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As I get on the plane from Manila to Boracay, the Philippines’ paradise tourist resort, the bad weather seems to haunt me. I’ve rented a room there already, if nothing else so at least a way of getting away from the hawkers at the airport. Not much of an airport, by the way: A short cement strip along the ocean, mountains on one…Continue
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As NASA and the part of Florida known as the ‘Space Coast’ is trying to reshape its selfimage after the permanent grounding of the Space Shuttle program, the agency’s last surviving vehicle, Atlantis.
During NASA’s heydays, the agency drew crowds from all over the world to every new rocket launch at Cape Canaveral. But the days of government organized and financed space adventures are long gone, and as the Traveling…Continue
Added by Traveling Erik on June 30, 2014 at 10:07am — No Comments
ANALYSIS: TRAVEL ADVERTORIALS. With tourism being a multi-billion dollar industry collecting the spending from 1 billion tourists in 2012, the hunt at travel agencies, airlines and hotel bookers for new customers is at the boiling point. The media has…Continue
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SINGAPORE TRAVEL GUIDE. When mentioning that you are going to Singapore, everybody will tell you, “Don’t forget to have a Singapore Sling!”. The famous sweet…Continue
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With its strategic position overlooking the strait that parts the Mediterranean from the Atlantic, Gibraltar remains in British hands. For tourists, it also makes an almost unique journey back to the colonial times when Britain ruled the world, reports Erik Bergin.
After the British handed back Hong Kong to China in 1997, there’s not much…Continue
Added by Traveling Erik on August 13, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
New Zealand's North Island has long been shadowed by the adventurous South, with its fjords, mountains and dramatic settings, boasting every watersport known to man. But the North is well worth visiting, too – so much so that the Traveling
Reporter decided to dedicate a series to the forgotten island. This is the first part of New Zealand's Lost…
Added by Traveling Erik on July 21, 2013 at 3:37pm — No Comments
The Queen's former Crown Colony of Hong Kong is easy enough to like, but hard to love, writes Erik Bergin, as he goes on a quest to find the real characters of a really good book.
There sometimes are books that make you want to travel places. One such story – having been filmed in part starring Pierce Brosnan, no less – is James Clavell’s epic saga about Hong…Continue
Added by Traveling Erik on May 14, 2013 at 6:43pm — No Comments
A bridge crosses the Zambezi River right on the border between Zimbabwe and Zambia.Heavy with traffic, the bridge is also used for bungee jumping as well as vantage point for visitors who want to experience the mighty Victoria Falls.
I’ve arrived at the attraction from the Zambezi side, and, after having flagged…Continue
WHEN OFF THE JOB: TRAVEL AND LEISURE In order to see the world, we need time away from our jobs. That we can all agree upon, whether we call it holiday, vacation, quality time, or something else. But how we handle that free time of travel and leisure, and how much of it we have avaliable differs wildly, a new survey shows.
Net travel agency Expedia’s study “Vacation Deprivation“, in which over 8,000 people in 22 countries have answered questions about their…Continue
Added by Traveling Erik on November 21, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments
A CAIRNS, AUSTRALIA , TRAVEL GUIDE.
It is not much of a city – but the ocean has the more to offer. With water so blue that photos seem artificial afterwards, Cairns in northeast Queensland, Australia, attracts divers from all over the world to experience the most magnificent maritime environment nature has to offer.
Swordfishing and a gold rush built Cairns,…Continue
FAKE PILOT SCAM. Did you think a pilot’s license and training are at least some kind of a guarantee for a safe journey?
Nobody could guess the dark secret of Swedish pilot Thomas Salme: He had…Continue
Added by Traveling Erik on August 22, 2012 at 10:36am — No Comments
FROM ALICANTE TO MALAGA. The journey starts with a heavy walk. I am in Alicante, the south Spanish city along the Mediterranean, which has an old fortress looming on a hilltop, which I attempt to climb. The fortress is called Castillo Santa Bárbara. And the air is hot.
Being May, summer is already well under way in this part of Europe. But the wind is blowing nicely and the view up here on the hill over sea, city and the mountains beyond is incredible. Down below,…Continue
Added by Traveling Erik on August 17, 2012 at 5:29pm — No Comments
The Mongol Run. Photo: The Adventurists
ADVENTURE TRAVELS. A 15,000…Continue