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Posts Tagged ‘Natasha Robinson’

Naturalimo Is the Natural Choice for Green Travel in Los Angeles

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 6 January 2011

With its motto of ‘Maximum Luxury with Minimum Footprint,’ the Los Angeles–based full-service ground-transportation company known as Naturalimo has become a driving force in carbon-offset travel. A finely tuned balancing act between factoring in luxury, comfort, efficiency and environmental responsibility has seen the company become a firm favourite with the green celeb set!

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The Travel Word Team: Stepping out of the Shadows

  • WHL Group
  • 28 December 2010

At The Travel Word, the process of getting material and preparing it for publication is a huge task. We do more than just write our posts; we also publish material sourced from scores of ‘local voices’ (travellers and travel industry operators). Making it all ready for you to read is a small team of extremely dedicated people that never gets spotlighted enough. And so, in keeping with this season of reflection and thanks, here’s a chance for them to step out of the shadows and be acknowledged.

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Autumn Is the New Summer: Browsing the Best Off-Season Beach Breaks

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 14 September 2010

If you too are still a little peeved by the summer washout and aren’t yet ready to batten down the hatches in preparation for another gruelling winter, fear not! There are still plenty of places to replenish that flagging vitamin D. And better yet, you won’t have to break the bank or fight tooth and nail for your patch of sand. Bliss! Here we check out which whl.travel (www.whl.travel) destinations have the best beach-break ability to blow away those autumn cobwebs.

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Hanging with the Literati and Glitterati of the Literary and Film Festival Circuit

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 24 July 2010

These are golden times for cinephiles and bibliophiles. Bookworms and movie buffs can now check out the latest cinematic and literary offerings in the most unexpected corners of the globe. And if you imagine literary festivals as gatherings of fusty old intellectuals spouting arcane references to James Joyce, think again! They are fast outshining movie festivals as the places to be seen if you’re hip, happening and brainy to boot.

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Opening the Book on Literary Locales

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 16 July 2010

Mention literary destinations and many people immediately conjure up images of 19th-century Britain – dingy Dickensian London and the rolling hills of Wordsworth’s beloved Lake District – or the United States, with its Beat poets in New York and San Francisco, and Mark Twain’s tales of life on the Mississippi. Of course, literature has left its imprint far and wide across the globe. Here is just a smattering of other novel (excuse the pun) locations.

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Conservation in Action: Some of What’s Happening (and Where) in the WHL Group

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 26 June 2010

Word Environment Day, a celebration since 1972 of positive action for the environment, is commemorated every year on 5 June. In keeping with its aim of raising awareness of environmental issues and inciting action, we have assembled a selection of notable projects flagged by our local partners that showcase how things can be done.

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There’s Soomaa-ch to Discover in the European Ecotourism Hotspot of Estonia

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 19 June 2010

Aivar Ruukel has made quite a name for himself in ecotourism, particularly in his native Estonia, where he grew up in the midst of the country’s largest pristine wilderness: Soomaa. Roughly translated as ‘Land of Bogs,’ the area is now a leading destination for wildlife and nature enthusiasts.

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A Responsible Safari Company in Malawi Lives Up to its Name

  • Kate Ward and Natasha Robinson
  • 25 May 2010

Malawi-based The Responsible Safari Company (TRSC) just got even more responsible. A partnership with the United Nations Millennium Villages Project (MVP) in the country’s southern Zomba District has created a unique ecotourism program that lets visitors experience firsthand how the UN’s Millennium Development Goals (MDG) are being implemented.

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Dodging the Football Frenzy and Tackling Alternative Sporting Events in Africa

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 22 May 2010

You’d have to be holed up in Ted Kaczynski’s cabin not to know that South Africa will be hosting the 2010 FIFA World Cup next month. The Beautiful Game has a special place in all Africans’ hearts and is far and away the most popular sport played on the continent. But with football mania reaching fever pitch, it’s high time we had a look at some of the other sporting events on offer in Africa.

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Ger to Ger Goes for Gold in Mongolia

  • Natasha Robinson
  • 7 May 2010

Ger to Ger – the self-styled ‘market-driven social enterprise’ based in Mongolia – is definitely doing something right. Founded in 2005 by Mr Zanjan Fromer, a native Alaskan with extensive experience in tourism and development, Ger to Ger aims to give travellers the ultimate, authentic Mongolian experience.

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