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Posts Tagged ‘Galapagos Islands’

Where Would You Like to Be for the End of the World?

  • WHL Group
  • 20 December 2012

This Friday, December 21, 2012, marks the end of the 5,125-year-long Mayan calendar. It’s a date that has had some new-age astrologers speculating about the possibility of cataclysmic world events, possible even a doomsday scenario. Just what are some of the best places to hide out for the end of the world? We sat down with WHL Group staff to hear their thoughts about where to they’d like to be during the earth’s final hours.

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Worth the Journey: Far-Flung Lodges of the World

  • WHL Group
  • 9 December 2012

In today’s hyper-connected and quickly globalising world, a retreat into remoteness can be the finest amenity that travel has to offer. But where can you turn to really get away from it all? And when you get there, will you still have somewhere to spend the night? We’ve searched our WHL Group network for the most far-flung lodgings we could find. Far more than hotels, these unique places to lay your head offer a full travel experience.

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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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Experiencing the World with All Five Senses

  • WHL Group
  • 25 July 2012

To dig deeper into the concept of ‘experiential travel,’ we asked the WHL Group’s partners – local travel experts from around the globe – to tell us how life feels in their destinations. We asked them to get sensory about it. Find out which of the five senses is most heightened when you open your eyes, nose, mouth, ears and hands in a new place.

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Ecotourism Prizes Selected by Winners of MyNatour Ecotourism Travel Blog Contest, Sponsored by whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 17 December 2011

The winners have now been announced of the Ecotourism Travel Blog Contest sponsored by whl.travel. The goal of the contest was to promote ecotourism and responsible travel through shared stories about real-world adventures. Now, from a shortlist of 10 finalists established by popular opinion, three winners have emerged, each entitled to an ecotourism adventure for two people courtesy of whl.travel.

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An Interview with Local Travel Pros in the Galapagos Islands

  • WHL Group
  • 24 May 2011

Jessica Saltos is a native of the Galapagos Islands. For the past two decades she has specialised in organising tours to the archipelago and is currently responsible for operating the Insider’s Galapagos tour. She also works with her team to implement sustainable tourism practices across their entire operation. Steve Nomchong is the Australian-born founder of Yacu Amu Experiences.

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How Children Benefit from an Ecotourism Experience

  • Irene Lane
  • 11 April 2011

Just because you are going on a family vacation doesn’t mean that learning should take a break too. Ecotourism for children is full of what educators call teachable moments or, more definitively, unplanned opportunities to explain a concept that has unintentionally captured a child’s interest.

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Eco Etiquette on The Enchanted Islands: Stepping Right on the Galapagos

  • Heather Rath
  • 23 March 2011

“Watch where you’re stepping!” says our naturalist guide, Nikolas. I flinch. Slowly but surely I am learning the proper rules of etiquette in the Galápagos National Park and Marine Reserve as we carefully wind our way along narrow trails, some of them treacherous and slippery from water and shards of hard lava. “You see,” whispers Nikolas, “you might have stepped on their nests if you wandered off the trail.”

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Ecuador’s Incredible Galapagos Islands Are Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 16 November 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. No place on earth can compare with the Galapagos Islands of Ecuador. Their place in history is secure by virtue of the revolutionary thoughts that were cultivated during a trip there by Charles Darwin. Inspired by the incredible diversity of life surrounding him, he famously formulated the theory of evolution by natural selection while visiting the archipelago. The picturesque beauty of the islands’ rare flora and fauna continue to bring inspiration to both travellers and the lucky residents (human and nonhuman) that call this paradise home.

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