Month

May 2011
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landscape borneo
This post was contributed by Jared Alster of Intrepid Travel.  The company recently released its Top 10 Once in a Lifetime Asian Family Travel Experiences, which celebrates the iconic, the spiritual and the downright bizarre that Asia has to offer.         For the family looking for a unique experience: Tuck into Tarantulas in Cambodia –...
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In the midst of planning flights, deciphering train and boat schedules, or seeking out accommodations for your next family trip, another deliberation may be the need for additional vaccinations for yourself and your children. Currently, the only vaccine required to enter certain countries is the yellow fever vaccine. All other vaccines are only recommended. Nonetheless,...
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green travel london
Just as London was preparing itself for the Summer Olympic Games, we decided to take a quick weekend trip over the pond to visit my family and get a feel for the city’s preparedness for the greenest Olympics ever. The marketing team that won the Games for London 2012 did so based on the premise...
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sunderbans-jungle-camp
This post was submitted by Marcus Bauer, a journalist and consultant who has worked with Help Tourism in India and respect-Institute for Integrative Tourism in Vienna.  Marcus is an editor of planeta.com – the global journal of practical ecotourism and a trainer for ECPAT Austria on Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in Tourism.  I asked him...
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The eco-destination series continues with a summary of Ilha Formosa, or Beautiful Island, as the Portuguese explorers first called Taiwan when they discovered it in the early 16th century. Taiwan is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. However, in contrast to the media images typically seen in the west, Taiwan is...
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Given its topography that ranges from snowy Mount Everest to lush tropical valleys full of wildlife, Nepal has positioning itself nicely as a top ecotourism destination. Families can enjoy wilderness camps, white-water rafting, trekking and birding as well as participating in safaris all amidst spectacular flora and fauna. Nepal is about the size of Tennessee....
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theghanfergusonriver
My first visit to Australia provided lasting memories that I conjure up even to this day – the koala bears that actually aren’t that cuddly, the fragile Great Barrier Reef bursting with color, the aboriginal artifacts, the friendliness of its people, the majesty of the Sydney skyline with the Opera House at center stage, and...
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