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Top tips for making family holidays a success

From the jungles of Borneo to the weird and wonderful wildlife of the Galapagos, every one of our family tours is carefully put together to ensure a balance between amazing experiences and the needs of children and families. We want to make sure the moments that children experience on our trips are magical, and that the itineraries, transport and accommodation and all the other details are such that all the family has the most relaxing holiday possible. And just to make sure that's the case, here are a few of top tips to help you!

 

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Taking the tribe to Africa – some special safari moments

Spine-tingling excitement comes with the territory on the African savannah. Spotting an elusive leopard; seeing a lion stalk its prey in the gathering dawn; a camp fire under the vast night sky; suppressing nervous giggles while listening to the big beasts of the plains letting out a night-time roar or two – safaris come packed with moments that take the breath away, that linger long in the memory.

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ANZAC Day: 25th April

Turkey is a land of sparkling beauty and arresting sights – but no other moment can match the raw power of Gallipoli on 25th April, ANZAC Day.  A day of remembrance, one of Australia’s and New Zealand’s most important national occasions, and an emotional, sobering travel experience, ANZAC Day stays emblazoned on the memory of all those who have experienced Dawn Service on Turkey’s Gallipoli Peninsula.

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Five reasons to go to Suchitoto, El Salvador - little-known destinations we love, Part One

A remote town in Central America’s least-touristed country – Suchitoto is pretty much synonymous with the phrase ‘seldom-visited’. It’s the kind of place we love – off the tourist radar and full of local life and colour.

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The Queensland floods - a personal account

One of our past passengers, Alison Hobbs, wrote about her experiences of the terrible recent flooding in Queensland. Below is her story.

We’re supporting both the Queensland Premier's Flood Relief and the Australian Red Cross Victorian Floods Appeal by matching donations dollar-for-dollar up to A$20,000. Click here to find out more.

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Peregrine Tour Leader of the Year 2010 - the winners

A big congratulations to our Tour Leader of the Year award winners. For each of the recipients, the award is richly deserved - their dedication, passion and knowledge helps ensure Peregrine tours are the best around, and without them that simply wouldn't be the case. Each year we receive countless pieces of positive feedback from clients on the hard work and enthusiasm of our tour leaders, so to all of you many thanks and keep up the great work!

Here's the list of winners in full:

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Choose your operator carefully - Responsible Travel

From asking permission before taking photographs of people to using biodegradable products, to choosing a company that ensures the benefits of tourism are shared with the locals - an important part of preparing for your Kokoda Track experience is choosing your tour operator carefully.

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Exploring Russia - check out these photos

Kick-start 2011: the best cities in the world for coffee

Wipe the sleep from the eyes, shrug off post-festivities sluggishness and kick-start 2011 with a shot or two of black lightning: here’s a few of our favourite places for picking uppa cuppa something good.

Vienna, Austria

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The 2011 Playlist: songs about travel and place

It could be desperation to escape (We Gotta Get out of This Place), passion (I Drove All Night) or just because sometimes that’s just the way things are (Ramblin’ Man) – music and travel go together like Paul and (pre-Yoko) John.

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