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Vagabond Tales: Are Plastic Bottles Becoming A Natural Resource?

Vagabond Tales: Are Plastic Bottles Becoming A Natural Resource? The island of Mabul, Malaysia, is not big. In fact, it's tiny. You can walk around it in 45 minutes. A popular destination for scuba divers, visitors to this remote island off the coast of Borneo frequently pass the time by diving the offshore reefs or lounging...

Video Of The Day: Scuba Marriage Proposal In Riviera Maya, Mexico

Scuba diving is a hobby that many travelers enjoy. People traverse the globe looking for the best dive sights and new adventures. While most scuba divers consider any excursion in which they see a new fish or sea creature a success, the young man in this video had a...

Adventurous Options In Turks And Caicos

Adventurous Options In Turks And Caicos While many people think of Turks and Caicos as being a relaxing beach getaway, the islands have a lot more to offer than just that. In fact, adventure enthusiasts will feel right at home with an array of daring options in a beautiful setting. Barefoot Waterskiing ...

Paraty, Brazil: A Colonial Beach Paradise

Paraty, Brazil: A Colonial Beach Paradise When visiting Brazil, many people head straight to the big cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo. However, there is a beach paradise located in between the two metropolises called Paraty that is a worthwhile destination no matter what your travel style is. During my...

James Cameron completes solo dive of the Mariana Trench

James Cameron completes solo dive of the Mariana Trench A couple of weeks ago we told you about James Cameron's plans to dive the Mariana Trench, a massive canyon in the middle of the Pacific Ocean that marks the deepest point on our planet. This past weekend Cameron saw those plans come to fruition when he crawled inside his...

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness

Travel Smarter 2012: Travel tips for health and wellness Films like "Contagion" (which I very much enjoyed, and not just because Gwyneth Paltrow bites it within the first 10 minutes) instill a paranoia in the public consciousness about the hazards of air travel. It's true, however, that most public transportation is the...

James Cameron to dive the Mariana Trench

James Cameron to dive the Mariana Trench Legendary director James Cameron is no stranger to big adventures. After all he is the man responsible for bringing such Hollywood hits as Titanic and Avatar to the silver screen. Last week Cameron announced plans for a big adventure of his own, saying he now plans to dive...

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners With twenty-three categories and every continent up for consideration, the competition is fierce, but today Outside magazine released its picks for its new Outside Travel Awards. The winners include everything from travel companies and locales to cameras, suitcases,...

What will you do if the Mayan calendar is correct?

What will you do if the Mayan calendar is correct? Lately, there has been a lot of controversy surrounding the end of the Mayan calendar and 2012 marking the end of the world, as we know it. To help gain some insight, the people over at First Choice have created this infographic to give everyone a fun visual of where and...

Amazing humpback video from Maui whale watching blog

As I mentioned in the "surfer almost swallowed by whale" craze posted back in November, when not blogging for Gadling I will double as a sailor, diver, and whale naturalist on a fleet of sailing catamarans in Hawaii. March is traditionally the peak of whale season in...

Visit the Great Barrier Reef at a substantial discount

Visit the Great Barrier Reef at a substantial discount Yesterday we told you about a new travel survey from LivingSocial that revealed that Americans consider themselves the worst travelers in the world. That same survey also asked respondents to rank their top international travel destinations with Australia's Great Barrier...

Vagabond Tales: Scuba diving Nicaragua in a lightning storm

Vagabond Tales: Scuba diving Nicaragua in a lightning storm In spite of being one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere, many travelers list Nicaragua as their hands-down favorite country in Central America. The colonial heritage of Granada and Leon, the world-class surf of Popoyo and San Juan del Sur, and the...

Exciting hotel packages for springtime travelers

Exciting hotel packages for springtime travelers Wondering where you should travel this spring? Take advantage of one of these season-inspired packages and enjoy fun activities in great locations for a discounted price. De L'Europe Amsterdam, Netherlands The city of Amsterdam is well-known for its flower markets,...

Vagabond Tales: Snorkeling with irukandji, one of the deadliest animals on Earth

Vagabond Tales: Snorkeling with irukandji, one of the deadliest animals on Earth "This guy over here has been tagged three times mate." The dive instructor on our Whitsunday Islands cruise peels off his neoprene gloves and shows us a slight scar located just above the knuckle of his right thumb. "Luckily every time they got me it was in the...

10 things to do in every city you visit

10 things to do in every city you visit While every city has its own unique landmarks, culture, and sights to see, there are certain general things you can do in any city you visit to make your experience more memorable. To enhance your next trip, take this checklist with you and try to do each of these things in...

Underwater bollywood dancing on the Great Barrier Reef

While it isn't hard to find countless videos on the web showing you the beauty and marine life of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, it isn't that often that you find the location being the set of a choreographed, underwater dance number. The video is actually...

Gadling gear review: Nikon CoolPix AW100 camera

Gadling gear review: Nikon CoolPix AW100 camera Buying a digital camera is no easy task these days. As cameras have grown in popularity, the market has become flooded with dozens of models, all with a dizzying array of features and specs, and few ways to distinguish one from the next. Aside from minor variations in shape...

Kaikoura, New Zealand: Surfing, seals, and seafood

Kaikoura, New Zealand: Surfing, seals, and seafood "The chowder isn't the type you have back in the States" I am warned. The brunette woman working the oceanfront seafood cart has detected my accent and is concerned I won't like her steaming bowl of mollusks. "There isn't much cream, just freshly made broth mixed...

Exploring the diverse scenery of East Java, Indonesia

Exploring the diverse scenery of East Java, Indonesia The area of East Java in Indonesia is home to beautiful and diverse landscapes that include beaches, volcanoes, mountains, plantations, lakes, natural reserves, and a lot more. There are also many natural, cultural, and adventure activities to partake in, like scuba diving,...

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....

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