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Eco Vacation Stories

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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(Photos) Highland Games – Clash of Clans for the Modern Times Family Vacation

If you are the parent of a pre-teen, then most likely you have heard of the online game, Clash of Clans. For the uninitiated, the premise of this game is to build a village, join...
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Biking Along Croatia’s Parenzana Trail Travel With Whole Family!

Take the imagery of Tuscany (without the crowds) and combine it with a family-friendly biking and hiking trail that meanders through various villages offering comfortable accommodations and fantastic culinary delicacies, and you have Croatia’s Parenzana...
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