• 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? 

  • 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

  • A world of romance

    Everyone loves to be treated on Valentine's Day. Even if they are not in love! Whether it comes from your husband, wife, partner, best friend, mum or even your cat...there's nothing like being spoiled and made to feel special.

    Next year, instead of the usual chocolates and flowers, why not plan something really unforgettable, and visit one of the most romantic places in the world. There's plenty to choose from, but we've managed to narrow the list down to five:

  • Why we love it: Italy

    Here's the next in our Why We Love It series. This is a series written by different team members at Peregrine, about the place in the world they long to see again. Today's focus is on delectable, delicious and delightful Italy.

  • 5 works of art worth travelling for

    With so many inspiring and influential works of art in galleries, museums, and yes, even caves, around the world, it's no easy task to choose five works of art worth travelling to. But here are some that we think should be on everyone's list.

  • How to spend your Aussie dollars in Europe

    The Aussie dollar looks set to continue its record run against the euro, so if you've been dreaming of a European escape now could be the perfect time.

    ANZ Senior currency strategist Andrew Salter has said as long as the global economy doesn't go into a major recession, "we would not rule out the Aussie going higher against the Euro”.

  • Travel trends for the future

    For Peregrine travellers, it's always been important to get off the beaten tourist path and see a destination with the guidance of a local tour leader, allowing them to experience things they may not get the chance to see or do while travelling on their own.

    While this style of travel continues to grow, we are also seeing that travellers wat to immerse themselves even further in local cultures, experiencing even richer and deeper interactions within their chosen destinations.

  • Feast cookalong: Fugazzeta

    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:

  • Why we love it: France

    Here's the next chapter in our Why We Love It series. Each week we'll feature a blog written by a different Peregrine team member, about a place in the world that holds a special meaning for them. Today's focus is on France:

    France is the place for me. It’s where European culture has attained a kind of perfection, where progress means maintenance of the best the world has to offer, where ugliness, flavourlessness and boredom are anathema to the discerning cultural traveller.

  • Places you travelled in 2011

    2011 has been a year of ups and downs, highs and lows and most importantly...lots of travel! We asked our loyal Facebook fans to tell us where they visited this year. Some ventured close to home, others made many trips around the world while a few of you were simply staying put while you await your dream trip next year.

    Take a look at some of the fun, exotic, exciting and inspired places Peregrine fans visited this year and see if there's any ideas for your 2012 wishlist:

  • 5 bizarre festivals around the globe

    Marissa Cooke says there’s nothing like getting in amongst a completely random local festival for a super-unique travel experience. Baby jumping anyone?

    So in honour of the silly season, here are our picks for Europe’s’ five weirdest fests:

  • Three top destinations for chocolate lovers

    December is a time of indulgence. And what better way to get your fix than by taking a chocolate-fuelled trip around the globe. Marissa Cooke gives us three destinations for you and the sweet tooth in your life. And the best part is, after you've indulged you can get out on foot and walk it off with a tour around each of these fascinating places.

  • Three festive treats from around the world

    Bring some flavours of the world to your table this Christmas, and try one of these three festive treats. We've scoured the globe for some tasty, exotic, colourful and downright delicious recipes to help spice things up this year. 

    It's not always easy to break with tradition, so start off slowly as you take your family on a culinary trip around the world:

  • Photography for a cause: An exhibition by Lilli Morgan

    Our very own Lilli Morgan held her first photo exhibition last week, with all proceeds going towards the Peregrine Community Trust. She framed over 20 pieces and also made some beautiful calendars and books which are all available to purchase (see below for details).  

  • 12 Days of Christmas Destinations

    Guest blogger Marissa Cooke thinks there's no better time to plan your next escape than in the countdown to Christmas holidays.

    To help your mind wander (even if you can’t!), she's created her own version of the 12 Days of Christmas. It goes a little something like this…

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