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indonesia’s top dragon discovery

Dragons are creatures of legend but in a landscape as spectacular and biologically diverse as Indonesia, myths become reality – as demonstrated by the recent discovery of several Komodo dragons (Varanus Komodoensis) living in Mbeliling Forest on Flores Island. Previously, it was believed that this ancient, endangered species could only be found in Komodo National […]

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how to recycle your cycles for africa

For the past four years It has been the mission of my good friend adventure travel icon Dan Austin (founder of award-winning Austin Adventures) to help alleviate the ‘cycle’ of poverty facing the people of rural Africa through increased mobility and economic development.  Along with a group of entrepreneurs that shared a common passion for […]

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how to visit the tribes of eco conscious ecuador – and do some good!

Ecuador’s finest & award-winning ecotourism company, Tropic Journeys in Nature (Tropic), led by Jascivan Carvalho, has been singled out for its commitment to addressing the needs of the Huaorani, an ancient ethnic people threatened by oil interests in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest. Since 2008 Carvalho’s company has partnered with the Huaorani first to launch and […]

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northern lights

northern lights & an eclipse: bucket list trips for kids (and grown-up kids)

Visitors to Iceland  with big hopes of witnessing the natural beauty of the northern lights won’t be disappointed thanks to a new facility in downtown Reykjavik. The Aurora Reykjavik is a new educational, recreational and interactive attraction which uses the latest advances in multimedia technology to bring the Northern Lights to life. Split into sections […]

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cancun is where it’s at

On the northern tip of Mexico’s south-eastern state of Quintana Roo – facing the Caribbean Sea – Cancun is Mexico’s number one tourist destination and is known all over the world for its spectacular beaches, unique beauty and breath-taking turquoise waters. Here’s 4 irrefutable reasons for heading south this summer… 1. Nesting Endangered Turtles  With […]

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stuff we love: free kids stuff with every booking

My friends at Sheepskin – an award winning collection of stylish & unique holiday properties – have just given me an exclusive heads-up on a great summer giveaway. Sheepskin have teamed up with one of my favourite, innovative children’s UK travel brands Trunki to offer every child that stays with Sheepskin this summer a free […]

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marrakech morocco

how to visit marrakech in style

If you are planning a special occasion, an exclusive event, a family get together or merely a getaway, Les Cing Djellabas Marrakech is the perfect location for accommodating up to 20 adults in style and comfort, with no extra hire charges for its exclusive use. Located on the outskirts of Marrakech at the foot of the […]

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