ecotourism

Is This Asia’s Most Relaxing River Trip?

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A slow boat down the Irrawaddy River between the city of Mandalay and Bagan, which is famous for its 2,000 temples.

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Iceland’s Diamond Beach

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Iceland aptly-nicknamed “Diamond Beach” is not one in the same with the glacier lagoon, even if both share the same icebergs.

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Three Ways to Visit Cuba’s Cigar Country

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The various ways you can visit Viñales, whether you do so as a day or weekend trip from Havana, as part of a larger journey around Cuba or as a standalone trip, are as numerous as the reasons to go.

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The One Place You Have to See Before You Die

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With miles of rolling sand dunes separated by colored lakes, capped off by the bluest skies you’ve ever seen, Brazil’s Lençóis Maranhenses National Park is the ultimate bucket list destination.

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The Long Road to the Lençóis Maranhenses

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I long – and regained – my faith in humanity more times than I can count while en route to Brazil’s Lençois Maranhenses National Park.

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These Japanese Cedars Pre-Date Civilization

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Yakushima differs profoundly from everywhere else I’ve seen in Japan, yet I can’t help but wonder if the spirits of its ancient forests transformed me in a deeper way.

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Orangutans and the Treehouse of Your Dreams

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The only thing cooler than a treehouse in the middle of the jungle? A treehouse in the middle of a jungle full of wild orangutans.

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The Great Lavender Schism

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I didn’t ever end up finding the rolling fields of lavender that had motivated me to visit the south of France – but I found something much better.

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