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Sea Turtle Conservation Volunteer Vacation on the Greek Island of Zakynthos

  • Angie Aspinall
  • 13 July 2012

If, like me, you’re the sort of person who likes bird-watching in Lesvos, walking in Madeira or soaking up the sun on a beach in Corfu, then it’s safe to say that Zakynthos needs you. Lately there’s been a decrease in people like us holidaying on this beautiful Ionian island and an increase in younger people looking for a ‘club 18-30’ style holiday. As a result, the wildlife on the island is suffering and a resurgence of ecotourism would help.

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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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Navigating the Peloponnese of Greece with whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 2 March 2012

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND GREEK. There’s more to tourism in the Peloponnese of Greece than just sightseeing; the funny-shaped peninsula thrusting south into the Mediterranean Sea from the country’s mainland is home to some of the greatest sites of Ancient Greece, each engaging in its own unique ways.

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The Off-Season in Corfu, Greece: A Slower Kind of Travel

  • Eva Makris
  • 27 February 2012

In the off-season, even Corfu Town slows down. It becomes easy to find a table along the elegant Liston arcade and no one complains if you decide to spend hours and hours reading your newspaper while slowly sipping a coffee or ouzo. In the narrow alleys of Corfu Town, you can enjoy the small family-run tavernas that have been serving lunch to the locals for generations.

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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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Photo of the Week: Little Churches Everywhere, Corfu, Greece

  • Tony Decker (Photo) Sandra Broedner (Text)
  • 29 January 2012

Religion is of very great importance for the residents of Corfu, as it is for most Greeks, and churches and small chapels can be found everywhere all over the island. Corfu has nearly 800 churches and monasteries altogether! Even the tiniest village in Corfu has a church in its centre and these churches can sometimes…

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Meet the Best whl.travel Local Travel Experts of 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 27 January 2012

With a steady eye on identifying fun, interactive and ethical travel experiences, the whl.travel global online travel-booking network taps into and magnifies the excellence of local tourism experts who. Alone, these experts are local leaders, but united they have become a forceful global presence for the right kind of tourism, sharing with major markets all…

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How to Make Pastry with Alcohol in Crete, Greece

  • Heather Rath
  • 14 December 2011

Yes, we did use spirits while making small delicious cheese pies, called ‘kalitsounia,’ in a traditional hillside village of western Crete, Greece. Koula Barydakis, our ebullient chef instructor, began our local cooking lessons by pouring a shot of raki for herself and her students as we toasted the traditional Cretan diet, one of the healthiest in the world.

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Seven UNESCO World Heritage All-Stars and Alternatives

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 12 December 2011

UNESCO recognition through its World Heritage List and time in the subsequent travel spotlight can be a mixed blessing. On the one hand, a new site gets a big status boost and some protection. On the other hand, an influx of tourists adds pressures and more need for protection. One way to curb this effect is for travellers to visit alternative heritage destinations where high tourism congestion isn’t causing problems.

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Where the Grass Is Always Greener: Green Path Transfers

  • Yolanda Clatworthy
  • 14 October 2011

My recent Ultimate Triptrotting Adventures featured a lot of hopping from city to city, which meant a lot of time spent on planes and in airports. Luckily for me, I got to use an innovative service known as Green Path Transfers, a global network of local eco-friendly airport transfer partners and ground transportation operators that transformed airport-city travel into something I anticipated rather than dreaded.

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