Galapagos giant tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra)

For scuba divers, Galapagos, 1000km off the Ecuadorian coast is the ultimate destination, where cold and warm waters meet to produce a massive frenzy and an enormous feeding ground for an immense variety of marine life. The best way to see "everything" is by boat and although day boats...

Young Panda in Chengdu Panda Base

Panda China Tour, based in Chengdu, Sichuan, specialises in tailor-made tours of China. Their philosophy of Positive Impact and Responsible Travel is a first class example of minimising tourist impact on the local environment and the local people, with your money going into the local economy so...

Sani Pass into Lesotho

Lesotho really is Southern Africa's hidden gem. A landlocked country completely surrounded by South Africa with only one road in and out, the Sani Pass. One of Africa's most legendary roads, the Sani Pass features treacherous switchbacks that twist and snake through the rocky cliffs of the...

Madagascar Teaching, Wildlife & Diving

Fancy counting fish under the water in Fiji? How about building a school in Peru? Or even dry stone walling in Wales!?! There are many volunteer holidays available to you all around the world that are both fulfilling and character building, but you don't have to be a student or of a certain...

Dolomites Town

Taking in both Mediterranean landscapes and Alpine peaks and bordering Austria and Switzerland, the Dolomites are Italy's northernmost province. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009 South Tyrol is renowned for its contrast and variety of cosmopolitan, historic and the natural beauty...

Finish line

2014 saw the 33rd annual Escape from Alcatraz™ Triathlon. Considered to be one of the hardest triathlons in the world, the event has grown into a major spectacle with top triathletes from more than 34 countries competing and over 50 teams of 2,000 athletes, including amputees, completing the 1.5...

Orion Boarding Pass

With NASA's Send Your Name to Mars programme part of you can be blasting off to another planet! Sign up for your own boarding pass to have your name included on the Orion test flight this December, 2014. Your name will be engraved into a penny-sized microchip that will be placed on the...

Alice Lake Sawtooth Mountains Idaho

Idaho is big and jam-packed with amazing mountain scenery and a natural rugged beauty. Although it remains somewhat of a mystery, the name Idaho is believed to mean "the sun comes from the mountains", or "gem of the mountains". Considering Idaho has been home to virtually...

Budding Photographer in the making

This month's photo competitions theme is Life Afloat. So if you've taken a photo that floats our boat send it in to win the book Britain Cool Canals by Phillippa Greenwood and Martine O'Callaghan. T&C's : Your submission must be an original picture taken by yourself. You retain all...

 
 
 
 

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