Colleen Wolfe

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Dubai: Pearl of the Desert

I consider myself a seasoned world traveler. I have visited some of the most exotic and exciting destinations on earth, yet even I was surprised when I visited Dubai earlier this year. How does a nation go from living in the desert lands of the Arabian Peninsula, making a living as pearl merchants, …

Inside the world of rare mountain gorillas - CNN.com

Trekking with gorillas in central Africa

We're flying south over Uganda at 7,000m when our pilot starts to descend. Below us the Nile snakes through lush vegetation, shimmering in the morning sun as it churns up white froth around the scattered islets that obstruct its course toward the Albertine Rift.<p>My clients, a Hollywood producer and …

Mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda - in pictures

Some of the last remaining mountain gorillas on the planet are found in the Virunga Volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo and the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda. A long trek through the rainforest rewards with a rare opportunity to see these incredible apes in their natural habitat. To …

Travel Guide for Gorilla Safaris in Africa

With only around 900 mountain gorillas left in the world, seeing them in the wild is something only a few people will ever have the chance to …

African gorillas are under threat from oil survey

Controversial aerial surveys aimed at finding oil under Africa's oldest national park have been started by a British company amid fears that drilling in the area could seriously threaten the world's last sanctuary for mountain gorillas.<p>The moves towards possible oil exploration in Virunga national …

Gorilla Tracking in Uganda: Upclose and Personal with the Silverback

My Experience Gorilla Tracking in Uganda<p>The walkie-talkie crackles. Our guide Benjamin listens intently and whispers back in the local Rukiga …

One Man's Extraordinary Encounter With Mountain Gorillas

Every year thousands of tourists travel to Bwindi National Park in Uganda to catch the merest glimpse of the wild mountain gorillas. But on his visit …

Dian Fossey, Famed Primatologist And Gorilla Conservationist, Honored With Google Doodle

Famed gorilla researcher and conservationist Dian Fossey was honored today, what would have been her 82nd birthday, with a beautiful Google Doodle representing her life's work.<p>Fossey was one of three groundbreaking primate researchers sent out to study animals in their natural habits by Dr. Louis …

Extraordinary Gorilla Photography

I've never looked properly to a gorilla. I've always known that these are some powerful, gorgeous primates, but I would never guess that they are …

David Attenborough voices mountain gorilla documentary

David Attenborough has lent his support to a fresh push to protect Rwanda's endangered mountain gorillas.<p>The naturalist and broadcaster has voiced a 15-minute documentary on conservation efforts by the charity that continues the work of Dian Fossey, the primatologist made widely known by the film …

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

The days of stuffing the family and gear into a cramped, dark camper are long gone. Today's transforming mobile...<p>Roads aren't just for walking or …

35 images of Costa Rica we can’t stop looking at

COSTA RICA has staked its reputation on being a progressive pioneer when it comes to environmental conservation policy. A full 25% of its territory …

Riviera Nayarit Named Top Destination in "Where to Travel in 2014" by Arthur Frommer

I first met Arthur Frommer when he invited me to New York to be a guest on his television show. As a young travel entrepreneur, Mr. Frommer immediately made a lasting impression on me. Arthur Frommer treated me as an equal, as a colleague, asking me my opinions and even asked me what destinations I …

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Tired of overcrowded beach holidays and of the hustle and bustle of urban escapes? To really get away from it all, it might be time to journey into the earth's most formidable deserts. Wastelands no more, many of the globe's most inhospitable terrains have now …

The 100 Years Old Dubai!

Here we go again. This is the second time I've lost myself in the alleys of Dubai. As I try to figure out a way through these narrow lanes, surrounded by the archetypal wind-towers perched on restored middle-eastern dwellings, I realize that I've achieved the unthinkable. Getting lost in Dubai! …

Starter Kit to Dubai

Where other cities walk, Dubai runs—sprints, actually. Cornering the market with the tallest, biggest, and glitziest everything, the oil-rich empire …

What to Pack: Dubai

With posh, indulgent hotels and a burgeoning art scene, Dubai is a hot spot on the Middle Eastern landscape. Tack on world-class shopping and …

4 Great Reasons to Have Your Next Holiday in Dubai

In recent times, Dubai has attracted a lot of attention as a hotspot for tourism and vacation. As one of the richest Emirates in the UAE, it is a …

Dubai, UAE: The Fun Factor Depends on You

I constantly hear people talking about not seeing the draw of Dubai. After visiting the country several times I realize that it is not the city that …

Dubai – The Ultimate Luxury Destination

From its magnificent skyline to its glistening sandy shores, Dubai is one of the world’s most luxurious destinations. Whether you visit to see its …

Top 10 things to do in Dubai | Boutique Travel Blog

<i>Dubai travel experts at My Dubai Stay tells us more about intriguing city. Is it really as lavish and glitzy as its reputation suggests…</i><p>Dubai is a …

Ten things to do in Dubai

Dubai<p><b>Dubai</b> never ceases to amaze. From the impressive massive palm frond-shaped archipelagos that can even be seen from outer space to the world’s …

Beginner's guide to South America

South America has long captivated travellers with its plethora of natural and cultural wonders. Take a quick inventory of continental highlights, and it's easy to see why - idyllic beaches, snow-covered mountains and tropical rainforests, all of which make a fine backdrop for a memorable …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

The perfect trip: Borneo

From unique wildlife and tropical islands to untouched jungle and isolated hill tribes, few destinations match Malaysian Borneo’s natural drama.<p>From unique wildlife to untouched jungle, few destinations can match the natural drama of Malaysian Borneo. Visit hill tribes, explore tropical islands and …

Luxury Cruise Lines Unveil New Itineraries for 2014

It’s that time of year when all the cruise lines are revealing the new itineraries they’ve developed for next year. And there are some very …