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Our Favourite Local Suppliers in the World of Travel

  • WHL Group
  • 11 November 2012

In travel, experiences are made possible through the input of many businesses and people. The WHL Group works to keep the travel “product” as locally based as possible. We partner with in-country experts like tour operators who, in turn, work with local service providers like lodges, restaurants, drivers and guides.

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Our Favourite Landscapes from Around the World

  • whl.travel
  • 23 April 2012

“Where’s the place you feel most at home in nature?” This is the question we posed to our network of local travel experts all around the world. They came back with responses about incredible landscapes that make their corners of the earth special. We’ve compiled their thoughts about some of the best landscapes from around the world.

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How Long is Long Enough? A Slow Travel Cheat Sheet

  • whl.travel
  • 22 February 2012

We’ve asked our global network of local tourism professionals about the ‘length of stay’ factor in their destinations. Answers varied, but they all agree on one thing: the average tourist isn’t a slow traveller and just doesn’t stay long enough to really appreciate a place. Here are their thoughts on how long is long enough and what the average fast traveller is missing.

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Cycling in the High Passes of Georgia

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 27 January 2011

This unprecedented and challenging trip is led by none other than Jumber Lezhava, a bicycle world traveller, multiple Guinness World Record holder and UNESCO World Sportsman and Citizen. Lezhava has put together an ideal route for visiting cyclists. Time on tough roads is combined with visits to cultural and historic sites, and opportunities to meet the locals in isolated, mountainous villages.

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The Inside Word… on Tbilisi, Georgia

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 23 June 2010

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips. Here we lift the lid on the Georgian city of Tbilisi, one of Eurasia’s most important social, cultural and industrial centres, located in the Southern Caucasus Mountains.

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Photo of the Week: The Highest Settlement in Europe – Ushguli, Georgia

  • Mamuka Burduli (photo), Ia Kverghelidze (text)
  • 16 May 2010

Ushguli, pictured below, is the name of a collection of ancient villages located in the mountainous Svaneti region of northwest Georgia (the country in Europe). Ushguli is recognised as the highest settlement in Europe, set at altitudes between 2,086 and 2,200 metres above sea level. Symbolically, this highest settlement is guarded by Mt. Shkhara, the highest point in Georgia.

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The Mountainous Regions of Georgia, Part Two: Tusheti

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 31 October 2009

When gazed upon from afar, the sharp-peaked mountains of the country of Georgia are soaring and grand. Unseen within their rocky confines, however, lie isolated and amazing sights inaccessible to most outsiders. Located at the Western Asian / Eastern European frontier and bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, little-known Georgia is…

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The Mountainous Regions of Georgia, Part One: Svaneti

  • Ia Kverghelidze
  • 26 September 2009

When gazed upon from afar, the sharp-peaked mountains of the country of Georgia are soaring and grand. Unseen within their rocky confines, however, lie isolated and amazing sights inaccessible to most outsiders. Located at the Western Asian / Eastern European frontier and bordered by the Black Sea, Russia, Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan, little-known Georgia is…

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A Peek Inside ‘Clean Breaks, 500 New Ways to See the World’

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 3 August 2009

Clean Breaks, 500 New Ways to See the World (read a review), published in August 2009 by Rough Guides, is a full-colour guide of the authors’ handpicked choices of the world’s best hotels, tours and activities run by people who are passionate about what they do in an environmentally and socially responsible manner.

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