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Climbing The Mountain Of God, The World's Weirdest Volcano

Climbing The Mountain Of God, The World's Weirdest Volcano May 27th, 2013 at 11:00AM: huguesn, Flickr In the northern Arusha region of Tanzania near the border with Kenya, a geological oddity pokes its nose out of the rift valley floor. It's Ol Doinyo Lengai, the only volcano in the world that erupts with natrocarbonatite lava. Natrocarbonatite is half the temperature of the glowing silicate lava you see oozing out of Hawaiian volcanoes and it flows many times faster. It spills...

Luxury resort harbors Tanzania's last tropical coastal forest

Luxury resort harbors Tanzania's last tropical coastal forest Dec 22nd, 2011 at 8:00AM: For adventure travelers, the classic visit to Tanzania begins with a climb up Kilimanjaro, followed by a safari on the Serengeti, and is topped off with a relaxing beach experience on the island of Zanzibar. The first two items on that list are unmatched experiences that simply can't be beat, but those looking for alternative to the beaches of Zanzibar may want to consider a stay at the Ras Kutani...

Five Reasons You Should Go to Zanzibar Right Now

Five Reasons You Should Go to Zanzibar Right Now Oct 26th, 2011 at 9:00AM: I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but I'm looking at a graying sky that will soon turn to rain. Fall is here in Seattle, and soon, we'll be in the dark, depressive days when when we question our choice of home. Meanwhile, off the coast of Tanzania, the dreamlike islands of Zanzibar await. Surely, you don't need convincing to head off to the Spice Islands, but if you do,...

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon

Travel writer Q&A: Julia Dimon Aug 10th, 2010 at 10:30AM: Travel journalist and television host Julia Dimon lives the sort of fast-paced traveling lifestyle that most people, even quite experienced travelers, fantasize about. She's visited over 80 countries and she's been featured as a travel expert for countless print, online, radio, and television sources. Dimon's excitement as a traveler is palpable. I asked her about her background, her move from...

Top 5 hotels for having an affair

Top 5 hotels for having an affair Sep 6th, 2009 at 11:30AM: Looking for a place to take your mistress for the weekend? Trying to plan a secret rendezvous with your lover? If so, check out ABC News' list of the top 5 hotels for having an affair. The draw of these hotels, according to the article, is "thick walls, a discreet staff, a bit of romance". Noel Biderman, the creator of a website that matches would-be cheaters with potential dates (The tag line...

Blogger Stephen Greenwood

Blogger Stephen Greenwood Jun 22nd, 2009 at 12:00PM: Introducing another new blogger at Gadling, Stephen Greenwood... Where was your photo taken? This photo was taken on the way up Kilimanjaro. I had the chance to hike it last November at the end of my stay in Tanzania. It was a great challenge, and a good introduction to trekking above 5,000m. Where do you live now?. SAR Hong Kong. I'll be here through the summer, editing a documentary about a...

Bowermaster's Adventures -- Zanzibar

Bowermaster's Adventures -- Zanzibar Jun 22nd, 2009 at 10:00AM: After the Perfume River in Hoi An and the souks of Marrakech, Zanzibar rounds out the trio of 'most-exotic' places on the globe that I've long wanted to spend not days, but weeks. While these are very real places - crowded, often hot, occasionally dirty – they have each set themselves up in my mind, mostly through books, as mysterious, romantic. Now I've officially spent time in each. ...

A&K and Fairmont Earth Hour ideas will have tangible results

A&K and Fairmont Earth Hour ideas will have tangible results Mar 23rd, 2009 at 1:30PM: Earth Hour is on Saturday, March 28 at 8:30 PM. The hospitality and travel industry seems to have embraced this commitment to environmentalism. There are plenty of noteworthy initiatives out there intended to show support for a planet that could probably use our help. Of course, some are more interesting than others. I'm pretty interested in what's going on at Abercrombie & Kent and Fairmont. ...

Talking travel with Patricia Schultz, author of "1000 Places to See" (part 2, plus book giveaway)

Talking travel with Patricia Schultz, author of Jun 27th, 2008 at 9:00AM: Patricia Schultz is a well-traveled woman. She single-handedly launched the mini-industry of travel list books with her 2003 #1 New York Times bestseller, 1,000 Places to See Before You Die: A Traveler's Life List (Workman), which has sold more than 2.8 million copies and translated into 28 languages. Since then, she's written a sequel, 1,000 Places to see in the USA and Canada Before You Die,...

One for the Road: Where Flavor Was Born

One for the Road: Where Flavor Was Born Dec 16th, 2007 at 10:00AM: The photo on the cover of this travelogue cookbook has my mouth watering! And from what I can tell, the pages in between offer up much more eye candy for hungry travelers who like to cook. Where Flavor Was Born: Recipes and Culinary Travels Along the Indian Ocean Spice Route is a delicious journey that explores the origins of spices from Bali to Zanzibar. The colorful book is loaded with glossy...

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