• 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.

  • 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. 

  • Explore the Dordogne

    Visiting the Dordogne for the first time is an experience few forget. This enchanting region of France seems to exist purely for those who enjoy the simple things in life - walking, eating, history and stunning landscapes.

  • Interview with a travel activist

    Tell us a little bit about yourself.  Who are you? What do you do? What is your favourite animal?
    I’ve been living in South Africa since I was nearly seven, having emigrated from England with my family, so I pretty much call South Africa home. As a 35-year old, I’ve been fortunate enough to do a fair bit of travelling both within South Africa and internationally, and the travel bug has certainly bitten.

  • 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.

  • Croatia's charming coastal towns

    With more than 5,000 kilometres of coastline and 1,200 islands, one of the true highlights of a trip to Croatia is exploring the historic, charming, medieval towns dotted along the coastline. Jump on a boat and go island-hopping, where you'll enjoy some of Croatia’s famed fresh seafood and crisp regional wines as you meander along its sun-drenched Adriatic coast.

  • Eating your way through Italy

    Italy’s rich food and wine heritage is as diverse as it is delicious! There’s no better way to experience the authentic culture and tradition of Italy’s regions than by following your nose and your tastebuds on the Italian food trail.

  • Camping with kids

    There's two sorts of camping: the dreamy, childhood version where a canopy of stars shines over a warm, open fire while darling babies sleep soundly in their tents. And then there's the reality.

    Camping with kids required the organisational skills of an event planner, and more sanitary wipes than you can fit into the average ocean liner.

  • A Day in Delhi

    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.

  • 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.

  • Oklahoma Indian country: Part 2

    Yesterday, Tom Neal Tacker took you on a journey through Oklahoma. Today, the journey continues with part two...

  • Oklahoma Indian country: Part 1

    When I told friends that I was going to Oklahoma, each one asked, “Where’s it playing?” I explain that I’m not seeing the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein musical revived for the umpteenth time but the actual 46th American state.

  • Backpack or suitcase: your responses

    We recently posted a blog about one of the most common questions a traveller must ask themselves: backpack or suitcase? You can read it here.

    We asked the question on Facebook, and got an overwhelming response. So we thought we'd lay it out for you here, and let you weigh up some of the pros and cons before making your decision. 

    Here's the responses we got, split into either backpack, suitcase or a combination of the two:

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