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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...

Video Of The Day: Starry Nights In Namibia

For more than a decade, Dutch professional photographer Marsel van Oosten has been venturing to Namibia, where he has been creating an extensive night photography portfolio. Oosten, who specializes in nature and wildlife photography and has won awards from National...

GeoEx Introduces 5 New Adventurous Destinations For 2013

GeoEx Introduces 5 New Adventurous Destinations For 2013 As one of the best adventure travel companies on the planet, GeoEx (formerly Geographic Expeditions) is always looking for opportunities to visit new and unique destinations. For 2013, they've added five such places to their line-up, giving travelers a chance to explore the...

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Though 2013 may only be a few days old, it is never too early to start planning our travels for the year ahead. If you're looking to put a healthy dose of adventure into your life this year, then Gadling is here to help. We have ten suggestions for big travel adventures that...

Video: The Tropic Of Capricorn

The Tropic of Capricorn is one of the five major lines of latitude on Earth, the others being the equator, the Tropic of Cancer and the arctic and antarctic circles. It marks the southernmost point at which the sun can fall directly overhead, and while its location is...

Airline Transports Herd of African Elephants (PHOTOS)

Airline Transports Herd of African Elephants (PHOTOS) Earlier this month, LAN Airlines transported an orphaned herd of nine African elephants between the ages of four and nine years old from Namibia to Mexico, where the animals will find their new home at the African Safari Zoo in Puebla....

Kolmanskop: Namibia's Eerie Ghost Town

Kolmanskop: Namibia's Eerie Ghost Town There's something compelling about ghost towns. To walk amid the houses that once held families, past playgrounds that once rang with the laughter of children, and through public buildings where locals once gathered – all gone. I've explored ghost towns all over...

South African Airways introduces virtual itineraries

South African Airways introduces virtual itineraries South African Airways Vacations has introduced a new feature on its website that gives visitors the ability to explore options for travel in Africa like never before. The company has launched a series of "virtual itineraries" that use a combination of maps, photos and points...

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa

Largest international conservation area formed in southern Africa On Thursday of this week five nations in southern Africa announced plans to form a new international conservation area that will be the largest of its kind once it is complete. This unprecedented move was made to allow the participating nations to combine their conservation...

Rescuing wildlife in Namibia

Rescuing wildlife in Namibia While 2011 has been a bad year for African wildlife, a foundation in Namibia is making a difference. The N/a'an ku sê Foundation, which runs a wildlife sanctuary in Namibia, announced its best year to date, the Namibian reports. Last year the Foundation rescued,...

Build your own adventure with the Africa Safari Planner

Build your own adventure with the Africa Safari Planner The Africa Safari Planner, a newly launched website from adventure travel company Natural Habit Adventures, gives travelers the ability to create their own custom trips to the African bush. The site, which launched earlier this week, provides options to visit nine different...

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique

New Book celebrates 10 years of the Tour d'Afrique The Tour d'Afrique is a legendary cycling event that runs from Cairo to Cape Town on an annual basis. Covering more than 7500 miles, and requiring four months to complete, the Tour is a popular "bucket list" item for adventure travelers and cyclists the world over. This...

Remains of forgotten genocide victims returned by Berlin museum

Remains of forgotten genocide victims returned by Berlin museum It's the genocide most people have forgotten, a ruthless extermination of men, women, and children while an uncaring world focused on other things. From 1904 to 1908, German colonial rulers in what is now Namibia systematically exterminated the Herero and Nama people....

6 surf destinations you'd never think of

6 surf destinations you'd never think of Sure, we all know the world of surfing revolves around Hawaii's fabled North Shore. If you've ever owned a board, you can probably rattle off some of the other global hot spots: Indonesia, Mexico, South Africa, Fiji, California, Costa Rica...the list goes on and on. ...

The world's top ten most desolate countries

The world's top ten most desolate countries According to a Harvard study, the earth's population will hit seven billion humans in a few months. Earlier this summer, Gadling labs profiled the effects of increasing populations on finite land resources by showcasing the world's most crowded islands. The earth is, in...

VIDEO: Astronaut's view of the world

Need a few moments of Zen? This video from NASA's Johnson Space Center has seven of them, traveling over the Earth from the coast of Namibia to the Amazon Basin to capture an astronaut's view of the world. The incredible images are narrated by Dr. Justin Wilkinson, a...

What not to do on your safari

Bet you didn't experience wildlife like this when you were on your last wildlife safari. Marlice van Vuuren is a Namibian animal conservationist and a woman very familiar with the ways of the African cheetah. She should know, her last 34 years were spent growing up...

The world's ten creepiest abandoned cities

The world's ten creepiest abandoned cities Some cities die. The people leave, the streets go quiet, and the isolation takes on the macabre shape of a forlorn ghost-town - crumbling with haunting neglect and urban decay. From Taiwan to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, these abandoned cities lurk...

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure

Enter the Put Foot Rally for an African road trip adventure Adventurous travelers looking for a unique road trip this summer may want to checkout the Put Foot Rally, which is scheduled to get underway in June. The event begins in South Africa and promises to send teams on a 7000km (4350 mile) long odyssey through the wilds of Africa....

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...

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