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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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Green Weekend Getaway to the Edge of the World, Fogo Island

As our plane landed at St. John’s Airport in Newfoundland, where we were ultimately headed to Fogo Island, we could hear the sound of joyful clapping and exhilarated Yahoo’s throughout the plane. That was a...
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The Case for a Car-Free Island Vacation: Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Experience

The more I travel, the more I appreciate, downright relish, the unhurried feeling of a pedestrian zone, where locals and visitors alike can only traverse by foot or bicycle (or maybe by an old-fashioned horse-drawn...
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Touches of Home at Africa’s Greenest Hotel: How Sustainability Works for Travelers and Hotel Verde

“We didn’t even know this was possible!” the retired couple from England explained. They were vacationing in South Africa and due to a family issue had to quickly catch a flight from Cape Town back home....
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Photo Essay: My Two Day, Cape Town Eco, Cultural Discovery

Over time, I’ve come to realize that the destinations that affect me the most all over the world have been or are all a part of ancient trading routes. Maybe it’s the diverse mix of...
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Why African Jazz Safari Must Be On Your Bucket List

What is it that comes to mind when you find out that you are going on an African Jazz Safari in Cape Town? Sweet lyricism and melodies? Cultural viewing? Sharing a love of different Jazz...
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Zagreb Travel: What Green, Sustainable Lifestyles Mean in Croatia

Last summer’s travels with my son was a part social experiment, part field research on how sustainability is viewed through the eyes of a nine-year-old child. Each country we visited, namely Cyprus, Greece, Croatia, and...
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From the Eyes of a Child – How Travel Impacts My Life

A few weeks ago, my husband and nine-year-old son took a long weekend getaway to Nicaragua. The purpose of the trip was to assist with a service project for Soccer Without Borders, which is a...
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Ireland Greenway Combines Adventure, Culinary Delights & Scenic Serenity

There’s so much that surprised me during my trip to Ireland last October from the people (extraordinarily friendly souls who have a penchant for going out of their way to help others) to the vistas...
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