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US Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel Experiences

One does not necessarily need to escape to another country to experience the joy and wonder of US ecotourism.  US ecotourism offers a wide variety of sustainable travel experiences that focus on nature and wildlife and...
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Vacation Carbon Offset Steps

Did you know there is a certification behind the value of a vacation carbon offset?  Since 1997, Green-e has set the standard for renewable energy in the United States and Canada as well as the standard for certification...
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Flights vs Trains: How Train Travel Can Help Save Our Planet This Earth Day

As a way to celebrate Earth Day 2017 on April 22nd, GoEuro, the travel platform for comparing and booking trains, buses, and flights across Europe, compiled a list of 15 train travel routes that are more...
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5 Tips That May Save Your Family Whitewater Rafting Trip

Last month, I, along with my 11 year old son and some other family members, embarked on a multi-day whitewater rafting and camping adventure along the Green River that connects Colorado and Utah.   We...
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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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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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Bus Travel Croatia Tales & Green Family Travel Tips

With classic rock music playing, reliable Wi-Fi access, and spectacular scenery (think of the Pacific Coast Highway in California times two for beauty), who knew bus travel Croatia could be so fun!  Last summer, my...
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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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Infographic – Wilderness Matters!

As the below infographic Wilderness Matters depicts, I am fortunate to live in an area of Northern Virginia near the Potomac Gorge, which is a wilderness expanse with over 240 species of animals (including frogs, toads,...
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