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Irene Lane

My Perfect Week in Assos on the Island of Kefalonia Greece

Seemingly, everyone is planning a trip to Greece, which isn’t a surprise given that it’s usually at the top of many travel bucket lists and it happens to be where I was born.  With so...
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Green New Deal vs. Carbon Pricing in the Context of Travel

Many discussions are occurring these days about the Green New Deal, Carbon Pricing, and Travel Carbon Emissions.  But, these terms are connected by one concept – payment.  We pay a social, economic or environmental price...
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Best Ecotourism Destinations for 2020 by Season

Before destinations became wonderful places to visit, they were home to people who founded livelihoods, shaped cultural traditions, and appreciated the surrounding topography for occasional outdoor play. For 2020, it’s these attributes that can create...
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3 Unique Family Vacation Destinations

Longing to get away from the crowds while also providing a unique family vacation experience?  Fortunately, we’ve selected three destinations where you don’t have to sacrifice your sustainable values.  These locales provide relaxation, access to...
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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A Perfect Week for Families

In youth, I dreamed about exploring the Great Barrier Reef.  As the world’s largest coral reef system, I marveled at how it was composed from over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.  Thus, I couldn’t...
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Wildlife Encounters: Ever Seen Orcas Attack a Blue Whale?

Over the years, I have experienced many wildlife encounters.  Whether it was observing elephants in Namibia, caiman in Peru, horses in Iceland, turtles in Greece, or penguins in South Africa.  Or more recently, swimming with...
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Australia Wildlife Encounters: Ever Swam with a Whale Shark?

It is said that Ningaloo Reef is where Australia’s outback meets the Indian Ocean.  In fact, it is the only large reef ecosystem in the world found so close to a continental land mass.  On...
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A Perfect Week in Tasmania: Family Travel Itinerary

Tasmania is a land that time forgot! Accordingly, my colleague had anticipated my feelings perfectly as we traversed through the beautiful vistas that make up this island state off the south coast of Australia. As...
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Best Summer European Destinations for Families

Longing to discover Europe beyond the beaten path? Luckily, we have selected the best summer European destinations for families to discover history, adventure, and culture as well as magnificent places to relax and reconnect. In...
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How to Avoid the Crowds When Visiting Iceland

In the last decade, the Iceland tourism board has worked hard to cultivate interest in Iceland as a year-round travel destination. Unfortunately, the result of its rapid advancement on the perennial travel lists of “must-see”...
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