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Only in Ireland…Yurt Travel That Overlooks Famed Castle Grounds

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...
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Dubrovnik Travel – Unlike Any Other European City!

Dubrovnik travel is high on many people’s travel bucket lists – and with good reason!  When our family traveled there this summer, I was awestruck by this beautiful coastal city from the moment we first...
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Travel Skills: 5 Lessons That Teach Kids to Become Better Travelers

I’m of the belief that children need to start traveling while they are still young. The mere act of going to a place that is unfamiliar in terms of landscape, food, culture, history and maybe...
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Athens to Hydra Travel Getaway

With almost 10,000 miles of coastline and 6,000 islands to swim, snorkel and sunbathe the days away, you may find it hard to narrow down your vacation options when traveling to Greece.  In my opinion, Athens...
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Visiting Austrian & German Christmas Markets as a Family

Earlier this year, our young son proclaimed to my husband and me that he knew we were Santa Claus. Gone for good were the days of writing letters to Santa, phone calls to Santa if...
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Volunteering at an Organic Vineyard in Tuscany – A Personal WWOOF Travel Experience

As our bus driver expertly weaved around the bends and curves of the Tuscan countryside in Italy, I found myself totally transfixed by the rolling hills that surrounded us. Looking out, I felt that the...
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Far-reaching & Transparent: Biosphere Responsible Tourism Eco-Certification

Of all the eco-certifications available to guiding companies and accommodations worldwide, Biosphere is the only one to have been Approved (versus Recognized) by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council as having an independently verified process that...
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Focusing on Corporate Social Responsibility, TourCert Offers German, European Standard for Ecotourism

Formulated by social responsibility experts in the tourism industry, universities, political realm, environmental policy and development organizations, TourCert awards certifications to organizations that specify how their business activities impact social and ecological programs. TourCert is...
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Calculating Triple Bottom Line Benefits of Green Tourism Investments

Within the tourism industry as well as many others, the phrase “green is good for business” has been a ubiquitous one, especially in the last decade. But, other than anecdotal information, there has not been...
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Active & Restful Scottish Highlands Travel Experience

Have you ever visited a foreign country that immediately felt like ‘home’ to you? Of course, the scenery, cultural customs, accents and food are all different than what you know. But, instead, you experience a...
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