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  1. Why is Kerala known as God’s Own Country?

    Kerala History Kerala with its diverse range of locations, from coastal regions to rainforest, is a lush, tropical paradise and one can understand why it’s often referred to as Kerala God’s Own Country. Most visitors to India do not consider Kerala as their first choice of destination when visiting India, often looking at travelling to […]

  2. Where to see the best views in Sydney

    Sydney is the perfect location for the discerning traveller and many backpackers, all wanting to experience and explore this amazing city, rich in history and skyscrapers. The Sydney skyline is known for its skyscrapers and at night glows in a myriad of colours. However, you may wish to find out where you can see the […]

  3. When is the rainy season in Sri Lanka?

    Sri Lanka is one of the most beautiful places to visit in South Asia with so much to explore it is worth carrying out some research beforehand. Sri Lanka does have a rainy season so you need to take this into account when planning your visit so any activities can be planned around this. So […]

  4. Things You Should Do In Every City You Visit

    If you want the label of traveller rather than tourist, how can you make sure you experience the countries and cultures fully? Visiting a city for the first time should be about so much more than visiting the tourist highlights or booking an organised bus tour. No matter the destination, there are certain things you […]

  5. Places to Visit in 2018

    A New Year is here, which means it’s time for new adventures! If you love to travel then you’ve probably already started your research on the hottest destinations for 2018. Whether you’re looking for a budget break or love to explore tiny places off the beaten track, our travel experts at Not in the Guide […]

  6. Everything you Need to Know About Scotland’s National Drink

    If you’re planning a trip to Scotland, then it’s essential to do your research on the country’s most famous export – Scotch whisky. Whisky has been distilled in Scotland for hundreds of years and enjoyed by people all over the world. Visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow or the Scottish Highlands without sampling the local whisky is like […]

  7. An Experience to remember in Cape Town

    Beer and Wine Tasting Tour in Stellenbosch – Guest Blog by Kath of the Cape Town Insider Welcome to Cape Town It doesn’t matter if you are visiting Cape Town for the first time, or if you have lived in the area your whole life, this day-long tour is still a real crowd pleaser. Not […]

  8. Sri Lanka: Be Immersed in History and Culture

    Sri Lanka is rapidly climbing the ranks when it comes to top exotic travel destinations, and it’s easy to see why. Nestled in the Indian Ocean off the south coast of India, this enchanting island is home to a range of diverse landscapes and scenery to explore. From beautiful beaches to tropical jungles and rainforests, […]

  9. Things to do in Sydney this Holiday Season

    Sydney is one of the most popular places to visit for some winter sun, and the first stop for many people holidaying in Australia. The city has so much to offer, from beautiful beaches and bush scenery to iconic landmarks such as The Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. It’s a fantastic place to visit […]

  10. A Scottish adventure was a day (or 2) to remember

    I started my 2 day adventure in Aberfeldy – North of Edinburgh. We checked in to a lovely hotel called the Townhouse and got ready for 2 days of activities that showed us a side of Scotland we would never have seen from the road. The first thing to note when you are going on […]

  11. Top Cape Town Beaches

    The summer holidays are all about the best Cape Town beaches to explore. This is where all the action happens. The best beach in the world for me is (obviously) in Cape Town. This city is my home and I am biased … but what’s not to love about the beautiful beaches, spectacular food, incredible people and endless outdoor activities! Easily making […]

  12. Carol talks about local experiences

    This week, we sat down with Carol, the Director of Not In The Guidebooks. We chatted about ‘Authentic, local experiences’ and why she’s so excited by them, as well as why she loves travelling with grown-up kids, and her recent trip to Sri Lanka.   Hi Carol! So for the next couple of weeks we’re […]