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Nine Reasons Why Your Physical and Mental Health Need a Vacation

And it’s not just us saying so… it is proven by science. Vacations reduce stress Think back to a time when you’ve let yourself completely switch off from work. You feel far more relaxed and removed from the pressure of workloads. Taking some time to unplug, unwind, and mentally disengage from your job is essential …

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Buried Secrets, Legends, and Treasures Around Ilha do Fogo

When Ilha do Fogo was purchased almost a decade ago, the motivation to build a boutique resort quickly went out of the window, and instead, a marine conservation action plan was put in place. Its main goal? To protect the endangered and critically endangered turtles visiting and nesting on the island. From then, the conservation …

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How Traveling Can Benefit Turtles and Disadvantaged Communities

In our more conscious than ever world, don’t let your travels let you down. There are ways that you can travel more mindfully. In other words, low-impact, ethical vacations. Several studies have revealed that attitudes toward sustainability are changing dramatically, worldwide. More people are conscious of their purchases and often look for environmentally-friendly alternatives. However, …

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Wings of Hope

There are some people who have entered into our Fire Island family, whose stories spark hope and inspiration. One such person is the pilot who flies the Beach 18, bringing our guests to Machangulo, Kruger and Pebane.Petro Vermeulen began her piloting career in 1996, and despite a scare when she was in a small aircraft …

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