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Top Five Volunteering Holidays

  • Tom Marvin
  • 28 March 2012

These days, people are looking for more from their holidays. Jaded by the mass-produced, identikit travel experiences pushed out by large corporations, they’ve tapped into a growing trend to give something back whilst away from home. And who can blame them? Travel is all about gaining new experiences, seeing new places and developing as a person. Volunteering during a holiday gives you all these opportunities.

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Take It Slow: Get off the High-Speed Tour Bus!

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 12 March 2012

You’ve seen them flocking together at every major tourist site: groups of travellers in bright Hawaiian shirts escorted by their tour guides, who lead them around like herds of cattle. They snap photos with their brand-new cameras and are then wrangled back on the bus. One hopes that one day these folk will realise this is no way to see the world, watching the landscapes whirr by instead of savouring the journey.

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Gunyah Launches Locally Inspired Short Breaks Around the Globe

  • WHL Group
  • 4 October 2011

Last week, Gunyah officially launched its inspirational travel website with 65 authentic short breaks in 20 extraordinary countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Its goal is to turn the tables on the traditional holiday by combining the mind-blowing spontaneity of independent travel with the convenience of a package holiday.

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Top Five Things to Do in Lijiang, China

  • Lily Zhang
  • 15 July 2011

Lijiang, China, is a charming city in the heart of Yunnan province, a region notable for its ethnic minorities. Lily Zhang, a local Naxi woman who grew up in a beautiful Naxi village about 15 kilometres from Lijiang City, is the whl.travel local connection in Lijiang. As a Lijiang local, Lily shares the top 5 things to do in Lijiang while on a Lijiang holiday.

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The Wild Wetland of South Pantanal Is Now a whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 24 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Home to the Pantanal, the largest wetland in the world, South Pantanal, in Brazil, is an incredible ecological wonder, a wilderness area full of forested hills, seasonally affected but perennial waterfalls, rivers, lagoons, meadows and exotic wildlife, including jaguars.

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Top Five Horse Sports in Asia

  • whl.travel
  • 6 June 2011

All around the world, horses are often the star athletes of best-loved sports that go way back in history, most tracing their roots to the ancient equine traditions and horsemanship originally practiced in Asia and the East. We’ve taken a look at some of the most fascinating horse sports in Asia – tournaments, games and traditions that helped define the local cultures of which they are still an integral part today.

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Buzkashi: One Against All on Horseback in Uzbekistan

  • Kristina Yermakova
  • 19 May 2011

Buzkashi, which literally means ‘goat fetching,’ is a traditional horse game of the steppe nomads in Central Asia. It has been played since the epoch of Genghis Khan, the 12th-century ruler of the Mongol Empire, and variations of the game are popular in Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, northern Pakistan and Kazakhstan, as well as in Uzbekistan, where, having first found followers in rural villages, it is today a celebrated national sport.

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Quito, Ecuador, Becomes the Newest whl.travel Destination

  • whl.travel
  • 2 December 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH, SPANISH AND PORTUGUESE. Your whl.travel local connection in Quito, a city sometimes known as the Luz de América (Light of America), are the local experts at the Yachana Foundation. No simple travel agency, Yachana strives to achieve sustainability through educational programmes in the Ecuadorian Amazon and beyond. They operate the Yachana Technical High School, located in the rainforest near the award-winning Yachana Lodge.

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The Inside Word… on Pirenópolis, Brazil

  • WHL Group
  • 27 July 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 explore Pirenópolis, considered to be the heart of Goiás state and culture in Brazil. It has retained its wonderful colonial architecture, which gives the city an irresistible charm and has led to its designation as a National Artistic Historic site.

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Malawi Opens the Warm Heart of Africa to whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 22 July 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND CHICHEWA. Malawi is one of Africa’s little known treasures. Surrounded by the much larger countries of Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, Malawi is a narrow nation that runs north to south along the Great Rift Valley. It’s been called ‘the warm heart of Africa.’

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