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Go big or stay home

Its name means “sunny place” in the Berber tongue, but “Africa” may as well be a synonym for “vastness.” A truly massive continent comprising over 20% of the planet’s available land, Africa is home to the world’s largest desert, its longest river, its hottest temperatures, and hundreds of dialects and cultures spread among a billion people. But as mind-boggling as it seems at first, you’ll be amazed how intimate it feels once you get to know it. This is adventure’s last great frontier. Come blaze some trails.

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Cape Crusader: Active Adventures in Cape Town

Aug. 28, 2014, 3:18 p.m.

Curious to check out Cape Town but too active to sit still and gaze out the window of a bus? Active travellers, look no further. We've got the Mother City's top active options today on the Looptail

Pics of the Week: Sunsets

Aug. 22, 2014, 12:05 p.m.

They happen around the world every hour of every day; you just have to make room to see them. They offer moments of pause and consideration that our planet is bigger than we think. They are sunsets and they’re this week’s feature for Pics of the Week. Join us as we gaze upon these beauties from Greece to Australia

Clean Stoves in Tanzania: A New Planeterra Project

Aug. 19, 2014, 11:39 a.m.

Wanderers-in-Residence Dan and Audrey visit a new Planeterra project in Tanzania. It’s an important story about how a simple, cheap, and seemingly ordinary device can make a huge difference to the health and quality of life of families that use it

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