Richard Bangs Channel Hits 1 Million on YouTube

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In the sizzling midst of the Sargasso Sea doldrums of August, we have some cool news to share. The Richard Bangs Channel on YouTube achieved a noteworthy milestone this week, passing the one million views mark, making it one of the top sites for original travel video content in the world. Produced by Emmy-winning White […]

Taste Taiwan Wins Silver Telly

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The Telly Awards has honored White Nile Media with the top award for Travel/Tourism (Silver) in the 35th Annual Telly Awards for the production entitled Taste Taiwan: A Culinary Tour. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor. We wish to thank our partners in this production: […]

2015 Expedition of the Year – Canoe & Kayak Awards

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The 2015 Canoe & Kayak Awards celebrate the past year’s most inspiring paddlers, adventures, and expeditions. I had the honor of delivering the keynote speech to announce the winner, Mike Ranta for his single-season canoe crossing of Canada. Selected by nearly 9,000 votes of peers and everyday paddlers, Canada Coast to Coast was a 4,750-mile, […]

Richard’s Gold List: Hotels and Restaurants

HOTELS Northern Ireland: Lough Erne Resort We surveyed the width and breadth of the land, turned every doily, checked every thread count, and we’re pleased to announce that the Lough Erne Resort, on a 600-acre peninsula in Enniskillen, is the best hotel in Northern Ireland for 2014. And the leaders of the Free World agree, […]

River of the Red Ape – First Descent 1986

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The first descent of the Alas River (The River of the Red Ape) in Sumatra, running through the heart of the world’s greatest orangutan reserve, down crazy rapids, past villages with almost no contact with the outside world, and through the richest and most bio-diverse rainforest on earth. Led by Richard Bangs with veteran Sobek […]

Most Scenic Drive in the World? Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way

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This is a story about brilliant branding. It’s about Ireland, but it begins in Chile. In the early ’90s one had to head to the far south of South America to sample the tasty, thick, snow-white fillets of a large, deep-water cod called the Patagonian toothfish. No eatery in the U.S. wanted to serve a […]

Where in the World Are You? Quest #52

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We give hints about an undisclosed location in this geo-quiz. It has the longest defined coastal routes in the world, and it may be the wildest…So, where are you are? Click George at the end of the video to find out. For more tips on traveling Ireland, click here.

Top Five Game of Thrones Locations (Northern Ireland)

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Northern Ireland is home of the Game of Thrones studio (in Belfast) for all the interior sets and many exterior locations of the popular TV series. The Locations (in no particular order) 1) Carrick-a-rede and Larrybane (Viewpoint) Larrybane, meaning ‘the ancient white site’, is classic Storms End – with panoramic views of the limestone cliffs […]

The Wild Atlantic Way: Ireland’s Ultimate Road Trip

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The Wild Atlantic Way is a 1600-mile route along the western coast of Ireland, winding from Kinsale in County Cork in the south to Malin Head in Donegal in the far north, seamed with lighthouses, abbeys, cairns, stone circles and golf courses along the way. For more tips on traveling Ireland, click here.

The Most Luxurious Castle in the World

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There are so many castles and so many luxury accommodations around the globe, but there is only one Ashford Castle – the most luxurious castle in the world. Ashford Castle With a history as old as 1228, Ashford Castle is an enchanted hotel of dreams. The castle, situated on 350 acres along the shores of […]