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Photo of the Week: The Floating Market, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Teamworkz (Photo) Lee Sheridan (Text)
  • 13 March 2011

I have been travelling in, through and around Bangkok for 10-plus years now and had never been to the the Damneon Saduak Floating Market, which lies about a one-hour drive outside of Bangkok. Hearing it was a big tourist trap I had ignored it for years. Having some family visitors who wanted to see it forced my hand though and off we went

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Naturalimo Is the Natural Choice for Green Travel in Los Angeles

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 6 January 2011

With its motto of ‘Maximum Luxury with Minimum Footprint,’ the Los Angeles–based full-service ground-transportation company known as Naturalimo has become a driving force in carbon-offset travel. A finely tuned balancing act between factoring in luxury, comfort, efficiency and environmental responsibility has seen the company become a firm favourite with the green celeb set!

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Photo of the Week: St. Antonio’s Celebration, Lisbon, Portugal

  • Virginie Grimault (Photo and Text)
  • 21 November 2010

This picture was taken on a tour to the oldest part of Lisbon called Alfama. It was not on the main day – June 13 – when the annual feast of St. Antonio is celebrated, but some days later. June in Lisbon is the month of animation, celebration and parties, all of which are held in the street. The streets retain the festive appearance you see here for the whole month.

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Best Travel Photos of 2010: A Year in Local Travel Pictures

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 14 November 2010

After a year and 52 pictures, we are proud to present our Photo of the Year, the image that most captured the imagine of The Travel Word and a group of external judges: the Dazzling Colours of Sunset, the Maldives. Exactly one year ago, we started featuring one picture each week on The Travel Word. We spotlighted favourite images pulled from our growing collections on Flickr. We also asked the photographer or owner to submit a short and revealing text about it. These text-image combinations have proven to be very popular.

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Kenya’s Masai Mara Joins the whl.travel Tribe

  • whl.travel
  • 4 November 2010

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND SWAHILI. The whl.travel local connection in the Masai Mara, Africa Veterans Safaris Ltd., is eager to bring ideas about sustainable tourism to the international stage. Martin Kiguru, the company’s Director of Operations, grew up on the rural outskirts of the Masai Mara and has a true emotional attachment to the people and wildlife unique to his home. “Africa Veterans Safaris Ltd is extremely excited to join the whl.travel family in order to promote our destination Masai Mara responsibly,” he said.

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