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'Fake' Pilot Wanted By Police After Flying Jets To London

'Fake' Pilot Wanted By Police After Flying Jets To London An American man found guilty of working as an airline pilot without proper credentials is on the lam after he failed to appear at his sentencing hearing in England last week, the BBC is reporting. Michael Fay flew for Libya's Afriqiyah Airways on false credentials,...

Fight Against Malaria Takes Odd New Turn

Fight Against Malaria Takes Odd New Turn A new study has found a possible way to stop at least one species of mosquito from giving you malaria – by infecting them with a special strain of bacteria. Researchers have found that infecting mosquitoes with the Wolbachia bacterium makes it nearly impossible...

An Interview With Paul Theroux, Author Of 'The Last Train To Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari'

An Interview With Paul Theroux, Author Of 'The Last Train To Zona Verde: My Ultimate African Safari' After writing eight travel books that took him around Britain on foot, through the Pacific on a kayak, across Latin America, Europe and Asia on trains and up and down Africa by his wits over the last 30 years, one might think that Paul Theroux would be hard pressed to find...

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike

World Cycle Race 2014: Race Around The World On A Bike Are you one of those adventure travelers who has pretty much gone everywhere and done everything? Have you already climbed Kilimanjaro, trekked the length of the Himalaya and run an ultramarathon in the Sahara Desert? Are you looking for a new challenge that will motivate...

Elephants May Be Extinct In Tanzania In A Few Years

Elephants May Be Extinct In Tanzania In A Few Years Jumbo Elephants may disappear from Tanzania within seven years if current poaching trends continue, Sabahi news service reports. The Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute counted 109,000 elephants in 2009. In 2012, the number had sunk below 70,000. This is due to a surge...

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania Sanctuary Retreats, a company that deftly mixes both adventure and luxury travel, has announced that it is adding two new lodges to its already impressive portfolio. Starting June 1, the company will offer guests the chance to stay at either the Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge...

Rhinos Now Extinct In Mozambique's Limpopo National Park

Rhinos Now Extinct In Mozambique's Limpopo National Park An official from the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique made a sobering announcement this week when it was revealed that rhinos are now extinct inside the park. António Abacar, the park's director, indicated that no rhinos have been spotted in Limpopo since January,...

How To Get Around Priceline's Annoying New Bidding Hurdles

How To Get Around Priceline's Annoying New Bidding Hurdles If you're accustomed to bidding for hotels, flights and rental cars on Priceline, you may have noticed that in recent months the bidding process has become more cumbersome and time consuming. When your bid is rejected, you need to change some element of your offer before...

Extraordinary Journeys Offers Disabled Travelers A Chance To Go On Safari

Extraordinary Journeys Offers Disabled Travelers A Chance To Go On Safari For many travelers an African safari represents the ultimate escape – and for good reason. Visiting Africa can be a life altering experience, not to mention a once in a lifetime opportunity to see amazing wildlife in their natural environments. But for disabled...

VIDEO: Nima Market In Accra, Ghana

Accra, the capital of Ghana, is an established point on the African tourism trail thanks to its good flight and cruise connections, its Anglophone accessibility, its beautiful beaches and the stability of the nation. Less often seen, however, is Nima Market. Located in...

Gambia And UK Open Fort Bullen Museum, A Bastion Against The Slave Trade

Gambia And UK Open Fort Bullen Museum, A Bastion Against The Slave Trade A fort in The Gambia that was instrumental in stopping the slave trade has been given a new museum, the Daily Observer reports. Fort Bullen was one of two forts at the mouth of the River Gambia, placed there in 1826 to stop slave ships from sailing out into the Atlantic....

South African Tourism Launches 'What's Your Big 5' Initiative On Tonight's 'Celebrity Apprentice'

South African Tourism Launches 'What's Your Big 5' Initiative On Tonight's 'Celebrity Apprentice' South African Tourism is about to launch their next big promotional initiative here in the U.S. and they've enlisted Donald Trump himself to help get it started. The new "What's Your Big 5?" campaign kicks off during tonight's episode of "All-Star Celebrity Apprentice" when...

Tanzania Government To Fishermen: 'Stop Catching Dolphins, It Upsets The Tourists'

Tanzania Government To Fishermen: 'Stop Catching Dolphins, It Upsets The Tourists' The government of Tanzania is urging fishermen to stop hunting dolphins, a report in the Daily News says. The report says dolphin hunting has become common practice in the Dar es Salaam and Tanga regions. It's often done by "dynamite fishing," in which explosives are...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Ethiopia: Addis Ababa And The Northern Circuit

International Adventure Guide 2013: Ethiopia: Addis Ababa And The Northern Circuit Ethiopia is the rising star of the adventure travel scene. The country has a great deal to offer those who want to visit Africa beyond the usual favorites. Want to see ancient ruins? North Africa is dodgy at the moment and Europe is expensive. Want to go on a safari? You...

Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days

Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days Traveling to seven continents in seven days is grueling enough. Throw in a daily match against a former professional squash player and that makes for some pretty exhausting travel. Two former pro squash players, Peter Nicol and Tim Garner, are in the midst of a...

Elephant Attacks Car In South Africa's Kruger National Park

Elephant Attacks Car In South Africa's Kruger National Park Most visitors to South Africa's Kruger National Park hope that they'll have a memorable wildlife encounter while exploring the popular game reserve. Earlier this week one couple certainly got their encounter when they were attacked by an elephant, leaving their vehicle...

Video: Top 10 Greatest Adventures For 2013 By Richard Bangs

Richard Bangs, the host of the television show "Adventures with a Purpose," has been called the "father of modern adventure travel" by Outside magazine. So when he makes a list of ten great destinations for 2013, it's a good idea to take notice. In the video below, Bangs...

Travel Farther To Be Happier, Says Science

Travel Farther To Be Happier, Says Science In a new study conducted at the University of Vermont, researchers have discovered that the farther you are from home, the happier you are. The BBC reports that social scientists mined data from 37 million geotagged tweets sent by 180,000 people to determine the correlation...

Hyperlapse Tool Takes Google Street View To A Whole New Level

Google Street View was a boon to desk- and couch-bound wanderers when it debuted back in 2007, but even the most fervent Street View explorers would agree that the endless clicking is a bit of a chore. Enter a free online tool that uses Street View images to create...

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days

Trekking Couple Circles Planet Three Times In 424 Days They started trekking the planet more than a year ago, promising to travel the globe bringing children in classrooms from around the world with them, virtually, as they visited scores of countries and continents. Now their journey is complete and Darren and Sandy Van Soye...

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