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gold decorative animal, Colombia

Discovering the incredible Armenian History Museum in Yerevan is an essential part of your journey through a country that has yet to be flooded by a wave of tourism and few know about its history or even where it is. Anyone interesting in historical, adventure and cultural tourism, Armenia is a must! Armenia has stone circles older than UK’s Stonehenge with a story filled with thousands of years of Paganism.

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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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The Hoge Veluwe National Park

Any green traveller planning a visit to the Netherlands to enjoy it national parks won't be disappointed. The country has a virtual plethora to choose from which is not surprising for a country that has a reputation for being so beautifulWhilst it is permitted to drive around certain areas of the park cycling would probably be far more appealing to the environmentally conscious eco-tourist. What is more, there is no need to take a bicycle along.

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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 Bavarian Forest National Park - Germany

There can be few more beautiful sights in Europe than the Bavarian forest. Tens of thousands of beautiful trees stretching out in to the wilderness as far as the eye can see in all directions.

The green traveller won't have any trouble finding suitable accommodation during a trip to the Bavarian Forest. There are plenty of eco-friendly options ranging from camp sites to apartments where you can enjoy a break.

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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 Northeast Greenland National Park

To try and understand just how big the Northeast Greenland National Park is it is considerably bigger than many countries. At nearly one million square kilometres this is one national park that visitors will have to plan a visit to before heading there.

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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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Pirin National park - Bulgaria

Now a world UNESCO heritage site, the Pirin national park sits in the Pirin Mountains in Bulgaria. Covering around 270 square kilometres the Pirin national park is adorned with around 80 glacial lakes and forests that tower nearly 3000 meters high into the mountains.

Any eco tourists considering a visit should do so sooner rather than later. Despite the parks protected status, there are still ongoing threat to the countryside and there is no guarantee that the area will retain its astounding beauty forever.

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