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GO NOW: 5 Unforgettable Namibia Adventures

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GO NOW: 5 Unforgettable Namibia Adventures

Tell people you’re headed to Namibia and they’ll likely have little idea where that is. As one of Africa’s youngest countries boasting the oldest desert in the world, this vast and wild republic on the south-west coast of Africa isn’t on most tourist mapsyet.

But with wildlife galore, adventure sports, ancient culture, stunning landscapes, very few people and environmental protection built into its constitution, Namibia is one of those places that intrepid travelers fall in love with and often never leave. I visited Namibia in 2013 and definitely found myself thinking, “I Could Live Here”. 

Ready to go? From self-drive and family safaris to active adventure, photographic tours and bespoke luxury, here are 5 Unforgettable Namibia Adventures to help you GO NOW.  

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".
GREEN TRAVEL: Explore Scotland On An Eco-Conscious Trip

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GREEN TRAVEL: Explore Scotland On An Eco-Conscious Trip

I’ve had a soft spot in my heart for Scotland since the early nineties when a yearlong Fulbright teaching exchange took me there and ignited a passionate and insatiable curiosity about the world. A few years ago I was back in Scotland for the Adventure Travel World Summit and met Irene Lane, owner and founder of Greenloons, an ecotourism tour company.

If you’re ready to launch your own Scotland adventure, here are three eco-friendly trips—a Highland safari, family adventure and Scottish train experiencefrom Greenloons to get you there…

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".
Five Reasons to Head for the Mountains

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Five Reasons to Head for the Mountains

Cities buzz with excitement and a beach escape is always fun, but there’s nothing quite as soul-soothing as getting away to the mountains. From dazzling night skies to snow-capped peaks and evergreen forests, here are five reasons to head for the mountains on your next adventure.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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CANADA BY TRAIN: PLan for an Unforgettable Summer Vacation with VIA Rail

VIA Rail Canada offers a variety of extraordinary summer adventures. 

Marvel at the thousands of beluga whales that swim up Churchill River in Northern Manitoba or watch the dramatic rise and fall of the mighty tides of the Bay of Fundy in New Brunswick. VIA Rail’s summer packages allow travelers to truly discover Canada, filled with exciting adventures and limitless potential for unforgettable memories. 
 
Please see below some spectacular trail tours offered by Via Rail Canada:

A Thousand Islands Cruises
From May through October, discover historic Kingston and the Thousand Islands. Located where Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands meet, historic Kingston exquisitely combines the allure of a small town with all the amenities and sophistication of an urban centre. This package includes: roundtrip rail on VIA Rail Canada from any city of choice; overnight accommodations in Kingston; a luncheon cruise along the Thousand Islands; and, a Kingston trolley tour. To book this package or for more information, please contact International Weekend Tours at (800) 422-2294 or visit VIA’s train package website at www.trainpackages.ca.  Starting rate for this package is approx. USD$264 based on double occupancy.

A Churchill Summer Explorer
For a seven-day six-night tour offered in July or August, depart any Sunday or Tuesday from Winnipeg, Manitoba and travel by VIA Rail Canada to the shores of Hudson Bay and the Town of Churchill.

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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Go Visit Ireland Announces Special Travel Deal For Solo Travelers

Another St. Patrick’s Day has come and gone, but Go Visit Ireland continues the celebrations with special travel deals on guided walking tours to Ireland. This travel deal offers travelers the chance to experience Go Visit Ireland’s “Hidden Kerry” Ireland tours without paying a single supplement. 

 

This Ireland tour takes travelers on an up close and personal exploration of Southwest Ireland in County Kerry to experience some of the best coastal scenery and National Park walks in Ireland. Travelers will walk four legs of the famous Kerry Way walking trail, journeying on old coach and “butter roads”, which take them from the Atlantic Ocean on the shore of Dingle Bay, through the wild valleys of Mid Kerry and along to Killarney National Park. 

 

Some highlights of this Ireland tour include exploration of Glenbeigh, a picturesque and vibrant village by the Atlantic ocean, a trip to award-winning Rossbeigh Beach, an authentic exploration of the town of Killarney, known for its famous national park and traditional music, absorbing the sights and sounds of Killarney National Park, and a boat trip on the Lakes of Killarney. Other highlights include an optional visit to 19th century Muckross House and Gardens, a spectacular coastal walk that overlooks Dingle Bay, an optional boat trip to the ancient Skellig Islands, traditional Irish music, dance, and food, and much more.

 

No single supplements for tours on May, June, and September departures. Departure dates are available April-October. Prices start at: $925. For more information, visit http://www.govisitireland.com/hiddenkerry.html . Go Visit Ireland specializes in unforgettable walking, cycling, and cultural tours throughout Ireland. With more than 17 years of experience in creating “off the beaten path” Ireland tours, they are true experts in creating authentic Ireland travel experiences.

 

Visit www.govisitireland.com for more information,

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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Singles: No need to eat conversation hearts alone on Valentine's Day

a guest article by B&B expert, Marti Mayne

Singles: No need to shun Valentine’s Day this year. Try chairlift speed dating at Black Mountain in Jackson, NH on Feb 12. Black Mountain photo. Inns and B&Bs have romance covered. Stay at a B&B or inn for Valentine’s Day and immediately the beautiful beds, romantic breakfasts, and plenty of pampering amenities makes the heart grow fonder. 

But what about the estimated 89 million single Americans who say “bah humbug” to all the romance, flowers and candy at Valentine’s Day? No longer are singles relegated to eating conversation hearts alone. 

Some innkeepers are kissing cupid goodbye and welcoming singles to discover inns and B&Bs are the better way to stay on Valentine’s Day, complete with Conversation Hearts, roses, chairlift speed dating and more.

For a complete list of packages for singles this Valentine’s Day and beyond continue reading Boston B&B Examiner.com.

 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".