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Ecotourism in the Bahamas: San Salvador’s Lagoon

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 23 May 2012

There’s an island in the Caribbean skirted by beaches of fine white powder that give way to pristine waters of disarming blue. This is San Salvador, one of the beachheads of the Bahamas and home to a surpassingly beautiful and uncorrupted tidal body of water known as the Lagoon. You can take it all in – mangroves, birds, fish and ambiance – on a boat tour offered by only one company.

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The Top Five Things to Do in Cape Verde

  • Africa.com
  • 15 May 2012

Located off the coast of West Africa, Cape Verde is one of the continent’s best-kept island secrets. If you’re a water-sports fanatic, this is the destination for you, plus the blend of Brazilian and West African cultures boosts the excitement level of Cape Verde. From daytime surfing to nighttime dancing, Cape Verde’s perfect for the adventurous and curious spirit.

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Surfing the Cyclone Swells of the Solomon Islands

  • William Darby
  • 6 April 2012

The Solomon Islands are relatively unexplored by surfers; different swell directions and sizes often give birth to waves that have never been surfed, so the potential seems enormous. But the greatest thing about surfing here is that you truly feel like you’re experiencing the place firsthand.

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Top Five Volunteering Holidays

  • Tom Marvin
  • 28 March 2012

These days, people are looking for more from their holidays. Jaded by the mass-produced, identikit travel experiences pushed out by large corporations, they’ve tapped into a growing trend to give something back whilst away from home. And who can blame them? Travel is all about gaining new experiences, seeing new places and developing as a person. Volunteering during a holiday gives you all these opportunities.

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whl.travel Welcomes Mesmerizing Mozambique as Its Latest Partner in Southern Africa

  • whl.travel
  • 16 December 2011

Natalie Tenzer-Silvia and her team at Dana Tours are the new whl.travel local partner in Mozambique. Tellingly, as they have been around since 2002, they are no strangers to the community development that is such an important part of Mozambique’s growth today. In addition to organising Mozambique tours and running their own Mozambique transport company, Dana Tours is actively involved in hosting volunteers.

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Rennell Island World Heritage Site Tours Find Equilibrium in the Solomon Islands

  • WHL Group
  • 7 December 2011

Deep in the South Pacific, in the Solomon Islands, is an atoll called Rennell Island. Like so many other natural World Heritage Sites that have gained UNESCO recognition for their unique biogeography, Rennell faces a dilemma: It wants to realise its high potential for ecotourism, but this can only happen if the infrastructure remains basic and little or no development is imposed on the area’s natural and cultural attractions. Can this precarious balance be achieved?

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Diving and Conservation with Blue Ventures in Belize

  • Travel Off the Radar
  • 4 November 2011

The Mesoamerican Barrier Reef System is impressive, covering 560 miles from Cancun to Honduras. In Belize, where the reef stretches for a remarkable 186 miles, a company called Blue Ventures has taken a creative and effective approach to conservation. Beginning in January of 2010, Blue Ventures began a project to understand the impact the local coastal communities have on the nearby reef.

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The Coastal Paradise of Ein Sokhna Joins whl.travel Egypt

  • whl.travel
  • 7 October 2011

Only an hour east of the Egyptian capital of Cairo lies the coastal paradise of Ein Sokhna. Spend the morning taking in the majestic wonder of the Egyptian pyramids and then make the short drive for an afternoon dip in the crystal-clear waters of the northern Gulf of Suez or a visit to some of the oldest monasteries in the world.

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The Sunny Coast of Nha Trang Is the Newest whl.travel Portal in Vietnam

  • whl.travel
  • 20 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND VIETNAMESE. In Nam Trung Bộ (the South Central Coast) of Vietnam, smiling at the South China Sea is the coastal city of Nha Trang. Given its location, this vibrant metropolis of around 300,000 people is well known for its perfect beaches and various water sports and activities, including as the country’s scuba diving capital. On land, too, it is blessed with stunning mountains and rivers, a backdrop justifying claims that Nha Trang Bay is one of the most beautiful in the world., now a popular stop for jet-setters.

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whl.travel Adds Porto de Galinhas, Brazil’s Top Beach, to Its Destinations

  • whl.travel
  • 9 June 2011

THIS ARTICLE IS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUESE. Porto de Galinhas has been unanimously declared Brazil’s best beach for 10 years running. With its incredible combination of a near-equatorial coastal location, natural pools a stone’s throw from the beach and ecological trails all within close proximity to the major state capital of Recife, the quaint fishing village has watched as traces of its sleepy origins fade into yesteryear.

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