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Holding out FOR A HERO
We gasp in heartbroken horror at images of towns ravished by bushfire and drought; recoil at the sight of waves of trash crashing onto once pristine beaches; and despair at the plight of polar bears, reduced to fur and bones, collapsing from hunger.
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WHY DOES the Arctic MATTER?
Unlike Antarctica, which is a continental land mass at the southern end of the planet, the Arctic is an icy sea surrounded by eight countries, including Canada, Iceland, Russia and the United States. It’s home to much-loved species like polar bears,
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CHOOSE Your Own ECO-ADVENTURE
The ethos of Wild Bush Luxury is that tourism shouldn’t come at the expense of Australia’s extraordinarily diverse habitats. The company’s collection of properties in the Top End (NT) and Flinders Ranges (SA) allow guests to immerse themselves in som
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New & NOTABLE
Saudi Arabia Located in the essentially untouched region of AlUla in northwest Saudi Arabia, Habitas brings its newest project to life among towering sandstone mountains and ancient cultural heritage sites. Guests can learn more on an experience-led
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Quark Expeditions
The co-founders of Quark Expeditions, Lars Wikander and Mike McDowell, took the first group of commercial travellers to the North Pole in 1991. That inaugural, game-changing expedition – the first-ever tourism transit of the Northeast Passage – set Q
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Going Green In Tokyo
There’s no denying that Tokyo is one of the world’s most modern cities, from its high-tech trains to its gleaming shopping malls. But the Japanese capital also nurtures centuries worth of traditions, many of them best experienced in a pocket of the c
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Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic
Lindblad Expeditions works in partnership with National Geographic on its ship-based voyages to inspire people to explore and care about the planet. The organisations work in tandem to produce innovative marine expedition programs and to promote cons
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Cruise/news
French expedition line PONANT has opened bookings for its 2023 Kimberley Expedition season. “Historically, ‘Australia’s Iconic Kimberley’ has been incredibly popular, and we anticipate the 2023 Kimberley season to sell very quickly,” said Deb Corbett
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Maldivian Moments
Set in the postcard-perfect Noonu Atoll, all-inclusive Siyam World is the gateway to an underwater paradise that not only nurtures the highest density of swarming fish in the country, but also has an immense spinner dolphin population. Needless to sa
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A Positive Impact
Ask Monique Ponfoort what she has learned from the global challenges of the past 18 months, and two things are front-and-centre: the power of positive leadership and the contribution of travel as a force for good in a rapidly changing world. As CEO o
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Swisstainable, Naturally
Switzerland has long been synonymous with nature in its purest form. Monumental mountain landscapes, shimmering lakes and alpine meadows covered with delicate wildflowers are cornerstones of the country’s pristine wilderness. Its waterways are so cle
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Hurtigruten Expeditions
With sustainability and exploration at its core, Hurtigruten Expeditions started expedition cruising in 1896. Building on 125 years of experience, the line delivers big adventures on small ships, taking guests to 250 destinations in more than 30 coun
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Champagne, Madame?
What is Champagne Pommery? In 1858, Madame Pommery took over as the head of Pommery & Greno after the death of her husband. Driven to create wines unlike any other, she created the crisp, dry style of ‘brut’ Champagne, known as Pommery Nature, that p
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Fresh Outlook
In many ways, Kangaroo Island is our continent in miniature. It’s blessed with a natural beauty, whether craggy limestone cliffs reminiscent of a Salvador Dalí painting, plunging dramatically toward deserted beaches. Or rolling farmland in the interi
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MORE with LESS
Tuna bones aren’t an ingredient generally associated with fine dining. “They are bloody and have quite a bitter taste,” says chef Manon Fleury of Monaco’s Elsa restaurant. Yet sometimes, all that’s needed is a little bit of time – and the desire – to
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WHERE spirits SOAR
My eyes are met by the allure of a turquoise ocean; skin warmed by the Northern Territory sun. Beside me, a white stretch of soft sand reaches red sandstone escarpments, reflecting vivid pools of colour. Overhead, magpie geese fly in formation, unper
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THE BOLD and THE BEAUTIFUL
It was the defining moment of Afterpay Australian Fashion Week this year: Indigenous drag queen Felicia Foxx rocking a diaphanous absinthe ballgown designed by Melbourne-based Marrithiyel Aboriginal artist Paul McCann who, only seven months before, h
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PONANT Yacht Cruises & Expeditions
Founded in 1988 by officers of the French Merchant Navy, PONANT has created a new style of luxury expedition cruising. Exploring far-flung corners of the planet, blending a pioneering spirit with French-inspired hospitality, the multi-award-winning l
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A thawing WILDERNESS
I’m ensnared in the polar bear’s stare. He has deep hazel eyes, and a bridge of powdered snow on the top of his black nose as he sniffs the air. Droplets of water are trickling down the fine hairs on his back. The mighty 'King of the Arctic' is just
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REGENERATING the Reef
There are few nature-based experiences quite as humbling as drifting over the world’s largest reef, turtles bobbing all around like drunk snorkellers, dolphins dancing in your wake, an embarrassment of tropical fish gliding over car-sized coral bommi
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Other Reef Operators With Eco-certification, Making A Difference:
A vital contributor to reef research and development, with an on-site turtle hospital open to small groups. cairnsaquarium.com.au Small-group, multi-day cruises around the reef and beyond, with naturalists and expert guides on board. coralexpedition
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A New Era
“This is a very special company to work for. Everyone knows the Hurtigruten Group in Norway,” says Hedda Felin. “And everyone has some sort of intimate connection to it. We have a core legacy – it’s not a normal cruise line. We deliver government goo
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The World Awaits
If any further proof is needed that luxury cruising is back in business, look no further than Regent Seven Seas Cruises. Forward bookings are at record levels, all five ships in the award-winning fleet will be at sea in 2022, and a brand new and ultr
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A CHANGE Of Pace
BEST FOR Gourmands Stretching 70-plus kilometres through the sunken river valleys of Marlborough Sounds, the famed Queen Charlotte Track combines wilderness and comfort. Stay at the secluded Bay of Many Coves Resort while completing sections of the t
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THE finer THINGS
Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel once famously quipped, “I only drink champagne on two occasions: when I am in love, and when I’m not.” She would be raising a glass to hear her life, and industry-shifting design career, are being celebrated at Melbourne’s Nat
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IRELAND Naturally Luxurious
When it comes to reputation, there are few destinations that live up to the hype like Ireland. From its wild Atlantic coast to its sandy surf beaches, the island of Ireland exceeds preconceptions exponentially. You may think you’re ready for the gree
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Aurora Expeditions
Australia’s Aurora Expeditions has been delivering perspective-altering journeys to some of the most remote, pristine and biodiverse destinations on the planet for 30 years. A champion of ‘sustainability in action’ and guided by its own Positive Impa
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THE future’s BRIGHT
From lush mountain rainforests to limestone karst islands and white sandy beaches, there’s no denying the beauty of Thailand’s natural assets. But like many popular tourist destinations, the country’s resources for protecting this bounty have been st
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