Guest Bloggers

Hand-picked by us to give you a different perspective on the exciting world of travel, our guest bloggers are editors, journalists, freelance writers, travellers and other members of the travel community. We hope their quirky, informative, relevant posts keep our blog fresh and interesting to you all. If you have anything edgy and topical (and preferably travel-related!) that you’d like to blog about, contact us on blog@onthegotours.com.

Photo Showcase – Beijing to Xi-An

In July last year Kelly Hunt was announced as the winner of one of our Facebook competitions. Her prize? A dream holiday to the destination of her choice. In March Kelly  landed in China alongside her hubby Paul, and they … Continue reading

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A tailor-made holiday to India

Namaste! An Indian word largely used as a “Hi” or “Bye” but a more literal translation can be “I see the light in you”. Well, Heidi Adams has seen the light that is the magic of India on a journey … Continue reading

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The Economics of Tiger Tourism

What a year 2012 was … Nature tourism in India was banned last year for nearly four months.  Julian Matthews kindly gives us an update on developments of Tiger conservation over the last year and the key issues around Tiger … Continue reading

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Exploring Siem Reap in Cambodia

Karen Peak from our Australia team recently travelled to Siem Reap in Cambodia. She visited the amazing temple complex and soon discovered that there’s a lot more to see in Siem Reap than Angkor Wat … though Angkor Wat stil … Continue reading

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A different side to Egypt …

Given Egypt’s location and long history, it truly is a fascinating mix of Arabian, African and European cultures. From modern resorts such as Sharm El Sheikh and Hurghada, to the old city streets and markets of Cairo, Egypt has everything. … Continue reading

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Video of the week – Incredible India

  Beautifully filmed by one of our very own travellers – Andrew Kirby, Incredible India tells the story of a young couple and their journey by railway across Northern India. The adventure spans from the majestic foothills of the Himalayas … Continue reading

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Giant Pandas – Part Two

Second part of our guest blog by Clare Kendall, freelance journalist and photographer We decided to forego the baby cuddling photo op in favour of a half day voluntary work. We prepared panda food, mucked out their cages and fed … Continue reading

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Giant Pandas – the Chengdu Research Base

Guest blog by Clare Kendall, freelance journalist and photographer I knew that baby pandas would be cute but nothing prepared me (a hardened journalist) for just how impossibly, unbearably, achingly cute they would be in the flesh (or rather fluff). … Continue reading

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Gallipoli – Coming Home

By John Stuart. John Stuart has kindly permitted us to share his poignant piece ‘Coming Home‘ with you all. We’re proud and privileged to publish these very evocative words on the eve of the 98th anniversary. John is  Australian writer living in … Continue reading

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The Aztec Empire of Teotihuacan – Mexico

By guest blogger Carla Dobson-Elliott. Mexico is a beautiful, welcoming and culturally fascinating nation whose appeal is often overshadowed by the rowdy coastal resorts such as Cancun and Tijuana. Beyond the tourist trail lies an ancient and endlessly fascinating country. … Continue reading

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