• Get the albatross off the hook

    Here's ten things you didn't know about albatrosses. Pay particular attention to number ten and find out what you can do to help...

  • Great day trips from Lisbon

    Although Portugal is no longer Europe's best kept secret, you can still escape the busy crowds. The capital, Lisbon, is a magical place to start your Portuguese sojourn - anyone fancy a riverside wander along cobblestone streets framed by looming cathedrals? Time spent in Lisbon either before or after a tour is well worth it, here are some incredible day trips so you can explore more of Portugal’s precious sites.

  • ANZAC Day: A day of remembrance

    Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the raw power of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day. 

    It is a day of remembrance, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, and an emotional, sobering travel experience. ANZAC Day stays emblazoned on the memory of all those who have experienced Dawn Service on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula.

  • Four great Asian treks

    Asia is incredibly diverse in its landscape and topography – from volcanic ranges and snowy peaks to sun drenched beaches and tropical rainforests.  It’s also home to some of the best, most rewarding and scenic treks the world has to offer.

    Here are four of the best:

  • Team Peregrine hit the trail for Oxfam

  • Five top adventure activities in South Africa

    For most people, boarding a plane to South Africa is adventure enough. After all, if you believe all you hear about our beautiful country, you’ll be running from lions in the streets, dodging bullets in your hotels and (for the men) holding on to your tackle in case someone decides to steal it. Yes, South Africa is one of the most dangerous countries in the world.

  • Why We Love It: Spain

    Here's the next in our Why We Love It series. In each of these blogs, we ask a Peregrine team member to tell you about their favourite place in the world. Today's blog has a focus Spain:

    Spain moves to a different rhythm than the rest of Europe. ‘Africa begins at the Pyrenees’ was the old saying of Europeans to the east and north of Iberian Peninsula. As demeaning as that sentiment might be, there is something ‘other’ about Spain and the Spanish. And that’s why I love it.

  • Feast recipe: Northern Thai Curry

    Every year from April 13 to April 15 the people of Thailand celebrate Songkran, or Thai New Year. The name comes from Sanskrit and means 'a move or change', and the date of Thai New Year was set according to the astrological calculations. 

    In order to celebrate this exciting event, why not whip up this Northern Thai curry courtesy of SBS food magazine Feast.  

  • Flying with kids: 5 must-bring items

    Going on a long flight with kids can be a wonderful adventure. It can also be stressful and exhausting. To make it easier, it’s a good idea to prepare yourself and your kids ahead of time by talking about what will happen on your trip, both at the airport and on board the plane. It also helps to bring some useful items with you in your hand luggage.

    Here are five items I always put in my carry-on:

  • A local's guide to Istanbul

    Jessica Tamtürk is a journalist who has lived in Istanbul for five years. She has the first-hand knowlege and insight to help travellers make the most of their time in this fascinating country. She sat down and answered a few questions that might help with your next visit. 

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