by The Daily Telegraph, December 10, 2018 Luxury travel is evolving: now more than ever there is an emphasis on travelling responsibly, in a way that contributes meaningfully to local environments and communities. If one of your objectives for the coming year is to truly immerse yourself in the wonders of the natural world (without having to compromise on the comforts you've come to expect on holiday), these new outdoors adventures promise profound and responsibly managed interactions with immense landscapes and vulnerable wildlife. Under African Skies Tented safaris Sleeping under canvas was the original way to safari, and constantly-on-call travellers are increasingly seeking a return to such authentic, immersive, back-to-basics experiences – without forfeiting creature comforts. Luxury Travel Advisor’s ULTRA Summit May 21-23, 2019 | Reunion | Kissimmee, FL This exclusive, invite-only event focused on the luxury travel market brings together world-class … [Read more...] about Congo Camping, Old-School Safaris and Sailing in the Seychelles: 2019’s Best Outdoors Holidays Revealed
Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post Published 11:36 am CST, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 A family of four rides down a road through the Andes Mountains in the town of San Isidro. A family of four rides down a road through the Andes Mountains in the town of San Isidro. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Sarah L. Voisin. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Sarah L. Voisin. Image 1 of / 13 Caption Close Image 1 of 13 A family of four rides down a road through the Andes Mountains in the town of San Isidro. A family of four rides down a road through the Andes Mountains in the town of San Isidro. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Sarah L. Voisin. In Colombia, adventures in former rebel strongholds 1 / 13 Back to … [Read more...] about In Colombia, adventures in former rebel strongholds
I first decided to go to Borneo because it seemed like it was “the next Thailand.” With alluring South Pacific features like beaches, water sports, islands, and wildlife, the two destinations seemed similar from where I was sitting on the other side of the world. But I was more drawn to Borneo for having fewer tourists, and because many American travelers don’t even know where Borneo, the world’s third largest island, is. And while Americans might not know about Borneo as a tourist destination, plenty of travelers from other places around the world do: During my 12-day trip on Intrepid Travel’s Sabah Adventure tour in Malaysia Borneo, I realized that Borneo was well on its way to becoming the next Thailand—and not in a good way. After experiencing the crowds, pollution, and exploitation in Thailand first-hand years ago, and with parts of Thailand now even closing due to overtourism, I changed my perspective. Borneo could be the next Thailand, but … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Travel to Borneo Responsibly
A new photo shared on social media shows how elusive Copperheads can be Nicole Mosley, Houston Chronicle Updated 7:31 pm CDT, Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Can you spot the Copperhead hiding in this photo? Can you spot the Copperhead hiding in this photo? Photo: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department Arrows point to the almost invisible snake hiding in the underbrush. >> PHOTOS: Can you tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous Texas snakes? Arrows point to the almost invisible snake hiding in the underbrush. >> PHOTOS: Can you tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous Texas snakes? Photo: Texas Parks And Wildlife Department What kind of snake is this? What kind of snake is this? Photo: Rex Lisman/Getty Images … [Read more...] about Can you spot this snake before it bites you?
By Julian Carter-Manning on Oct 02, 2018 in Africa, Botswana, Regions, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda Birds are not just for birders. They are a fascinating and diverse group of animals that often don’t get the attention they deserve compared with Africa’s mammals. However, once you take the time to look at some of the smaller animals while you’re on safari, you come to realise the importance of birds, as they capture your attention with their colours, diversity, and behaviours. Ngorongoro Highlands, Tanzania The Ngorongoro Highlands area is a Mecca in Africa for birding. The main reason for this is the huge diversity within over 500 bird species that can be found around here. This region has many different habitats, encompassing high-altitude forest, dry savanna, soda lakes, grasslands, and rocky escarpments. Each of these habitats contains its own compliment of special birds, and as this high(er)-altitude oasis is fairly isolated in Northern Tanzania it contains a … [Read more...] about Top 5 birding locations in Africa