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Learning Vacations: Exploring the Possibilities

Wendy Gordon | Posted 05.02.2015 | Impact
Wendy Gordon

I came across G Adventures which offers a variety of trips and experiences organized by a social enterprise travel company working with small, locally owned businesses (instead of international chains) which keeps your travel costs down.

Baking Bread In France: Boulangerie Les Copains Part III

Sarah Dajani | Posted 09.21.2014 | Taste
Sarah Dajani

It's hard not to idealize a place where one neighbor presses apple cider while the other makes cheese for your evening tartines.

101 Hopeful Food Facts

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 08.15.2014 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

The U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) proclaimed 2014 the International Year of Family Farming. There are 500 million smallholder farms worldwide and more than two billion people in the world depend on them for their livelihoods.

How to Travel the World for Free

Budget Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.

Your Ticket To Living Cheap In Some Of The World's Most Exotic Locales

Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher | Posted 08.01.2013 | Fifty
Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher

If you like spending time in the garden, love to eat healthy, organic food, and enjoy traveling, there's a way to combine these passions. Best of all, you can do all this for free.

Earth Day: 13 Things Everyone Can Do in 2013

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 06.19.2013 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

Being aware of the environmental costs that unsustainable farming and eating practices can have on the environment, and making food choices accordingly, can help to fight climate change and protect the environment.

Why Health Food Is Not In My Future

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 03.24.2013 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Last night we went to an Italian restaurant. The food was delicious but by the time we got home my stomach felt like it had been inflated with a bicycle pump. I hung my tongue out, airing my taste buds. 'Too much garlic,' I said. This happens all the time. We have a nice dinner and then we suffer.

How to Volunteer Like a Pro

Amanda Heijbel & Robin Jakobsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Amanda Heijbel & Robin Jakobsson

Many people want to find a way to help people in need. Here are some cheap and direct ways to help those in need as volunteers!

WWOOFing: Off-the-Grid Living Tests Our Limits

Jen and Aaron Pattap | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jen and Aaron Pattap

Positive: It's cold and raining outside but we're dry, safe, and cozy in a private cabin. Negative: We have no electricity.

An Idiot's Guide to French Cheese

Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Catherine Price

If you discover that your yogurt has 18 grams of berry jam in it instead of 12, or if your fromage blanc spills on your pants when you pick it up -- or, for that matter, if your cheese tastes like floor -- I apologize. It's probably my fault.

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...

The Local Travel Movement: How To Make Your Vacations More Meaningful

Shadia Garrison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Shadia Garrison

Why travel 7,000 miles just to sit around and look at a beautiful yet dime a dozen beach? Why spend all your time in a museum when that same culture's current artists are right outside the door?

The Dirty Secrets of Biodynamic Poop

Catherine Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Catherine Price

It is six thirty on Saturday, and Peter and I are recovering from having cooked lunch for 11 people. I have goat milk on my pants, bread dough on my s...

Take A Green Vacation On A European Farm

Yahoo! News | JEANNIE NUSS, Associated Press Writer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

d SANTA EULALIA DEL MONTE, Spain - Backpackers pining for European adventure have discovered life on the farm, shoveling manure, feeding pigs and maki...