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Celebrating Holi Festival in India – Why and Where?

The spring festival of Holi, a religious Hindu celebration originating in India, is becoming a popular event around the world, thanks in part to the Indian diaspora. But why is it such a huge festival? And where is the best place to celebrate it?

WF's Andrea, Jonny & April Named on Conde Nast Top Traveler List

For the 13th year in a row, Andrea Ross, Wild Frontiers’ US Director of Operations, has been named to the 2019 Condé Nast Traveler “Top Travel Specialists” in the world list – an honor she has shared with US Director of Sales April Cole for the past two years.

Just Back From... India

WF's Tara, from our US office, recently travelled to India as part of our Rajasthan: Taj, Temples & Tigers tour to get her first taste of India. In her 'Just back from...' she describes her favourite moments, activities and some handy advice.

Behind the Scenes in Bollywood

Today I was taken behind the scenes into India’s glitziest industry – Bollywood...

Is it safe to visit Kashmir?

It’s been nearly three weeks since hostilities broke out between India and Pakistan over Kashmir, and a more than a week since they thankfully abated. Our founder Jonny, shares his thoughts on the situation.

Pixelated World Destinations Quiz

  • 12th March 2019

In honour of 30 years of the internet, we have created this little quiz of the world's most well-known, and not so well-known, destinations. To make things a little more difficult, each image is heavily pixelated in homage to the early days of the internet. Tell us what you score and share it with your friends!

Best Time to Visit Lhasa

Lhasa, which literally translates to “The Place of the Gods” has sat high on the Tibetan plateau as the cultural, political and spiritual capital of the region for at least a thousand years.

International Women's Day: The Amazing Women who are Changing the World

  • 8th March 2019

It’s International Women’s Day, and while here at Wild Frontiers we believe women should be celebrated every single day of the year, sadly, this isn’t always the case.

Women in Iran's Travel Industry

Wild Frontiers' Mark Steadman recently undertook some guide training in Iran, and wasn't surprised to find so many women in attendance. Here he explains why, for many of us, our perceptions of women's place in Iranian society is wrong.

Alternative Pancakes for Shrove Tuesday

  • 5th March 2019

Are you tired of the standard flip it and drop it, squeeze of lemon, dusting of sugar pancakes to mark your pre-lent celebrations? This Shrove Tuesday, treat yourself to something a little more exotic while keeping that pancake-passion alive.

Book of the Month: The Famished Road

The Famished Road, by Nigerian writer Ben Okri, explores poverty in an unspecified African city, the community's relationship with the spiritual world and the effects of post-colonialism and capitalism.

Six of the Best Rare Animal Sightings

  • 4th March 2019

When it comes to rare animal encounters, all you need is to be in the right place at the right time and a little bit of luck never hurts. We've summed up the best rare animal sightings we've had here at Wild Frontiers in honour of World Wildlife Day.

An Insider's City Guide to Old Delhi

Local resident, Riya Sarkar shares with us her insider secrets of how to navigate the frenetic city of old Delhi. Whether you're a first-timer or a frequent visitor, there's nothing like the recommendation of a native Delhiite to sink your teeth into this culturally fascinating and historically rich city.

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.

Kate Humble in India

As Ludo and I await our flight home at the airport in Mumbai, we both wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for organising just the most wonderful trip, and a real insight into some of the less visited, but every bit as beautiful, places in India.

Six of the Most Unusual Dishes from Around the World

  • 21st February 2019

Far be it for us to judge the ‘unusual-ness’ of a dish as a country that eats black pudding, haggis and jellied eels. Honestly, how could we?

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.

Building a Future for the Children of Gendit, Ethiopia

For most of us travelling is, at the very least, thought-provoking and inspiring, but for some, it can be the catapult that sets them on an unexpected path.

Guide and Seek: Tulga, our Man in Mongolia

Here at Wild Frontiers HQ, we were lucky to receive a visit from our friend and local guide in Mongolia, Tulga, who happened to be in London ahead of the Travel and Destinations Show and stopped by for a chat.

Five Reasons to Visit Kyrgyzstan in 2019

If you speak to anyone who has been to Kyrgyzstan they will probably tell you that it's one of their favourite places in the world. Exactly why this is, can be quite difficult to narrow down but I've managed to whittle it down to the five below...

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