Costa Rica – Showing the Way?

Of the many countries where hotels, lodges, and resorts are doing good things, practicing their own version of sustainability, one in particular has long stood out – Costa Rica. Glenn Jampol, the owner of...
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Paddlers Highlight Agony and Ecstasy of Cape Town Waterways

On a crisp Saturday morning early in June, 100 kayakers set out to paddle across the Cape Peninsula, from False Bay to Table Bay. Their primary mission: To raise public awareness of the city's waterways and canals, and...
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Elephant Riding in Africa. Is Tourist Fun Also Animal Cruelty?

A slick new video made by a young German doing a trip around South Africa - great music, thrilling footage from a drone - includes a scene less than halfway through that might throw some viewers...
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New Air Link from South Africa Opens Island of St. Helena

The far-flung island of St. Helena in the South Atlantic - not to be confused with the one off Australia - might be known to many in South Africa, but opportunities to visit Napoleon's last place of exile have been...

KAROO DIARY: Graaff-Reinet’s Drostdy Hotel Comes Alive!

The Drostdy has always been one of the select few grand old hotels of the Karoo. As the prime accommodation in Graaff-Reinet, it began its “hotel life” as Kromm’s Drostdy Hotel back in 1876. The Drostdy...
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Free WiFi Starts on Cape Town’s MyCiti Bus Service

The MyCiti bus service in Cape Town has launched a free WFfi service on a number of its buses, and will continue the rollout gradually. The programme will begin on Monday. MyCiti said in a statement on...
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The Best Time of Year to Visit South Africa

Few countries feature such great geographical and cultural diversity as South Africa: a beautiful coastline along two oceans, craggy peaks and deep canyons, deserts and wetlands, a kingdom within its borders, and a population speaking 11 official languages....

Two Chefs Talking

The Hotel Madeline in Telluride, Colorado, has made quite an audacious pledge. According to its managing director, it wants to introduce six eco-friendly initiatives a year. In 2012, the hotel is eliminating plastic water bottles...

Saving Sharks, Part 2

Misool Eco Resort, the highly respected diving resort built on a former shark-finning camp, has a 425-sq. km. no-take-zone, where fishing is forbidden. But just outside its area, finners are at work, as the...

The Proof is in the Shades

The Dame brothers in Eagle, Idaho, are steeped in the history of wood. Their grandfather started a sawmill 60 years ago, their father runs the business today, and in 2010 the three siblings decided...

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