Month

August 2010
Let’s find ourselves in California. With a bevy of national parks and forests, California offers ample opportunities for family ecotourism adventurers to enjoy one last end-of-summer weekend mountain biking, hiking, and whitewater rafting. Besides the option of taking the Amtrak train or driving a hybrid vehicle, you may want to consider a sustainable Undiscovered Country...
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In the eighth installment of a series that highlights the natural beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities available within the U.S., our focus turns to Southwest, where in the last year, New Mexico has made a concerted effort to promote its specialized ecotourism events, activities, and lodgings. Not to be outdone, Arizona has also advanced its...
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Our family ecotourism series through the United States now focuses on the wildlife viewing opportunities available in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Not just for cheese lovers and ice hockey enthusiasts, this area of the Great Lakes region has abundant flora and fauna as well as numerous ecotourism and adventure travel opportunities. Amtrak’s Empire Builder route runs...
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One would be remiss if a family ecotourism series did not include Cowboy Country, namely Colorado and Wyoming. Amtrak’s California Zephyr route runs between Chicago and San Francisco. With its sleeping, dining, and private bathroom accommodations, it may offer a fun alternative to driving. Once at your destination, you could rent a hybrid car from...
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kayaking through Florida Everglades
In the fifth installment of the family ecotourism series, consider an eco-getaway to Georgia and Florida. With a remarkably easy setup, Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources website allows for the interactive search of state parks as well as reserving of rooms at any of the state’s Lodges. Florida’s State Parks website also has a One-Tank...
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In the fourth installment of a series entitled Ecotourism in America that focuses on the natural beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities available within the U.S., consider an eco-getaway to North Carolina. Whether it’s meandering along the 11 national wildlife refuges that encompass the Charles Kuralt Northern and Southern Trails or appreciating the spectacle of seeing...
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In the third installment of aseries that focuses on the natural beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities available within the U.S., consider a family eco-getaway to Virginia. Within its state sponsored website, Virginia Green, one can find travel tips, green vacation packages, eco-lodging by region and dining options as well as information about holding green conferences....
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In the second of a series of articles highlighting the natural beauty and wildlife viewing opportunities within the United States, why not consider taking the family on an ecotourism getaway through New York. Whether it is a long weekend break or enjoying the fall colors, it may be about time to get into the “New...
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