Colombia

Recipes

South America

Mastering the ultimate Colombian Arepa

Colombian food

When you think of Colombian cuisine really, what springs to mind? Spice? the endless consumption of coffee? (which is all totally fabulous by the way) or you know, that famous Colombian dish everyone raves about... The Burrito.

Okay, okay, so whilst Colombian dishes aren’t exactly the same as Mexican there is still plenty in the way of flavour. Bursting with a Caribbean...

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Africa

Top 5 experiences to have in Swaziland

Swaziland

In honour of Swaziland celebrating 50 years since its independence, we’re bringing you our top five experiences to have in what’s considered to be ‘Africa in a nutshell’. Stretching just 200 kilometres from north to south and being one of the few remaining monarchies in Africa, this tiny country is not only easy to get around, but is considered much safer than that of South Africa and a true reflection of African culture.

1. Go wildlife Spotting

The...

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Destination

Destinations

Europe

Travel tips

Hidden Iceland: Where to visit

In recent years, Iceland has become a widely popular destination to visit among travellers, so much so that I’m pretty sure anyone reading this will at least know one person who has visited Iceland and returned recommending it. But while everyone’s main goal is to catch the iconic Northern Lights, we know that there’s plenty more reasons you should be exploring this magnificent spectacle of a country. Among the bright lights of the Aurora Borealis lies a couple of hidden gems that we...

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Advice

Top tips for going on a group tour

The time to pack your bags and take off on the ultimate group adventure is fast approaching, but whether you’re a newbie or a pro group traveller there’s always something new to learn with every experience. That’s why we’ve gathered our top tips and advice for making the most of your group tour so you’re ready to go.

1. Pack light

Never underestimate the importance of packing light! This one’s especially important if you’re travelling on a group...

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Asia

Travel tips

Trip planning

Chinese New Year celebrations from around the world

Chinese New Year

With 2018 in full swing and the month of February finally here, it also marks the beginning of Chinese New Year’s celebrations. 2018 is the year of the Dog, and it’s all about getting together with loved ones in a celebration filled with lights, colour and sound.

Ancient Folklore

Legend has it that Chinese New Year was born from an ancient tale about a mythical Ox-like creature named Year who appeared on the night of New Year’s eve with the...

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Photos

Travel tips

Going wild: Top 5 exotic wildlife across the globe

wildlife

With so many weird and wonderful animals all over the world, it’s no wonder keen globetrotters are scouring high and low for that ultimate wildlife travel photo. So if you’re stuck for ideas on what exotic wildlife to keep your eyes peeled for, we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 around the world. Happy snapping!

1. The Squirrel Monkey

Did you know the Squirrel Monkey marks its territory by peeing on its hands? These furry critters are found across South America particularly...

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Advice

Travel tips

Why you should travel solo on a tour at least once

Solo travel

Let’s face it, not everyone wants to be alone. But when the travel bug has bitten there’s no stopping anyone. But with solo travel taking centre stage, we believe you should give it a go!

If you find yourself at a crossroads wanting to venture out but all of your friends and family are busy, why not take on a group adventure tour? It might just be the best decision you’ll ever make!

Say hello to creativity

Picture the scene: You’re on tour walking along the cobbled...

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Colombia

Destinations

South America

8 reasons you don’t want to visit Colombia

There’s not 5, not 10 but 8 (yes, we went there) reasons you really shouldn’t save up your hard earned cash to visit what was once voted the happiest country in the world. I mean, why would you want to put up with the loud salsa dancing on the streets of Cali, endless mountains and all that coffee? Let us tell you why...

1. Christmas is taken very seriously

Colombian’s love Christmas. So you’ll need to mentally prepare yourself for streets and streets of...

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Advice

Trip planning

Your travel 2018 bucket list: Top 5 recommended cities

Lost City Colombia

We’ve finally reached that time of year where we look back on our travels and ask ourselves ‘where to next?’ Ease your Wanderlust with our top 5 recommended cities to visit in 2018...

1. Santa Marta, Colombia

Known to be the oldest city in Colombia, sunny Santa Marta isn’t usually the first choice of destination to explore when visiting northern Colombia, but is well worth a visit for lovers of sun, sea and sand. One of the best things to do is walk down...

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