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Wanderplex | Tips, Tricks, and Inspiration for World Travel Sustainable Travel and the Social Revolution - Travel Massive Blog In 1990, Bruce Poon Tip founded G Adventures from his apartment by maxing out two credit cards when no bank would give him a loan to start his business. At Travel Massive’s pre-ITB party on March 3rd, G Adventures will be giving away copies of his story “Looptail”. Here’s a glimpse of his book where he talks about creating a sustainable travel company and his insight on a new social revolution. The travel and tourism world looked very different 24 years ago. Packaged holiday experiences had a stronghold on travellers’ experiences and travel companies went out of their way to ensure holidaymakers found the comforts of home wherever they went. I saw a gap in the market for people who wanted to travel, but not in large packs or on packaged holidays, nor alone as independent backpackers. With G Adventures I have created a sustainable travel experience for travellers as well as a business model founded on freedom and happiness.

The world’s best secret islands Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new Best in Travel 2011 guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe. 1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia Image by Killer White Fluff As far as you can go in Oz without falling off the map, the Torres Strait Islands are Australia as it might have been if Europeans had never arrived. Permits to visit outlying islands must be obtained at least one month in advance from the Torres Strait Regional Authority. 2. Image by ajari The idyllic Yaeyama Islands are tucked away at the very southern tip of the Japanese archipelago. Japan Transocean Air flies daily from Tokyo to Ishigaki, which is connected to the other islands by regular ferries. 3. Image by Antoine Hubert Most people have heard of Devil’s Island, but few would be able to stick a pin on a map. 4. Image by hkinuthia It’s easy to see the appeal of tiny Ulleungdo. 5. Image by Fathzer 6. Image by hsuyo 7. 8. 9.

Wanderlust Travel Awards 2012: WINNERS ANNOUNCED | AwardPage Who did you vote in at the top spots this year? Which country won Gold? Which airlines and airports are you happiest with? Find out who-won-what here... Back in November and December we asked you – the Wanderlust readers – to tell us about your year in travel. We wanted the highs and the lows. Top Country: Japan Ranking % 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. One year on from the terrible earthquake and tsunami that devastated north-east Japan and the country is ready to welcome visitors back with open arms. Top Emerging Destination: Sudan 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Sprawling Sudan makes up a whopping 8% of Africa yet it only attracts a teeny number of visitors. Explore ancient, deserted ruins unlike any other, discover archaeological treasures in among the dunes and experience the rich, welcoming culture of the desert people. Top City: Luang Prabang, Laos 1. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Your perennial fave gets the gong again. Top Tour Operator: Audley 1. Top Guidebook Series: Dorling Kindersley 1. 4. 5. 6. 7. 9.

Nine Strange Natural Phenomena You Have To See To Believe | The Jetpacker People travel all over the world to see strange natural wonders and unusual landscapes. But what about traveling to places where you can witness some of the weirdest natural phenomena on earth? Like this… No, it’s not a bird, it’s not a plane, and it’s definitely not an alien invasion; that strange glowing green light in the sky is an atmospheric phenomenon called an aurora. When and Where can I see it: Auroras are at their brightest near equinoxes and two days after intense solar activity. Remember watching those cartoons where a dark cloud followed miserable people? When and Where can I see it: This strange atmospheric phenomenon occurs in Venezuela where the mouth of the Catatumbo River empties into Maracaibo Lake. Whether you call ‘em ghostlights, spooklights, St. When and Where can I see it: There are two places in America that you would never consider visiting if they didn’t have ghostlights. Snow usually takes on this nice, soft, delicate shape as it blankets mountains and trees.

Faces Tell Stories | GMB AKASH “Among all – Human faces are most attractive to me. Every face has a story. We as photographers reveal that undiscovered story through our lens. Faces tell stories, tell the situation of the person, and tell the story of the place the person lives in. - Gmb Akash I search for getting an interesting character, a face that is unusual. For me light is the most important element for getting an excellent portrait. Technically I use 35mm (f 1.4), 24-70 mm (2.8) lenses. I have strong affection for color. I try to use very simple background while I am taking close up portrait, so that the background might not disturb the subject and I try to use lot of – window soft light. – For me the most prior factor is the character of my portrait. – Attention is the most hidden factor to get a good portrait. – Several rules applied by photographers for getting experimental portraits. – Expression indicating the direction of the person’s eyes which can impact an image astonishingly. – Gmb Akash Like this:

The Top 10 Travel Apps This Summer Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Ryan Croft, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Croft Global Travel, a custom travel planning service and adventure operator based in Arlington, Virginia. For connected world travelers like me, there is no shortage of useful apps to use on the road. Travel apps can help me when I am planning a dream honeymoon to Spain, a bachelor party in Panama City or leading a group down Istiklal Street in Istanbul. Here are my favorite 10 travel apps on the market for both before and during your trip. Before your Trip: 1. The US State Department developed a surprisingly useful app stuffed full of juicy information. Favorite Feature: Shake for a random country (Nerd alert!) ➤ Free: iPhone only. 2. Our favorite booking app on the market takes the “agony” out of airfare and hotel search. Favorite Feature: Heat map “Vice” option ➤ Free: iPhone and Android. 3. Pinterest has emerged as a disruptive travel site for inspiration. ➤ During Your Trip: 4. ➤ Skype 5.

Third World Traveler, third world, United States foreign policy, alternative media, travel Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1) Preachers Rock, Preikestolen, Norway Blue Caves - Zakynthos Island, Greece Skaftafeli - Iceland Plitvice Lakes – Croatia Crystalline Turquoise Lake, Jiuzhaigou National Park, China Four Seasons Hotel - Bora Bora Ice skating on Paterswoldse Meer, a lake just South of the city of Groningen in the Netherlands. Marble Caves, Chile Chico, Chile The Gardens at Marqueyssac Ice Canyon - Greenland Capilano Suspension Bridge, Vancouver, British Columbia Valley of the Ten Peaks, Moraine Lake, Alberta, Canada Multnomah Falls, Oregon Seljalandsfoss Waterfall on the South Coast of Iceland Petra - Jordan (at night) Verdon, Provence, France Wineglass Bay, Freycinet National Park, Tasmania, Australia Norway Alesund Birdseye of City Benteng Chittorgarh, India Riomaggiore, Italy Keukenhof Gardens - Netherlands. Sky Lantern Festival - Taiwan. Mount Roraima - Venezuela. Seychelles East Iceland. Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. New York City.

Conscious Travel and the Decisions We Make Conscious Travel: As I write this article, I have to tear myself away from the Southwest Florida Eagle Cam that is trained on the nest of two eagles in the process of laying and caring for their seasonal eggs. What a fascinating and addicting display of nature that can be experienced without expending any of our precious resources on travel. In fact, to travel to the scene of the nest would be a waste of resources because the best experience is delivered through the internet. This leads me to think about how we travel for vacation. There are a number of ways that we can eliminate wasting energy and being harmful to the environment when we vacation is Conscious Travel. It takes a bit of consciousness to be aware of the decisions we can make that are environmentally friendly or at least neutral. Life is full of choices. Conscious Travel Now, apply this to your travel life. Green Car rental My husband and I have made several trips overseas where we have not found the need to rent a car.