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U.S. Ecotourism Ideas

Upcoming Green Living Festivals in Washington DC

This month, there’s a flurry of green living festivals in Washington DC that highlight options for energy efficiency, renewable energy, zero-waste and gardening as well as local bike tours and sustainable travel. With lots of...
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Travel Tips for Families Discovering America Nature Tourism

It’s that time of year where thoughts turn to summer camps, festivals, and vacations.  Summertime has always been a great occasion for families to relax, reconnect and (re)discover historical sites, cultural traditions, and natural tourism...
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Fun Kayaking in the Everglades!

It’s always wonderful to visit family in Florida, but there is only so many theme parks one can explore before it becomes tiresome – for the adults and kids. That was why this Holiday Season,...
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Kimpton, Hilton Hotels Going Extra Mile to Lessen Carbon Footprint, Embrace Sustainability

How do you know when eco-certified travel is going mainstream? It is when customers and hotel chains both extol the virtues of certification and eco-labels. Earlier this year, a Canadian Travel Intentions Survey found that...
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Alaska Glacier Lodge is Great Example of Ecotourism in Action

There are many reasons why Alaska Glacier Lodge in Kenai Fjords National Park is a great example of Ecotourism in Action.  We’ve listed just seven of them below. The project is small-scale and developed with...
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Nostalgic, summer eco-getaway to Kennebunkport

Some of my formative summer seasons were spent in Rhode Island and since Block Island and Newport were within close driving (or ferry) distance, it never occurred to our family to visit Kennebunkport too. Well,...
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Alaska Ecotourism Conserves Prince William Sound

In an effort to encourage the development of sustainable tourism in Alaska, one of our partners, Discovery Voyages, has been working with the Alaska State Parks, Chugach National Forest, National Wildlife Federation, and others to...
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Practical Tips for Experiencing Ecotourism in Florida

I had the pleasure of meeting John Kiseda, Education Coordinator for Sustainability for Florida’s Lee County Parks and Recreation Department, during last September’s Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). I was thrilled to learn from...
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Fall Foliage Eco-Travel Discovery in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor, Maine has the distinction of being the second most popular outdoor adventure area in the United States (behind Yellowstone National Park). And, it is easy to understand why as this is the area...
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Alaska Protected Lands Provide Charm All Year Long

Alaska has the highest mountain (Mt. McKinley), the longest coastline, eight national parks, ten national preserves, four national monuments, sixteen national wildlife refuges, twenty-six national wild and scenic rivers, and two national forests. Nearly 16%...
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