Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A Perfect Week for Families

Greenloons - In youth, I dreamed about exploring the Great Barrier Reef.  As the world’s largest coral reef system, I marveled at how it was composed from over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.  Thus, I couldn’t wait for the day to snorkel with colorful fish swimming amongst even more spectacular coral.  I felt this sentiment during […] The post Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A Perfect Week for Families appeared first on Greenloons. (c) Greenloons - Read entire story … [Read more...]

Insider’s View of Ronda Spain: More Than a Day Trip

Greenloons - Ronda is a small mountain town in Andalusia, Spain known for its beautiful surrounding scenery and the famous Puente Nuevo. ; This bridge separates the Old and New Towns with stunning views of a gorge. ; The Old Town is increasing in popularity each year as travelers share their experiences over social media. ; However, a majority of […] The post Insider’s View of Ronda Spain: More Than a Day Trip appeared first on Greenloons. (c) Greenloons - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Wildlife Encounters: Ever Seen Orcas Attack a Blue Whale?

Greenloons - Over the years, I have experienced many wildlife encounters.  Whether it was observing elephants in Namibia, caiman in Peru, horses in Iceland, turtles in Greece, or penguins in South Africa.  Or more recently, swimming with whale sharks in Western Australia or gazing at hummingbirds in Ecuador.  Truly, all experiences were captivating.  But, the most mesmerizing […] The post Wildlife Encounters: Ever Seen Orcas Attack a Blue Whale? appeared first on Greenloons. (c) … [Read more...]

Australia Wildlife Encounters: Ever Swam with a Whale Shark?

Greenloons - It is said that Ningaloo Reef is where Australia’s outback meets the Indian Ocean.  In fact, it is the only large reef ecosystem in the world found so close to a continental land mass.  On the one hand, the area is remote, yet sophisticated in its offerings.  On the other, Ningaloo Reef’s peaceful blue waters […] The post Australia Wildlife Encounters: Ever Swam with a Whale Shark? appeared first on Greenloons. (c) Greenloons - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Webinar Alert: Gorillas in the Wild

Good Nature Travel - Gorillas in the Wild: An Unforgettable EncounterPresented by Natural Habitat AdventuresTuesday, November 19th3PM Eastern (12PM Pacific)Register Now To trek into the rainforest and sit with a family of wild gorillas, looking into the eyes of a huge silverback at close range, watching babies cling to their mothers, laughing at youngsters playing in the trees, is a life-changing experience for a wildlife lover. NHA expert guide Simon Stobbs presents an insider’s look at … [Read more...]

Alaska in July or August: When to Go?

Good Nature Travel - On the surface it seems like a trivial question, one that simply requires reviewing your summer schedule. However, an experience in Katmai varies widely from one month to the next due to different bear behavior and activities. So when should you go, July or August?Bear behavior in JulyThe bears undergo a radical behavior shift related to their hibernation and feeding patterns. Grizzly bears begin to hibernate as early as October and emerge as late as May. After emerging, … [Read more...]

WWF Strategic Planning Director Joins May Amazon Departure

Good Nature Travel - Paul Hardy, director of strategic planning for WWF’s Latin America and Caribbean Program, will join our May Amazon River Cruise as a guest lecturer.In the role, which he has held since February 2010, Paul helps to manage a team of 300 WWF staff spread across 15 countries, including Peru. From the Amazon to the edge of the Antarctic, Paul works with WWF teams on large-scale conservation projects that address growing threats to rain forests, fisheries, island systems and … [Read more...]

Making a Difference in the Galapagos

Good Nature Travel - Roberto Plaza always dreamed of living in the Galapagos. Three years ago he finally made the leap and moved his family from the city of Quito to the Enchanted Isles. And they did it in a big way: Roberto and his family live totally off the grid.They use solar energy to power their home and rainwater to drink and bathe; waste water is treated and reused for agriculture needs, and their entire house was built using materials that leave the lightest ecological footprint. Living … [Read more...]

Cruise ship ventilation systems do not filter out the Coronavirus but make everyone sick! Let passengers disembark!…

Twitter Search / ecoclub - Cruise ship ventilation systems do not filter out the Coronavirus but make everyone sick! Let passengers disembark! https://apnews.com/a46bd7c219edb0c77336b6038795c403 … (c) Twitter Search / ecoclub - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

True. In fact a warming climate and habitat loss encourages new infectious diseases!…

Twitter Search / ecoclub - True. In fact a warming climate and habitat loss encourages new infectious diseases! https://twitter.com/jeremy_sampson/status/1234135855691894787 … (c) Twitter Search / ecoclub - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

An interesting concept so as to avoid permanently damaging a natural site and providing emergency housing for refugees….

Twitter Search / ecoclub - An interesting concept so as to avoid permanently damaging a natural site and providing emergency housing for refugees. https://twitter.com/techinsider/status/1235329170491633665 … (c) Twitter Search / ecoclub - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Hotels may significantly reduce their environmental impact by installing bidets! https://twitter.com/techinsider/status/1236845159855394817 …

Twitter Search / ecoclub - Hotels may significantly reduce their environmental impact by installing bidets! https://twitter.com/techinsider/status/1236845159855394817 … (c) Twitter Search / ecoclub - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

Wonderings: have you felt a disturbance in the Force?

Unpacked - Lonely Planet's travel blog - Wonderings: rambles through and reflections on travel... this month, James Kay travels to the parallel universe of the theme park © Joe Davis / Lonely Planet It’s a special week for the 177,000-odd people in England and Wales, and many more around the world, who define their religion as Jedi: Saturday is Star Wars Day (May the Fourth, geddit?), the annual grassroots celebration of all things related to that galaxy far, far away. Each year, fans of … [Read more...]

Pathfinder pics: exploring Panama – one of our top countries to visit in 2019

Unpacked - Lonely Planet's travel blog - Sunset in the breathtaking El Valle ©Timothy Cohen Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Timothy Cohen, is recently back from a whirlwind trip around Panama – one of our top countries to visit in 2019. From deserted beaches to bustling, urban hubs, here's what he discovered... Panama has always been a mystery to me. All I knew about the country was its world-famous canal. The closer I got to its border, the more fellow travellers I met who seemed dubious … [Read more...]

Pathfinder pics: wandering the waterfalls of Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Unpacked - Lonely Planet's travel blog - The Great Smoky Mountains NP is a wonderful showcase of nature's power © Nick Alvarez Lonely Planet Pathfinder, Nick Alvarez of Be Real Travel, recently returned from a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park – one of our best value destinations for 2019. Armed with his camera and tripod, he embarked on a journey to capture the park’s numerous waterfalls in full flow. As the most-visited national park in the USA, Great Smoky Mountains is packed … [Read more...]

Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Quiz

Unpacked - Lonely Planet's travel blog - How well do you know our home planet? © Dima Zel / Shutterstock Do you know the name of the world’s third-highest mountain? Or in what year the euro was introduced as legal tender? Pit your wits against our toughest travel quiz to date – a thirty-question, all-encompassing behemoth of world trivia, with questions taken from Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Quiz – our new title containing over 100 fun travel-themed quizzes for all ages. So strap … [Read more...]

What to do in Sofia: The ultimate Sofia travel guide

STA Travel Blog - Hello fellow travellers! Alexx here from Finding Alexx. I’m on a year-long solo adventure to a new country every week for a year, with my route based... The post What to do in Sofia: The ultimate Sofia travel guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jordan Now

STA Travel Blog - Week eight of my crazy 52 countries in 52 weeks adventure took me to the Middle Eastern gem of Jordan, the cheapest flight out of... The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Jordan Now appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

What to do in Warsaw: The ultimate Warsaw travel guide

STA Travel Blog - Hey there! Alexx here from Finding Alexx, I’m visiting a new country every week for a year with my route based off the cheapest flight... The post What to do in Warsaw: The ultimate Warsaw travel guide appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

The best ski resorts in the world whatever your style

STA Travel Blog - Winter may be under way, but there’s still plenty of time to play. Most European and North American ski resorts are open for shredding til... The post The best ski resorts in the world whatever your style appeared first on STA Travel Blog. (c) STA Travel Blog - Read entire story here. … [Read more...]

COVID-19: DOT8 Springs Stranded Tourists, Total Assisted Travelers Now at 11,000

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog COVID-19: DOT8 Springs Stranded Tourists, Total Assisted Travelers Now at 11,000 TACLOBAN CITY—Cebu Pacific sweeper flight airlifted at least (57) international tourists stranded due to flight cancellations in connection with the national state of health emergency measures. The sweeper flight was made possible by the DOT8 Action Team’s exhaustive efforts to contact stranded tourists within 16 hours from the scheduled flight, transporting them safely from … [Read more...]

Bellemar Lifestyle Center: Lifestyle complex to rise in Panglao Island

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog Bellemar Lifestyle Center: Lifestyle complex to rise in Panglao Island Bohol, Philippines — A new hub of seaside living and recreation is rising in the tourist island of Panglao in Bohol with the soon-to-open Bellemar Lifestyle Center, a four-hectare project of Bellevue Hotels and Resorts. Literally meaning “beautiful sea,” it is set to open in the first quarter of 2021 and will exude architectural aesthetics […] Bellemar Lifestyle Center: … [Read more...]

PayMaya: Digital payments help unite Filipinos in battle against COVID-19

Out of Town Blog - Out of Town Blog PayMaya: Digital payments help unite Filipinos in battle against COVID-19 More than P7.8M in funds raised with more donations pouring in through PayMaya’s channels Manila, Philippines – Just a week after its #OneAgainstCOVID19 initiative launched, PayMaya has already helped raised more than P7.8 million in donations from Filipinos all over the world through its digital payments channels, with donations growing rapidly by the day. This […] PayMaya: … [Read more...]