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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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Empowering Your Child to be an Ambassador for the Environment – Putting Concepts into Action!

A few months ago, for our Spring Break, our family traveled to the Hawaiian island of Maui.  We chose Maui for a few reasons including the chance to experience Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador for the Environment program,...
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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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New Greek Cooking Trips Reveal Secrets & History

I may be biased given my Greek heritage, but I think authentic Greek cuisine (I am not including the ubiquitous gyro) still represents the values of slow, farm to table cooking made with fresh, wholesome...
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Madagascar Responsible Travel: Making a Difference in Local Communities

Across Africa, the transformational abilities of tourism have proven invaluable in helping to repair the relationship between people and planet. Sustainable certification standards, like those instituted by South Africa’s Fair Trade Tourism, have ushered in...
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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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World’s Most Energy Efficient Greenest Cities

We can all play a part in improving our environment, whether we become more aware of recycling to educating our children about the importance of being environmentally conscious. Governments and city councils also have a responsibility...
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Sustainable Travel Tip: Select a Car Free Family Vacation Getaway

One of the easiest ways to support sustainable travel is to select a car free family vacation island for your next family trip.  A car free family vacation island, generally, has a healthier population due to less...
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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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