Monthly Archives: July 2013

How to Plan Eco-Friendly Travel

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The dawning of the commercial jet age in 1958 revolutionized travel. But at the same time, it made journeys less eco-friendly than in the days of ships, propeller and piston-engine aircraft, and other less fuel-intensive … Continue reading

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Eco-friendly travel tips

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Traveling is a great opportunity to see the world and experience other cultures. Whether you’re traveling domestically or going abroad, there’s always something to learn when leaving your comfort zone and seeing how people in … Continue reading

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10 New Eco-Friendly Travel Gadgets

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Call us cranky, jealous of yesteryear’s freewheeling jet-setters, or just plain old-fashioned, but these days, “getting away from it all“ just doesn’t feel the same. Courtesy of 2008’s ADD-afflicted world of buzzing BlackBerries, text-messaging iPhones, … Continue reading

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The Middle East: to go or not to go?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Egypt Travel can now continue as normal. Security has improved significantly. Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO, fco.gov.uk): The travel ban has been lifted, but a few warnings are still in place. Avoid public gatherings and … Continue reading

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How to plan a trek along the Abraham Path

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: A new series of walking trails through the Middle East is opening up trekking opportunities in a region more often seen solely as a historical destination. The Abraham Path traces the journey of the Prophet … Continue reading

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The Negev desert wine route

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Like most Middle Eastern deserts, the Negev is usually associated with sand, rock and the odd camel. However, this seemingly dry and arid region in southern Israel is now home to a burgeoning wine route, … Continue reading

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Snow causes more travel and school disruption

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Heavy snow is causing travel problems for a second day, with schools shut, roads closed, and trains – including Eurostar services – cancelled. The cross-Channel train operator said it had cancelled all services due to … Continue reading

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Snow causes travel and power disruption

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: A man has died as severe wintry weather disrupted transport and power supplies across much of the UK. The body of the 27-year-old man was found in deep snow in farmland near Burnley in Lancashire, … Continue reading

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Snow Report: Look north for next season’s top ski destinations

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The current ski season is in full swing, and still looking good for snow cover almost everywhere, but already news for 2013-14 is starting to appear. The big announcement, so far, is that a new … Continue reading

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Heavy snow and flooding bring travel disruption to UK

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Britain faces a day of severe disruption as heavy snow, flooding and blizzard conditions blight the country. Emergency services are already responding to a surge in weather-related call-outs, with government agencies issuing a string of … Continue reading

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Snowboarders have always copped a raw deal

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: I must disclaim I am a skier but that doesn’t mean I have any more “right” to be on the mountain than a snowboarder. Snowboarders started life as chairlift crashers sneaking into ski resorts after … Continue reading

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Top 5 Air Travel Trends

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: 1. Carbon offsets and carbon neutral flights When I started talking to people about carbon offsets and carbon neutral flights at the beginning of 2007, I usually was greeted by puzzled looks. Now, in the … Continue reading

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Carbon Neutral Flights

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Air travel has long been lambasted, particularly by environmental groups, for the amount of gas emissions that flights release into the atmosphere, and contributing to global warming. There is a growing movement to make a … Continue reading

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Air Travel and the Environment – Climate Crisis, Climate Change and Carbon Taxes

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The impact of air travel and the environment is increasingly being noted by air travelers and also by airlines. In an effort to reduce the damage caused by air travel, a few airlines are looking … Continue reading

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Air Travel Trends Report

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Whether you think 2012 has been a good or bad year for air travel likely depends on where you stand—or, to be more precise, where you’re flying from. The past two years have seen a … Continue reading

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Circuit: Torres del Paine and San Pedro de Atacama, a unique experience

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Ten days of a world wide unique contrast : San Pedro de Atacama, located in the worldwide driest desert and Torres del Paine Nacional Park : a wonder of mother nature, between rivers, lakes and … Continue reading

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Circuit: Santiago, Easter island and Lakes Crossing to Bariloche

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Complete 12 days circuit visiting attractions such as Santiago, Concha y Toro and Santa Rita vineyards, Easter island and Chile Lakes district, where we’ll begin the wonderful lakes crossing through the Andes Mountains range until … Continue reading

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Circuit: The Best of Chile : Torres del Paine, Lakes and Atacama Desert

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The best of Chile in only one full circuit, visiting Lakes district, South Patagonia and worldwide driest desert, the Atacama desert. A travel program with a unique contrast and extreme landscapes. Itinerary Day 01 Santiago … Continue reading

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Circuit: Santiago, Valparaiso and Easter Island

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Eight days circuit visiting the Chilean Central Valley and the mystic Easter island. City tour by Santiago, excursion to Valparaiso port and Veramonte Vineyard, finishing in the middle of the pacific ocean, at Easter island. … Continue reading

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Canary Islands

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The following islands make up the Canary chain: Gran Canaria — The largest island by population, its capital city (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) has the shared title of capital of the Canaries. Green and … Continue reading

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FRUGAL TRAVELER; A Canary Island, Away From the Flock

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: IF there is such a thing as tourist hell, it might look something like the view from my taxi as I rode from Tenerife Sur airport in the Canary Islands to the ferry dock: a … Continue reading

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Lanzarote

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: WHY GO NOW Lanzarote’s other-worldly volcanic landscape is one of the most dramatic on the planet and is in danger of being consumed by package-deal tourism. While vast expanses of Lanzarote are protected by a … Continue reading

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Asia: Nine Raffles Hotels showcase local artistry

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: In Singapore, guests view paintings by emerging artists; in Cambodia, they can catch a puppet show; in the Seychelles, they see work by a painter, the only one on the island of Praslin. It’s all … Continue reading

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Daily Deal: Malaysia and Bali from $1,999 a person

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Sayang Holidays, in conjunction with Tourism Malaysia, is offering the Wonderful Malaysia with Bali package for travelers to visit Malaysia and Bali, starting at $1,999 per person. The deal: For a limited time travelers can … Continue reading

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