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Lost for Words: Translating Culture

  • Luke Sewell
  • 4 January 2012

Living in a new culture can often open your eyes to just how many different ways there are to communicate. In fact, new languages and cultures, in addition to teaching you new means of communication, may even open your mind to ideas that you previously never knew existed. This deep connection between language and culture is what we explore in this article.

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Happy New Year 2012!

  • WHL Group
  • 1 January 2012

Happy New Year… in as many languages as we could assemble.

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Video Spotlight: The Economics of Happiness

  • Paul Tavner
  • 9 October 2011

The Economics of Happiness is a recently released documentary that examines some of the most powerful forces that hold sway over our lives. The world, it seems, is moving in two irreconcilable direction simultaneously: a shift toward globalisation versus ‘localization’. This film waves some important important flags, raises some thoughtful points of discussion for all of us who love to travel.

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Video Spotlight: One Day on Earth

  • Paul Tavner
  • 28 August 2011

The One Day on Earth project began in 2008, with the vision of uniting the entire world in a single film-related project. The potential for collaboration offered by the internet is something that continues to be explored to this day, but the group behind One Day on Earth set out to achieve something that had never been seen before: a collection of moments, experiences and events from all corners of the globe with a single unifying experience – they all took place on the same day.

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Photo of the Week: The Children of Yakel Village, Tanna, Vanuatu

  • John Nicholls (Photo and Text)
  • 7 August 2011

Living what some outsiders would consider a feral existence is normal to the children of Yakel, a ‘Kastom’ village on the island of Tanna in the Vanuatu archipelago. The settlement is referred to locally as a Nambas village – the Nambas being the sole item of apparel worn by men, hiding their private parts. This means that the village rejects everything introduced by the Western world. The children will never go to school. Their clothing, food and entertainment will be provided solely by the forest in which they live.

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Football and Argentina – the Superclásico

  • Marlo Perry
  • 23 May 2011

If there’s one sport that sums up Argentina, it’s football (soccer). In a country so devoted to its one national sport, one of the largest, most passionate and most spectacular matches is the Superclásico, a local derby between the River Plate and Boca Juniors teams of Buenos Aires. Several years ago the UK’s ‘Observer’ rated it at the top of their ’50 Sporting Things You Must Do Before You Die’ for the experience and the atmosphere created by the fans.

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The Truth About Yesterday’s Blog Post

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 2 April 2011

Confused about yesterday’s blog post? To be clear: It’s not true. It’s an April Fools’ Day prank blog post. That said, while the specifics of what was written are a fabrication, the underlying concern is genuine: How can the tourism industry as a whole (and the alternative niche in particular) work to draw mainstream tourists and travellers away form unsustainable and painfully disrespectful types of travel?

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Appealing to Travellers’ Better Nature Doesn’t Work? Try Changing the Meaning of the Words. We Did!

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 1 April 2011

There’s a lot of niche labels in the ‘alternative’ tourism space. It’s a glossarial minefield, a curatorial briar that some people see as just a whole lot of split hairs. More importantly, this kind of nature- and people-conscious travel still represents only a fraction of the overall tourism industry receipts. Today, however, in a travel-and-tourism first expected literally to turn the industry on its head and mainline the marginal, the WHL Group announced a sweeping shift in paradigm.

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Happy New Year!

  • WHL Group
  • 1 January 2011

Happy New Year… in as many languages as we could assemble.

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Breaking Down the Language Barrier in Buenos Aires, One Adventure at a Time

  • Luke Sewell
  • 20 October 2010

Travelling to a new country is usually exciting, but most tourists merely skim the surface of the countries they are visiting because they aren’t able get under their skins. Vacation time limits are one factor, but a larger obstacle is the lack of language understanding. Now, in Buenos Aires, before some travellers with aspirations of discovering South America cross into Patagonia or Chile, they spend extra time learning Spanish and set themselves up for a deeper discovery of the continent.

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