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How You Can Help Save Endangered Destinations

How You Can Help Save Endangered Destinations Earlier this year, I told you about several destinations you should see before they disappear. Climate change, environmental destruction and a number of other issues were all threatening to ruin these travel sites, and in some cases (such as The Maldives) wipe them...

5 Places To See In 2013 Before They Disappear

5 Places To See In 2013 Before They Disappear If you've been thinking about where you might want to spend your vacation this year, don't make any plans until you've read this list. There are a lot of places and sights in the world that might not be around very much longer. Climate change, rising sea levels,...

Exploring the marine life of Madagascar

Exploring the marine life of Madagascar While many people may think of DreamWorks' animal cartoon movie when they hear about Madagascar, there are many reasons the destination warrants a visit in person. The country of Madagascar is actually a large island off the eastern coast of Africa in the Indian Ocean....

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday?

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday? Pedalers Pub and Grille may sound like a place where you'd stop for some grub after a long day riding your bike, but in actually, its an adventure travel company that specializes in cycling holidays to some of the best destinations on the planet. To celebrate their 25th...

10 breeds of pirate - Somalis to Vikings to Japanese Pirate Ninjas

10 breeds of pirate - Somalis to Vikings to Japanese Pirate Ninjas A yacht carrying a quartet of Americans was recently seized by Somali pirates, the latest in a string of hijackings that reaches back millenia. According to MSNBC, the seized yacht, the "S/V Quest," is owned by Jean and Scott Adam - a couple on a worldwide quest...

Foreskin for thought: Andrew Zimmern comtemplates cannibalism at circumcision

You just can't make this stuff up. Our friends at The Huffington Post have published a highly entertaining, albeit controversial, narrative by the host of the Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern." As the name of his show attests, Zimmern travels around...

UNESCO adds Everglades, Madagascar rain forests to endangered list

UNESCO adds Everglades, Madagascar rain forests to endangered list Yesterday we told you how the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, aka UNESCO, had granted several new sites "World Heritage" status at their recent meeting held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. That same group also moved two...

"Obama Effect" helps African tourism

Last year was a bad year for travel in most places, but a continent that has generally been overlooked by the majority of travelers is seeing boom times--Africa. Africa is the only continent to see a rise in tourism last year, up 5 percent when most other places felt the...

East of Africa: Departure

East of Africa: Departure The boiling hot shower is streaked with trails of reddish-brown dirt that's been bonded to my skin for the past several days. I take a series deep breaths in the therapeutic warmth of the water, thankful to be back at the cozy, quiet, and hospitable Radama hotel. The...

East of Africa: Rural Madagascar (Video)

Now that you've seen scenes from the capital city, Antananarivo - here are some final shots from the rural towns of Antsirabe, Fianarantsoa, and Ilakaka. For more, catch all of the previous articles in the East of Africa series!...

East of Africa: Scenes from Antananarivo (Video)

As the East of Africa series wraps up, I want to bring you a small collection of video that I hope will bring the previous articles and audio clips to life. First up: faces and street scenes from the capital city, Antananarivo. Enjoy!...

East of Africa: Sounds from the Red Island

East of Africa: Sounds from the Red Island Belltowers can be heard from the top of a hillside on a warm Sunday morning in Antananarivo. After returning from Tuléar, I had a few remaining days in Antananarivo to explore the city and capture some additional photo and video. I've started getting in the...

East of Africa: Toliara (Tuléar)

East of Africa: Toliara (Tuléar) Our driver has a big smile on his face. He points ahead at the landscape which has become increasingly flat in the past hour or so. I follow his finger up to see the road dramatically disappearing into a vast, clear, blue horizon. After two days and 1,000km, we've made...

East of Africa: Sapphire of Ilakaka

East of Africa: Sapphire of Ilakaka After hours of driving through untouched landscape, a speck of civilization appears on the horizon. It's a sizable town; modest in structure, but full of activity and commotion -even at a distance. A patchwork of low-grade wooden structures stem from a single main...

East of Africa: the Road to Tuléar

East of Africa: the Road to Tuléar I sneak a glance at the side-view mirror to try and catch a reflection of my face; I'm trying hard to look at ease, but my tight grip on the door handle suggests otherwise. It certainly isn't the worst road I've been on in Africa, but it seems that our driver is intent on...

East of Africa: An island divided

East of Africa: An island divided We're at a small, roadside cafe - a room that consists of a few wooden planks slung together to form a humble dining area. Our server is a loud, jovial woman in her fifties and seems particularly excited to have a vazaa in her restaurant. She enthusiastically brings out...

East of Africa: ToughStuff (w/ video)

East of Africa: ToughStuff (w/ video) The idea for ToughStuff came to Adriaan on a trip to his home in the Netherlands, between stints of working with charities and NGO's in Africa for fifteen years. He was in the garden, inspecting a cheap outdoor lamp that had solar panels built in to the top of the...

East of Africa: City of the Thousand

East of Africa: City of the Thousand In Antananarivo, the French colonial influence is everywhere: spired churches sit atop the city's prominent hills. Pretty jacaranda trees line Lake Anosy, which wraps around a war memorial statue in the center of the water. A large defunct train station sits negelected...

East of Africa: Arrival

East of Africa: Arrival Adriaan and I are barreling down a small cobblestone street in a dusty 4x4. Several people narrowly miss the car's bull bars as they dash across the road, yet hardly flinch when we brush past them. I look out into the mass of people; skin tones are a mix of brown and...

Madagascar: East of Africa

Madagascar: East of Africa I have this habit of never preparing adequately for trips. The tickets get booked, the bags get packed at the last moment, and I suddenly find myself about to touch down in a foreign place. When I found out I was going to Madagascar for work, I did some brief Wikipedia...

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