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VIDEO: Nima Market In Accra, Ghana

Apr 26th, 2013 at 12:00PM: Accra, the capital of Ghana, is an established point on the African tourism trail thanks to its good flight and cruise connections, its Anglophone accessibility, its beautiful beaches and the stability of the nation. Less often seen, however, is Nima Market. Located in one of the poorest areas of the city and home to many migrants from rural Ghana and nearby countries coming to the big city...

Planned England To Pakistan Bus Route Hits Bump In The Road

Planned England To Pakistan Bus Route Hits Bump In The Road Apr 25th, 2013 at 3:00PM: A proposed bus route from England to Pakistan has been delayed due to trouble getting permits, the BBC reports. The proposed route is the brainchild of Tahir Khokher, transport chief for the Mirpur region of Pakistan-controlled Kashmir. The route starts in the northern English city of Birmingham, where many Pakistanis from the Mirpur region live, and runs 4,000 miles through Europe, Turkey, and...

Scammer Found Selling Fake Bomb Detectors To Airports

Scammer Found Selling Fake Bomb Detectors To Airports Apr 24th, 2013 at 4:30PM: A British court has found a man guilty of selling fake bomb detectors to Iraq and Georgia, the BBC reports. James McCormick, 56, of Langport, Somerset, was found guilty of fraud after making a fortune from detectors he knew didn't work. He's estimated to have made some $76 million from the worthless devices, which were modeled after a novelty golf ball finder. In his sales pitches he claimed...

Photo Of The Day: Early Morning On The Faroe Islands

Photo Of The Day: Early Morning On The Faroe Islands Apr 23rd, 2013 at 6:00PM: The Faroe Islands are a bit too remote to be on many people's bucket list and that's a shame. Halfway between Scotland and Iceland in the windy north Atlantic, they offer a rugged beauty equal to any adventure travel destination. This shot from user kanelstrand from Gadling's Flickr pool was taken early one morning after some rain. The mixture of light and shadow, the deep color of the sea...

Tanzania Government To Fishermen: 'Stop Catching Dolphins, It Upsets The Tourists'

Tanzania Government To Fishermen: 'Stop Catching Dolphins, It Upsets The Tourists' Apr 18th, 2013 at 2:00PM: The government of Tanzania is urging fishermen to stop hunting dolphins, a report in the Daily News says. The report says dolphin hunting has become common practice in the Dar es Salaam and Tanga regions. It's often done by "dynamite fishing," in which explosives are chucked into the water to kill all marine life in a large area. Dolphin meat is used to bait sharks, which is what the...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Ethiopia: Addis Ababa And The Northern Circuit

International Adventure Guide 2013: Ethiopia: Addis Ababa And The Northern Circuit Apr 18th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Ethiopia is the rising star of the adventure travel scene. The country has a great deal to offer those who want to visit Africa beyond the usual favorites. Want to see ancient ruins? North Africa is dodgy at the moment and Europe is expensive. Want to go on a safari? You can see stunning vistas and isolated tribes you won't find in Kenya, Tanzania or Botswana. Ethiopia is one of the safer...

Travel Inspiration, One Step At A Time

Travel Inspiration, One Step At A Time Apr 15th, 2013 at 2:00PM: It's not so much where we travel, but what we do when we get there that matters. For those who run in real life, there is nothing better than doing so at a remote location. Like to hike? Getting away from the normal routine to engage a totally different terrain can bring new life to your passion for the sport. But we don't need to be into skiing, surfing, biking, climbing or backpacking...

Video: Top 10 Greatest Adventures For 2013 By Richard Bangs

Apr 14th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Richard Bangs, the host of the television show "Adventures with a Purpose," has been called the "father of modern adventure travel" by Outside magazine. So when he makes a list of ten great destinations for 2013, it's a good idea to take notice. In the video below, Bangs shares his suggestions for some of the top destinations to visit this year. The list is comprised of some old classics, some...

G Adventures Wants To Know How You Want To Change The World

G Adventures Wants To Know How You Want To Change The World Apr 12th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Adventure travel company G Adventures is well known for its grassroots and sustainable approach to travel. Working closely with local guides, the company offers unique and affordable trips to nearly every corner of the globe, while still delivering authentic travel experiences that respect the health of the planet and the people that live on it. Now, they're taking that philosophy one step further...

New Technology May Lead To Light- And Heat-Sensitive Tent

New Technology May Lead To Light- And Heat-Sensitive Tent Apr 10th, 2013 at 12:00PM: The tent we're all familiar with from camping trips may soon be old tech thanks to a new material designed by a team of Harvard scientists. Researchers at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering have announced in a press release that they've developed a flexible material that can shed or retain moisture, and turn from opaque to transparent. You can see how it works in the...

International Adventure Guide 2013: Quito, Ecuador

International Adventure Guide 2013: Quito, Ecuador Apr 4th, 2013 at 11:00AM: Ecuador's capital city, Quito, has long been hailed as a great jumping off point for adventure travelers. The city is surrounded by eleven volcanoes and dozens of flowing rivers, making it an ideal locale for those looking to hike, bike, climb, kayak and more. As if that weren't enough, four regions are crammed into this tiny, megadiverse country – the Amazon jungle, the Andean...

Trek Through Afghanistan Or Explore The Congo With Wild Frontiers

Trek Through Afghanistan Or Explore The Congo With Wild Frontiers Mar 26th, 2013 at 8:00AM: If you still haven't settled on an amazing adventure for 2013 then perhaps you'll want to take a look at some of the trips that Wild Frontiers has to offer. The adventure travel company that operates out of the U.K. specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind tours to a number of great destinations on the planet and this year two of their itineraries are unlike anything you'll find elsewhere. The...

Meet The Reclusive American Billionaire Who Bought Lonely Planet

Mar 20th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Last year, the Wall Street Journal called Brad Kelley "the man with a million acres." Now the American billionaire and land addict has expanded his kingdom to include the world's biggest travel-guide publisher. Kelley's NC2 Media bought Lonely Planet from BBC Worldwide in a deal announced yesterday. Most of the headlines focused on the huge loss BBC is taking by selling the company for...

Gadling Goes Underground: More Explorations Of Caves In Spain

Gadling Goes Underground: More Explorations Of Caves In Spain Mar 18th, 2013 at 10:00AM: The caves in Spain are famous for their variety and extent. Some delve more than a kilometer into the ground. Others are adorned with prehistoric cave art more than 10,000 years old. Almost all have beautiful rock formations. There's a whole other world under the one we usually see. As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm taking a course on caving. My first experience was in Cañuela...

Healthy Spa Travel Becoming A Popular Option

Healthy Spa Travel Becoming A Popular Option Mar 14th, 2013 at 2:00PM: Not all that long ago, ask just about any travel agent about "Spa Travel" and they would probably not have known what you were talking about. Hotels have had spas and nicely equipped exercise centers for decades. Cruise lines promote spa treatments on ships at sea almost as much as shore excursions. Chains of fitness centers around the planet have had a focus on health for a while. But the...

Caving In Northern Spain

Caving In Northern Spain Mar 14th, 2013 at 10:00AM: After living a year in Santander in Cantabria, northern Spain, I had a problem. I was chronically, unutterably, and perhaps terminally bored. Santander is a sleepy regional town, and while weekend hikes and trips for Gadling helped ease my boredom somewhat, I was still not getting my drug of choice – a long-term, low-level adrenaline high. There's nothing like it. Do something...

Outside Magazine Announces Winners Of Annual Active Travel Awards

Outside Magazine Announces Winners Of Annual Active Travel Awards Mar 13th, 2013 at 3:00PM: It's award season, and we don't just mean the Oscars or the Golden Globes. Travel publications the world over have announced their annual "bests" and "favorites," but we at Gadling are particularly excited to see a new award ranking that focuses on a subject close to our hearts: adventure and active travel. Outside magazine has just announced their annual 2013 Active Travel Award winners. To...

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess

Mount Kilimanjaro Defeats Jordanian Princess Mar 12th, 2013 at 12:00PM: It looks like money and privilege can't buy everything. Princess Sarah Princess Sara bint Al Faisal of Jordan, niece of King Abdullah II, failed to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the Tanzania Daily News reports. The 18-year-old princess tried to scale the famous mountain last weekend with a large entourage of assistants and Jordanian international students. She reached the Kibo point at 4,700...

Trek To Everest Base Camp For A Good Cause

Trek To Everest Base Camp For A Good Cause Mar 10th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Trekking in Nepal has long been a staple of adventure travel and one of the more popular trekking routes is the path to Everest Base Camp. Every year, thousands of hikers make the pilgrimage to the tallest mountain on the planet just to soak up the culture and landscapes of the Himalaya. It is a beautiful and challenging hike that will certainly leave a lasting impression on all who go. This...

Canadian Space Agency Video: How To Cut Your Nails In Space And Other Tips For Living With Zero Gravity

Mar 5th, 2013 at 5:00PM: What's daily life like on the International Space Station? The public has lots of questions, so the Canadian Space Agency, with the help of their astronaut Chris Hadfield, is giving out some answers. Hadfield is currently on the ISS and in this video shows how to clip your nails in zero gravity without them floating all over the cabin. Hadfield is becoming an Internet sensation with his...

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