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Stunning Natural Attractions For a UK Road Trip

Posted by on 3:00 pm in Blog, Eco Tourism, Road Trips, Scotland, UK | 24 comments

Stunning Natural Attractions For a UK Road Trip

The UK is one of the top rated destinations by travellers, and for good reason. It is a destination that transports you into a real life fairytale complete with castles, gardens, kings, and princesses.

While most visitors focus their time and attention around the big cities as they take in all the pubs, nightlife, and Royal sights, the UK’s off the beaten path areas are equally enticing. The UK is filled with abundant natural attractions that can easily be explored by renting a car and taking an unforgettable road trip.

A road trip through the UK is by far the best way to experience all the region has to offer especially as it isn’t all that large. You will find wonderful hotels throughout the country in both iconic cities and charming small towns, all of which make great overnight stopping points or bases from which to explore the UK’s greatest natural landscapes.

So get off the London tube and take full control of your next UK holiday by taking a self drive tour of some of the UK’s lesser known treasures. They’re even more impressive than Buckingham or Big Ben!

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Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

Posted by on 4:45 pm in Adventure Travel, China, Eco Tourism, Ecuador, India, Japan, Thailand | 22 comments

Don’t Miss These Amazing Animal Experiences Around The World

It’s one thing to see pictures of incredible wildlife online, but getting up close and personal with them is another matter entirely.

From meeting pandas in their natural environment, and snow monkeys in Japan to ethical experiences with elephants in Thailand, here are six amazing travel ideas for animal lovers.

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Top Places to Travel for Exceptional Underwater Life

Posted by on 11:49 am in Adventure Travel, Australia, Blog, China, Eco Tourism, Maldives, Mexico, Russia, UAE, United States, World, Writers | 20 comments

Top Places to Travel for Exceptional Underwater Life

Experiencing underwater life never ceases to inspire and amaze. Offering an entirely different pace, human beings have long been enchanted by the blue silence, surrounded by marine life.

It is true that some of the coolest places on the planet are under water. There are hotels, shipwrecks, temples, museums, restaurants and other underwater sites around the world that are worth diving and snorkeling for.

While the list of exceptional underwater experiences seems as endless as the great depths of the sea, we’ve put together our favorites; some the top sites to don a full face snorkel mask and explore underwater life.

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The Best Countries for Jungle Trekking

Posted by on 5:52 pm in Adventure Travel, Australia, Blog, Borneo PAGE NEEDED, Costa Rica, Eco Tourism, Expeditions, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda PAGE NEEDED | 28 comments

The Best Countries for Jungle Trekking

Jungles may make up only six percent of the earth’s land surface, but they produce nearly half of all the oxygen we require to survive. And, home to some of the world’s most iconic and endangered wildlife, jungle destinations offer a travel experience unlike any other.

Jungle trekking is a way to transport yourself back to a time of exploration as you come face to face with landscapes and animals few people have seen with their own eyes; from the lush humid jungles of the Amazon, to spotting tigers and sloth bears in the national parks of Nepal.

On June 5th, over 140 nations will participate in celebrating World Environment Day. And what better way to celebrate than by listing the countries that are home some of the world’s greatest rainforests.

We can only hope that through continued conservation efforts and sustainable eco-tourism, we can preserve these great jungles for generations to come. You might think that jungle trekking sounds primitive, but you might be surprised to find that the best hotels for jungle trekking are as much luxury as they are eco-lodge!

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Explore the Beauty of Coral Reefs in 5 Unique Trips

Posted by on 9:46 pm in Blog, Eco Tourism | 26 comments

Explore the Beauty of Coral Reefs in 5 Unique Trips

Coral reefs are one of our planet’s most unique beauties, a must on any travel bucket lists. Their gleaming vivid colors and the explosion of shapes and sizes fascinate onlookers and provide an idyllic habitat to countless species.

There are many ways in which you can visit a coral reef and admire its breath-taking beauty, while you still can. Tourism to coral reefs around the world happen in a highly supervised manner so that our presence doesn’t further contribute to their extinction.

The following are five unique trips which will allow you to explore the true beauty of the world’s coral reefs.

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What is Slow Travel and Why You Should Care?

Posted by on 9:15 am in Eco Tourism | 16 comments

What is Slow Travel and Why You Should Care?

What was your last vacation like? Did you really get the rest you were longing for all year long, or did you arrive home exhausted, wishing for nothing but a hot shower and to spend the next day in bed?

Most people in the world today live a rushing, fast-paced life, and this lifestyle seeps into the way we travel. We try to cram as much “vacation” into the limited time we have as possible, checking off landmarks, restaurants, and theme parks from our lists as if we were paid to do so.

But rushing from tourist attraction to tourist attraction robs the whole concept of travel of its depth and meaning. Luckily, there is a new movement quietly emerging to show us that we can do better – slow travel.

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7 Types of Travellers Who Visit Ireland – Is This You?

Posted by on 11:11 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Ireland, Road Trips, UK | 42 comments

7 Types of Travellers Who Visit Ireland – Is This You?

It is a nation of breathtaking scenery, medieval castles, rich culture, and of course, Guinness. This magical island known as Ireland has long been charming visitors, with its residents offering their warmest welcome and all too eager to share why they believe their country is one of the finest.

Ireland is a destination suited to nearly every type of traveller; I assure you its treasures will leave a lasting buzz much stronger than any amount of Jameson could ever inflict. Here, old world charm meets modern day luxuries, making an Irish holiday both magical and carefree.

So whether you’re a solo backpacker seeking a true adventure or simply want to enjoy retired life with the love of your life, pack your bags and head to the Emerald Isle for a holiday you won’t soon forget.

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Best Wildlife and Nature Attractions around Melbourne

Posted by on 9:44 pm in Australia, Blog, Eco Tourism | 30 comments

Best Wildlife and Nature Attractions around Melbourne

Melbourne may be Australia’s second largest city, but just outside the city (and even within) you’ll find incredible natural attractions where you can witness a wide range of wildlife.

Just outside Melbourne’s CBD you’ll find some of Australia’s finest sanctuaries for authentic wildlife encounters, home to both Australian and international species. And within the city, there are an incredible range of attractions, including the zoo, the aquarium, and many nature parks prolific with native wildlife.

Admission fees can start getting quite expensive after you hit a few of these attractions. So we recommend purchasing a Melbourne iVenture Card for up to 40% of the city’s best wildlife experiences (the card also includes a wealth of attractions within the city itself).

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4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

Posted by on 4:00 pm in Adventure Travel, Blog, Eco Tourism, Expeditions, Healthy Travel, Japan, Road Trips, Writers | 32 comments

4 Reasons to Travel Japan by Bicycle

Japan could easily be considered to be among the world’s most desired destinations. I mean, who hasn’t dreamed of watching the sun set over a tori gate, visit the thousands of shrines in Kyoto, or witness dawn from the top of Mt. Fuji?

And in terms of getting around, the country has one of the safest, cleanest, fastest, most efficient, punctual and convenient public transportation networks in the world. But while you might be tempted by the city subways, bullet trains, or even by catching a flight, we opted for an entirely different way of seeing Japan: by bike.

With considerate drivers, great infrastructure, and a well connected network of roads, Japan is a perfect destination for bicycle touring first-timers. We spent 3 months on our bikes exploring Kyushu, Shikoku, and Southern Honsu, but you still can easily cover a wide cross section of Japan in 7 – 10 days.

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Did You Know Australia Has Pink Lakes?? You Have To See These To Believe!

Posted by on 11:56 am in Australia, Blog, Eco Tourism | 46 comments

Did You Know Australia Has Pink Lakes?? You Have To See These To Believe!

It was the crack of dawn but Peter and Jeanie Kelly from Murray Offroad Adventures were on time and ridiculously chirpy. All it took, however, was a dash down the Mallee Highway and a quick pit stop at the Hattah General store (Jeanie phoned our coffee order ahead, the star) for those early-morning dozy feels to disappear as the day started to brighten and the temperature began to rise.

The pink lakes of Murray Sunset National Park are truly breathtaking. Endlessly blue skies sit against bright pink waters and sparkling salt deposits; this is one phenomenon you have to see to believe.

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