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This Place Exists: Mount Roraima

This Place Exists: Mount Roraima May 6, 2011 | Active/Outdoors, Central & South America, Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you thought Four Corners was impressive, wait till you hear about Mt Roraima. The massive mountain stands at the meeting place of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana, and sits in Canaima National Park. Its massive cliff face rises 1,500 sheet feet above the forest floor. Although the ascent is insane,...

Everglades “Islands” Thought to Be Ancient Landfill

Everglades “Islands” Thought to Be Ancient Landfill April 28, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News, Travel Style | Read More
Every amateur archaeologist knows that the best way to learn about the history of an ancient society or civilization is to root through their garbage. After all, our trash provides a bevy of unique clues about what we eat, what we wear, and — in the case of the strange island formations in the...

See Africa’s Mountain Gorillas Before They’re Gone Forever

See Africa’s Mountain Gorillas Before They’re Gone Forever March 2, 2011 | Eco-Travel | Read More
With approximately 790 still roaming the earth as of 2010, the mountain gorilla is a critically endangered species that could disappear completely within the next three generations. These gentle giants reside on the slopes of three dormant volcanoes near the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic...

An All-Electric Trip Down Old Route 66 May Be Possible

An All-Electric Trip Down Old Route 66 May Be Possible February 3, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Travel News, USA | Read More
If you have ever tried to create an off-the-wall road trip, you know that a good eye for gas stations can be important in rural areas, or in the Great Plains states. But for those with faith in scientific research, all-electric vehicles (we’re looking at you, Nissan Leaf) could still make the same...

Bio-Dome 2: An Aquatic Hamster Ball With No Hint of Pauly Shore

Bio-Dome 2: An Aquatic Hamster Ball With No Hint of Pauly Shore January 26, 2011 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
If you are too old, too young or too careful with your time to have ever wasted an hour and a half on the 1996 “cult classic” Bio-Dome with Pauly Shore and Not-Alec Baldwin, you won’t get the title. Which is fine, because you should still be excited about the Ark Hotel, a concept authored by...

Pack the Sunblock When You Whale Watch– For the Whales

Pack the Sunblock When You Whale Watch– For the Whales December 1, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Mexico, San Diego, Travel News | Read More
Some environmentally friendly company will likely be able to put together some sort of sunscreen specially made for whales. It won’t be a moment too soon, according to some new research. In the Gulf of California outside Baja, Mexico, scientists from the Zoological Society of London found that...

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift

London’s Famous Buses Get a Facelift November 24, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Travel News, UK | Read More
Just in time for London’s hosting gig of the 2012 Summer Olympic games, the double-deckers have gone green with a makeover. These new versions of the double-decker buses contain a hybrid engine that is 40% more fuel efficient than the standard diesel-powered engines usually used for buses. The...

Bicycle Travel On the Rise Say Statistics, NileGuide Editors

Bicycle Travel On the Rise Say Statistics, NileGuide Editors November 5, 2010 | Active/Outdoors, Eco-Travel, Travel News | Read More
A recent story on the Orlando Sentinel blog, “Postcards from Florida” says that bicycle travel is on the rise as a means of transportation “according to research and anecdotal evidence from tour operators and tourism promoters in the United States.” Us travelin’ folk here...

New Podcast Offers Tips On How to Keep Clean While Traveling

New Podcast Offers Tips On How to Keep Clean While Traveling November 1, 2010 | Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel Style, Travel Tips | Read More
Apparently just because you’ve made it into business school doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ve mastered the concept of good hygiene.  At Columbia School of Business, students were recently reprimanded for bad hygiene practices.  According to Gawker.com, Columbia students had to be reminded...

Taiwan to Motorists: Yield to Crabs

Taiwan to Motorists: Yield to Crabs October 13, 2010 | Asia, Eco-Travel, Offbeat, Travel News | Read More
Taiwan’s Kenting National Park is home to at least 30 different species of land crab. Peak spawning season is between July and November, when countless female crabs crawl to the coastal part of the park, at the very southern tip of the island nation. Unfortunately, all those crabs must negotiate...
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