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When You Travel to Cuba (It’s Possible!), Help Keep Its Nature Intact

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 30 September 2014

Cuba has been taunting me for two decades. And i’m not alone; Americans now travel to Cuba in record numbers. With re-loosened travel restrictions now allowing for “purposeful” and “people-to-people” contact, it’s possible to go. While you’re at it, why not help protect the country’s nature and culture!


Q&A with Courtenay Rooks of Paria Springs in Trinidad and Tobago

  • Adventure Travel News
  • 16 October 2012

Courtenay Rooks – adventurer, naturalist, conservationist, ecotourism expert, TV host and family man – has long desired to develop ecotourism in Trinidad and Tobago. This is fueled by his exploring, hiking, diving, mountain biking, birding, surfing, snorkeling, adventure racing and kayaking while studying natural history for over 35 years in many far-flung places, but mostly Trinidad and Tobago.


Photo of the Week: The Gros and Petit Pitons of St. Lucia

  • Solar Tours & Travel (Photo and Text)
  • 17 June 2012

The Gros and Petit Pitons are the most recognisable natural landmarks on St. Lucia, and have been for centuries. Their steep, towering sides are instantly recognisable from miles around and, indeed, from far out at sea. It’s amazing to think that sailors might have felt a huge sense of exhilaration upon spying the Pitons, knowing that they were almost safe on dry land.


Ecotourism in the Bahamas: San Salvador’s Lagoon

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 23 May 2012

There’s an island in the Caribbean skirted by beaches of fine white powder that give way to pristine waters of disarming blue. This is San Salvador, one of the beachheads of the Bahamas and home to a surpassingly beautiful and uncorrupted tidal body of water known as the Lagoon. You can take it all in – mangroves, birds, fish and ambiance – on a boat tour offered by only one company.


Tropical Barbados Joins the whl.travel Network

  • whl.travel
  • 4 May 2012

Native Caribbean islander Daniel Anderson of Barefoot Travel & Tours is thrilled to be offering local Bajan insight through the new Barbados travel portal, part of the whl.travel network. “I think joining whl.travel is a great opportunity for Barefoot Travel & Tours to stand out from other international tour operators since we are based in the country in which we operate,” commented Anderson.


In Memory of Chrystel Cancel

  • whl.travel
  • 13 February 2010

On 8 February, the body of Chrystel Cancel was positively identified, nearly a month after the devastating earthquakes in Haiti levelled the Hotel Montana on top of her. She had only had just arrived in Port-au-Prince. We pay tribute to her here because she was a trusted part of our family. Chrystel Cancel grew up…


Help Provide Shelter to the Million Homeless of Haiti

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 28 January 2010

As a follow-up to our blog post about how you can help Haiti in the aftermath of the earthquake, the most urgent plea at the moment is for temporary shelter for estimated one million homeless and displaced people. Information from people actively helping to direct donations to the right places have relayed a call made…


How You Can Help Haiti in the Aftermath of the Earthquake

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 15 January 2010

The devastation and tragedy are heart-wrenching following the 7.3 earthquake that leveled most of Port-au-Price, Haiti. The dispiriting pictures and tales of loss reach to the depth of our sorrow, just as the living, breathing bodies pulled from the rubble are reason for quiet celebration. I watch in horror, helpless from my distant perch (Sydney,…


Jamaican Karma

  • Kim Chai
  • 27 January 2009

“Karma works for Kim!” said the email from Pam Logan, the founder of Kham Aid Foundation, a small non-profit I had nominated in the Geotourism Challenge contest in December 2007. Pam congratulated me for winning a trip “anywhere in the world.”

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