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Cousine Island, Seychelles

"An island where nature thrives and man is a silent observer," is how Cousine describes itself. If the Seychelles has a name for conservation-minded tourism, Cousine Island was one of the first to lead the...
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Bird Island, Seychelles

Bird Island is a coral cay of 101 hectares surrounded by five kilometers of beach and is the most northerly island of the Seychelles archipelago, situated 100 kilometers north of the capital Mahé. Bird Island Lodge,...

Branson for Wildlife!

Richard Branson helps hundreds of thousands of travelers reach their destinations every year, through his airline Virgin. But he's also a businessman who is visibly, audibly, and persistently trying to make a difference, whether it...
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A Man, a Villa, and a News Camera

Karl Ammann, a Swiss-born former hotelier who now lives in Nanyuki, Kenya, has built a splendid villa for rent high above the turquoise seas of the Seychelles. Few people who stay in it probably know...

Adrère Amellal, Egypt

Siwa Oasis, located about 70 kilometers east of the Libyan border, has been inhabited since 10,000 BC but was re-created just a few years ago by Environmental Quality International, an environmental consulting company. EQI’s president,...
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The Art of Travel – It’s on the Walls

When a lodge or hotel does something good, it's often easier to see who the good things or deeds benefit, such as the luxurious Casa Gangotena's work with communities in its hometown of Quito, Ecuador....

Packed the Pencils and Soccer Ball?

Ever gone on vacation to a farflung destination and wished you'd filled up that extra space in your suitcase with something the locals could have used? Those old clothes. Or that laptop you never...
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Nkwichi Lodge, Mozambique

Nkwichi Lodge hugs the eastern shore of Lake Niassa, the ninth largest freshwater lake in the world - 560 by 80 kilometers and up to 700 meters deep - and more commonly known as...
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Nomad Tanzania

Nomad Tanzania is a small owner-run safari company, based just outside Arusha. It has an eclectic mix of 10 luxury camps spread across the country, north, west and south. Greystoke Mahale, at the foot of...

Water Bottles for the Desert

It's such a simple thing to do that most travelers probably don't even notice it. The Atacama property of explora has just joined Tswalu Kalahari and Nimmo Bay Resort in Canada in cutting down on...

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