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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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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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Hong Kong: Tea dances waltz back into the picture at the Peninsula

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: The Peninsula Hong Kong is inviting guests to step back into an age of elegance as the hotel reintroduces tea dances, once a famed afternoon ritual in the lobby. As part of the celebration of … Continue reading

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Asia: Festival to honor street food across the globe

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hungry for a change of pace? The World Street Food Jamboree in Singapore, May 31 to June 9, may be the place to find it. The event, described as a “mega street food feast,” will … Continue reading

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Asia: What are the top 101 restaurants?

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: It was a big job, but somebody had to do it, said editors at the Daily Meal. So they set out to recognize Asia’s top 101 restaurants. The list, which took six months to compile, … Continue reading

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Maldives: Surf’s up for competitors in Indian Ocean contest

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Catch a pricey wave this summer at one of the world’s most exclusive surfing events in the Maldives, an island nation in the Indian Ocean. Four Seasons Maldives Surf Champions Trophy contest, scheduled Aug. 26-Sept. … Continue reading

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In Thailand, a resort for the greater good

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: MAE WANG, Thailand — As we sat together on a long, narrow raft of bamboo, Alexa Pham dipped her hand into the quickly moving river. “It’s the really simple things,” she said with a long … Continue reading

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Hoofing it through Myanmar’s mountains

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Hti Tain Monastery, Myanmar — Our horses arrived in a cloud of dust, clattering on the gravel road. Their manes were a little shabby, their saddles worn, but they looked sturdy and lively, capable of … Continue reading

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Japanese port city of Nagasaki has long East-West connection

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: NAGASAKI, Japan — On my first trip to Nagasaki, just out of college, I knew what most of the world knows: An atomic bomb fell here on Aug. 9, 1945, bringing World War II to … Continue reading

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China: A nation’s spirit felt in Nanjing

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: China — I approached Nanjing on a bullet train from Shanghai, just 160 miles away, watching the weirdly empty countryside whip past my window. The world’s most populous nation seemed to be missing a billion … Continue reading

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In Kenya, reason for hope

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Nairobi, Kenya — Rose is 17 months old. She weighs 15 pounds and looks the size of an American 5-month-old. She cannot sit up, walk or speak. She has the toothpick limbs and … Continue reading

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In South Africa, ask for biltong

Archived; click post to view.Excerpt: Reporting from Cape Town, South Africa— I was warned that meals during my March trip to South Africa would revolve around red meat. But I didn’t know it would appear in a shriveled state similar … Continue reading

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