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Trek Through Afghanistan Or Explore The Congo With Wild Frontiers

Trek Through Afghanistan Or Explore The Congo With Wild Frontiers If you still haven't settled on an amazing adventure for 2013 then perhaps you'll want to take a look at some of the trips that Wild Frontiers has to offer. The adventure travel company that operates out of the U.K. specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind tours to a number of...

New National Park In The Congo Will Protect Lowland Gorillas

New National Park In The Congo Will Protect Lowland Gorillas The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) is hailing the creation of a new national park in the Republic of Congo as a major step towards protecting western lowland gorillas. The park, which was officially created on December 28 of last year, is believed to be the home of more...

Central African Ivory Wars Ravage Elephant Population

Central African Ivory Wars Ravage Elephant Population An ever-increasing demand for ivory on Asia's black market is creating conflicts across Africa and having a devastating effect on the elephant population there. According to a somber and in depth report published by the New York Times on Monday, the high price of ivory has...

Drunken pilots delay flight

Drunken pilots delay flight We're used to waiting on the tarmac for luggage to be loaded. Some people make a game out of looking for their bags. Sitting at the end of the runway too is to be expected. We don't want the planes colliding in mid-air. But a flight delayed because the pilot is drunk is...

Give dad a custom vacation from Kensington Tours this year

Give dad a custom vacation from Kensington Tours this year Father's Day may still be a couple of weeks away, but if you're struggling to figure out what to give dad this year, than Kensington Tours is here to help. The travel company, which specializes in private guided adventure travel to more than 80 countries around the globe,...

National Geographic announces 2010 class of Emerging Explorers

National Geographic announces 2010 class of Emerging Explorers National Geographic has announced the latest class of their Emerging Explorers, an annual award handed out to young men and women who have been especially exemplary in their field of study while still early in their careers. Recipients are generally from the Society's...

Trade Mocked

Trade Mocked You were a cheerleader, you dated a cheerleader, or you hated the cheerleaders. As I recall, that's how high school worked. Thanks to travel PR, that same primeval paradigm lives on long after graduation. That miniskirts-shouting-slogans thing still works, whether you're...

The best-dressed men in Sub-Saharan Africa

The best-dressed men in Sub-Saharan Africa Paris. Milan. London. Brazzaville? Okay, so the Congolese capital is probably not going to become the world's next fashion hotspot, but a new photo book called Gentlemen of Bacongo portrays a group of foppish Congolese men known as sapeurs who have been donning the...

Another plane mishap in Africa. This time lava is the problem

Another plane mishap in Africa. This time lava is the problem If you've ever seen a lava flow, you know that once the stuff cools and hardens, it's hard to move. In the Congo, this has created a big problem at the airport in Goma. Back in 2002, when the Nyiragongo Volcano erupted, lava flowed onto the runway, thus shortening it. A...

Kayaking the Congo River

The Congo River runs through some of the most remote and wild regions of Central Africa, stretching 2914 miles in length, and reaching as much as 750 feet in depth at certain points. It is the eighth longest river in the world and second only to the Amazon in terms of the...

Norway world's best place to live

Norway world's best place to live I'm not sure if everybody wants to live in Norway, but it's certainly at the top of the global list. The United Nations Development Program determined this based on data GDP, education and life expectancy – among other metrics – to find the best of the best, as...

Most survive (yet another) Congo plane crash

Most survive (yet another) Congo plane crash How is that for a positive plane crash headline for you? You always hear about "no survivors," but all plane crashes clearly don't have to be fatal. Not for everyone, at least. BBC reports that at least nine people were killed today when an airliner ploughed into a...

Seven (screwed up) wonders of the totalitarian world

Seven (screwed up) wonders of the totalitarian world There is something terribly crazy about totalitarian governments and their sense of architecture: monumental, gaudy, pompous, and, more often than not, in extraordinarily poor taste. That's whey the fine folks over at Esquire Magazine have compiled a list of what they feel...

The World's Most Dangerous Destinations for 2007

The World's Most Dangerous Destinations for 2007 Here at Gadling, we usually profile places people WANT to go. However, sometimes it's useful to mention places to avoid. Consequently, here's an interesting (and not altogether surprising) list of the 2007's 12 Most Dangerous Destinations: Somalia Iraq ...

Hiking and Hacking Through the Jungle to See Congolese Gorillas

There are only about 700 mountain gorillas in the world; half of them are spread across a range of mountains straddling the Congo, Rwanda and Uganda. Last month, rebels in eastern Congo killed and ate 2 gorillas living in that country's Virunga National Park. Then amazingly,...

Word for the Travel Wise (11/13/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (11/13/06) Every time I hear Amel Larrieux sing how she's got to get to Congo I somehow fix myself to thinking I need to get there too and the Congo is really a place I'm in no rush to see. Still, I don't mind picking up a few words should I manage to find myself there one day. As...

Word for the Travel Wise (06/25/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (06/25/06) So what if we're limited to learning only ten colors in the Tshiluba language - knowing ten colors in any foreign language is better than knowing nothing at all. Last time I took the English to Tshiluba quiz at the Internet TESL Journal I provided you with the word for...

Hippie Chimpanzees: Get Drunk and Eat

Hippie Chimpanzees: Get Drunk and Eat It’s a very sad world indeed when one is confronted with a sense of urgency when merely wanting to view wild animals in their native habitat.  But, if you don’t move quickly, you may just lose that opportunity with the bonobo chimpanzee.  Only about...

Word for the Travel Wise (02/19/06)

Word for the Travel Wise (02/19/06) Since it is Sunday, I decided to relax a little on today's feature by teaching a word we may never use in our entire lives. A word that requires no further online study unless you choose to do so, but for now you can file it under useless trivia. Today's word is a Tshiluba...

Africa Travel: Angola

Africa Travel: Angola As foreign and far as Angola may seem the country should be sounding just as familiar as home by now. Okay, well not quite, but it shouldn't sound that strange. For starters their football team will be playing in this years World Cup and CNN had a piece on the call for...

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