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November 2011

Lessons about community empowerment from a social entrepreneur and visionary leader in Sierra Gorda to the World (en espanol)

When you travel to a new region or land in the world, there is always an experience that sticks with you. It could be something ordinary, such as a brief moment of complete relaxation when...
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Green 4 Star Hotels in the Lake District

Thinking of the environment and being environmentally conscious needn’t stop when taking a holiday. Many hotels and leisure complexes are leading the way in the environmental stakes by lowering their carbon footprint. Many businesses are...
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Advantages for traveling with a guide versus independently

Perhaps it’s the American mindset of independence, but the concept of working with a travel guide is not as popular for seasoned travelers. I admit that for many years, I was of the belief that...
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Staying Healthy During Holiday Travels

It’s that time of year when the endless stream of security lines, travel stresses, colds and viruses, and Holiday joys are more than you can stand.  Here are some tips for staying healthy and maybe...
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Summer vacation

Spent a week on Kentucky Lake in a house boat with my family. Ten people in all was a lot of fun, although, we didn’t spend a lot of time during the day on the...
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Top 10 tips to jumpstart your ecotourism career

Updated August 16, 2018 A few days ago, a recent college graduate, Jessica McGarry, submitted her story on the Community section of Greenloons detailing her educational credentials, passion for the environment and professional experience within...
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Jordan Ecotourism Highlights (Radio Broadcast)

Listen as our founder, Irene, speaks with the host of the Azumano Travel Show (Portland, Oregon) about the variety of top Jordan ecotourism sites including the Dead Sea, Petra, and Jerash. 5-minute radio show segment was broadcasted...
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Death Valley in Winter

We all know that one should travel to Death Valley in winter but don’t forget in you got to the northern part where Scotty’s Castle is located it can be cold enough for at least a...
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Being practical and eco-friendly!

My favorite family vacation is going to Estero, Florida to visit my grandparents.  They have an eco-friendly home and wildlife that surrounds them.  Ever since I have been going to Florida to stay with my grandparents...
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Real Experience

To get a real feel of the culture and the people and foods of an area try staying in a small family-owned hotel instead of a resort.  It’s also a great way to save money....
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