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Top Outdoor Activities on the US Virgin Islands

By Bram, 04/17/2015 - 03:19

The Virgin Islands are an archipelago in the Lesser Antilles, which includes more well-known beach destinations like Barbados and St. Lucia. The Virgin Islands archipelago is actually made up of territories from two countries: the western islands are part of the United States; the eastern ones are the British Virgin Islands. We will focus on the largest islands of the Virgin Islands of the United States: Saint Croix, Saint Thomas and Saint John.

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Top National Parks in Australia

By hellen, 03/13/2015 - 03:19

There is no better way to get away from all the city life and hustle than visiting a national park. Australia has a more than 500 national parks covering a remarkable 28 million hectares and 4 per cent of the total land area. You want to unwind. Go discover the wildlife in the Australian wild and take hikes in the rainforests and misty waterfalls or relax in the secluded beaches and magnificent cliff tops.
Here are some of the top national parks you can visit in Australia.

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Vorontsov Park of Alupka

Alupka Park on the southern coast of Crimea is an unrivaled masterpiece of landscape art. If you go to Alupka, you should definitely visit Vorontsov Palace Park (another name of this place), no matter whether you take an organized tour or just go for a walk in search of a shade under a crown of an old tree. The park was created in the romantic XIX century, and by the present day it’s considered to be one of the most significant cultural heritage objects on the peninsula.

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Eco tourism in Sweden

Sweden is a fascinating country that has in recent years morphed into a top tourist destination, especially amongst ecotourism enthusiasts, thanks to its wonderful natural features. As the second nation in the world after Australia to adopt an ecotourism charter, it offers visitors the rare opportunity to savour the best ecological marvels that it has to offer, while also encouraging them to make a positive contribution to the environment.

Eco-tourism activities to indulge while in Sweden

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World Heritage Sites in South Africa

South Africa is home to majestic mountain ranges, scenic beaches, and some of the most unspoilt wilderness areas on the planet; it also has a diverse cultural heritage going back thousands, if not millions of years. It is therefore not surprising that South Africa is home to no less than eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, all of which are impressive in their beauty and their contribution to humanity.

Robben Island

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The Best Ecolodges of the French Alps

The French Alps are a relatively young mountain range, and therefore offer some of the most breathtaking vistas - sheer, angular snow-capped peaks, with secluded valleys nestled between them. As a holiday destination, the Alps are most often associated with ski-resorts and over-priced chalets. Increasingly people are now flocking to the French Alps during the summer months thanks to numerous eco-lodges which have sprung up in the region over the last few years.

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The Best Eco-Lodges in America

While not always easy to find, the US offers an incredible range of eco-lodges, truly innovative green hotels, and dives in nature without harming the environment. So whether you are searching for a green hotel for your summer vacation, an eco-friendly resort of a corporate retreat, inspirational or romantic escape, or a learning adventure, explore these 10 top eco-lodges.

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The rise of the Inspired Traveller

Is it a calling or coincidence that some of the most marginalised communities, endangered animals and vulnerable habitats of the world are found in dream holiday destinations. Masai Mara tribe of Kenya are deprived of basics, Orangutans remain synonymous to Borneo and are threatened with the illegal pet trading and habitat destruction from illegal logging, and the Amazon rainforest is fast disappearing from booming industry in Latin America.

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