Meeting the locals

Rajasthan: regal palaces & rural villages

With its soaring forts, glistening palaces, rugged countryside and dramatic desert landscapes, Rajasthan is quintessential ...

Beyond Bali

Despite Indonesia being made up of an astonishing 17,000 islands, a huge number of visitors focus exclusively on Bali. While Bali has a great deal to offer travellers, from ancient temples and glistening rice terraces to thick jungle and paradise beaches, there is so much more to Indonesia than this one island alone. We have more »

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Lek Chailert

The insider: saving Asia’s elephants

We caught up with Lek Chailert who has won many awards for her work to save Asia’s elephants. Here, she tells us more about her project and how tourists have a responsibility to choose ethical elephant encounters. How did your organisation come about? I was working in the tourism industry and I saw the negative more »

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Lion

The Lion King: Follow in the footsteps of Simba

Whether it’s Simba or Mufasa, Pumbaa or Timon, the lovable characters of The Lion King all hold a special place in our hearts. So, with the release of Disney’s live-action remake now upon us, we thought we would reintroduce you to some of the most classic characters, along with advice on the best places in more »

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Serengeti

Serengeti: as seen on TV

The BBC’s latest wildlife series Serengeti really switched things up in terms of how nature documentaries are delivered, and we were glued to our screens every episode. With the use of ground-breaking videography and a dramatised storytelling technique, the series captured the daily unrest and emotional moments faced by animals of the Serengeti in northern more »

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