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Is tailor-made travel right for me?

A divisive issue among travel enthusiasts, the question ‘South America or Asia?’ often arises when considering where to go for a trip with a difference. The passionate music of South America, its beautiful landscapes and Latin culture are a strong lure, but the mouth-watering food, stunning ancient architecture and tropical beaches makes Asia a strong opponent. Here, we weigh up the pros and cons for each destination, concluding Asia is certainly our favourite place to travel (though you might disagree – ho, ho, ho!)



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Things to experience in Myanmar

India is a vast country encompassing everything imaginable from the mountainous Himalayas in the north to the tropical coastal beaches of the south. It can be very daunting planning a trip to the country, as there is so much to see and it is home to so many different ways of life. Here, we’re sharing our expert tips on how best to start planning.



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How to build your travel itinerary?

A travel itinerary is the backbone of your holiday. It details the flights, hotels, transfers, experiences and meals you’ve pre-booked and it sets the pace of your trip. It’s a document to which you will excitedly refer before you depart and which will guide you as you travel. But how do you make sure that your itinerary delivers the holiday of your dreams? How do you put it together in the first place?



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Group tours vs Tailor-made holidays

Having relatively recently opened up to the world, Myanmar can still pose challenges for travellers wanting to navigate the country. It encompasses a vast landmass, so getting about can be problematic as can be experiencing the highlights away from crowds and reaching undiscovered spots. This short guide will briefly outline how best to plan your trip.



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Is it worth hiring a guide in Myanmar?

For those considering how they’ll get around the vast country of Myanmar (Burma), you may be wondering whether it’s worth hiring a driver and guide for parts of your trip. We believe they help you to maximise your experience in the country and are great value for money; they’ll really get you under the surface, providing an insider’s perspective on all the things you see.



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How Malaysia inspired Becky’s career travel

Travel expert Becky reveals the story behind her career in travel. Whisked away as a child to the tropical riches of Malaysia, the food, history, architecture and landscapes captured her imagination. It was then she decided she wanted to travel for the rest of her life and pursue a career in the industry. Here she shares her life-changing experience:



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Things to do in Cambodia

World famous for its lost cities, stunning coastal towns and dark recent history, a trip to Cambodia lets you broaden your horizons as well as indulge in some rest and relaxation. Beyond the temples, it can sometimes be difficult to decide on the best experiences in the country to incorporate into your visit. Here’s a list of our top 10 to help your planning:



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Top 5 insider family experiences in Indochina

Philly and family recently travelled to Indochina for a very special Christmas holiday. Celebrating in Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An and Siem Reap, their trip included some incredible moments thanks to the expertise and connections of Experience Travel Group. Here’s her top 5 list of things to do that you could enjoy on your next family voyage.



English author, broadcaster, environmental campaigner and botanist David Bellamy tours the rainforest in and around The Datai Resort in Langkawi, Malaysia. The tour was led by The Datai's resident naturalist Irshad Mobarak on January 22nd, 2015.

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Forest therapy in Langkawi, Malaysia

The Datai’s resident naturalist, Irshad Mobarak, shares his thoughts on the benefits of nature. A tradition of Mandi Embun runs through Malay culture, this describes a walk through forests to soak up the atmosphere and unwind. The luxurious rainforest resort The Datai is the perfect place to try it out for yourself; indulge in some low-tech relaxation and marvel in the magnificence of the surrounding thousand-year-old rainforest.



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Danum or Tabin: which is the ultimate ‘rainforest experience’?

One of the main attractions of Borneo is its ancient rainforest.

The jungle spans millions of hectares and there are a number of places where you can get a really good ‘rainforest experience’. Two of the most popular are Danum Valley and the Tabin Wildlife Reserve. Both are situated in the eastern state of Sabah with access via the town of Lahad Datu. Due to their proximity to each other, they are often compared. I recently visited both, so thought I would offer a little insight into factors you might want to consider when choosing which one to visit.