• Five quintessential Italian eating experiences

    Five of our favourites from the country that virtually invented sensory indulgence. We take a ride through some of our favourite eating moments in the home of eating indugence.  How many have you done?

     

    Ice cream in Florence

  • So hot right now – a digest of where to go in 2011

    It’s a January tradition – newspapers and websites pontificating on the next big thing in travel, giving readers the inside scoop on where and what is hot for the year ahead. Trouble is, it’s pretty exhausting wading your way through the welter of various “where next” lists, so, as a public service of sorts, below’s our brief digest of the hottest tips for the year ahead.

  • A self-guided walk through the Pyrenees

    When it comes to European mountains, most trekkers make a beeline for the Alps, leaving Pyrenean trails - over high passes, among foothills and in the shadow of soaring summits - happily under-trampled.

  • Kick-start 2011: the best cities in the world for coffee

    Wipe the sleep from the eyes, shrug off post-festivities sluggishness and kick-start 2011 with a shot or two of black lightning: here’s a few of our favourite places for picking uppa cuppa something good.

    Vienna, Austria

  • Four Pilgrimages

    A few days until Christmas, so it seems apposite to have a blog with a religious bent. Their origin may lie in atoning for sins, but like Christmas, pilgrimages nowadays mean much more than just an expression of devotion to a particular faith. Whether secular or religious, they are in some ways the essence of travel: a practice that mingles the private and the public, mixes the many joys of camaraderie with the more private pleasures of reflection and discovery – of place, people and oneself. Here’s a whistlestop global tour of some of the great pilgrimages.

  • A trio of curious Christmas traditions from Europe

    One week of frantic shopping left before Christmas. As part of our festive countdown, here are a couple of loveably odd Christmas traditions from Europe. Enjoy.

    Krampus, Austria

  • A dozen films to give you wanderlust – the sequel

  • A dozen films to give you wanderlust, part one

    Films that are both inspiring journeys and inspire others to journey – the entries on this ‘The Beach’ -free zone all share the power to have you swiftly salivating at the scenery and adding a whole raft of new destinations to your ‘must visit’ list. In a blatant Harry Potter-style bid to spin out a good thing, we’ve split the list into two sections – the sequel will be released next week. Grab some popcorn, indulge, then let us know which flicks we missed.

  • The world’s best walking cities?

    More often than not, getting to grips with what makes a city tick is best done on foot. Whether it’s a museum ramble, exploration of cobblestoned old quarters, or idle paseo-style post-prandial perambulations, a walk is the best way of measuring up how a place exists on a human scale, how its inhabitants go about their daily lives, and of feeling the rhythm of the streets. Here are some of our favourite cities for a stroll. Head to our facebook page to chip in with others...

  • Bizarre landscapes

    All our trips get among landscapes that fascinate and capture the imagination. Some destinations, however, are just that little bit special in their ability to offer up the unexpected, where natural elements, and sometimes the hand of man, have worked overtime to create something that captivates because of its otherness. One we’ve recently added to our trips is Darvaza Crater in Turkmenistan, a mind-boggling open furnace in the middle of nowhere. Here’s Darvaza and a few of our other favourites.

  • Six great foodie cities

    Sometimes the joy of travel equals the joy of eating. Discovery, mixing with the locals, taking a chance that gloriously pays off – adventurous travelling and emboldened eating share the same delights. Here’s a globetrotting selection of some cities where we particularly enjoy what’s on the menu.

    Hanoi

  • The Magnificent Seven: the world's greatest treks

    Whether you’re exploring unsullied wildernesses, getting among beautiful landscapes or spending time with remote communities, trekking unlocks destinations in a unique way, making walkers truly a part of a place, and helping give a rich appreciation of both local cultures and scenery.

    Peregrine started in Nepal, and we started on foot. Three decades on, our trekking trips explore some of the world’s great wild places. We asked our trekking expert Lou Day to give us a run through some of her top trips on foot.

  • Private Walking Tours Through Europe

    We've had a spate of recent bookings from walking groups looking to flex their legs and have some fun in Europe.

  • Self-Guided Cycling Through Provence

    Journalist Niki Schuck invited her parents to share one of Peregrine's self-guided cycling tours with her earlier this year. Niki writes about her experience on their Cycling through Provence adventure.

  • The Natural Splendour of Eastern Europe

    A colourful tapestry of old traditions and landscapes, a trip through the Balkan countries offers a wonderful insight into a lesser-known Europe.

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