• Image of the week: The Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea

    Our image of the week is a group of trekkers taking on The Kokoda Track, Papua New Guinea. It was taken by Alan Manning.

    Here's five quick facts about the Kokoda Track:

  • Travel: Embrace the difference

    One of the most exciting things about travel is the opportunity to step outside your comfort zone. You are given the chance to see, hear, eat and smell things you have never tried before, and might never try again!
    But even the most seasoned traveller can experience culture shock in certain situations.

  • Culinary cooking tour in Vietnam

    A recent Peregrine tour headed off to discover the exotic tastes, smells and sights of Vietnam. The 10-day Vietnam Culinary Journey goes beyond the major highlights and delves into the heart of this fascinating country. 

    The group sent us some great images, and we wanted to show you the sorts of thing you can expect from market trips, cooking schools and excellent sightseeing on this culinary adventure.

  • On your marks, get set, race around the world!

    Get your running shoes on and try a race with a difference. Around the world there are some fascinating, interesting and unusual races happening all the time. So get fit, raise money and make some memories along the way.

    Iceland
    Visiting Iceland? Why not be a part of Mi?næturhlaup, otherwise known as the Midnight Run? It kicks off at 10:00pm with 3 kilometre, 5 kilometre and 10 kilometre options.

  • Travel while the Aussie dollar is hot!

    Aussie dollar burning a hole in your pocket? Now is the time to put it to use.

    Research by the National Australia Bank shows us which destinations will get us the best bang for our buck. And for those into exotic, exciting, historic and thrilling adventures…the news couldn't be better

  • All your South East Asia questions answered - with expert Stu Lyall

    We recently held another successful Facebook Q&A session. This time the topic was South East Asia, with our resident expert, Stuart Lyall. 

    Keep an eye out for future Q&A sessions on other destinations by liking us on Facebook, and have your questions handy. Or perhaps you could even offer advice to other travellers. We love to hear from the Peregrine community!

    Here is a summary of the chat:

  • 5 packing essentials for the Kokoda track

    Antonina Indomenico is a tourism student doing some work experience in the Peregrine office.

    There are a few essentials that should be at the top of everyone’s list when packing for their Kokoda track journey. They include:

  • Top 5 things to see in Laos

    Antonina Indomenico is a tourism student who is doing work experience here at the Peregrine office. 

    Laos is a magical country of natural beauty and wonder, intense religion, smiling friendly locals, ancient history and magnificent temples.

    Check out my top five things to see while in Laos (not necessarily in order):

  • Family holiday tips for Vietnam

    If you're looking for a great family destination where kids are welcomed with open arms, you can't go past Vietnam.

    Here are just some of the reasons Vietnam is such a fantastic, family-friendly destination:

  • Recipe: Som Tum (Green Papaya Salad)

    This is a really popular little dish from Northeastern Thailand, and goes brilliantly with some barbecued chicken and sticky rice.

    Head to Thailand and you can get this from almost any street hawker, each with their own little twists and variations.

    Have all the ingredients ready before you start. And don't forget to taste as you go. Som tum is a very personal thing, which is why only one serving is prepared at a time.

  • Vietnam: More than just incredible Pho

    Ok, ok we get it. Pho is incredible. It's amazing. It's delicious. And best of all, it's cheap. When visiting Vietnam, Pho can become so addictive that you often have to force yourself to try something new.

    But trust me, there is a lot more to Vietnam than a bowl of this delicious soup.

    So once you've had your Pho fix, here are the three other things you simply must try:

  • Recipe for Khao Soi - the taste of Northern Thailand

    For a fun history lesson on Northern Thailand, simply sit down and enjoy a meal. The complex fusion of flavours, aromas and techniques is a perfect reflection of its past, an area once ruled by warring empires.

  • All aboard the Eastern Orient Express

    To board the Eastern Orient Express is to step back in time to a 'Colonial' era of charm, elegance and luxury.

    From baggage handlers in starched uniforms to a resident pianist tinkling the ivories in the Bar Car, no expense has been spared in providing the world's most sophisticated train journey from Bangkok to Singapore.

    On board

  • Would you rather: Eat cautiously or try everything?

    We recently asked our Facebook fans to take part in a travel debate.

    The topic:
    Are you overly cautious with food when travelling or do you throw caution to the wind and try the lot?

    Try everything:
    Most people were keen to try the local cuisine, but also understood the risks. Despite a few reports of Bali Belly and the odd dodgy tummy, it seems our Facebook fans are a pretty adventurous lot:

  • Image of the week: The Eastern Orient Express train, Bangkok

    Image of the week: The Eastern Orient Express train by Ron Bambridge

    Trip of the week: The Eastern Orient Express - Bangkok to Singapore

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