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This was the moment 2 tourists forgot that animals in nature reserves aren’t there for photo opportunities, but because they live there. Trespassing isn’t treated too kindly in the wild.
A few seconds after this photo … Continue reading
This was the terrifying moment a wildlife cameraman stared into the jaws of a hungry 70-stone polar bear in the middle of the frozen Norwegian Arctic.
Film-maker Gordon Buchanan had only a perspex safety box to stop the 8ft predator killing him with a swat of her giant … Continue reading
Zorbs have been adopted as a symbol on the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, but after this week their future looks uncertain.
The Russian authorities have launched an investigation after a man was killed … Continue reading
With the tourism boycott of Burma lifted after 14 years, Burma is gearing up for the influx of tourists. However, it’s really important that this is done within the responsible tourism remit.
Tourism was inextricably linked to politics in … Continue reading
1st Prize: We have a 16GB Amazon Kindle Fire HD to give to the lucky winner.
Runners Up: We have 5 six-month subscriptions to National Geographic Traveller magazine to give away.
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Earlier this week Graham Hughes was stamped into South Sudan, his last country, and the world’s newest, which did not even exist when he started out on New Year’s Day 2009.
Since then, Mr Hughes, 33, has … Continue reading
Take a look at this smile.
This may well be the face of the world’s oldest backpacker…
Keith Wright, a 95-year-old from Burleigh Heads, is about to take off on his eighth trip to Europe, where … Continue reading
Located approximately 525 miles west of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands are home to a large number of plant and animal species, many of which aren’t found anywhere else on the planet. Because of the diversity of plants and animals … Continue reading
According to the 2009 Green Traveler Study by CMIGreen, 59.1% of those surveyed said they were interested in volunteering during a future trip.
“Travelers are searching for new authentic experiences worldwide, like voluntours, that put them face to face with some of our most important global challenges”, says Megan … Continue reading
Great news for ethical volunteering! A new organisation has been launched in the UK to ascertain an organisation’s commitment to sustainable development. Fair Trade Volunteering, launched this month, has a set of criteria that must be passed before … Continue reading