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The Surprising Things Kids Really Remember After a Vacation

Irene Lane | Posted 05.30.2015 | Travel
Irene Lane

Whether you decide to travel to Europe, South America, Africa, Asia or within your region at home, kids remember the feeling of connecting with other people who share a similar interest whether it be soccer, history, biking, or delicious food, and especially appreciate time with you, as their parent.

Vacations That Make You -- and the World -- Better

Mark Horoszowski | Posted 05.25.2015 | Impact
Mark Horoszowski

Here are a few simple ideas anybody can adopt to help make the world a better place while traveling around it.

Común Tierra: A Journey Through Sustainable Communities of the Americas

Tracy L. Barnett | Posted 09.27.2014 | Green
Tracy L. Barnett

They have spent the past four years creating a body of work that is unparalleled in this area, planting seeds of sustainability as they go with their workshops and seed bank and presentations.

7 Green Hotels Eco-Friendly Travelers Will Absolutely Love

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 07.23.2014 | Travel

If you fancy yourself an eco-friendly traveler, then chain hotels just won't do. Sustainable, ethical and oh-so green, these seven hotels will trea...

Who Ruins the World? Travelers? A Chat With Gringo Trails Director Pegi Vail (Part 2 of 2)

Adedana Ashebir | Posted 06.07.2014 | Travel
Adedana Ashebir

I think traveling is among the best ways we can all get to know one another around the world and be more aware of, respect, and enjoy both our similarities and differences.

Sustainable Luxury Travel: A Manifesto

Kaitlin Solimine | Posted 02.11.2014 | Travel
Kaitlin Solimine

Loving a place requires protecting it. And protecting it requires sustainable tourism.

Travelers Changing the World: Redistributing Wealth and Finding Peace

Lisa Ellen Niver | Posted 01.26.2014 | Fifty
Lisa Ellen Niver

After reading Looptail, I immediately wrote to G Adventures on Facebook and said, "If I had not left my job 17 months ago to wander the world full-time, I would quit today and come work for your company."

In Support of 'Not Quite' Sustainable Travel

Aaron Winston Smith | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Aaron Winston Smith

If we want true wholesale change, we must give merit to those that have earned it, but we must also support those that are trying, especially in these difficult economic times.

PHOTOS: Finding Zen On Ko Samui

Karin Kloosterman | Posted 08.15.2012 | Travel
Karin Kloosterman

This 37-room resort isn't ecological in the western sense you'd expect: I mean it wasn't built with a LEED guidebook but was inspired by the simpler ways of Buddhism and influences from European environmentalism.

Making Meaning In Faraway Places

Elevate Destinations | Posted 09.16.2012 | Travel
Elevate Destinations

Contradictory economic forces have merged to intensify a growing trend in travel: the mass pursuit of meaningful experiences.

PHOTOS: Hiking Kauai's Ne Pali Coast And Princeville, Hawaii

Starre Vartan | Posted 03.09.2012 | Travel
Starre Vartan

I think of a destination wedding as a genuine excuse to blow my travel budget -- and see the stunningly beautiful Na Pali Coast at the same time.

5 Ways To Make Your Travel Sustainable

Winnie So | Posted 12.24.2011 | Travel
Winnie So

By the end of a 10-day trip that took me from Nairobi to the Laikipia District to the Masai Mara, I was a looking at the world through a different lens. Most empowering was the idea that travel can change lives. By bringing travelers into the lives of local communities, the lives of both are transformed.

Lather Up! Select Hotels Come Clean With Ingenious Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative

Eddie Fernandez | Posted 11.16.2011 | San Francisco
Eddie Fernandez

Their simple vision was, and still is, to collect and recycle the soap and shampoo products the hotel industry discards every day.

Sustainable Tourism, Conservation and Culture Flourish in Fiji

Deborah Bassett | Posted 08.30.2011 | Travel
Deborah Bassett

The Republic of Fiji is comprised of 332 islands. On a recent trip to the town of Savusavu, located on Fiji's second largest island of Vanua Levu, I was pleasantly surprised to discover several eco-friendly treasures.

'Green' Travel Tips for a More Mindful Journey

Margaret Hyde | Posted 08.15.2011 | Green
Margaret Hyde

Mindful travel involves asking questions and making sustainable choices in how and where you travel and choose to stay.

Home Belongs to the Traveler

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

It is in community gatherings and traditions that I look to understand how we might be better at bringing communities together -- not just as part of a distant past, but in order to forge a new kind of future.

Tourism for Tomorrow Awards Showcase Sustainable Tourism Initiatives

Karen Rubin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Karen Rubin

A small beach lodge helping to lift a community out of poverty is among the twelve finalists in the 2011 Tourism for Tomorrow Awards. Judges will now visit each of the finalists to make in-depth assessments.

Transforming Every Day Tasks Through Travel

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

A conscientious, participatory vacation provides experiences that are meaningful to us as travelers partly because they are meaningful to the communities we visit.

Promoting Productive Travel

Leah Mayor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Leah Mayor

Our motivation to travel rests deeper than the desire for Niagara Falls key chains, Disney World t-shirts, and other brightly colored tchotchkes.

Tribewanted Sierra Leone: Official Launch!

Filippo Bozotti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Filippo Bozotti

Two weeks have passed since we officially launched. It has been a remarkable success, filled with experiences to last a lifetime, as well as major headaches that have tested our resolve.

PHOTOS: 10 Sustainable Travel Trips Worth Taking

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

The motto of many travelers: Ditch modern civilization and go wild! (Just be responsible about it.) We all want to give back, just not always on vaca...

Is Ecotourism Sustainable?

Matthew Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matthew Long

Last year I actually won a sweepstakes for a trip to the Galapagos Islands. Beyond Darwin, I knew nothing of the archipelago. However, my week touring this eco-wonder changed my life and perception of ecotourism forever.

PHOTOS: 9 Amazing Eco-Tourism Travel Ideas

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 09.20.2011 | Green

Summer is the perfect time for travel, so make your summer vacation count by picking a fun and eco-friendly trip. The International Ecotourism Society...

True to Their Word, Pura Vida Exemplifies Costa Rica's Sustainability Efforts

Gina Furia Rubel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Gina Furia Rubel

Costa Rica is a trailblazer in sustainable tourism. As Arenas del Mar and their amazing staff proved, it is not necessary to sacrifice luxury and five-star feel for sustainability.

Costa Rica: Still Some of the Greenest Travel Around

Claire Bidwell Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Claire Bidwell Smith

In August my husband and I traveled to Costa Rica for what was supposed to be one of the world's first "Carbon Neutral Vacations." Our 7 day, 6 night trip began with a stay in San Jose.