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Our blogs are another way to find out more of the destinations and experiences you might want to consider when you're travelling.

This library of stories, articles and observations are written by our travellers, consultants, people we work with in destinations, and travel journalists.
Have a look at our 'Interviews' to meet a few of our travellers -- and if you're a Tribes traveller and want to either write a blog or take part in a 'Face to Face with ...' interview, we'd love to hear from you.
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Amazing Antarctica

For a once-in-a-lifetime experience why not consider a true ‘holiday on ice’? Antarctica is simply glorious - the largest wilderness on earth is untouched, awe-inspiring and about as far as you can get from a ‘run of the mill’ holiday destination.

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How to avoid crowds in the Ngorongoro Crater

Its wealth of natural attractions make the Ngorongoro Crater a particularly sought-after spot for wildlife enthusiasts coming on safari in northern Tanzania.

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Argentina – away from the city

After eight years sailing the seven seas, there are only a few coastal regions of the world I haven’t visited, although escaping into the interiors of countries has eluded me.

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Whale tales

When we planned our family trip to Costa Rica, one key question was ‘where will we have the best chance of seeing whales?’ Tribes’ Alex Neaves recommended the Osa Peninsula, a spectacular region in the southwest of the country, combining rainforest with coast.

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Tackling my fears on my first safari

When you’ve always been a beach holiday type of traveller, and you are faced with something completely outside of your comfort zone, you know it is going to be a love it or hate it experience.

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4 good reasons to visit Chile

“The length of Chile equates to the distance between Moscow and Lisbon,” a guide told me, as we stood on Santa Lucia hill looking down at the capital, Santiago, ringed by mountains.

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Curious Elephants and a Taste of Honey

Last November, I was a very fortunate lady and travelled to Botswana Like everyone who visits new and exciting destinations, there were favourite moments.

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Jambo Zanzibar!

It’s been 27 years since I last set foot on the island of Zanzibar and it has changed a lot I think there was one hotel when I was originally there, and now there are closer to 500! I started off in Stone Town and, with an amazing driver, headed around the island, staying at hotels of different styles and sizes over 10 nights.

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Magic in the moonlight

Lit by the full moon the beach had an eerie beauty, the waves glinting in the moonlight, the sand with a silvery tone.

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From bush to bean to cup

If you’re a coffee lover, Costa Rica is the perfect place to go! From tiny bakeries to swish restaurants, you’re likely to be served an excellent brew, in a country where that little bean has been a key part of life and the country's economy since the 18th century.

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A day on an Amazon cruise

I had been to the Peruvian Amazon a few times, but until recently I’d only ever stayed in a lodge I had expectations that taking a cruise on the Amazon would be a more luxurious and more relaxing experience, with more time sipping pisco sours in the bar and chilling out in the Jacuzzi, but with less time to actually see the wildlife that I go to the Amazon to see.

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Taking the Cable Car to Kuelap

In 2017 Peru opened its first cable car Climbing up a steep slope, bypassing a winding road, the cable car makes access to one of Peru most important archaeological sites much easier.

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Trying tailor-made

Tailor-made holidays are all about getting to do what you want, when you want, for as long as you want, and where you want.

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Gluten-free in Zanzibar

With Coeliac Disease a gluten-free diet is a necessity not a choice So a trip to Zanzibar - though enticing in so many ways - did fill me with some trepidation.

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Off to market

There is something fascinating about a market And when that market is in a foreign country, the attraction is even stronger.

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