Culture

Travelling is not just about experiencing new places, it’s about learning about new cultures too. Step out onto the road less travelled and broaden those horizons (with a few creature comforts along the way of course).

Don’t feel the fear – but do it anyway …

Travelling to places where the traditions and customs that we’re used to don’t apply is refreshing, but if you’re a solo female traveller, some of these experiences can be daunting. For example, in countries with unfamiliar dominant religions, it can … Continue reading

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The Essaouira Gnaoua and World Music Festival

Morocco is a land with a rich and varied culture which has consistently inspired musicians, writers and other creatives across the world for decades. The Rolling Stones were drawn to the allure of Marrakech, while Robert Plant, Jimmy Page and … 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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Video of the Week: London, a holiday adventure

When snow falls and wind howls in April and London totally sucks, it’s nice for those of us living here to remember how great the place can be. We stumbled over this very personal, slightly bike-heavy Super 8 holiday video … Continue reading

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Holi Festival tour in India

Every March in India and Nepal millions of Hindus flood the streets and squares of their villages, towns and cities for Holi, the festival of colour. As well as commemorating the story of Prahlada, who was protected from the flames … Continue reading

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Off the beaten track in Jordan

It very often happens in this job. Customer jealousy, that is. We’ve set up an amazing adventure in the desert or the jungle – and now you lot are going! Meanwhile, we sit chained to our desks, dreaming of the … Continue reading

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Hidden Gems: White Night at the Museums

In the early summer months in St Petersburg, the sun doesn’t really set. The city is so far inside the Arctic Circle that it enjoys weeks of virtually continuous daylight. Russians call this time of year the season of the … Continue reading

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Video of the Week: China – Fast and Peaceful

China is a land filled with the mysteries of the past, yet it’s simultaneously streaking toward an exciting future. Along with ancient monuments that date back thousands of years, China’s modern cities hint at the urban environment of the future. … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – Laid back Laos

A member of our team went to Laos and had these incredible photos to share. Despite increasing interest from travellers all over the world, Laos remains one of Southeast Asia’s most pristine destinations, a region that seems to have retained … Continue reading

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Photo Showcase – The Magic of India

A member of our team recently returned from a tailor-made trip to India, and had these incredible photos to share of the magnificent Taj Hotels and scenery. Take a unique look at India and discover something new!

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