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Stepping onto St Helena for the first time

Our second guest blog written by popular author Niall Griffiths, who has six published books to date and also writes travel pieces. This is what brought him to our small island last month. Today he writes about what it was like stepping foot onto St Helena for the first time. The morning of the sixth <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/stepping-onto-st-helena-for-the-first-time/">Read More</a>

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St Helena: preserved for future generations

Last Friday a crowd gathered in the clouds to hear Governor Mark Capes announce the re-launch of Peaks National Park, now as part of the National Conservation Areas. It was a fitting contribution to World Tourism Day, one which will continue to make St Helena stand out as a truly special destination.   Around 17 <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-preserved-for-future-generations/">Read More</a>

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The daily astonishment of the Log of the Watch

A guest blog written by popular author Niall Griffiths, who has six published books to date and also writes travel pieces. This is what brought him to our small island last month. Today he writes about what it was like travelling on the RMS St Helena. You’re on deck, basking, with your beef tea or <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/the-daily-astonishment-of-the-log-of-the-watch/">Read More</a>

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St Helena through the eyes of… nature conservation

We are excited to introduce our second “Through the Eyes of …” blog post. This week we have interviewed Terrestrial Conservation Advisor, David Higgins on conservation of the island’s fascinating flora, fauna and wildlife. How long have you lived on St Helena for? I’m 6 months into a 2 year contract. As Terrestrial Conservation Advisor <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-through-the-eyes-of-nature-conservation/">Read More</a>

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St Helena through the eyes of… a diver

Just over 4000 people live on St Helena, each with their own story to tell. Our “Through the eyes of” blog series aims to tell the story of this destination through the eyes of the islanders. This week we have interviewed St Helena diver, Anthony Thomas, about what the diving scene is like on this <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/st-helena-through-the-eyes-of-a-diver/">Read More</a>

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In the footsteps of Napoleon

It would be an understatement to say St Helena’s history is colourful. Through a mixture of settlers, soldiers and slaves the island has seen its fair share of drama. It all started in 1657 when Oliver Cromwell granted the East India Company a charter to govern the island. Financed through trading, St Helena swiftly reached <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/in-the-footsteps-of-napoleon/">Read More</a>

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Lost species found on St Helena 137 years later

Even though St Helena is only a small island in the middle of the South Atlantic Ocean, it’s still easy to lose things! The 3mm long leaf hopper hadn’t been seen on the island for 137 years… until now. It was spotted by Conservation Officer from St Helena Government, Lourens Malan, whilst he was exploring <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/lost-species-found-on-st-helena-137-years-later/">Read More</a>

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(Probably) the most remote marathon in the world

Forget New York and London. The St Helena Festival of Running 2013 offers a real running challenge. 44 runners raced to enter the refreshing 3km race, the challenging 10km slog and the incredible 42km marathon (where entering is a feat in itself!) Certainly one of the most remote marathons on the planet, it’s also one <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/probably-the-most-remote-marathon-in-the-world/">Read More</a>

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Making a Wheelie Big Difference: Gravity Rush

An estimated 800 people gathered last Sunday to watch eight DIY go-karts hurtle down Jamestown. Amidst the overturned karts, flying sponges and cheering crowds, the day saw plenty of money raised for a good cause. Organised by social enterprise SHAPE (St Helena’s Active Participation in Enterprise), Gravity Rush raised £1626 towards their annual running costs. <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/making-a-wheelie-big-difference-gravity-rush/">Read More</a>

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Wanderlust: Last Chance to See

“St Helena represents everything I love about travel in a world where everything is increasingly fixated around electronic gadgets and convenience. Five days to get there; old-fashioned yet real experiences of community and friendship; unspoilt nature and peace; and a history kept relevant by its gritty inhabitants. It’s an island for people who really want <a class="read-more-link" href="http://sthelenatourism.com/wanderlust-last-chance-to-see/">Read More</a>

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