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Posts Tagged ‘garden’

The Thermal Greenhouse Town of Hveragerði: Iceland’s Offbeat Hotbed

  • Cynthia Ord
  • 29 April 2013

The town of Hveragerði, Iceland, just 45 minutes outside the capital city of Reykjavik, was built over a volcanic magma chamber, capitalising on the abundance of steam and hot water rising from the ground. Here, superheated groundwater can reach temperatures of 392°F. Resourcefully, Hveragerði residents have put their thermal endowments to use in a number of creative ways.

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A Perfect Day in Sydney: Travelling Like a Local

  • Ethan Gelber with Jane Higgins
  • 20 March 2013

This is an homage to a home away from home in the land Down Under. By authors no longer resident there, it is a fond remembrance of Sydney – a perfect day in Sydney – informed by beloved qualities of it discovered over time.

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The Top Six Things to Do in Seychelles

  • Africa.com
  • 11 July 2012

The island nation of Seychelles, located off the coast of East Africa in the Indian Ocean, is known for its remarkable beauty and breathtaking beaches. The country’s small population and incredible geography and climate makes it one of the most idyllic tourist spots in all of Africa. Seychelles boasts a long and unique history that has been influenced by African, Arab, Asian and European cultures.

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One of the World’s Most Important Coastal Ecosystems: Paraná, Brazil

  • Guilherme Mendes Thomaz
  • 7 April 2011

Curitiba, the capital of the Brazilian state of Paraná, is the biggest city in Southern Brazil. Despite its size, it is considered by some people to be an ‘unknown’ destination. Most travellers also do not even imagine the exuberant flora and fauna found in the city and its surrounding areas, especially the wonderful islands on Paraná’s coastline, a land of amazing landscapes, rich animal and vegetation biodiversity, spectacular bends, canyons, gorges, waterfalls and a lot more.

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The Inside Word on… Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Luiz Renato
  • 8 January 2011

With so many destinations in the WHL Group’s ever-expanding network, we have an incredible wealth of local travel information at our fingertips. Through the Inside Word, our local partners – all travel experts – share their top tips on what to do, what to eat, where to party and where to shop in their necks of the woods. Here we dish up some superb local hints from Luiz Renato, the whl.travel local connection in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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Voluntourism Helps Locals in Malawi

  • Chimwemwe Siyabu and Kate Ward
  • 8 November 2010

As a developing country in Africa, Malawi faces a lot of challenges, especially when it comes to the development of its rural communities. One of many effective ways to tackle some of the challenges, though, is through volunteer assistance, channelled through the tourism industry. In support of this, The Responsible Safari Company, the whl.travel local connection in Malawi, has partnered with local community-development organisations to create an exciting range of voluntourism opportunities.

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Sarinbuana Ecolodge in Bali, Indonesia: A 2010 Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • Melissa Cornejo
  • 4 October 2010

Less than one month remains before winners are drawn for Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Awards, a competition that celebrates the noble efforts of small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators in Asia for their focus upon responsible tourism practices. The fourth of six finalists to be visited by the Wild Asia team is the Sarinbuana Ecolodge, a small accommodation located in a rainforest village in the northwest of Bali, Indonesia.

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The Soneva Gili Resort, Maldives: A 2010 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • Melissa Cornejo
  • 13 September 2010

With the finalists of Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Award now announced, the honourable endeavours of six small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators that champion responsible practices in the travel industry are being celebrated. The second of the finalists to have received a visit from the Wild Asia team was the Soneva Gili resort, the first all-over-water lodge of the Republic of Maldives.

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Autumn Activities: Getting a High from the Low Season

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 9 September 2010

As summer takes its final bow (or winter, depending on which end of the planet you’re standing), it’s easy to think of the months ahead as a bit of a barren travel wasteland. Please don’t! Not only are off-season holidays far from the madding crowd more relaxed and easier on the wallet, but they take advantage of milder temperatures for outdoor pursuits that can be not all that fun when it’s just too darn hot… or cold! Here we put the ‘off’ season myth to bed with a selection of what to do and where after summer’s curtain call.

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The Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa, Malaysia: A 2010 Wild Asia Responsible Tourism Award Finalist

  • WHL Group
  • 6 September 2010

With the finalists of Wild Asia’s 2010 Responsible Tourism Award now announced, the honourable endeavours of six small- and medium-sized hotels and tour operators that champion responsible practices in the travel industry are being celebrated. The first of the finalists to have received a visit from the Wild Asia team was the Frangipani Langkawi Resort & Spa in Malaysia.

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