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Jacada Travel
Jacada Travel is the go-to expert in personalized private-guided luxury travel to Latin America, Africa, Asia and the Polar regions. Founded in 2008 by Alex Malcolm, Jacada Travel offers unique and inspired itineraries for travelers seeking a truly personal travel experience with discreet, attentive service from start to finish.

From quaint vineyard hotel stays in Mendoza, Amazon tribe encounters in Peru, exclusive safaris in private game concessions to archaeologist-guided private tours of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, deluxe cruises through remote Indonesian islands, and secluded beachfront villa stays on the private islands of Mozambique, Jacada helps travelers make the most of their time away.

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Entries by Jacada Travel

A Quick Guide to Japanese Etiquette

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 12:17 PM

Japanese etiquette can often seem daunting to a traveller. Our quick guide highlights a few key customs to bear in mind.


Manners are of great importance in Japan, and although some customs, such as not littering, are a given for most...

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We Like Shooting Animals Too -- But With Our Cameras, Not Guns

(0) Comments | Posted August 7, 2015 | 1:40 PM


Our top tips for photographing Africa's Big Five.

Cecil the lion is just one of many wild animals to have fallen victim to unethical hunting practices, but the outrage his killing has provoked has at least raised conservation awareness.

We like...

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Author and Family Traveller John Ahern on Traveling With Kids

(0) Comments | Posted July 27, 2015 | 11:03 AM


Author of 'On the Road ... With Kids' and experienced family traveller, Australian writer John Ahern talks about the importance of travelling with your children and the best way to do it.

When the author John Ahern and his wife's children were aged...

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Join Japan's 'Dance of the Fools' Summer Celebration

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2015 | 9:29 AM


Japan's largest traditional dance festival Awa Odori takes place each summer on Shikoku Island, along the streets of Tokushima.

There's an air of excitement on the sun-baked streets of Tokushima as festival revellers in high spirits arrive throughout the afternoon in their summer...

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Our 11 Favourite Hotel Pools With A View

(0) Comments | Posted July 15, 2015 | 5:22 AM

Take a dip in these exceptionally stunning pools that are each situated within some of the world's most breathtaking landscape.



1. Amandari, Ubud

Situated in the small village of Kedewatan just outside Bali's cultural hub Ubud,...

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Celebrity Chef Bobby Chinn on What to Eat in Vietnam

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 1:48 PM


TV chef, cookbook author and restaurateur Bobby Chinn gives us his expert tips on how to experience the best of Vietnamese cuisine.

Celebrity chef Bobby Chinn is renowned worldwide for his expertise in Vietnamese cuisine as the host of Discovery TV...

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Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

(0) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 6:35 AM


From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.



Image by Jirka Matousek


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Be a Part of the Festival Revelry in Bhutan

(0) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 12:22 PM


Gain an insight into Bhutan's deeply ingrained culture by becoming immersed in the nation's celebratory spirit.

Alluringly known as the land of the thunder dragon, Bhutan has been capturing the imagination of adventurous travellers since opening its gates to visitors in...

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Places to Stay If You Don't Have Vertigo

(0) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 11:54 AM

Sleep in a cliff-edge transparent pod or swim in an infinity pool 650 feet above ground by staying at these hotels in high places (literally).



1. Alila Uluwatu, Uluwatu

Set on the towering clifftops of Bali's southern coast, Alila Uluwatu is an...

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Why We Love Mexico City's Southern Neighborhoods

(1) Comments | Posted June 3, 2015 | 9:53 AM


Head to Mexico City's southern neighborhoods for captivating culture that provides a window into the capital's colorful past.


This leafy neighborhood was one of the first in Mexico City to be designated a Barrio Magico, and rightly so, with tree-lined...

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15 Reasons You Won't Forget a Trip to the Galapagos Islands

(2) Comments | Posted June 1, 2015 | 10:04 AM

Where else in the world can you frolic with sea lions, creep up on hulking giant tortoises and witness the salty snort of a marine iguana?


As the birthplace of Charles Darwin's theory of evolution, scientific history was made on the

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Eight Castaway Islands to Escape to in the Summer Months

(1) Comments | Posted May 21, 2015 | 11:10 AM

Soak up barefoot island life and explore the pristine surroundings of these idyllic spots.



1. Mataking Island

Snorkel and dive with barracuda and turtles. With its palm-fringed white sand shores, crystal clear turquoise sea and emerald green forested interior, this 40-acre island...

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The Director Telling One Amazonian Tribe's Story of Survival

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2015 | 9:59 AM

While staying with the remote Bameno tribe, photographer and director Cedric Houin discovers the cultural transition of an indigenous community entering the modern world.


It was in 2010 that photographer and director Cedric Houin, also known by his pseudonym Varial*, decided to devote...

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Celebrity Chef David Higgs on Where to Eat in Johannesburg

(0) Comments | Posted May 9, 2015 | 7:32 AM

South African celebrity chef David Higgs tells us what to eat and where to experience the best of Johannesburg's exuberant dining scene.



"In Johannesburg restaurants are exceptionally well hosted and you always get well looked after....

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Local Taste: A Pisco Pilgrimage

(0) Comments | Posted May 6, 2015 | 10:23 AM

From Peru to Chile, travel to the origin of this South American specialty to discover what exactly what makes it so appealing.

Image by Bauza

In Rudyard Kipling's 1889 book From Sea to Sea - a collection of the author's letters and...

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Five Swims to Save the Ross Sea: Lewis Pugh, Pioneer Swimmer

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2015 | 5:35 AM

On a mission to protect the Ross Sea, Lewis Pugh has been swimming in the most southerly water in the world: in the icy seas of Antarctica.

Lewis Pugh, ocean advocate. Copyright Ben Browne.

"It's so cold. It is unbelievably cold. When...

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Nine Reasons to Travel to Easter Island

(7) Comments | Posted April 29, 2015 | 10:53 AM

Rapa Nui's enigmatic stone statues have long drawn travelers to this isolated Pacific island, but with its wealth of outdoor pursuits and culture there's so much more to discover.


It was the eighteenth century Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen who named this far flung...

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Seychelles Island Guide: Where to go for Wildlife

(1) Comments | Posted April 21, 2015 | 10:35 AM

Sublime white sand shores, lapped by the Indian Ocean, give The Seychelles its great allure, but these islands are also home to extraordinary wildlife.


Seychellois guide Gemma Jessy specialises in wildlife tours. For her, a passion for the archipelago's wilderness and resident species...

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North to South: Touring Argentina's Wine Regions

(3) Comments | Posted April 14, 2015 | 9:47 AM

On a journey through Argentina explore each of the three unique wine regions to discover the Malbec, Torrontes and Pinot Noir that they are so famous for.


From rugged mountaintops and glaciers to vast desert landscape, Argentina has an incredible wealth...

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11 of the Most Stunning Aerial Safaris in Africa

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2015 | 4:48 PM

Take a helicopter, hot air balloon or scenic flight over Africa's desert, plains and thundering falls for unforgettable views of the iconic destinations.



1. A Scenic Helicopter Ride over the Okavango Delta

Believed to be the world's largest inland delta, this region...

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