beautiful and interesting festival – Awk Phansa or the Festival of Lights – which marks the end of the three-month Buddhist Lent.

Journeys Within Merging with Wild Frontiers

I'm thrilled to be working with Jonny and I'm excited to help Wild Frontiers expand to the U.S. Above all else, I'm glad that our team is here and we are now able to offer even more to you, our travelers.

What to Expect from Cambodia’s Visa on Arrival Process

Most travelers to Cambodia, including US citizens, will need visas. We recommend using the visa on arrival system in Cambodia but you also have the option of using the e-visa system.

What is Buddhist Lent?

Often referred to as “Buddhist Lent” or the “Rains Retreat” by westerners, this tradition corresponds to a three lunar month cycle when the region typically experiences heavy rains and farmers are planting their crops.

Snake Wine – Is it legal to bring back as a souvenir?

One popular souvenir that we frequently see in markets is snake (or scorpion) wine, so we decided to do a little research on whether it is legal to bring snake wine back to the US.

Pakistan: North vs South

Pakistan is one of those countries that receive very bad press in the West, and yet I have to say, having visited the country twice, both the north and south, I have been met with nothing but kindness and hospitality by the people, and never felt anything other than a warm welcome.

Just back from Bali…

Southeast Asia expert April Cole has just got back from sunny Bali and she couldn't wait to share the highlights of her trip with us. From best of's to tips for travellers, here are some things you just won't want to miss.

Choosing The Best Antarctic & Arctic Cruises

Expedition cruising to Antarctica and the Arctic is becoming more and more popular, and with growing popularity comes the growing choice of cruise ships. The options can be overwhelming and with the high cost of cruising (you need at least £5,000 to go to Antarctica!), you want to make sure you make the right choice.

Wild Things - Gorillas in Africa’s Midst

“You’re going where?”

Best Arctic Accommodation for Viewing the Northern Lights

The Aurora Borealis is a huge draw to the Arctic region for many people and will often feature on plenty of bucket lists. This majestic natural spectacle is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, so it’s no surprise people want to make sure they have the optimum chance of seeing it.

Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast

After a lovely couple of days in Tayrona National Park, where we explored the thick rainforest and wandered on endless deserted beaches, we headed along the coast to one of the county's most special tourist highlights.

Where to Visit in 2019

  • 4th January 2019

We take a look at the best places to visit in 2019 for every month of the year, to help you get the most out of your trip.

In Colombia’s Coffee Region

Colombia is the third largest producer of coffee in the world, sitting just behind Brazil and Vietnam. However, if you are talking quality rather than quantity, most people here will tell you Colombia is number one.

In Bogota: First Impressions of Colombia

Arriving into a country for the first time is always exciting, carrying as it does an air of expectation, and entering Colombia was no different.

Alternatives to Cruising in Svalbard - Land Experiences

Svalbard, as you may know, is most commonly associated with polar bears and expedition cruising, which is undoubtedly the best way to see polar bears during the summer months. But, this inevitably means most tourists rarely venture out of Longyearbyen, where the cruise ships depart.

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.

India – A First Timer’s View

As someone who hasn't visited the Indian Subcontinent at all during my travels, I thought the best place to start and explore this vast and varied continent was at the largest country in the region, India.

Sufism & Southern Pakistan

Wild Frontiers' Jane explores the influence of Sufism in Pakistan following her recent visit on our Southern Pakistan tour.

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