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How to Find a Great Surfing Holiday

  • Tom Marvin
  • 20 April 2012

If you’ve ever wanted to surf, you have probably imagined yourself carving that perfect wave. The sun is shining, the water is warm, you’re slicing through the water heading toward a sandy beach. If only it were that simple! The truth is that many of us don’t live in a location that has a great surf break. With that in mind, you might decide that a surf holiday is worth a shot!

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Surfing the Cyclone Swells of the Solomon Islands

  • William Darby
  • 6 April 2012

The Solomon Islands are relatively unexplored by surfers; different swell directions and sizes often give birth to waves that have never been surfed, so the potential seems enormous. But the greatest thing about surfing here is that you truly feel like you’re experiencing the place firsthand.

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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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Photo of the Week: Beached, Jericoacoara, Brazil

  • Wallace Faria (Photo and Text)
  • 11 March 2012

Jericoacoara is old fishing village located in the northeast of Brazil, more precisely in the state of Ceará, west of its capital city of Fortaleza. The village appeared to the world in 1994, after the ‘Washington Post’ newspaper chose the beach as one of the 10 most beautiful in the world. Because of this, Jericoacoara became a famous tourist destination for international travellers.

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Trans-Oceanic Slow Travel: Booking Aboard Cargo Ships

  • Anna Rice
  • 6 March 2012

In July of last year, my boyfriend and I set out on a slow travel adventure around the world. We had one rule – no flying. Overland, we had many options – walking, cycling, riding buses, taking a train – but what about crossing the oceans? Many people are simply not aware that numerous cargo ships offer passenger cabins.

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Photo of the Week: White Sands and Blue Waters, Mauritius

  • Emmanuel Ramdhony (photo) Maurisun (text)
  • 26 February 2012

Resorts, such as the Shanti Maurice A Nira really make the most of the incredible white sands and turquoise gradients that characterise Mauritian beaches. The resort goes to great lengths to operate in harmony with its surroundings, and serves to complement – rather than compete with – the natural beauty of its location. Built using natural materials, the Shanti blends into the landscape perfectly.

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Diving and Conservation with Blue Ventures in Belize

  • Travel Off the Radar
  • 4 November 2011

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is impressive, covering 560 miles from Cancun to Honduras. In Belize, where the reef stretches for a remarkable 186 miles, a company called Blue Ventures has taken a creative and effective approach to conservation. Beginning in January of 2010, Blue Ventures began a project to understand the impact the local coastal communities have on the nearby reef.

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Photo of the Week: Beautiful Waters of the Bocas Islands, Panama

  • ATP (Photo) Melissa Pop (Text)
  • 2 October 2011

The picture was taken at Coral Cay (or Crawl Cay as it is locally known), about 20 minutes away by boat ride from Isla Colón/Bocas Island. The Cay is appropriately named after the abundant coral reefs that surround it. It is one the best places to snorkel and a great place to have lunch if you wish to do so in a spectacular environment.

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The Sunny Coast of Nha Trang Is the Newest whl.travel Portal in Vietnam

  • whl.travel
  • 20 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND VIETNAMESE. In Nam Trung Bộ (the South Central Coast) of Vietnam, smiling at the South China Sea is the coastal city of Nha Trang. Given its location, this vibrant metropolis of around 300,000 people is well known for its perfect beaches and various water sports and activities, including as the country’s scuba diving capital. On land, too, it is blessed with stunning mountains and rivers, a backdrop justifying claims that Nha Trang Bay is one of the most beautiful in the world., now a popular stop for jet-setters.

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whl.travel Adds Porto de Galinhas, Brazil’s Top Beach, to Its Destinations

  • whl.travel
  • 9 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Porto de Galinhas has been unanimously declared Brazil’s best beach for 10 years running. With its incredible combination of a near-equatorial coastal location, natural pools a stone’s throw from the beach and ecological trails all within close proximity to the major state capital of Recife, the quaint fishing village has watched as traces of its sleepy origins fade into yesteryear.

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