Kayaking out of a sea cave on Gozo Island

Exploring Gozo Island

Malta’s Fragile Paradise

 

Adventure lovers, brace yourselves. I’m going to tell you about Gozo Island, a pristine paradise in the Mediterranean where you can hike, bike, climb, dive and abseil, all within 26 square miles.

 

You can wake up in the morning and go for a Scuba dive, exploring some of the most unusual rock formations in the Mediterranean. After lunch you can go for a bike ride, and finish the day off with a couple of rock-climbing pitches at sunset.

 

The nature is unspoiled, the locals are friendly and, unless you visit in the height of summer, there are very few visitors around. Sounds like a dream, right?

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Elephant from a life changing experience in Londolozi Game Reserve

My Life Changing Experience in

South Africa

 

It all started with the elephant.

 

It was my first safari drive on my first afternoon at Londolozi Private Game Reserve, part of Sabi Sands Private Game Reserve, on the western border of South Africa’s Kruger National Park. I piled into the elevated middle row of an open-backed Land Rover along with a German couple, Heinz and Uta; a tracker named Eckson; and our ranger/driver, Solomon.

 

We drove past the Londolozi gate, through scrub-laden bushveld and into an open savanna where sparse trees created striking, angular profiles against the horizon. We saw several small birds and butterflies in a cornucopia of colors, but few mammals for the first hour aside from a haughty herd of hippos in a small pond, who seemed none too pleased by our presence.

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A Fruit Stand on Aegina Island, Greece

A Fruit Stand on Aegina Island, Greece

A Guide to Ethical Eating When You Travel

 

Ain’t it grand that the world population is growing ever more mindful of what we eat!

 

I’m not talking about mindfulness self-centered around six-pack abs or tighter glutes. I’m excited about the food movement. I’m talking about the ways people are becoming more concerned over how our food is produced, its effects on the environment, and the way those who are producing it are treated. I’m talking about how we, as a society, are gradually growing up, becoming more aware and taking more responsibility for our impact on the planet.

 

Like so many others out there, we– as travelers– want to be part of this changing consciousness, wherever we are. Just because we love traveling doesn’t mean that we have to stop paying attention to our environmental footprint while we’re on the road. Sure, it may be a bit easier at home, where we know all the eco-friendly stores, the ethical products, and local green restaurants.

 

On the road, tend to get a little more challenging. There might be language differences, unfamiliar choices, and basic logistical obstacles to contend with. But we can handle it, and these simple tips will help you understand the issues of ethical eating all over the globe.

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The Gibbon Project photo via WARF

The Gibbon Rehabilitation Project photo via WARF

 

Gibbon Conservation

in Phuket, Thailand

 

[The following is a guest post from Jo Karnaghan, Chief Frugalista at Frugal First Class Travel, a guide to saving money while traveling in style. You can follow Jo on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. If you’re a travel blogger interested in guest posting on GGT, please email pitches to Editor-In-Chief Bret Love at [email protected]]   

 

When we take family vacations, we often go to a resort. We find it a great opportunity to relax and do as much or as little as we like.

 

While it’s always tempting to spend our days lounging on the beach or enjoying cocktails by the pool, we do make time to find some meaningful activities to engage in as well. But as our daughter gets older, finding fun activities that we all agree on can be more difficult.

 

On a recent trip to Phuket, Thailand, I knew that visits to Buddhist temples just weren’t going to do it for her.  But when we came across the Gibbon Rehabilitation Centre in the Khao Pra Thaew National Park, even our fickle tween was hooked.  Not only did we have an opportunity to see these amazing animals up close, but we learned a lot about the need for Gibbon conservation.

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Rapa Nui National Park Easter Island- lone statue

Lone Maoi Statue in Rapa Nui National Park

Rapa Nui National Park

Easter Island Facts & Photos

 

“In the middle of the Great Ocean, in a region where no one ever passes, there is a mysterious and isolated island; there is no land in the vicinity and, for more than eight hundred leagues in all directions, empty and moving vastness surrounds it. It is planted with tall, monstrous statues, the work of some now vanished race, and its past remains an enigma.” – Pierre Loti

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

An isolated volcanic island located in the heart of the South Pacific, Rapa Nui National Park is widely known as one of the most isolated destinations in the world.

 

Colonized around 700 AD by Polynesian settlers whose spiritual beliefs led to the carving of enormous stone statues called Moai, much of the area is dedicated to important archeological sites. The mysteries surrounding how and why these giants of stone were carved continue to fascinate the world today.

 

Rapa Nui National Park Easter Island Cliffs with Moai Statues

Easter Island Cliffs with Moai Statues

 

After Europeans stumbled upon it in 1722, tales of this exotic island with monolithic stone giants spread throughout the world. Explorers traveled here from far-off lands, most notably Captain James Cook in 1774. Chile eventually took possession of Easter Island in 1888, and it has been a Chilean territory ever since.

 

Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995, Easter Island still displays many of the cultural elements of historical Polynesia today. The park is a protected Chilean wildlife area which concentrates on maintaining the legacy of the Rapa Nui culture.

 

Intrigued? Here are some fascinating facts and photos of Rapa Nui National Park…
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Morocco- A Journey into the Atlas Mountains
South Africa- Londolozi Game Reserve Safari
South Africa- Kruger National Park
South Africa- South Africa- Zulu Memories
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• ANTARCTICA
How To Get To Antarctica w/out Doing the Drake
The Haunting Beauty of Icebergs
Penguins of Antarctica
Taking the Polar Plunge
Top 5 Eco Attractions in Antarctica
Whales of Antarctica
 
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India- Ranthambhore National Park
India- Tibetan Culture In Ladakh
Laos- The Pastoral Paradise of Muang Ngoi
Malaysia- Borneo Sun Bear Conservation Centre
Malaysia- Orangutan Conservation at Sepilok
Nepal- Hiking The Annapurna Circuit
Taiwan- Top 5 Eco Activities in Taipei
Thailand- Top 5 National Parks
 
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Cancun- Cancun Underwater Museum
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