Skip to Content

Click on a label to read posts from that part of the world.

Map of the world

indianocean posts

Celebrate World Oceans Day With A Live Tour Of The Great Barrier Reef

Celebrate World Oceans Day With A Live Tour Of The Great Barrier Reef Jun 4th, 2013 at 8:00AM: Kraig Becker This coming Saturday, June 8, is World Oceans Day, a global event designed to celebrate the important role that the oceans play in keeping our planet a vibrant place for us to live. Throughout the day there will be hundreds of events taking place across the globe that will help educate us on the importance of keeping our oceans healthy, while raising awareness of the challenges they...

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania

Go On A 'Beach Safari' In Tanzania May 4th, 2013 at 9:00AM: Sanctuary Retreats, a company that deftly mixes both adventure and luxury travel, has announced that it is adding two new lodges to its already impressive portfolio. Starting June 1, the company will offer guests the chance to stay at either the Sanctuary Saadani River Lodge or the Sanctuary Saadani Safari Lodge, both located in Tanzania. These two new destinations will offer guests a wonderful...

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: Reunion

#OnTheRoad On Instagram: Reunion Mar 25th, 2013 at 7:00AM: This week on Instagram, Gadling is off to the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. The Indian Ocean bridges Africa in the west and Southeast Asia and Australia in the east. Much less familiar to Americans than Europeans, the region's islands challenge the Caribbean for the attention of upscale Europeans, and can lay claim to some of the world's dreamiest properties. Some of its countries, like...

Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Australia's Indian Ocean Idyll

Cocos (Keeling) Islands: Australia's Indian Ocean Idyll Dec 19th, 2012 at 9:00AM: The Cocos (Keeling) Islands are possibly the most beautiful place I have ever been. This is strange to admit, even embarrassing. Travel writers are not supposed to make such claims. We're supposed to give information, provide historical context and show how our readers might make the journey we're sketching. We're not supposed to lose our cool and submit to the sheer gorgeousness of a...

Overseas France: Or Where You Can Find France Outside Of France

Overseas France: Or Where You Can Find France Outside Of France Oct 5th, 2012 at 11:00AM: The days of colonial empires may be long over, though the United States, United Kingdom, France, Netherlands and Denmark continue each to administer a smattering of overseas territories. Among these, France has arguably the most interesting and wide-ranging set of territories. Overseas France includes tiny St. Pierre and Miquelon off the coast of Newfoundland (population around 6,000), the...

Seychelles two ways: Desroches and Calou

Seychelles two ways: Desroches and Calou Mar 10th, 2012 at 10:00AM: To start, I should say that there's no comparison between Desroches and Calou. They're two different beasts altogether, luxury apples and budget-friendly oranges, respectively. Yet taken together they present two distinctive experiences of the country: Seychelles two ways. Desroches is one of Seychelles' top resorts, a private island resort that underwent a major design upgrade following...

How to row across the ocean

How to row across the ocean Feb 21st, 2012 at 2:30PM: Over the weekend, the New York Times memorialized adventurer John Fairfax in the most awe-inspiring obituary ever written. In it, we learned that Mr. Fairfax had run away to the Amazon jungle at 13, then later worked as a pirate's apprentice out of Panama. But the main narrative of Mr. Fairfax's life was that he had rowed across not one, but two oceans: the Atlantic in 1969 and the Pacific in...

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...

Conrad Maldives hotel offers guests a chance to spot whale sharks

Conrad Maldives hotel offers guests a chance to spot whale sharks Dec 11th, 2011 at 9:00AM: The Conrad Maldives Rangali Island hotel has announced that it is once gain joining forces with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme. This unique partnership gives visitors to the resort a rare opportunity to view and interact with those amazing aquatic creatures while research is conducted on their behavior, migration patterns, and habitat. The whale shark is the largest fish on the...

Roz Savage finishes Indian Ocean row

Roz Savage finishes Indian Ocean row Oct 4th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Long distance rower Roz Savage has added yet another ocean to her already impressive resume. The woman who has already rowed solo across the Atlantic and Pacific, has now completed the Indian Ocean as well, arriving in Mauritius today after 154 days at sea. Savage began her journey way back in April, when she set out from Fremantle, Australia. After a few early set backs with her boat, she...

Luxury resort offers guests daily submarine tours

Luxury resort offers guests daily submarine tours Apr 26th, 2011 at 8:00AM: While Richard Branson races to launch his own underwater adventures, one luxury resort in the Indian Ocean is making it possible for travelers today. The Conrad Maldives, located on Rangali Island, has announced the start of daily tours aboard their private, three-person submarine that will take visitors beneath the Indian Oean to experience a world unlike any they have ever seen before. The...

The spread of Somalian pirates

The spread of Somalian pirates Apr 20th, 2011 at 2:00PM: Should we be concerned by suggestions that terrorists are taking clues from the Somali pirates and considering hijacking ships across the Indian Ocean for reasons other than ransom? Absolutely. There is increasing evidence of links in Somalia between the mafia-like organizations that run most of the pirating and the Somali-based terrorist group Al-Shabaab, which controls most of southern and...

British woman rowing across the Indian Ocean

British woman rowing across the Indian Ocean Apr 14th, 2011 at 8:30AM: British ocean rower Roz Savage just can't seem to stay at home. The adventurous 43-year old has already conquered both the Atlantic and Pacific, and now has her sights squarely set on rowing across the Indian Ocean as well. She set out from Fremantle, Australia yesterday and is now making her way to Mumbai, India in a voyage that is expected to cover more than 4000 miles and take four and a half...

California's proposed shark fin ban stirs up debate over global politics of culinary delicacies

California's proposed shark fin ban stirs up debate over global politics of culinary delicacies Apr 12th, 2011 at 3:30PM: As a former longtime resident of Berkeley, California, I'm no stranger to the concept of eating-as-political-act. Well, there's a new food ethics issue on the block, kids, and while it may smack of the current, all-too-pervasive epidemic of food elitism, it's really more about ecology, animal welfare, and the politics of eating--especially with regard to travelers, immigrants, and adventurous...

British woman sets out to pedal and paddle around the world

British woman sets out to pedal and paddle around the world Apr 4th, 2011 at 8:00AM: British adventurer Sarah Outen has set out to circumnavigate the globe under her own power. The 25-year old has dubbed her expedition "London2London via the World," and vows to complete the journey by pedaling and paddling the entire way, which means she'll be either on her bike or rowing a boat, for every mile of the journey. Outen set out on her round-the-world excursion last Friday, April...

Piracy reached record levels in 2010

Piracy reached record levels in 2010 Jan 18th, 2011 at 9:30AM: Pirate hijackings in the Red Sea and nearby waters reached their highest levels ever, the Associated Press reports. Pirate hijackings worldwide claimed 1,181 hostages and 53 vessels, a rise of ten percent since 2009. Of these, 49 ships were taken by Somali gunmen in the Red Sea or nearby waters in the Indian Ocean. Somali piracy has been the biggest problem area despite an international fleet...

Rescue ships reach Abby Sunderland

Rescue ships reach Abby Sunderland Jun 12th, 2010 at 1:30PM: A French fishing ship reached 16-year old American Abby Sunderland in the Indian Ocean earlier today, bringing a sigh of relief to her friends and family back home in California, who have been waiting for news on her rescue for the past two days. The girl, who had been attempting to sail solo around the world, was feared lost at sea on Thursday when contact with her home team was disrupted during...

16-year old Abby Sunderland found safe at sea

16-year old Abby Sunderland found safe at sea Jun 11th, 2010 at 8:00AM: 16-year old American Abby Sunderland has been spotted safe at sea by a search plane that flew out of Perth this morning. The California native, who had been attempting to solo circumnavigate the Earth, is reportedly fine, and her ship is upright, although her sails are down, and most likely destroyed. Yesterday morning, Abby contacted her support team, via satellite phone, to report that she...

Fairmont Zimbali Resort opens in South Africa

Fairmont Zimbali Resort opens in South Africa Jun 4th, 2010 at 1:00PM: There's a new Fairmont in South Africa. The 154-room Fairmont Zimbali Resort has just opened, not far from the Fairmont Zimbali lodge, a 76-room property along the beach. The resort is tucked away in a 700-hectare forest reserve and is only 15 minutes from the new King Shaka International Airport. Around the resort, there's plenty to do, from game-viewing expeditions and safaris to micro-light...

British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates

British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates Oct 30th, 2009 at 2:00PM: A British couple sailing from the Seychelles to Tanzania was kidnapped by Somali pirates and is now being held for ransom. Paul and Rachel Chandler, both in their late 50's, had been sailing since March on their 38-foot sailboat and keeping a blog about their journey. Last week family and friends alerted authorities that they had not heard from the couple in several days, and shortly after,...

Gadling Features


Categories

Become our Fan on Facebook!

Featured Galleries (view all)

Berlin's Abandoned Tempelhof Airport
The Junk Cars of Cleveland, New Mexico
United Airlines 787 Inaugural Flight
Ghosts of War: France
New Mexico's International Symposium Of Electronic Arts
Valley of Roses, Morocco
The Southern Road
United Dreamliner Interior
United Dreamliner Exterior

Our Writers

Don George

Features Editor

RSS Feed

View more Writers

Weird News

DailyFinance

FOXNews Travel

Engadget

Sherman's Travel

Lonely Planet

New York Times Travel

Joystiq