Written by Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer at Rwanda Development Board, this article looks at the annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony in Rwanda – Kwita Izina – and the opportunities that arise for conservation, sustainable tourism and the local community as a result.
Key west is a wonderfully sustainable getaway where you can enjoy Key Lime Pie on a stick while supporting a better planet. If that’s not a good enough reason to pack your bags, I don’t know what is.
Looking for mountain retreat far from the madding crowd? Then maybe this 150 square-foot cabin in Bergen, Norway will appeal. Located on a steep mountainside on the outskirts of Bergen with a commanding view of the valley below, Tubakuba, or Tuba Cube, is Norway’s only off-grid hotel room.
These gold award winners are a good representation of the type of ecotourism activities available in Australia. If you’re looking for the best ecotourism experiences down under, these are a pretty good start.
On the surface, Noosa seems like any other seaside town, but there is so much more to this captivating region than sun, sea and sand. Conservation and sustainable tourism ideals are ingrained in the community and business life. Action groups ensure development is restricted, wildlife is cared for and management programmes are in place to help protect this wonderfully diverse environment. Added to that some seriously good places to eat and you can see why people keep coming back for more.
When there are children’s lifeless bodies rolling with the waves on shorelines, choosing another inane travel photograph or writing about my charmed life seems incredibly vacuous. There are a thousand things that matter so much more.
I was flooded with emotion as a New Zealander walking in the Fiordland National Park because of the birds. I have been walking in New Zealand forests my whole life, but I have never seen or heard such incredible birdlife as I did walking through the Clinton Valley in April.
Ceremonies are a regular occurrence and small communities, like this one in Padang Bai, come together to celebrate their ancestors and honour the ruling deities of the temple.
Written by :: William Branch Love Greek culture, food and festivities? Pay a visit to the Taste of the Danforth, Toronto – the biggest Greek street festival in North America – and enjoy getting to grips with all things Greek. Set in the west end of Danforth Road known as “GreekTown” for its Greek population and businesses, the festival attracts 1.6 millions visitors over the course of three days and two nights and is now in its 22nd year. All profits from this festival, presented by the GreekTown on the Danforth BIA, are injected back into community projects and programs including hospitals, charities and youth organizations.
The 52 Weeks Series :: a photo a week, every week, in 2015. I want to let you into a little secret. Or maybe it’s not so secret if you dabble on Instagram. I’m a runner. I run. Words I never thought I’d say. And if I’m honest, words that if you have known me for a while would make you guffaw out loud exclaiming, “What? You!” I’m still not sure if it’s a mid-life crisis or whether it’s my ageing body trying desperately to cling to the last sliver of health I have left, but it’s happening.