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Alaska Ecotourism Conserves Prince William Sound

In an effort to encourage the development of sustainable tourism in Alaska, one of our partners, Discovery Voyages, has been working with the Alaska State Parks, Chugach National Forest, National Wildlife Federation, and others to...
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Fall Foliage Eco-Travel Discovery in Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor, Maine has the distinction of being the second most popular outdoor adventure area in the United States (behind Yellowstone National Park). And, it is easy to understand why as this is the area...
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What does it mean to be a family – going on a family vacation?

The term family invokes specific images for some people. Traditionally, the rather rigid image was one of two parents (one man and one woman) with their 2 younger children in tow. Frankly, those Ozzie &...
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5 Bargain Family Vacation Eco-Destinations

Compared with the eurozone of Western Europe and some of the more summer tourist attractions in the United States, where economies are affecting the price of ecotourism services and price negotiations by consumers are relatively...
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5 Smart Green Family Vacations for your US Dollar

Most travelers mistakenly think that it is more expensive to travel abroad than vacation within the United States. Vacation planners often hear about the relative weakness of the U.S. dollar and automatically calculate that a...
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City Walks with Kids Adventure Travel Cards

Recently, I came across the City Walks with Kids product line of adventure travel cards that was so helpful, I thought I would share the travel tip with other families that are planning to visit...
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5 Family Travel Planning Tips for Vacations Overseas

For regular readers of this blog, it may be of little surprise to know that I love planning family trips. I’m not sure if it is due to my type-a personality that encourages order (or...
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How Children Experience Benefits From Ecotourism

Just because you are going on a family vacation doesn’t mean that learning should take a break too. Ecotourism is full of what educators call teachable moments or, more definitively, unplanned opportunities to explain a...
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Why Exploring New Cultures is More Important Than Ever

In the age of travel alerts, political uprisings, and airport security lines, exploring cultures has never been more important.  While it is no wonder why so few people travel outside of their home regions, it’s...
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Experience Canada’s land of plenty

Canada is a large country with ample wilderness to explore, ancient forests to survey, mammals to discover, and native peoples artifacts to appreciate. The country offers many opportunities both for self-discovery as well as quality...
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