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Posts Tagged ‘nature’

Video Spotlight: What a Wonderful World

  • Paul Tavner
  • 18 December 2011

Regular viewers of our Video Spotlight feature will already know that we’re big fans of David Attenborough. This week, it’s our pleasure to bring you something ever so slightly different. Think of it as an early Christmas present to those of you that celebrate it and if you don’t, this is still something that absolutely everyone can (and should) enjoy.

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Travel in North Pantanal, Brazil’s Mighty Wetland, Is Now Possible Through whl.travel

  • whl.travel
  • 21 October 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. North Pantanal, part of the world’s largest wetland, joins the ever-growing list of whl.travel destinations in Brazil. Now you can travel in North Pantanal through eco-friendly tours and activities, from fishing and habitat tours to overnight stays in a manner that sustainably blends tourist infrastructure with an emphasis on preserving nature’s delicate balance.

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Video Spotlight: One Day on Earth

  • Paul Tavner
  • 28 August 2011

The One Day on Earth project began in 2008, with the vision of uniting the entire world in a single film-related project. The potential for collaboration offered by the internet is something that continues to be explored to this day, but the group behind One Day on Earth set out to achieve something that had never been seen before: a collection of moments, experiences and events from all corners of the globe with a single unifying experience – they all took place on the same day.

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Top Five Things to Do in Lijiang, China

  • Lily Zhang
  • 15 July 2011

Lijiang, China, is a charming city in the heart of Yunnan province, a region notable for its ethnic minorities. Lily Zhang, a local Naxi woman who grew up in a beautiful Naxi village about 15 kilometres from Lijiang City, is the whl.travel local connection in Lijiang. As a Lijiang local, Lily shares the top 5 things to do in Lijiang while on a Lijiang holiday.

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Raw Nature Revealed in Montenegro: Podgorica Ecotourism

  • Samantha Libby
  • 12 July 2011

Set against the deep blue waters of the Adriatic Sea, Podgorica, Montenegro, is home to some of the most stunning gorges, peaks, rivers and valleys in Europe, if not the world. Even better, thanks to its relative distance from the tourist track, its centuries-old culture and traditions have remained largely intact.

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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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A Seychelles Honeymoon for the Royal Couple

  • Pascal Esparon
  • 12 May 2011

On the morning of May 10th, Prince William and his new bride Kate began their Seychelles honeymoon. They could have gone anywhere on the planet, but royal couple is spending 10 days on the paradise island of Desroches, a hideaway with a mix of security, luxury and privacy perfect for a king and queen in the making or anyone looking for a royal reception.

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Photo of the Week: Fish of Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu

  • John Nicholls (photo and text)
  • 7 May 2011

Looking at the world from a reflected perspective can produce far superior images than one’s attempt at orchestrating it. Reflections can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to a more artistic, whimsical abstract. I especially like using water, as the liquid medium not only reflects but absorbs light in space, often with subject matter suspended in that potential energy.

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The Hidden Hot Springs of Lesvos, Greece

  • Cynthia Ord and Rebecca Michaelides
  • 6 May 2011

The hot springs of Lesvos reach some of the highest temperatures in Europe (48-91°C) and studies have indicated that they are highly radioactive. The radioactivity, combined with mineral concentrations of salt and chlorine nitrates, gives this water its curative properties; steeping in the hot springs of Lesvos has been known to treat everything from skin diseases to problems with breathing. Four local favourites are the springs of Polichnitos, Gera Bay, Eftalou, and Lisvori.

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Photo of the Week: Autumn at Tsiganesti Monastery, Moldova

  • Vladimir Bujak (Photo and Text)
  • 1 May 2011

This photo captures the incredible range of colours on display as the trees of the Moldovan countryside ready themselves for another winter. It was taken on the way to Tsiganesti Monastery, which lies some 40 kilometres outside the capital city of Chisinau.

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