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How Your Next Trip to Mauritius Revolutionizes Tourism

I first landed in Mauritius three years ago and, I haven’t left ever since.  My friends and family back in Mexico think that the green-blue waters and year-round perfect weather allured me to stay. “You...
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It’s Not Ecotourism, It’s Overtourism in Stingray City, Grand Cayman

Before departing for a family vacation on the Cayman Islands a couple of months ago, the overwhelming recommendation we received was to visit magical, fascinating Stingray City. For the uninitiated, Stingray City is a tourist...
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Different Machu Picchu Trek – Hiking Adventure with a Cultural Flair!

One thing that strikes you during a Machu Picchu trek through Lares Valley in Peru (besides the effect of the altitude on your body) is the rugged beauty of the terrain. With its varying shades...
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Fulfill Your Bucket List: Our Exclusive Farm-to-Table Crete Heritage Tour

What are the first thoughts or images that come to mind when you think of Greece?  Is it its beautiful clear waters and beaches?  Strikingly blue skies?  Its whitewashed buildings?  Music and dance?  Its history?...
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Tips for Seeing Glacier National Park (Before the Glaciers Disappear)

This past July, my husband and I biked through one of our nation’s most iconic parks, Glacier National Park. Just one year earlier, the park was ravaged by fire caused by persistent drought in the...
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Like a Rare Damascus Rose, Travel in Bulgaria Offers Sweetness at Every Turn

My first impression upon crossing the border from Macedonia to Bulgaria was of the sweetness of both the air (its smell of hyacinths) and people of Bulgaria.  Over the days, almost like a slowly blooming...
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(Photo Essay) Adventure Travel in the Balkans – Spotlight on Macedonia

When I was four years old, my family moved from Athens, Greece to Lausanne, Switzerland so that my father could pursue a career opportunity. Thinking that it would be a fun adventure, my parents decided...
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Off the Beaten Path: Lazio Ecotourism Reveals Diverse History and Traditions – Sustainably!

As we walked along the short trail back from the olive grove in Lazio, I began to smell fresh mint and other aromatic herbs underfoot, wildly growing on the side of the farmhouse, and instantly...
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Lessons Learned from Our Eco-Conscious AirBnB Inspired Grand Family Road Trip (Part 2)

While I know my son was having a wonderful time at his summer camp in New Hampshire, I was still so glad to be able to have this extended road trip with my daughter, utilizing...
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AirBnB Family Road Trip Combines Green Lifestyle Choices, Geography Lessons and Fun (Part 1)

As my son was packing up for another season at his summer camp in New Hampshire, I realized I had to do something to make these weeks special for my daughter too. So what better...
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