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Learning Slow Travel Through the Eye of Time Lapse

  • WHL Group
  • 13 February 2012

There are lessons to be learned from time-lapse photography about the beauty of slow travel. Park yourself somewhere and stay awhile. Be still. Go for long exposure. Reconsider time, stretch it, condense it and watch its flow. Leave a place with a long time-lapse memory of it rather than a handful of sporadic snapshot seconds. Here, we’ve asked our local partners from all over the world for time-lapse footage that moves them.

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Astonishing Antalya, Turkey, Brings the Turkish Riviera to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 1 February 2012

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND TURKISH. On Turkey’s pristine south coast, nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, the city of Antalya has long been a favourite holiday destination. Dubbed the new Turkish Riviera, the flanking seaboard offers everything from Roman ruins to hiking or kayaking deep canyons.

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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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Where and How to Help Marine Turtles in the Mediterranean Region

  • Samantha Libby
  • 10 October 2011

When it’s summer, the tourist migration to the Mediterranean’s famed beaches is at its height. However, there’s an older guest who has lived here for the past 95 million years and needs our help: the marine turtle. Saving the marine turtle just may be one of the few things the international community can agree on these days, especially steps taken toward turtle conservation through tourism.

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Travelling Green in Southern Mediterranean Turkey with Unlimited Holidays

  • Victoria Okoye
  • 7 September 2011

Turkey boasts a dynamic mix of cultural influences and unique range of natural landscapes, both in great need of protection. In keeping with that, Unlimited Holidays, a young tour operator based in Kalkan, in the southern Mediterranean region of Turkey, has signed on as a local partner of the Green Path Transfers global network of local eco-friendly airport transfer partners and ground transportation operators.

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Green Hotels: What Really Makes Them Green?

  • Samantha Libby
  • 20 July 2011

To the well-intentioned traveler, ‘green’ labels can be a bit vague, a tinted title that has been taken to mean a host of things, not all of them positive. Faced with growing concerns about tongue-twisting turns of phrase like ‘sustainable eco nature adventures,’ the average person is left wondering what a green leaf means on hotel pamphlets. So what makes green hotels truly ‘green’?

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Top Five Natural Baths Around the World

  • WHL Group
  • 2 May 2011

For ages, people have travelled far and wide in search of a good bath. Journeying to natural pools and hot springs with healing properties has been ‘medical tourism’ in its simplest form. Nowadays, though, a healthy soak in the mineral-rich waters of thermal springs is more than just doctor’s orders; finding the natural hot spots for a relaxing steep is a way to appreciate the unique geographical qualities of a place while simultaneously indulging in some healing.

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Sustainable Local Travel in Cappadocia, Turkey

  • Samantha Libby
  • 15 March 2011

The UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Cappadocia, Turkey, is well known for its magical lunar landscape and creative approaches to tourism like its cave hotels. Built straight into the rock or the facades of old manmade caves, cave hotels are everything from five-star caverns to brightly lit grottos for tourists on a budget. They’re positively primeval. And they’re just one part of an overall approach to travel that emphasises what’s local and sustainable.

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Photo of the Week: Wreck Diving, Kaş, Turkey

  • Hakan Aydinkaptan (Photo) John Hogue (Text)
  • 9 January 2011

The photo shows a replica of a bronze age boat sunk off the coast of Kaş, Turkey, one of the best dive locations on the Mediterranean Sea. The boat is regularly accessible by certified scuba divers of any level, from beginner to advanced. For sheer fun and historical excitement, this Uluburun Wreck dive is a must.

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Photo of the Week: Köyceğiz Village, Dalyan, Turkey

  • Murat Demirci (Photo) Sonja Grau (Text)
  • 5 December 2010

This photo shows a landscape from Köyceğiz village, which is located near Lake Köyceğiz and Dalyan in southwest Turkey. There are only a few lakes in the world that discharge their water to the sea via a river. Lake Köyceğiz is one of them, located in Turkey’s Mugla province. Thanks to its unique characteristics, it is also the central element of the Köyceğiz-Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area.

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