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Ecotourism

Why Don't We Ever Discuss the Carbon Impacts of Flying?

Megan Epler Wood | Posted 09.21.2016 | Business
Megan Epler Wood

Flights over 1000 miles long are responsible for over 80 percent of the greenhouse gas impacts of air travel. While environmentally aware individuals ...

Commemorative Travel: The Latest Trend In Vacation Planning

Allison Gilbert | Posted 08.01.2016 | Healthy Living
Allison Gilbert

What do you call a trip that speaks to the desire to celebrate the memory of loved ones in the company of others who are drawn to do the same? I call ...

Travel For Your Soul That Doesn't Hurt The Planet

Joan Michelson | Posted 06.20.2016 | Travel
Joan Michelson

Us travelers need to remember that there's no guarantee that these breathtaking, life-altering and enriching cultural and environmental spaces will be there for our grandchildren and generations to come.

Chiang Mai's Smog Problem is Serious and Needs to Be Addressed

Laura Nalin | Posted 04.20.2016 | Travel
Laura Nalin

Humanity can predict what happens to this planet, but in order to do so, we have to work together. In honor of Earth Day 2016, I hope everyone can be affected by some of this information presented above in the same way that I am and do what you can to help in the most effective way possible.

Walking With Lions and Canned Hunting in South Africa

Elizabeth Gordon | Posted 03.31.2016 | Travel
Elizabeth Gordon

One of our clients just asked why we won't book them on a 'walking with lions' experience. We pride ourselves on offering amazing experiences and this would surely be one of them! But we simply cannot encourage this practice.

Developer Financing Accelerates Residential Solar and Carbon Reductions in Luxury Real Estate

Mark Coleman | Posted 03.30.2016 | Green
Mark Coleman

On the heels of COP21 and increased global awareness and commitment to reduce carbon, development with a purpose has finally found paradise. A powerfu...

Bird Bath and Beyond

Asher Jay | Posted 03.25.2016 | Travel
Asher Jay

Have you ever found yourself confiding in a friend on a Sunday morning in Central Park, only to be interrupted mid-sentence by her screaming "Cinnamon Teals in formation at 10 o' clock!"

Birding 101: Unidentified Flying Organisms

Asher Jay | Posted 03.21.2016 | Travel
Asher Jay

A Multicolored Tanager, essentially an impressionist painting on the move. A few weeks ago, if someone had asked me what I thought of Tanagers, my m...

Sustainable Eco-Tourism: An Epic Fail

The Youth Assembly at the United Nations | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact
The Youth Assembly at the United Nations

Moments after arriving at my alleged "eco resort" it had become apparent to me that I had made a terrible mistake. It was instantly clear when I disembarked from my shuttle that this entire place had been built at the cost of nature and was in no rush to pay off its debt to the earth.

Top 5 Travel Ideas to Honor Connections from the Past

Allison Gilbert | Posted 01.25.2016 | Travel
Allison Gilbert

As the entire mid-Atlantic battles Winter Storm Jonas, I find myself fantasizing about heading someplace warm. Ecotourism. Adventure travel. Volunteer...

Borneo: Conversations About Ecotourism and Headhunting in Sabah

Jean Newman Glock | Posted 01.13.2016 | Travel
Jean Newman Glock

My grandfather, William Wilson Porter, visited Borneo before I was born. He sent my brothers a shrunken head. My father took it to the hospital to det...

Discovering the Thousand Islands in New York State and Ontario, Canada

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 11.03.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

One of the most memorable travel experiences I could imagine would be discovering a place on the planet of extraordinary beauty that I had never known...

Eco-Tourism Worth More to African Economies Than Trophy Hunting

Michael Markarian | Posted 11.10.2015 | Green
Michael Markarian

Tourists should avoid any operation with links to trophy hunting, including "play with lion cubs" adventures that often supply canned hunting operations with living trophies when their habituated cubs get to old to "play."

The Many Faces of Sustainable Tourism - My Week in Bali

Sucheta Rawal | Posted 10.05.2015 | Travel
Sucheta Rawal

Do you know the difference between ecotourism, sustainable travel, responsible travel and volunteer vacationing? While there is a lot of overlap with each of these terms, they all have one common theme - that is to improve lives through travel and tourism.

15 Reasons to Catch the Next Flight to Central America

minube | Posted 09.23.2016 | Travel
minube

If there's one word which sums up why Central America is such an amazing travel destination, it'd have to be "diversity."

Israel's Desert Rose

Shahar Azani | Posted 08.06.2016 | Travel
Shahar Azani

Seated on a small bench, by a wooden recycled table, we relished the local food: cheese pies, salads, locally baked goods and more, enjoying what was not only good food, but also nourishing and healthy. Yet, this place was much more than just a restaurant.

Exploring Fire and Ice in South Iceland

Findery | Posted 07.14.2016 | Travel
Findery

Everywhere you turn there is more to explore and the photo-taking opportunities are endless. For all these reasons and more, Iceland deserves -- no, demands -- a spot on your bucket list.

Doubling Down on Shark Conservation as Jaws Turns 40

Caleb McClennen | Posted 07.05.2016 | Green
Caleb McClennen

This Shark Week 2015 -- and on the 40th anniversary of Jaws -- let us reflect upon our growing appreciation for (and willingness to protect) these vulnerable species. Let us then dramatically scale our commitment to reverse the decline of these magnificent species on a global scale.

The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels

Thrillist | Posted 05.12.2016 | Travel
Thrillist

We found the world's 10 coolest big-boy hideouts that're hung high in the trees and cobbled together with more than leftover wood scraps from behind Dad's shed.

Your Wild Life

Katherine Meadowcroft | Posted 06.21.2015 | Healthy Living
Katherine Meadowcroft

On a recent evening run, down a winding creek trail near my home, I came upon a fox -- so close I could have grabbed his fluffy tail had he not immedi...

In Orlando, There's a New Challenge in the Trees

Kari Haugeto | Posted 03.27.2015 | Travel
Kari Haugeto

The recently-opened Orlando Tree Trek Adventure Park -- a series of obstacle courses set among windswept pines -- is a worthy addition. And this one's definitely got altitude.

Spend the Best Day of Your Life in This Elephant Retirement Home

Paula Froelich | Posted 01.11.2015 | Travel
Paula Froelich

Htun Htun Wynn and Tin Win Maw both grew up in Myanmar's timber industry, and when they got married they decided to start the Green Hill Valley Elephant Sanctuary for several of the elephants.

First-ever World Lemur Festival Celebrated in Madagascar

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 12.31.2014 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

Why should we care about lemurs? Well, aside from being delightful, beautiful creatures that are part of the mammalian order Primates of which we ourselves are members, they are also a major economic asset for a country historically plagued by poverty and political instability.

Help Save Sharks By Going Snorkeling

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 10.08.2014 | Green

Kathy Xu first started her ecotourism project, The Dorsal Effect, to help sharks at risk of overfishing. But by hiring fishermen to lead snorkeling tr...

Effects of Climate Change in My Backyard

Irene Monroe | Posted 12.03.2014 | Green
Irene Monroe

Understanding the interconnections and interdependence needed for a healthy planet to live and the global and collective work needed to fix the damage done is not just a backyard issue, but rather an LGBTQ one, too.