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WATCH: This 'Mindlessly Perfect' Wave Has Surfers Competing for Superlatives

The Huffington Post | Chloe Fox | Posted 08.19.2014 | Green

This barrel just. keeps. going. After you watch this video, courtesy of surfer Koa Smith's GoPro, you'll find yourself wondering (aloud, if you're...

A Global Imperative

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 08.15.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Earlier this month, leaders from across Africa convened in Washington for an unprecedented summit on the benefits of deeper economic and social ties between Africa and the U.S. High on the agenda was the importance of investment in women's health, and for good reason.

A Cautionary Tale About Shower Gel

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 08.13.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

I consider myself an international travel expert. My journeys have taken me from Beijing to Morocco. So when I make appearances, people often ask me for advice. I am quick to share my travel expertise, and when it comes to packing, I consider myself an expert. But on a recent trip to Namibia, I failed to heed my own advice.

Capsizes and Crocodiles: Is this the Most Insane River Trip Ever?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.12.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

On a recent flying safari in Africa we piloted a BushCat, a low-slow nimble bush aircraft, from the Skeleton Coast of the Atlantic up the Kunene Rive...

Top 5 Ways to Save Our Elephants From Extinction

Jamie Joseph | Posted 08.12.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

World Elephant Day is recognized on August 12, an appeal to all global citizens to help conserve and protect elephants from the numerous threats they face. A few days after learning of the death of Satao I met up with beloved scientist and conservationist Dr. Jane Goodall to discuss the elephant crisis.

Northwestern Namibia's Splendid Isolation

Mark Sissons | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
Mark Sissons

Portuguese sailors who risked washing up on its deadly shore called this desolate region that runs north from of the coastal resort town of Swakopmund to the Angolan border the "The Gates of Hell." The Bushmen called it "The Land God Made in Anger." The Skeleton Coast is all those things, but undeniably beautiful too.

Into Africa: Can BushCats Save the Beasts?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.08.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Rhodesia born Paul and his brother David have created a flying machine they think can do the job: the BushCat, a lightweight, low- and slow-winged vehicle, designed for the bush.

UN Helen Clark: Rural Poverty Is Fuelling the Poaching Crisis

Jamie Joseph | Posted 07.11.2014 | Green
Jamie Joseph

With so many people living in poverty, Helen Clark explains that meeting the balance between conservation and development is perhaps the most complex in the array of responses to the illegal wildlife trade.

Namibia: Raw and Wild

Don Mankin | Posted 07.10.2014 | Travel
Don Mankin

The lion stared at me, less than 10 meters away, then growled. I cringed, realizing that with just a quick, short leap, he could pull me out of our open safari vehicle and drag me away.

There's A Haunted, Abandoned German Village In The Namib Desert

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.08.2014 | Travel

It's one thing to "happen upon" a deserted town, but it's another thing entirely when it's an abandoned German-style mining village -- in the Namib De...

The 35 Most Amazing National Parks On Earth

minube | Posted 08.04.2014 | Travel
minube

What's the quickest way to realize how truly amazing our planet is? Simple: Visit the world's greatest national parks.

WATCH: This Is How You Track A Zebra Migration

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 05.27.2014 | Green

Keeping track of and monitoring wildlife is a critical part of conservation, but do you ever wonder how exactly scientists are able to do this? If ...

The Big Five? Sure, but Don't Forget About Namibia's Other Endangered Species

Pam Grout | Posted 07.21.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

What many travelers to Africa overlook is an exciting opportunity to meet fellow humanoids who still hunt and gather, and who still paint their torsos with body paint. There are pockets of tribal people who practice their own ancient customs.

Top 5 Reasons Every Conscientious Traveler Should Safari in Namibia

Pam Grout | Posted 07.16.2014 | Travel
Pam Grout

Namibia has Africa's largest game park, the world's oldest desert and the solar systems's largest meteorite -- at least of the ones we've recorded. Here are the top five reasons every conscientious traveler should plan their next safari to Namibia:

6 Reasons to Go to Namibia

Elizabeth_Gordon | Posted 06.01.2014 | Travel
Elizabeth_Gordon

Right out of college I spent a year managing camps in Namibia. This might be part of the reason that Namibia is one of my favorite countries in Africa but I hope all the reasons below will be convincing for you as well.

Desolated Decadence: The Planet's Top Desert Retreats

HotelsCombined.com | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
HotelsCombined.com

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.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Viator | Posted 03.29.2014 | Travel
Viator

No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you take these places into consideration when planning your 2014 travels.

The Most Beautiful 'Dead' Place Ever

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Deadvlei is like a graveyard for trees, and for a place devoid of life, it's quite beautiful. Located inside the Namib-Naukluft Park in Namibia, D...

Total Shock! Rhino Horn

Kevin Richberg | Posted 03.24.2014 | Green
Kevin Richberg

I was definitely shocked when I first heard that the Dallas Safari Club was auctioning off a Namibian permit authorizing the hunting of an aged black rhino "in the name of conservation."

A Journey Through Namibia: Part I

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 02.12.2014 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

Namibia is very involved in protecting and conserving all of its animals so this was in keeping with its objectives. When we heard the lioness roaring near our rooms, we knew that we were lucky.

11,993 Miles ~ A Journey of Social Good

Kelly Mitchell | Posted 01.31.2014 | Hawaii
Kelly Mitchell

Chris Akin and his twin brother Doug had tired of the conventional business world. They were half a world away from each other, Chris in Hawaii and D...

The Oranjemund Shipwreck

Peter Neill | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Peter Neill

On April 1, 2008, Tate Kapaandu Shitaka, an excavator operator, inadvertently uncovered two metal tubes, later identified as bronze breech-loading can...

Christina Wilkie

Group To Auction Black Rhino Hunting Permit To Save The Black Rhino

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Dallas Safari Club, a Texas-based trophy hunting group, has announced plans to auction off a permit to hunt and kill a black rhino, ...

Awe-Inspiring Desert Destinations

minube | Posted 10.03.2013 | Travel
minube

While deserts often evoke an image of arid and inhospitable landscapes, they can also be awe-inspiring. From the bubbling basins of Ethiopia to the monumental landscapes of the American southwest, here are the most otherworldly and captivating stretches of sand our planet has to offer.