With an increasingly developed world, primeval forests are becoming a thing of the past. These centuries-old woodlands grew untouched without any significant disturbances, resulting in an ecosystem marked by a high level of bio-diversity and rare species. Many are in danger of being logged out of existence, so be sure to visit these beautiful landscapes before they disappear forever.
Waipoua Forest, New Zealand
The Kauri trees grew undisturbed on New Zealand’s North Island until the arrival of Maori in the 12th century.
Tongass National Forest, Alaska
President Theodore Roosevelt established Alaska’s Tongass in 1907, later combining with Alexander Archipelago Forest to become the largest national forest in the United States with 17 million acres of wilderness.
Yakushima Forest, Japan
Japanese Cedar have grown their wide trunks for 7,000 years on one of the Ōsumi Islands in the South China Sea. This beautiful primeval forest served as the inspiration for Hayao Miyazaki’s film Princess Mononoke.
Daintree Rainforest, Australia
Daintree is one of the most complex ecosystems on the planet. Though it takes just 0.1 percent of Australia’s landmass, it contains 3 percent of all the frog, reptile and marsupial species on the continent, 7 percent of the bird species and 90 percent of the bat and butterfly species.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Kenya
Bwindi means “impenetrable” in Runyakitara thanks to the presence of bamboo, ferns and vines that make land crossings difficult. Along with incredible diversity, it is home to more than half the world’s population of mountain gorillas.
The Amazon makes up more than half the planet’s remaining rainforests with 290 billion trees covering four countries, 60 percent of which is in Brazil. In addition to rare animal species, many uncontacted tribes live in the Peruvian and western Brazilian jungles, living as they did for thousands of years.
Located on the border between Poland and Belerus, Białowieża is more than 7,000 years old and contains many ancient pedunculate oak trees, the most famous of which was the Jagiełło Oak unfortunately blown down in 1974. The tree reached a height of 128 feet at 450 years old.
While your first inclination might be panic when you map out the various appointments and meetings on your upcoming business trip, relax. Trust us, a rental car has you covered.
It’s no secret single men who travel often look to mingle. Thankfully, there are plenty of great cities where guys can cut loose and potentially meet the girl — or guy — of his dreams. Here are a few hot spots for single men around the world.
If you’ve ever wanted to pretend you’re a cowboy for the day, here’s your chance. Step into the boots of a gaucho on Camino Pampa’s estancia experience. The day starts at 8 a.m. with a pickup at your hotel in Buenos Aires to travel about an hour and a half into the countryside via private vehicle. Your guide will meet you in San Antonio de Areco, a historic gaucho town, where you will learn about the art of silver and metal-working and walk the sleepy colonial streets.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.
Everyone who travels is intimately familiar with the sensation of pressure changes in airplane cabins as aircraft take off and land. Many travelers have their own methods to deal with the pain. Remedies range from swallowing to chewing gum to bringing along specialized goods to combat pressure changes.