ARCADIAN AMBITION

6 -min. read Stanley Stewart traverses Mongolia in search of its nomadic soul, but discovers a journey of a different kind.

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PEOPLE ON THE PERIPHERY

4 -min. read The more we understand, respect and support people living closer to the wild, the better we'll be able to conserve our environment together, argues Anton Crone.

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7 NEXT-LEVEL SURF RETREATS

4 -min. read New surf-focused hotels and tour operators are curating experiences that go way beyond catching waves - these retreats deliver an epic experience even when the surf is flat.

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THE WHITE CONTINENT

7 -min. read Forget crossing the infamous Drake Passage to reach the White Continent: hop on a plane and fly in style to Antarctica.

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THE PATH TO ENLIGHTENMENT

6 -min. read Stanley Stewart takes us on a journey along the path of enlightenment to Jiuhuashan, one of China's four Buddhist holy mountains.

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TRAVEL FOR REAL

4 -min. read Marcella Echavarria on how building bridges with local communities can evoke real, human, spontaneous interactions with travellers.

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INTO AFRICA

5 -min. read Debbie Pappyn and David De Vleeschauwer get a taste of the old-school as they embark upon a mobile camping safari in Botswana's Okavango Delta, led by none other than Africa's finest, Ralph Bousfield.

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THE REAL IMPACT OF VOLUNTOURISM

4 -min. read Anton Crone explains why volunteers wanting to change the world should start by changing they way they travel.

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CHANGE WORLDS AT THE CONSERVATION LAB

2 -min. read Beyond Luxury Media has launched the second Conservation Lab, taking place from 28 April - 1 May 2017. Find out more and apply to take part now.

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ROQUE SEVILLA: A TRUE SENSE OF PLACE

4 -min. read Travel journalist Marcella Echavarria interviews this year's winner of the PURE Award for Contribution to Experiential Travel: Roque Sevilla, founder of Mashpi Lodge in Ecuador.

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CASTAWAY WITH ALVARO CEREZO

5 -min. read Docastaway's Alvaro Cerezo explains why today’s hyper-connectivity is making time alone the new luxury - even if that means being shipwrecked.

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WHEN THE JOURNEY BECOMES THE DESTINATION

6 -min. read The way we actually get from A to B when we travel is often overlooked. But shouldn’t the journey actually be part of the destination and the experience?

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SPARK A REVOLUTION

2 -min. read Watch videos of the full SPARK presentations from MATTER 2016, all tackling the topic of Small Promises Change Worlds in under 4 minutes.

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SHOW DONE, SLOW DOWN

4 -min. read Back-to-back days of non-stop networking and late-night partying can leave even super-PUREists on the verge of collapse. Luckily, Marrakech and its surrounds offer plenty of options for R&R – check out these ideas for PURE recovery.

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LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: GILAD GOREN

2 -min. read Here Gilad Goren, President of Raleigh&Drake, gives us the low-down on his talk USER POWER: HOW TO MAKE USER-GENERATED CONTENT WORK FOR YOU.

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LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: NICHOLAS MARCHESI & LUCAS PATCHETT

1 -min. read Nicholas Marchesi & Luke Patchett, Founders of Orange Sky Laundry, give us the top takeaways from their talk CONVERSATION STARTER: CONNECTING PEOPLE USING THE POWER OF CONVERSATION.

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LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: CHRISTOPHER PALMIERI

2 -min. read Here Christopher Palmieri, Senior Manager at travel risk and crisis management firm Global Rescue, gives us the low-down on his talk SAFE NOT SORRY: KNOWING YOUR DUTY OF CARE.

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MAKING IT MATTER: THE STORY OF PURE’S FIRST UN-CONFERENCE

7 -min. read Catch up on all the action from MATTER 2016, PURE's first collaborative un-conference. Spoiler: it involves balloons, bikes and lots of beanbags.

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LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: MIKE DAVIS

2 -min. read Mike Davis, Writer, Producer & Director at Atlantic Productions, on his talk STORYMAKERS: HOW FILM & TV DEVELOPMENTS ARE CHANGING THE WAY WE TELL STORIES.

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LEARN TOP 5 TAKEAWAYS: TESSUM WEBER

2 -min. read Tessum Weber, COO of Arctic Watch Wilderness Lodge & Arctic Haven Wilderness Lodge, summarises his talk COPING WITH CRISIS: FIVE STEPS TO REBUILDING.

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