We know expenditure can be really important when travelling as a family (many of us at Experience Travel Group go to Asia with young children ourselves). Whether you face the holiday budget conundrum on an annual basis or, if this is the first time you’re planning an all-out dream holiday to Asia, there are ways to make sure you stay within budget. Let us share a few tricks of the trade with you.
India is a vast country, with a colourful and sometimes chaotic way of life. For even the most well-travelled visitor, exploring the country can seem a little daunting. This is where the benefit of a guide (and driver!) becomes clear.
Being a single parent really shouldn’t restrict your travel horizons. But the process of organising a holiday can seem that more daunting, so we’ve put a top 10 list of things to do to make sure you’re prepared and confident before the off.
Eleanor represents some of Sri Lanka’s best boutique hotels; full of character, history and beautiful antiques. She is now based in the country, popping over to the UK to promote the destination and her wonderful properties. Here she shares her top insider tips for any travel enthusiast wanting to visit the country.
If you’re planning a trip then researching your destination is all part of making sure you have a great time. While we used to be limited to paper guides that had to be purchased, today there are lots of great free online tools you can use to find everything, from recommended itineraries, through to restaurant tips.
Travel specialist Toni gives her insights into the best foodie experiences in Sri Lanka following from her research trip. From fragrant coconut curries, to pancake hoppers, to mellow rotis, she shares the best of the best. Over to her:
Erin spent two weeks in Thailand in the Easter holidays 2016. Travelling with her extended family with an impressive age range spanning from 10 to 80 years old, she recounts some of her initial impressions of this beautiful country.
There are a range of beaches with a mixture of accommodation options in Malaysian Borneo. In certain regions to the far east of the island we must also consider FCO advice when looking for a brilliant beach stay. This guide will provide you with a brief overview of what the beaches in this area have to offer so you can start planning your perfect Borneo beach holiday.
Well off the beaten path in central Vietnam lies Son Doong cave, the biggest in the world. Discovered by Howard and Debora, a couple from Bradford, they have now started an eco-tourism project guiding visitors through this natural wonder. ETG went to explore.
Thank you so much to all of you who entered our 2015 photography competition. The quality of entries has been particularly good this year and we wanted to share some of our favourites before the deadline closes.
On the final night of Philly’s trip to Vietnam she had the pleasure of sampling the culinary delights of Gordon Ramsey’s friend, Mr Rice’s, delicious food at Old Hanoi Restaurant. From succulent ribs to fragrant noodles to musical renditions of Elvis Presley, here’s her review.
Eco Lodges offer guests a much deeper insight into a destination and can make the difference between a good holiday and an unforgettable experience. From the inclusion of local communities, to the design of the accommodation itself, its the personality of the accommodation that makes your stay much more insightful.
The key to a good family holiday is making sure everyone is happy. It’s sometimes difficult to balance everyone’s interests and excite older kids wanting a bit more independence and exhilaration, so I’ve put together some of my favourite experiences that would work well for families with older children.
With the launch of our newest destination, I thought it’s time to share some of my insider secrets and favourite experiences in India.
For three months Janis Brod, a German cinematographer, has travelled around Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Thailand capturing the various ways of life. Here is the film of her experience.
Experience Travel Group would like to congratulate Dinah Jefferies on reaching the top of the Sunday Times Bestsellers List (paperback fiction), for her book ‘The Tea Planter’s Wife’
Something you hear all over Vietnam is “same same but different”. This means things are familiar but not the same.
Word reaches of two interesting sounding restaurant openings in Hoi An/Danang – already something of a foodie mecca.
I am therefore intrigued to see what will happen when the new compulsory seatbelt act becomes law in two months time.