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Irene Lane

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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Spring Break Lux Travel for Family Ecotourists

A responsible global citizen is more than someone who ditches plastic straws or re-uses hotel towels.  It means someone who takes social, economic, and environmental actions that benefit local communities.  These actions don’t have to take...
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2019 Best Ecotourism Destinations: New Year, New Travel Bucket List

2019 is about choosing good destinations that offer impactful travel experiences for visitors and locals alike.  Choosing destinations that will be memorable for your family while also socially, economically, and environmentally beneficial for the local community.  Here’s...
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South America Family Travel Options for Ecotourism

South America family travel offers natural splendors, adventure options, wildlife conservation education, and a great value for the money.  There are lots of family travel options and with the benefit of not having to worry...
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San Juan Islands Biking & Ecotourism

The San Juan Islands, which are an archipelago located off the coast of Washington State, offers a fantastic adventure for biking and eco-enthusiasts.  Given its beautiful rural Pacific Northwest landscapes, nature fans and city dwellers...
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