As far as other-wordly destinations go, the Galapagos is certainly up there. Ruled by seals, marine iguanas, impressive birdlife and prehistoric landscapes, these Ecuadorian isles are renowed for their unique ecosystem and endemic inhabitants.
Algeria has been off the map for mainstream tourists for 20 years or so, after a fairly destructive civil war during the 1990’s rendered it off-limits. Though peace was restored in 2003, it's taken some time for the scars in Algerian society to heal. Now, the majority of the country (the far south remains off-limits) is quite safe for travellers to return.
Last week, Peregrine General Manager, Steve Wroe, imparted some wisdom on what to pack for a Himalaya hike. This week, the Himalaya veteran talks about how to physically prepare for the hike, and to tackle the hike once you've set off.
Steve Wroe is Peregrine's General Manager as well as one of Peregrine's in-house Himalaya hiking veterans. He's tackled numerous hikes over the years, in Nepal, Tibet and beyond. Here, he talks about what to pack for an expedition and offers some insight that you simply couldn't find in any guidebooks.
Andrea Millar and Glenyce Johnson are two legends of Peregrine, and recently spent time in the incredible destination of Burma. Here's a few insights from their time here.
Standing proud across the Cazadores de Maro cliff near Nerja, Spain, the Eagle Aqueduct is a stunning testament to masterful 19th century engineering.
Lake Titicaca’s Uros Islands, made entirely out of totora reeds, are home to the Uros tribe. The same reeds are also used by the residents of the islands to provide transport, sustenance and shelter.
We spoke to Senior Private Groups Consultant, Zoe Rees, about her recent trip to Bhutan. Zoe completed the 9-day Dragon Kingdom trip, returning to the Peregrine offices brimming with stories. Here, she shares some of her highlights:
"I weary of writing more about these buildings, because it seems to me that I shall not be believed if I write more ... I swear by God, in Whose power I am, that all I have written is the truth". Portuguese priest Francisco Álvares, circa 1520.