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Ecotourism Trip Reviews
Hiking from Chinchero to Urquillos
One thing that strikes you when hiking through Lares Valley toward Machu Picchu in Peru (besides the effect of the altitude on your body) is the rugged beauty of the terrain. With its varying shades of browns, tans, and greens punctuated with bright blue skies and an eerie stillness to the air, you can’t help...
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Fogo Island Edge of the World
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 surprise to me because other than taking overseas flights to Athens, Greece (where it’s common to clap and make the...
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ParenzanaView
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 Trail in a nutshell. The 123 kilometer (approximately 77 mile) biking and hiking trail’s history is quite comical. Originally built...
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Scotland Biking
This past summer, our European family vacation was dedicated to experiencing all things local. Whether it was touring a family-owned organic vineyard or seeing a cultural dance performance just outside of Dubrovnik in Croatia, spending a sun-drenched few days on the island of Hydra in Greece, or enjoying the spectacular Highland colors and absolutely delicious...
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Rock Farm Slane Communal Area
I had just landed in Dublin, after an overnight flight from Washington DC, on a sunny morning a few weeks ago and found myself once again caught in those beautiful in-between hours when the adrenaline for starting another sustainable journey kicks in and the complete exhaustion that I knew was going to set in during...
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View of Rio Tambopata
Quite often, I am asked to describe the typical Greenloons travel experience with respect to how our trips promote sustainability for communities, the environment and for travelers. It’s always a pleasure for me to give examples, and the latest is no exception. This May, I had the opportunity to participate in a photo safari as part...
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Everglades National Park Kayaking
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, I decided to change things up and treat the entire family (ranging in ages from seven to 67 years young)...
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It’s actually a really cool concept! A bike that is equipped with a re-chargeable battery connected to a small and silent bike motor that helps you to traverse the rolling hills and, sometimes, steep terrain of Switzerland. I had wanted try out the e-bike ever since I read about it last year in the New...
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Boats at Nanciyaga Mexico
Dear Veracruz, It’s been almost one month since I came home from your amazing State that stretches along the Gulf Coast like “the graceful tentacle of a sea creature” – and I’m still smiling. I loved how the strong Mexican sun cascaded all over your lovely beaches, mountainous peaks and formidable rivers, and the even...
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Euro 2012 Krakow, Rynek Główny, Cloth Hall in Background
Our family visit to Poland earlier this month came about because we had the opportunity to attend the opening game of Euro 2012 (Poland versus Greece) in Warsaw. While it was a thrilling match (not just because I’m Greek and my husband is Polish) in a pretty city, I found Warsaw to be too austere...
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