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The Inca Rally: A Road Race Through South America

The Inca Rally: A Road Race Through South America Looking to add a little excitement to your summer? Then look no further than the Inca Rally, a new road race that is set to get underway in August and promises to offer plenty of adventure to those crazy enough to enter. The three-week long event begins in Lima, Peru...

The Lost World: New York City's Little Guyana

The Lost World: New York City's Little Guyana In April 2011, in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens, two rival Sikh factions, long at odds with each other, decided it was time to come to blows. As one faction prayed in a temple, the other entered. What happened next is straight out of a B-list movie you might...

National Geographic Traveler announces 2011 Tours of a Lifetime

National Geographic Traveler announces 2011 Tours of a Lifetime National Geographic Traveler magazine has announced its annual list of their picks for Tours of a Lifetime, selecting 50 fantastic journeys to the far flung corners of the globe. For each of the past six years, Traveler has examined thousands of tours in a variety of...

Black Tomato launches Epic Tomato, an ambitious new adventure offshoot

Black Tomato launches Epic Tomato, an ambitious new adventure offshoot For years Black Tomato has delighted old travel hands with its inventive, bespoke itineraries to various corners of the globe. The company is especially good at showcasing beautiful destinations not yet well-known to most travelers beyond the surrounding region. Among...

Cruise line scams: Shore Excursions

Cruise line scams: Shore Excursions Going ashore can be one of the best parts of a cruise and one of the reasons many travelers choose a cruise vacation in the first place. From the comfort of your floating hotel, you can see multiple destinations but only have to unpack once. Cruise lines offer a wide...

Terrorist gets 15 years for JFK airport plot

Terrorist gets 15 years for JFK airport plot A terrorist who plotted to blow up fuel tanks at JFK airport has been given 15 years in prison, the BBC reports. Abdel Nur, a citizen from Guyana, tried to meet an Al-Qaeda explosives expert in order to blow up JFK airport's fuel depot, and the fuel lines that run below an...

Ten Great Adventure Travel Destinations For 2011

Ten Great Adventure Travel Destinations For 2011 With another holiday season behind us at last, it is time to start looking to the year ahead and firming up our travel plans. If you haven't already made your preparations for 2011, and you're looking for something a bit more adventurous this year, then perhaps we can...

Katie Spotz completes solo row of the Atlantic

Katie Spotz completes solo row of the Atlantic Way back in December we told you about Katie Spotz, the 22-year old American woman who was planning to row solo from Dakar, Senegal in western Africa to the east coast of South America. This past Sunday, Katie arrived in Georgetown, Guiana, completing her journey, while...

American woman prepares to row the Atlantic

American woman prepares to row the Atlantic Katie Spotz has big plans for the new year. The 22-year old American is currently in Senegal where she is completing the final preparations for her attempt to row solo across the Atlantic Ocean. If everything goes according to plan, she'll set out on her journey on the first...

Adventure Destination: Roraima

Adventure Destination: Roraima Here's a tip for an out of the way adventure travel destination that isn't on the radar for many travelers yet, and remains a remote escape for those looking to get away from the tourist crowds. There is a region in the Amazon Basin known as Roraima that sits where...

Brazil's Other Adventurous Side

Brazil's Other Adventurous Side With Brazil's big party, Carnival, coming to an end a few days back, I thought that it was appropriate to look at the country's other adventurous side, far away from the beaches and party scene of Rio and the other major cities. Brazil has plenty to offer the traveler who is...

Irate first class passenger pulls emergency slide, leaves plane

Irate first class passenger pulls emergency slide, leaves plane There seems to be no shortage of stupid things passengers are doing on planes these days. The latest boneheaded move happened in Guyana this past Friday. A first class passenger on a Delta flight from New York to Guyana became so angry that economy passengers were exiting...

Virgin Holidays & Cricket World Cup 2007

Virgin Holidays & Cricket World Cup 2007 Hopeful fans of Trinidad & Tobago's Soca Warriors raced over to Germany for the 2006 FIFA World Cup games and returned without a cup, but with more determination than ever for the next installment in 2010. In the meantime they get to lounge lazily on their sister...

VIBE's 2006 Hot Spots

VIBE's 2006 Hot Spots It is rare that I flip open the pages of VIBE magazine and uncover some really awesome recommended travel destinations. Apparently the four 2006 hot spot package is a first time feature for the magazine and writers Casey Woods, Tom Masters, Corey Takahashi, and Carina Ray...

Going to Guyana

Going to Guyana When you think about it, there aren't many countries left in the world like Guyana. The country still has a fairly vast rainforest teeming with exotic life, and tourism there has remained pretty low due to the political situation and the overall lack of infrastructure. But...

Doing It Up in Guyana

Doing It Up in Guyana I have been to most every country in Latin America, but there are several that I know almost nothing about. These are the little countries scrunched over to the top edge of the continent that I am guessing are also completely foreign to most people as well. 'm talking...

Guyanese Pepperpot

Guyanese Pepperpot In the many times I've visited Island Events I never took the time to check out their 'What's Cooking' section until today. In brief Island Events is your one-stop information guide to really fun and exciting affairs across the twin Caribbean islands of Trinidad &...

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