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Travel Tips for Visiting National Parks

  • Abhishek Shende
  • 12 March 2018

The next time you want to take a few days off and plunge deep into nature, we suggest visiting national parks. To help you decide what’s best, here are a few tips to keep in mind.

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Family Travel and Responsible Tourism

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 22 August 2017

A comprehensive collection of reasons and arguments why everyone should engage in more family travel and responsible tourism.

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How to Be a Responsible Family Travel Champion: Top Tips

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 21 August 2017

We asked experts to share their top tips about making responsible family travel decisions. Here’s what they had to say.

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The Best Local Travel Pictures of 2012

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 4 January 2013

With another year of pictures under our belt, it’s time again to spotlight our Photo of the Year – an image that most captured the imagination of The Travel Word team and a group of external judges. Like our Photo of the Year 2010 and Photo of the Year 2011, we believe this year’s winning image truly captures the imagination, a glimpse of something uncommon in a very familiar place.

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The Last Sea Turtle Refuge: Padre Ramos Estuary, Nicaragua

  • Brad Nahill
  • 5 December 2012

A wide beach on a warm clear evening may be the most relaxing setting on earth. We enjoyed it before setting to work in Padre Ramos Estuary, El Savador, one of the world’s most inspiring sea turtle conservation projects. Our motley group of international sea turtle experts was there as part of a research expedition to study and protect one of the world’s most endangered turtle populations: the Eastern Pacific hawksbill sea turtle.

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Top Tropical Rainforest Adventures

  • Laurel Angrist
  • 7 May 2012

Visiting a rainforest is a unique nature experience. During the day, these unique biomes burst with a busy buzz and bright flashes of colour, while at night, the air comes alive with the shrieks and calls of the forest’s many nocturnal creatures. Amidst all this natural beauty, it’s important to tread lightly. Rainforests are home to an estimated 40 to 75 percent of all the world’s plants and animals, including many still just being discovered.

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Photo of the Week: A Ranger in Khustai National Park, Mongolia

  • Ragchaa Batbold (Photo and Text)
  • 12 February 2012

When we got on top of the hill and were enjoying the surrounding natural scenery, we spotted a local horseman approaching us from a distance. I don’t know why, but initially we felt slightly ill at ease, maybe because we were otherwise alone in a complete wilderness.

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Photo of the Week: Young Lions in Addo National Park, South Africa

  • Neil Lyon (Photo and Text)
  • 16 October 2011

On the occasion when this picture was taken, we were visiting the Addo National Park, staying at Gorah Elephant Camp, one of the luxury camps found within the park, and were on an afternoon safari. We came across these lions a few hundred meters from the camp. They were on their way to the camp to overnight with two other lionesses and the big dominant male.

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Shea Butter Helps Drive Community Development and Ecotourism in Ghana

  • Victoria Okoye
  • 8 August 2011

Mole National Park, Ghana’s largest protected ecosystem, is surrounded by nearly 30 indigenous rural communities that rely on the land for their livelihood. Addressing these fringe communities’ livelihood concerns is an important part of the work done in the area by one tour company, M&J Travel and Tours, committed to ecotourism in Ghana. It currently works with more than 350 women to support the local shea-butter production efforts for commercial trade.

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Photo of the Week: Vicuñas, Colca Canyon, Peru

  • Alberto Gonzales (Photo) Mariel Gonzales (Text)
  • 17 July 2011

The vicuña is an Andean camelid. While it can be found living wild in Bolivia, Chile and parts of Argentina, this creature is most closely associated with Peru as it is the country’s national animal, appearing on its coat of arms. The Pampas de Tocra of Peru are home to a large proportion the vicuña population of Colca Canyon and once a year the local people celebrate a vicuña festival called Chacu.

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