Longer-term travel often means being away from friends and family for extended periods of time. Sometimes this can come as a much welcome break, but inevitably some home-sickness pangs will pluck at heart-strings before too long. Many savvy travellers will no doubt opt to travel lightly and avoid packing too many sentimental home trinkets. Whether you are uprooted for work, study, pleasure, or otherwise, there is no way, as yet, to package up your established network and the intangible values of a community that you will be leaving behind – a favourite local organic shops; the barista who knows your coffee order; the park on the corner.
Tucked away in the heart of Hong Kong’s New Territories, on the northern slopes of Tai Mo Shan mountain, is a little known visitor attraction where native biodiversity, nature conservation and education are watchwords.
The 64-acre nature reserve was established by the Shangri-La Rasia Ria Resort and the Sabah Wildlife Department in 1996. Adjoining the hotel grounds is a protected ecological space dedicated to supporting the endangered wildlife of Borneo.
I can’t say I’m a massive trekking in the dark person. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good trek, but usually I like to see where I’m going. Obviously, not everyone is of the same opinion as a handful of die-hard trekkers set off, gingerly feeling their way down the path. I quietly raise an eyebrow, watch, and wait.
An eco resort, abundant wildlife and sealife, and a community keen to conserve their habitat make West Bali National Park a great green getaway.
Long overlooked in favour of the world’s most popular tourist sites, the tiny state of Montenegro guards its wonderful natural charms quietly. This small country is bursting at the seams with beautiful scenery, including vast national parks, snow capped mountains and clear turquoise lakes.
A place of wonder and amazement, the Petrified Forest National Park reveals timeless fossils, beautiful scenery and an extensive natural exhibit of colorful petrified wood. Tourists travel from around the world to see this amazing display of nature that has been frozen in time.
Every year, the list of ecotourism destinations is expanding and branching out from traditional hot spots to places you wouldn’t usually think about venturing through. Jabal Moussa in Lebanon proves to be one such newly added gem. Read on to find out why.
Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi’s recent announcement that the government was keen on turning the Valmiki Tiger Reserve (VTR) into an exclusive ecotourist destination has been received with great excitement and enthusiasm.