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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 of the 103 different tribes in a genuine manner!
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The best family holiday in the Himalayas & Northern India

When I take my family on an annual vacation, we try to mix luxury and style but we also love to engage with the destination. Kumaon is brilliant for families as one can walk from village to village, observing the peaceful, rural culture without another tourist in sight.
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Why you should visit Nepal on your next holiday

Nepal is a treasure. Diverse, breathtakingly beautiful, utterly friendly, spiritually profound and an excellent destination for fabulous activities including, of course, stunning trekking potential, Nepal has it all.
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Bhutan’s top 3 off the beaten track treasures

I recently had an opportunity to explore the fascinating kingdom of Bhutan, often called the Land of Happiness. The amazing monasteries, the beautiful villages and their ever so cheerful people as well as the magnificent mountainous scenery - Bhutan is heavenly!
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Sri Lanka’s 5 best national parks

When it comes to national parks, you're hard-pushed to find any that rival those of Sri Lanka in terms of awe-inspiring beauty and fascinating wildlife, particularly as Sri Lanka's relatively undeveloped state means their boundaries range far and wide across the island.
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Where is the Best Culinary Experience in the Himalayas?

At the turn of the 21st Century Nepal was considered a barren land in terms of cuisine. Bland curries were the staple of most hotels. But, sixteen years on, there has been an absolute sea change both in Kathmandu itself and further afield in villages such as Dhulikhel.
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How does Kerala's Malabar cuisine differ from India's other spicy recipes?

On any journey through India it soon becomes clear that there is no such thing as “typical” Indian food. The regional Malabar cuisine of Kerala is unlike anything else on the subcontinent and the best way to experience it is by a homestay and cookery classes at Ayesha Manzil.
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Where are the 7 Very Best Luxury Tented Camps in India?

The current luxury tented camps across India offer so many experiences, whether you’re looking for a rugged, outdoorsy adventure or an indulgent, romantic vacation, there’s something for everyone!
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Where is the best place to see snow leopards in the wild?

With a high altitude desert dominated by rugged snowcapped mountains and deep turquoise lakes, Ladakh is one of the most picturesque places on earth. This is the home of the “Ghost of the Himalaya”, the enigmatic snow leopard, and renowned as the best place in the world to spot them.
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How is 'Sustainable Travel' helping children in India's Samthar Valley?

In the Samthar Valley of West Bengal, sustainable travel is directly benefitting local communities through investments in infrastructure, environmental projects and educating local children at the inspired Awake and Shine School.
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How can 'Sustainable Travel' help to increase Tiger numbers in India's Reserves?

How can we ensure that wildlife and the people who live alongside it can become the primary beneficiaries of tourism and can wildlife tourism enhance the quality and quantity of the habitat available?
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Why was Jawai Leopard Camp, Rajasthan, chosen for the 2017 Gold List?

On a recent exploration off-the-beaten-track in Rajasthan, I had the pleasure of staying for a few nights at Jawai Leopard camp. Recommended by Conde Nast's Gold List 2017, it is a luxury safari camp lying at the heart of an untrammelled wilderness, where leopards roam wild and free.
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Family Holidays in Costa Rica and Peru

Only a short flight south from mainland Ecuador, the access point for the Galapagos, lies beautiful Peru which would make a wonderful combination for a really special family journey. You have easy access into the Amazon Basin where children will be intrigued by the unique species of creepy crawlies, amazing plants and giant river fish of this area in either beautiful family friendly fully screened lodges or aboard delightful luxurious river cruise boats.
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Where are the best family holidays in Latin America?

What better way to prise your children from their i-pads and games than to take them on a life-changing journey to the Galapagos Islands, one of the world’s most fascinating and engaging wildlife destinations? A year round destination set on the Equator, this archipelago is home to unique species of birds, marine and land mammals that are as curious about you as you are to see them.
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Where to enjoy the Fiesta in Latin America!

Latin America is THE place for festivals from more sombre but very dramatic and elaborate religious processions to lively and energetic fiestas which are a riot of colour, music, noise and general festivities. Latinos rarely need too much excuse to hold a party or to dress up and get together, that is for sure.
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The Ultimate Fiesta at Rio Carnival!

No-one does a party quite like the Brazilians. Every body young and old can dance to the samba beat and they adore music, good company, food and of course costumes, colour and glamour. Carnival is a huge festival all over Latin America, just prior to Ash Wednesday, and this long week-end truly epitomizes the Latinos’ love of a great celebration.
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Delve beyond Machu Picchu into Peru's Colourful Past

Peru really is one of South America’s iconic destinations, especially if you have never been to this vibrant continent before. If you have images springing to mind of colourful local costumes, markets, lilting Andean music and, of course, Machu Picchu as the ultimate monument to a once mighty empire, the Incas, then you are right on the mark.
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Our favourite Rooms with a View

Much as we love it when the British summer finally comes around – the sun is out for a while, we are almost at the longest day of the year, it’s strawberry season, Wimbledon is about to begin… But when the clouds roll back over and the days get shorter again, where do we wistfully think we would rather be?
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Cruising gently down the Amazon

The Amazon is a haven for some of the most exotic species on Earth as well as our most critical ecosystem. What better way to discover the incredible wildlife and meet some of the local people that inhabit this dense jungle region than by riverboat.
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What is a Galapagos cruise really like?

The Galapagos Islands are widely considered to be one of the world’s most captivating wildlife destinations and a journey around these volcanic islands is a wonderful voyage of adventure – but is it right for you?
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Ecuador Holidays for Families of all ages

Head to Ecuador for a wonderful and incredibly family-friendly holiday which in a relatively small area offers a whole diversity of experiences from rainforest to riding among volcanoes, kayaking into mangroves and snorkelling with sealions.
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Brazil's Beaches & Wildlife are great for Family Holidays

Brazil is a great destination for families, most especially with older children who love their action adventures, whether on land or in the sea. It is a vast country with lots of different microclimates, so there is always a destination to suit whatever the time of year.
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Action-packed Family Holidays in Mexico

Colourful, vibrant Mexico has miles and miles of idyllic beaches which, when mixed with incredible history brought to life by its vast pyramids, astonishing wildlife highlights and a whole host of active adventures, make it perfect for families of all ages.
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Adventure & Wildlife on a Costa Rica Family Holiday

Costa Rica makes an ideal family holiday destination for children of all ages. Small, friendly, great value and full of fascinating creatures to discover in the rainforest as well as being malaria free means even your little ones can enjoy the adventure here.
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Take the family on an Argentina Riding Holiday

Argentina is perfect for energetic family holidays where you can mix outdoor adventures in Patagonia or the Pampas with exotic rainforest and exhilarating waterfalls as well as plenty of chances to see unique wildlife.
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The best way to follow in Darwin's Footsteps

Charles Darwin is certainly best known for his study of the wildlife in the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador which led him to write the ground-breaking “The Theory of Evolution” but his travels also took him far afield in South America and most especially to Patagonia.
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Why we love the Galapagos for Family Holidays

The Galapagos Islands are one of the world’s finest wildlife habitats – an incredible classroom for adults and children alike as you experience encounters with the unique species of the islands up close, both on land and under the water. Combine this with some wonderful experiences on the mainland in beautiful and welcoming Ecuador for a family holiday of a lifetime.
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A Gourmet Taste of Latin America

Latin America has a varied gastronomic heritage that until recent years was very little known outside of the continent. But with an ever-growing rise in popularity of a greater diversity in gourmet delights and as our palates become ever more adventurous, the delicious specialities of South and Central America are gradually becoming more widely known.
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When is the best time to visit Costa Rica?

Costa Rica is a fascinating little country in Central America: very safe and easy to get around because of its size, offering a fabulous diversity of wildlife, ecosystems and stunning landscapes and some of the friendliest local people you are likely to meet.
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When is the best time to visit South America?

South America is a vast and varied continent with a spectacular diversity of landscapes, climatic environments, cultures and people. Its vibrant music and colourful communities fire up the imagination like no other continent.
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