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Posts Tagged ‘camping’

Wandering Across the Wahiba Sands of Oman

  • Samantha Libby
  • 11 August 2011

The Wahiba Sands of Oman, also called the Sharqiyah Sands, are a geological and ecological wonder. This 12,500-square-kilometre carpet of rolling and shifting dunes is home to an astonishing 16,000 species of invertebrates, flora and fauna, and a rich mix of nomadic Bedouin people, all of which had adapted to living in the desert, a seemingly inhospitable place. Experience these wonders through desert camps, which offer travellers a daytime of adventure and a nighttime of comfort.

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Green Hotels: What Really Makes Them Green?

  • Samantha Libby
  • 20 July 2011

To the well-intentioned traveler, ‘green’ labels can be a bit vague, a tinted title that has been taken to mean a host of things, not all of them positive. Faced with growing concerns about tongue-twisting turns of phrase like ‘sustainable eco nature adventures,’ the average person is left wondering what a green leaf means on hotel pamphlets. So what makes green hotels truly ‘green’?

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Budva Beach Escapes in Historic Montenegro

  • Samantha Libby
  • 1 June 2011

Budva, Montenegro is much more than an average beach escape. With its centuries-old architecture, exceptional natural scenery and exciting entertainment, this getaway is the newest ‘it’ spot. Budva is one of those rare gems that offer true cultural immersion away from the standard tourist trail. The city’s classic summer vibe, music festivals, impromptu theatre, beach parties and more make Budva a must-see destination in the heart of the Balkans.

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ecoTravel Tips: Do’s and Don’ts, What to Take with You

  • The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
  • 17 March 2011

A responsible traveller doesn’t hit the road unprepared. There’s planning and followthrough involved. Here’s a simple checklist of ecotravel tips to help you and your hosts get the most out of a mindful journey.

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Ways for Women Travelling Together to Bond

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 25 February 2011

I’ve seen a lot of travel articles written in praise of solo travel for women. They’re great. I’ve done a good amount of travelling alone and I do love the independence and self-fortification as much as the next girl. Yet, it has its limitations. I’ve found that there are certain things I’m just more comfortable doing within the safety of numbers and these pursuits are often a little livelier in good female company.

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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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Horsing Around in Mongolia

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 10 July 2010

Mongolia’s long history owes much to a certain gentle beast of burden – the horse. Contemporary tourism has not been blind to the appeal of horses in Mongolia, which outnumber humans almost seven to one. Cultural activities such as overnight stays with nomadic herdsman are popular among travellers, while horse races capture the imagination of locals and foreigners alike. Of course, the pristine landscape of vast steppes, dunes and mountains is heaven on horseback for anyone looking to get away from it all.

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Keeping the Red Island Green: Conserving the Biodiversity of Madagascar Through Tourism

  • Laura Fornadel
  • 29 June 2010

It broke away from the Gondwana supercontinent more than 160 million years ago and never looked back. Then, over the course of time, the isolation of Madagascar allowed for the evolution of unique plants and animals. The country’s geographic seclusion has resulted in one of the most biodiverse nations on the planet, but it is also currently one of the most endangered.

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