Image c/o Koshy Koshy, Flickr
Image c/o Koshy Koshy, Flickr
As one of the world’s most populated nations, Bangladesh is often overlooked as a worthy travel destination. But at Peregrine, we want to change that. A maze of gorgeously green waterways, decadent tea estates, languid rivers and colourful bazaars, India’s lesser-known neighbour is a rural wonderland.
Boasting a marvelous plethora of natural and man-made sites, Sri Lanka certainly lives up to its adopted title of ‘Pearl of the Indian Ocean’. Intrinsically linked to the spiritual traditions of its four major religions – Buddhism, Islam, Christianity and Hinduism – the land is scattered with sites of significant cultural importance and physical beauty.
Life's pretty sweet when you're cruising the backwaters of Kerala in Southern India. It doesn't take long to unwind and relax, letting the peace settle over you. This labyrinth of interconnected canals, rivers, lakes and inlets, is formed by more than 900 km of waterways. And you'll feel like you've got all the time in the world to explore this fascinating destination.
Here's some ways to keep entertained, without having to rouse yourself too far from your dreamlike state:
It’s often thought that once you have children your opportunities to travel suddenly become limited to European holiday resorts with high-rise hotels and a Kids’ Club run by a sweaty man in a giant purple dolphin suit.
But why should the exploring stop when you’re a parent? Having children with you on your travels can be an enriching experience, opening all kinds of doors no matter where you choose to go.
Love in a warm climate.
An intimate moment, a cheeky smile, a longing glance. These are the sorts of authentic, everyday scenes you get to witness when you travel on a small group with Peregrine.
Take a look through all our India tours and find one that will allow you to get an inside look at this fascinating culture.
Glenyce Johnson is the Managing Director of Peregrine, and she's also one of our most passionate travellers. Glenyce has been to over 100 countries, and her next big challenge will be to tackle the Camino Trail in Spain next year.
I sat down to chat with Glenyce and was swept up in her world of adventure, exploration and discovery. I also learnt that you can never underestimate the power of a good gin and tonic at the end of a long day!
India is top of many people’s ‘must see’ list, a truly exotic and colourful country steeped in history. It’s the kind of place where you want to be gazing at the sights, not frantically searching the shops for eye drops!
I’ve put together a list of the essential items you should pack, so you can relax and enjoy the scenery, knowing you’ve got everything you’ll need.
There's two types of people in this world...meat lovers and non-meat lovers. I guess you could say we're a lot like pizzas that way. But what about that curious new group (who don't have a pizza named after them yet)... the vegans?
Holding a dinner party these days means catering to all different types of eaters - diabetics, gluten-free, coeliacs, vegos and vegans. Oh, and there's always that one person who won't eat peas.
On Saturday 2 June this year, the Queen will celebrate 60 years on the throne. Celebrations for the Diamond Jubilee are happening right across the UK, culminating in a special event this weekend.
So when all the ceremonies, parties, soirees, processions and concerts wind up, we figure a few members of the Royal Family could do with a holiday.
See where we think they should go to shake off the shackles of royal duty and let their hair down (well, those of them who still have hair...ahem, William).
The Queen and Prince Philip
Arguably no other city in the world offers such dramatic contrasts than Delhi – comprised as it is of two worlds, the old and the new, each representing vastly different histories, influences and ways of life. New Delhi, with its pristine wide streets was built as the imperial capital of India by the British; centuries old, chaotic Old Delhi on the other hand, was the capital of Islamic India.
Today is International Women's Day and to celebrate this year's theme Connecting Girls, Inspiring Futures we asked the ladies in the Peregrine office a couple of questions about some of their most inspiring journeys. From trekking to Everest to road tripping through the USA the Peregrine girls are a very well-travelled bunch!
What’s been your most adventurous holiday to date?
Once you've chosen a destination and booked a trip, the next big decision is about packing. There's so many different opinions out there about what's best. But you are the only one who knows what is right for you.
Here's a couple of the most common debates when it comes to packing, and some pros and cons for each option. Roll clothes or fold them? Suitcase or backpack? Read our handy guide and make your decision wisely...
It's the best time of the year to bag some book bargains, and if you're planning a trip to India then Marissa Cooke has chosen some great reads to add to your list.
India is the sort of country where you can spend all day soaking up some magnificent sights, but still find time to relax in a quiet corner with a cup of chai as the hustle and bustle continues around you. Take note of these three fascinating books, and pop one in your backpack (or load it to your Kindle if you are that way inclined!)