Month

November 2011
Pati Ruiz ATWS in Mexico
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 you learn something new about yourself or something quite profound, such as a chance meeting with a wise local that...
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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 looking at ways in which to be more environmentally aware green. One such way is by applying for the ISO14001...
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Licensed History Guide in Chiapas Mexico
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 traveling on my own offered the most authentic travel experience given that I could vacation without a schedule or a...
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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 even maintaining that mind-body-soul connection throughout the high travel season. Get some melatonin – the cramped coach cabin of any...
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My family and I went on an eco-adventure to Costa Rica last summer and it was such an awesome experience. We can’t wait until we can do it again.
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Spent a week on Kentucky Lake in a house boat with my family. Ten poeple in all was a lot of fun, although, we didn’t spent a lot of time during the day on the boat. My brother tried to teacher me how to fish, but didn’t have the inkling to sit around and do...
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Cover of Outside Magazine Dream Jobs
A few days ago, a recent college graduate, Jessica McGarry, submitted her story on the Community section of this website detailing her educational credentials, passion for the environment and professional experience within tourism and hospitality industries. By describing her career since graduation, she also offered (perhaps inadvertently) some job counseling advice to readers and other...
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Listen as Irene speaks with the host of the Azumano Travel Show (Portland, Oregon) about the history and top ecotourism sites in the Kingdom of Jordan.  This 5 minute radio show segment was broadcasted on November 5, 2011.  
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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 enought for at least a jacket and hat. Kind of lame but it is true.
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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 over Easter break, my grandfather would love to see us, but would hate the heating bill for the swimming pool. ...
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