• Five of the best: Cycling routes

    The 2012 Tour de France kicks off tomorrow. And it's bound to inspire more than a few of you to jump on your bikes and get going. Why not do it in style, and head offonto one of the world's most scenic, interesting, adrenalin-pumping or just plain pretty bike routes.

    We've picked five of the best (presented here in no particular order). So gear up and get going!

  • Making incense in Vietnam

    Incense is part of daily life in Vietnam. Joss sticks are offered at the altars which grace every business and almost every home, sold by the kilo in little stores and even (in some parts) burnt against mosquitos.

  • 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.  

  • Why Laos and Thailand are great for family vacations

    Today's guest bloggers are the Bohemian Family, consisting of five adventurers - mum, dad and three boys. They started a quest to escape the rat race five years ago in Costa Rica and haven't looked back since. By sharing their experiences they hope others will be encouraged to attempt a life of permanent adventure.

  • Monkly business in Burma: Part 2

    Here's part two of Ewen Bell's blog about Burma. Read Part 1 here to get the whole story.

  • Monkly business in Burma: Part 1

    After four days in Burma I had learned almost nothing of the country or its people. My tour guide was Junta Government approved, a well to-do girl of significant privilege and very little imagination. She was not unaware of the political drama that has unfolded in Burma during recent decades, but was clearly unaffected by it. So one afternoon I escaped the organised tour to search for the real Yangon, and I found him sitting beside a stupa.

  • Connecting girls, inspiring futures: International Women's Day 2012

    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? 

  • Feast cookalong: Satay Sapi (Beef Satay)

    Alix Clark is the editor of SBS food magazine Feast. In this regular series, she will choose a different dish from Feast magazine and recreate it in her own kitchen...

  • 5 iconic movie destinations to add to your wishlist

    The silver screen has immortalised many destinations across the globe, from the lost island paradise in The Beach to the iconic bridge from the World War II classic - The Bridge on the River Kwai.

    With Oscars buz z in the air, what better reason to add a destination to your wishlist than to visit some of the unique and iconic places that have inspired filmmakers and movie-goers for decades!

    Here are our top 5 iconic movie destinations:

    1. Gorillas in the Mist – Rwanda

  • Essential Vietnam

    Tom Neal Tacker writes for Naked Hungry Traveller, an Aussie online magazine that bares the truth on travel experiences with stories, reviews, news, tips and pics.

    Vietnam stretches for nearly 1,500 kilometres from its northern border with China to its vast Mekong River delta in its southern extremity. A mountainous spine bridges the northern, central and southern regions. 

  • Feast cookalong: Laotian pork laap salad

    Alix Clark is the editor of SBS food magazine Feast. In this regular series, she will choose a different dish from Feast magazine and recreate it in her own kitchen:

  • Burma - land of smiles and surprisingly good Italian food!

    Peregrine's Managing Director, Glenyce Johnson, went on our 12-day Burma Unveiled trip over the new year.  Glenyce loves to travel, and has visited over 100 countries. So it's pretty impressive that she has now placed Burma in her top 10 list of favourite places!

    We sat down to chat with her recently, and heard some fascinating stories about this increasingly popular country:

  • Amok in Cambodia

    Add something new to your recipe repertoire with this mouth watering Cambodian dish.

  • The great packing debate

    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...

  • Oxfam: Saving Lives in Laos

    Awe-inspiring wilderness, beautiful Buddhist temples and those famous Laoatian smiles aside, Laos is one of the poorest and most disadvantaged countries in South East Asia.

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