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Africa has mixed results in fighting poachers

Africa has mixed results in fighting poachers One of the main reasons adventure travelers head to Africa is for the wildlife. Sadly, that wildlife is in danger of disappearing thanks to illegal poaching. Big game such as rhinos and elephants can bring in large sums of money for their tusks, hide, and meat. Namibia...

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers

Q & A with Grantourismo round-the-world slow travel bloggers With all the holiday travel madness just beginning, sometimes it's nice to take a breath and think about taking travel more slowly. I recently had a chance to meet up with blogger Lara Dunston and her photographer-writer husband, Terence Carter, of the round-the-world...

Melville - where to have fun in Johannesburg

Melville - where to have fun in Johannesburg On my recent trip to South Africa, I spent a day exploring various neighborhoods and finding out where to have fun in Johannesburg. There was so much I didn't know I didn't know about Johannesburg, like the fact that gold was mined there for 90 years, evidenced by the...

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj

Adventure travel meets faith: cycling to Mecca for the Hajj Two Muslims from South Africa mixed adventure travel and spirituality this year by cycling to Mecca for the Hajj. Natheem Cairncross, 28 and Imtiyaz Haron, 25, cycled through South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Turkey, Syria and Jordan....

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience

Rent an African villa for an exclusive safari experience Renting a private villa, isn't a new concept for travelers. In fact, many have been doing it for years in a variety of countries throughout Europe. But now, Kensington Tours is bringing the same concept to southern Africa, delivering a unique take on the experience by...

Paris Hilton's Top Twenty Travel Tweets

Paris Hilton's Top Twenty Travel Tweets OK, so how creepy is it for a grown man to follow Paris Hilton? Because I do, like, on Twitter. I'm not ashamed--on the contrary--I love Paris and will always defend her, because that's what BFF's do for each other. For the record, I'm no follower-come-lately. I've been...

Daily Pampering: The Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite in South Africa

Daily Pampering: The Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite in South Africa When you're one of the most revered men in the world, your own suite at one of the top luxury hotels in the world is just part of the package that comes along with being you. In the spirit of sharing and world peace, however, this particular suite named after Nelson Mandela...

Brits complete London to Cape Town drive in record time.

Brits complete London to Cape Town drive in record time. Awhile back we posted a story about three adventurous Brits who had set out to drive from London to Cape Town in the hopes of setting a new speed record for that route. Their road would take them across three continents and 20 countries, covering more than 10,000 miles in...

Zombies with passports: The Walking Dead goes worldwide

Zombies with passports: The Walking Dead goes worldwide In order to promote the new show The Walking Dead on AMC, swarms of zombies invaded 26 cities worldwide (including my city of Istanbul, pictured above and filmed here) earlier this week, lurching around major tourist landmarks and generally freaking out passerby. The...

Reflections on a round-the-world journey

Reflections on a round-the-world journey Several nights into our journey, as we were speeding along dark roads en route to our guest house on the island of Lifou in New Caledonia, I felt a bolt of irrepressible excitement of the sort familiar, no doubt, to most travel enthusiasts. We'd just spent several nights...

Driving from London to Cape Town for charity

Driving from London to Cape Town for charity When it comes to epic road trips, it's tough to beat the one that Mac Mackenney, Chris Rawlings and Steve Mackenney set out on last weekend. The adventurous trio of Brits hit the road in their trusty Range Rover Discovery in hopes of breaking the speed record for driving...

Round-the-world: Capricorn Route trip top ten

Round-the-world: Capricorn Route trip top ten Later this week I'll reflect on the ups and downs of our round-the-world trip. I'll look at what we might have done differently as well as those elements that turned out to be particularly well conceived. In the meantime, here's a playful top ten list of some of the best...

Round-the-world: Long layover in Johannesburg

Round-the-world: Long layover in Johannesburg A journey from Melbourne to Mauritius on Qantas and its oneworld partners is no straight shot. It requires a very early morning flight to Sydney, a long 14-hour jaunt to Johannesburg, and then a flight on to Mauritius. It's over 11,000 kilometers (almost 7000 miles) from...

Controversy over Condé Nast Traveler's World Savers Awards

Controversy over Condé Nast Traveler's World Savers Awards The popular magazine Condé Nast Traveler hosts the annual World Savers Awards to recognize the efforts of hotels, airlines, tour and cruise companies that give something back through their environmental or social programs. But one recipient of the 2010 award is...

CheapOair, Lonely Planet and South African Airways team up for Twitter contest

CheapOair, Lonely Planet and South African Airways team up for Twitter contest Online travel firm CheapOair has joined forces with Lonely Planet and South African Airways to host a Twitter based contest. Between now and August 30, they'll give away one Lonely Planet South Africa guidebook every day - and at the end of the contest, the winners...

Adventurous trio running across the Kalahari Desert

Adventurous trio running across the Kalahari Desert The Kalahari Desert is a wild and untamed place stretching across 350,000 square miles of southern Africa. The arid expanse of land crosses through parts of Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, and while it is an incredibly dry place, it is still home to a diverse amount of...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Austin Mann @ the World Cup (part 2)

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Austin Mann @ the World Cup (part 2) GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 26 – Click above to watch video after the jump Are you ready for some (ahem) football? In part two of travel photographer Austin Mann's trip to the 2010 World Cup, we bring you a look at the intensity and passion of the world's...

Which country loves to work? See who doesn't take vacation time

Which country loves to work? See who doesn't take vacation time A friend of mine asked me a few days ago when I last went on vacation – a real one. I struggled to remember the last time I went on a trip and didn't write or, before that, keep up with what was going on at the office. After stopping and focusing, I remembered a...

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Austin Mann @ the World Cup (part 1)

GadlingTV's Travel Talk - Austin Mann @ the World Cup (part 1) GadlingTV's Travel Talk, episode 26 – Click above to watch video after the jump For everyone out there that wanted to make the trek to South Africa's 2010 World Cup, but couldn't - we have a fun series of segments this week. A few days before the games began,...

British bear hits the beach

The British have given us so much in the way of comedy; from Monty Python to The Office to the newly ubiquitous Russell Brand, funny is their best export. What else would you expect from a country so often bereft of sunshine? Now comes a delightful series of short videos...

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