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Why is philanthropic travel more important now than ever?

Over recent years, there has been an increasing awareness of world issues and global needs and as such, there has been a recent surge in travelling as a means to give back.

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Are you a world travel expert? Try our quiz!

We have compiled an unusual quiz as part of the “Travel From Home” series we are running during the Covid-19 pandemic. The quiz is designed to be challenging, stimulating and amusing; how will you fare?!

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Where are the best holidays and vacations in Nepal? - An expert’s guide

Perched between the mighty empires of India and China, Nepal is a mystical land of towering peaks that has attracted great sages, Buddhist and Hindu pilgrims as well as adventure seekers and mountaineers for centuries.

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How can I maintain social distancing on holiday/vacation?

Travellers will be asking one big question right now: How can I travel safely post Covid-19 and will I still be required to observe social distancing? It’s a question that merits serious thought. The obvious answer is to travel privately. Not only does this...

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Charities in crisis: How can you provide a lifeline during Covid 19?

All of us around the world have been impacted by coronavirus but, as you can imagine, some communities and regions are faced with extremely bleak prospects. As the coronavirus pandemic halts tourism to Africa and Asia, charities that operate on the ground h...

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Where are India's top 12 Culinary holidays and expert cookery classes?

Like most things in India, food is an event, a celebration, and it is one of the core elements that defines the Indian way of life. It’s a process, a journey that is as multifaceted, refined and devotional as any fine art.

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10 Top African and Asian music albums for your playlist

Music is known to do wonders to raise the mood, beat despair and fill emptiness and especially at this time, we wanted to give you the chance to transport yourself to exotic faraway places through inspiring new sounds.

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What are the top 10 travel films for 2020/21? Our experts' guide

Films and documentaries can always be relied upon to visually and emotionally transport us to the most fascinating regions of the world. From intimate insights into wildlife species’ behaviour to colourful imaginings of stories and events, here are some fil...

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Which top 10 travel books have our in-house experts picked for your reading pleasure?

Emily Dickinson said “There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away”. At times when I am unable to travel in person, I indulge in reading and allow my imagination to provide the escapism that many of us crave.

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Where are Sri Lanka’s best wildlife safari destinations?

I recently had the privilege of chatting to one of Sri Lanka’s finest wildlife experts, Ramani Jayewardene, about her views on wildlife conservation in the country and the role and future of sustainable tourism.

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Why is Jamtara Wilderness Camp in Madhya Pradesh the perfect Tiger Safari location?

Jamtara Wilderness Camp is the only camp located at the northern entrance to Pench National Park in Madhya Pradesh affording exclusive wildlife viewing experiences; just one advantage of this superb camp. It is the creation of a truly passionate wildlife en...

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Where are Sri Lanka's top three summer holiday destinations?

A family holiday to Sri Lanka during the ‘secret season’ of July could be just the opportunity you need for your family to spend quality time together and explore this diverse country which is full of hidden gems.

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How does sustainable tourism help support wildlife conservation and local communities?

‘Luxury travel’ has a new meaning. It’s not about the thread count of the bed sheets or the sparkle of the crystal anymore. The true luxury of travel is to have phenomenal experiences that you will remember forever, whilst supporting conservation and commun...

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Where are Sri Lanka's 6 best culture and history holidays?

On my recent travels of South and West Sri Lanka I was lucky to revisit some of my favourite places on this resplendent isle. I believe that these gems give one the most diverse insights into quintessential Sri Lanka.

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Where are India's best kept secret holiday destinations?

Think culture and it is hard not to think of India. With a vast population of more than a billion, spread across 29 different states, speaking 22 different languages with over 720 dialects, India is truly beguiling and multicultural.

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What is the best way to experience Bhutan’s culture and wildlife?

Taking a holiday to Bhutan allows one to travel back in time and experience this enigmatic country in which little has changed - it really is an absolute must-visit!

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Where are the best volcano hiking holiday experiences in Indonesia?

Indonesia is a remarkable country which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire and houses the largest number and density of volcanoes of any country in the world. With this comes stunning scenery and fantastic volcano hiking opportunities!

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Where Are The Best Two Luxury Glamping Camps In India's beautiful Ladakh Mountains?

I believe that ‘glamping’ may well be the ultimate way to explore the pristine and untrammelled region of Ladakh, connecting with the landscape and wilderness without compromising on luxury. For me this is the perfect balance!

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Where on holiday to Sri Lanka's Cultural Triangle can you see primates?

The ancient jungles of Asia are home to an astounding array of flora and fauna. It is therefore not surprising that some of the finest hotspots for observing primates in their natural habitat are located in Asia.

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Where are the best trekking and walking holidays in Nepal?

This land of contrasts beckons to those who are willing to travel, as the majority of Nepalis do, on foot. This is the most fabulous way of getting to understand the complex and fascinating local culture of Nepal and having the chance to interact with some ...

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An expert's guide to the best walking holidays and treks in the Indian Himalayas

Walking journeys are undoubtedly the most eco-friendly, low-impact and sustainable form of travel that can for many lead to a profound and transformative bond with nature and their inner-self. I would recommend everyone explore the Himalaya on foot at least...

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How is conservation-led tourism helping to protect the endangered Snow Leopard?

With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snow-capped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, Ladakh is one of the most picturesque places on earth. It is the home of the “Ghost of the Himalaya”, the enigmatic snow leopard, and is considered to be the bes...

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Find out how holidays to Borneo are helping to conserve the rainforest and wildlife

When one thinks of the island of Borneo one most likely thinks first of verdant rainforests and the endangered orangutan, which faces complex challenges to its survival. Your holiday to this fantastic island can help to conserve the many unique and threaten...

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Why is Indonesia a great destination for active family holidays?

Families are always looking for unique adventures to make the travel experience active and fun for the whole family. ‘Fly and flop’ holidays are a thing of the past as families look for ways to turn their holidays more educational, healthy and exciting.

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What are the 5 best family holiday experiences in Myanmar (Burma)?

Asia is such a fabulous destination for luxury family holidays, with a massive variety of unique cultures, amazing landscapes, incredible food and very friendly and welcoming people.

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What are the top 5 most exclusive Asian experiences you’ve probably never thought of?

When it comes to ultra-high-end luxury experiences, Asia offers some of the most exciting and unusual options in the world. This is thanks to the sheer variety the continent is blessed with from fascinating wildlife and awe-inspiring landscapes to some of ...

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Where are the top two travel destinations in Asia this year?

This time of the year, when the rest of the world is recovering from Christmas frenzy, there is tremendous anticipation and excitement across Japan for Fukubukuro or ‘lucky bags’.

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How is SEWA empowering self-employed women of Gujurat and beyond?

In our constant endeavour to engage with and support effective and innovative charitable organisations across our destinations, in India the Explorations Company is supporting SEWA, a trade union that supports and empowers self-employed women from underpriv...

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The top 3 luxury river cruises in Myanmar (Burma)

For those who appreciate the art of slow travel and are as interested in the journey as the destination, river cruising is one of the best ways to explore Asia, whether it is travelling on the holy Ganges in India, mighty Mekong in Cambodia, Vietnam and Lao...

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Cruising down the Ganges is one of the best ways to explore hidden India

For millennia the Ganges has nourished all of India’s great empires – from the Mauryas whose great Emperor Ashoka spread Buddhism around Asia to the Great Mughals and finally the British and other East India Companies.

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