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COMMUNITY: Buy 1 Trip Give 1 Trip with Elevate Destinations

By Laeti, 11/12/2014 - 04:13

If you are looking for a way to contribute the local community while enjoying a unique holiday, then look no further.

Elevate Destinations is a US-based tour operator specialising in sustainable and philanthropic luxury travel. All their tours are custom-made, designed with the greatest attention to detail and sustainability in mind and some have been awarded the prestigious title of “Tour of a Lifetime” by National Geographic.

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Koelle Alaaf! Cologne Carnival opens today!

By Laeti, 11/11/2014 - 03:05

The Cologne Carnival, the biggest street festival of Germany’s fourth largest city, opens on 11 November at 11.11. Up to 70000 carnival enthusiasts meet today on the Heumarkt square in the city centre of Cologne and will celebrate the beginning of the so-called “fifth season of the year”, the carnival. Get fancy dressed to welcome the traditional Dreigestirn, trio leading the carnival festivities, as well as numerous bands who will entertain the crowd until the little hours in the morning.

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Stand Up Paddling along Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

By Laeti, 10/09/2014 - 07:03
Mullaghmore, home of world-class surfing

Get inspired for your next adventure holiday with Facing Waves, a TV series featuring 30-minute episodes about the world best destinations for canoe, raft and stand up paddleboard experiences. The show explores each destination from a unique point of view following top athletes in these water sports and telling about inspiring places and attractions in the area.

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When on the road, remember...

By Laeti, 11/20/2014 - 12:52

When on the road, remember those essential tips from the World Tourism Organisation:

- respect local culture

- buy local

- save energy

- use public transport

- protect heritage

We can all contribute to a more sustainable tourism by making the right choices.

Have a safe trip!

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World’s Best Christmas Markets

By Laeti, 11/18/2014 - 05:12

As the holiday season is getting closer, cities light up their streets and open their Christmas markets. This custom finds its roots in Middle Age Germany and is becoming ever more popular in many cities worldwide. During the 4 weeks of the advent, the period preceding Christmas day, Christmas markets are sprouting around the globe. These ephemeral islands of Christmas magic are enlivening the cities with scents of roasted nuts, bratwurst and mulled wine. The accent is set on artisanal, hand-made products as well as traditional ornaments and gifts from around the world.

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