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An Outdoor Lover’s Playground: Tufi, Papua New Guinea

The deck at Tufi Resort

As a first-time visitor to Papua New Guinea, I wanted to see and explore as much of the country’s famous tribal culture, hiking trails and dive sites as possible — and at Tufi Dive Resort I did just that. Located off the Solomon Sea in northeastern Papua New Guinea, Tufi Dive Resort is set right [...]

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Photo Essay: The Colors of Papua New Guinea

Flying over the fjords of Tufi

Known as the Land of the Unexpected, Papua New Guinea is indeed shrouded in mystery and packed full of surprises for those curious enough to see beyond the headlines. As a remote and largely unexplored country, Papua New Guinea is a hodgepodge of impenetrable jungles, ancient mangrove swamps, wide savanna grasslands. In the midst of [...]

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Updates from Papua New Guinea

By the time you’re reading this, I’ll be on my way to Papua New Guinea, a destination I’ve been dreaming of exploring for ages. I’ve flown more than 9,000 miles from Spain to explore this part of the world so you bet I’m excited to see what’s in store. As a unique archipelago, Papua New [...]

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Our Next Adventure: Getting Active in Mauritius

Beautiful beaches

After spending the past few weeks at our home base Granada, Spain, we’re now all geared up to hit the road again. Next week, we will be off to Mauritius with Mauritius Tourism with a group of 14 bloggers, writers, and videographers from Europe, Canada, China and South Africa. For those who are wondering where it is, Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian [...]

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Diving Molokini Volcano Crater off Maui, Hawaii

Molokini from above

Dark rocks, giant boulders, and aged patches of lava surround us. In the midst of these rock tunnels and small coral caves, our marine biologist guide Pauline shines her torch to find endemic marine animals poking their heads out, curiously staring at us. Instead of the usual colorful spectrum of corals that we see underwater, [...]

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SNUBA Diving St Kitts

When we first heard we were going to try SNUBA-diving off the Caribbean coast of St Kitts we didn’t know what to expect. As certified scuba divers, we were quite skeptical about this new sport. We had the preconceived idea that it would be limiting and we wouldn’t be able to see as much as we [...]

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Sharks, Rays and Boobies: Heron Island in the Great Barrier Reef

Heron island from the harbor

A giant manta ray flaps across the sandbar under the spearmint blue water beneath my feet. A brown-footed booby soars overhead, while an egret swooshes to the water surface and nabs his catch for the day. We’re out on the beach taking a morning stroll, but scenes from the Animal Planet are unfurling upon us. This is Heron Island, a coral cay [...]

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A Quiet Corner of the World: Isla Coronado, Baja California

An empty beach

The warm Mexican sun kissed our shoulders, as we looked out into the horizon. A trail followed the boat as it skimmed the surface of the water, and white glass beads sprouted from the sides of the boat that cut the surface. The deep cerulean water hugging the islands in the near distance became lighter and lighter, [...]

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Vanuatu Photo Essay: Above and Beyond

Vanuatu: Above and Beyond

**We’re now publishing full feature articles from WildJunket Magazine! Here is a photographic essay by Lia Barret with stunning pictures from Vanuatu both under and above water. A below-the-surface look at village life in the archipelago of Vanuatu.  By Lia Barret | Originally published in WildJunket Magazine Aug/Sep2012   taring down at the ship for the first time, I feel miniscule, like [...]

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Video: Sandboarding on Bazaruto Island, Mozambique

Sand, sand everywhere. We were sliding, rolling, and literally swimming in sand on Bazaruto Island, Mozambique, and we felt like we were kids again, frolicking in a giant playground. Massive sand dunes are piled sky-high on the eastern corner of Bazaruto, with many of them plunging vertically straight into the sea. Formed by the movement [...]

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Face to Face with Great White Sharks

It was barely daylight when we set off from our apartment in Camps Bay to Gansbaai, a fishing village some two hours away from Cape Town, famous for its dense population of great white sharks. Although sleepy from the early rise, we were fueled by excitement. The moment we had been waiting for the last couple of [...]

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Scuba-diving off Negros, Philippines

ou can’t come to the Philippines and not go scuba diving,” said American dive master Gary Finney. Sporting an army-style crew cut, the expat continued to explain why, “The Philippines has some of the highest concentration of reef-building corals in the world, and here on Negros, we’re lucky to be surrounded by them.” We were [...]

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Featured Destination of the Month: Jordan

Jordan: a land rich in centuries-old history, intriguing Bedouin culture and landscapes that range from vast red rose deserts to the legendary Dead Sea. Situated in the Middle East, Jordan has traditional Arabic flair blended into modern, advanced development, resulting in a safe and fulfilling destination to visit. The country has also gained quite a [...]

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Video: Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

This was one of the reasons that drew me to South Africa: the chance to get close to one of the world’s most intimidating animal, the Great White Shark. Gaansbai, just two hours away from Cape Town, is considered the white shark capital of the world – home to densest population of great white shark [...]

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Daily Travel Snapshot: Sipadan, Borneo

Underwater photo of me snorkeling with a turtle in Sipadan, Borneo.

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