Posts Tagged ‘Outdoor Albania’

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.


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.


Travel Recollections from Our Local Partner in Albania

  • WHL Group
  • 24 February 2011

Every month, we delve into the travel experiences of people in the extended WHL Group network. This month we talk to Laura Payne of Outdoor Albania, the whl.travel local connection based in Tirana, Albania.


The Five Wonders of Albania’s Cave of Pellumbas

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 30 December 2010

As we approached the cave, it was evident that forces were at work. Bilingual signs mark the way and warn against littering, guardrails line steep edges, steps ease along the steeper inclines and benches punctuate the trail at the finest viewpoints. The trail is impressively tourism-ready. Who was behind this massive effort?


Six Storybook Guesthouses in the Northern Albanian Alps: A Photo Essay

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 22 October 2010

Local-minded travelers in Albania love to get deep into the heart of Albanian nature and culture. That is why they choose traditional, family-run guesthouses for visits to Theth and the northern Albanian Alps. These wood-shingled stone structures have long endured the harsh winter-weather conditions of the region and now exhibit a visual charm captured by local partner Outdoor Albania’s co-founder and photographer Genti Mati.


Outdoor Albania’s View on Local Travel

  • Lieke van Leeuwen
  • 19 July 2010

Laura Payne, co-founder of Outdoor Albania and a local travel activist, believes that travelling is all about connecting with locals and experiencing their cultures – bringing real economic benefits to those who need it most. Laura first visited Albania six years ago and fell in love with the country’s spectacular scenery and people. She saw the enormous potential for tourism and decided to do something about it that would help the locals too.


Reaching for Vuno’s Clean Beach at Jal, Albania

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 28 August 2009

About 190 kilometres south of Tirana, Albania, between Dhërmi and Himara (Himarë) in the hills above the coast, the small town of Vuno isn’t really on most people’s tourist radar. However, with a new main road to the southern Albanian coast nearing completion, some people are concerned that these local gems won’t be spared for much longer.

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