Project Luangwa goes to school

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The folks at Project Luangwa  have been very busy the last few months. Project Luangwa – just to recap - is supported by many camps in Zambia (such as Flat Dogs, Bush Camp Company, Norman Carr Safaris, Robin Pope Safaris, and more).  First the bad news.  The lack of rain over a long period in 2013 had devastating effects on […]

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Cruising Lake Malawi

Lake view from Pumulani

The race is in its 30th year, even though you might not have heard of it. From June 28 through July 5, sailors – expert and not so expert – will be gathering on Lake Malawi for a sailing marathon that takes them from Cape Maclear at the very south to to the exotically named […]

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Teaming up for Rhinos

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Two safari lodge companies, two of the best in fact, are joining forces for rhinos. As poaching in South Africa reaches record highs – one figure that’s nothing to brag about – Great Plains Conservation and &Beyond have announced that they will together transport as many as 100 rhinos from South Africa to Botswana. “There […]

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Mayakoba – The New Wave Riviera

The Heart of Mayakoba

Mayakoba is an anomaly. An area smack in the middle of the Mayan Riviera, it is almost the antithesis of everything the resort-laden Mexican coast has become known (and is often criticized) for. Though three of the world’s best-name hotels are on the property – Banyan Tree, Fairmont, and Rosewood – they are, untypically, not […]

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Two Chefs Talking

Hotel Madeline, Telluride

The Hotel Madeline in Telluride, Colorado, has made quite an audacious pledge. According to its managing director, it wants to introduce six eco-friendly initiatives a year. In 2012, the hotel is eliminating plastic water bottles (a water filtration system will provide fresh water in glass bottles to every guest) and has introduced composting in the […]

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Water Bottles for the Desert

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It’s such a simple thing to do that most travelers probably don’t even notice it.  The Atacama property of explora has just joined Tswalu Kalahari and Nimmo Bay Resort in Canada in cutting down on plastic. Tswalu bottles its water in glass bottles that it reuses, avoiding the transport of bottled water the hundreds of […]

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Tanzania’s Dirty Secret

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If you consider all the countries in Africa covered on A World Different, there is one that stands out – Tanzania. But it stands out not for a good reason.  It stands out because in spite of all the wildlife attractions it has – the famed Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater – there are very few properties […]

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Greg Carr and the Rebirth of Gorongosa

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In bygone eras, Gorongosa National Park in Mozambique was host to jet-setting international guests, royalty, and celebrities. But then came the country’s civil war, which lasted 17 years, finally ending in 1992. During that time 95 percent of the mammal population disappeared. The guerrilla fighters of Renamo, funded by apartheid South Africa, used Gorongosa as […]

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Swimming for Nsumbu

Into the Lake

Zambia, we’ve written before on A World Different, is one country where the different arms of tourism work together to benefit the world.  Competitors work side by side to raise funds for conservation, local villages, and the people. Now it’s happening again, but in a little-known area that’s long been neglected and whose wildlife is […]

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Travel Awards: Good or Bad?

A story that keeps cropping up in the travel media, year after year, is about not a destination but an award. In fact, it’s about many awards. More and more travel awards are being bestowed each year, ballyhooed as much by the organization giving them as by the properties receiving them. Maybe it’s time to […]

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