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Eco Travel Tips
Did you know there is a certification behind the value of carbon offsetting your vacation?  Since 1997, Green-e has set the standard for renewable energy in the United States and Canada as well as the standard for certification (and decertification if not continually compliant) of carbon offset programs, clean energy programs, and individual consumer brands that want to attract...
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The tiny house phenomenon is one of the most curious and captivating travel and living trends in the sustainable movement. But just what are tiny houses, and why are they fast becoming a social movement?  Put simply, this is part of a push to downsize our living spaces and to give up our regular-sized homes in...
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Ecotourism
I’m constantly being asked What’s the best eco destination? and my answer is always It’s the destination that has placed emphasis on tourism that benefits local communities. Thankfully, unlike a decade ago, there are more examples of communities stakeholders that are banding together to discuss sustainable agriculture, biodiversity, youth education, as well as cultural and...
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Azores
Lots of people have a very mainstream view of ecotourism, imagining the same old destinations when the word ‘sustainable tourism’ comes to mind. But the real hardcore eco-warriors of the world, who are more informed on such issues, know that ecotourism can occur practically anywhere. You can make a difference at all corners of the...
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Europe Train
As a way to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on April 22nd, GoEuro, the travel platform for comparing and booking trains, buses, and flights across Europe, compiled a list of 15 train routes that are more environmentally friendly and (surprisingly) faster than flying. In collaboration with EcoPassenger, GoEuro compared the carbon emissions and energy resource consumption of...
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1 night Raft
With ecotourism estimated to be the fastest-growing sector of the global tourism market (UNWTO), it is imperative that those of us seeking to reduce our environmental impact while traveling find ways to easily distinguish between authentic ecotourism and greenwashing.  This infographic helps clear the confusion. While we don’t want to simply latch on to the...
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Sustainable Tourism: Water Usage in US Hotels
I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was off visiting and re-visiting places near and far, soaking in sea air, language, and culture. But as my eco-conscience grew, I realized that my growing collection of seashells and jet-fuelled flights might be satisfying my wanderlust at the expense of the...
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We can all play a part in improving our environment, whether we become more aware of recycling to educating our children about the importance of being environmentally conscious. Governments and city councils also have a responsibility and in this infographic, we can see that some of the greenest cities have been more serious about energy efficiency...
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Car Free Island of Hydra Greece
One of the easiest ways to support sustainable travel is to select a car-free island for your next family vacation. Car-free islands, generally, have a healthier population due to less air pollution and a less sedentary population, improved conditions for culture and leisure facilities, more space set aside for gardens and parks, more energy-efficient and...
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Picking Vegetables and Fruits from Backyard Farm on Family Vacation
Over the years, I’ve come to realize that one factor that makes a family vacation a fantastic green vacation is picking out the right accommodations.  For us, that means renting a locally-owned home, wherever possible, as it is more environmentally conscious and more fun.  We’ve rented apartments and villas in many countries including the United...
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