• 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.

  • Don't go hungry in Hungary: Goulash recipe

    Hungary. What a beautiful and historical country of Eastern Europe. There's so many stories I'd love to tell you about, but I'll never forget the taste of Hungarian food. Because I do believe that experiencing Hungary’s food is the best way for learning about its culture and traditions.

  • 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:

  • 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:

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