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Columbia University Climate Science Ecotourism Adventure

Looking for a unique way to ‘pay it forward’ and add to your resume with your sustainable travels? The Columbia University climate science program applies responsible tourism practices with practical scientific research.  The Bidoup Field...
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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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Ecotourism History & Impact Infographic

It may seem like a new phenomenon, but ecotourism history has been around for more than 200 years when Alexander von Humboldt and botanist Aimé Bonpland traveled across Central and South America.  Since then, eco-conscious explorers...
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Children Connect to History Through Travel

It’s amazing how travel can inspire that moment of clarity for a young child where s/he understands a bit more about their world! That’s what happened to our son during a recent trip to Rome,...
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(Infographic) Putting Travel Footprints and Carbon Emissions Calculators into Perspective

Recently, a friend asked about the inherent value in knowing one’s carbon emissions rate. She was not being callous in asking the question as much as frustrated by a lack of understanding about carbon emissions...
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Why Local is Worth Every Cent – Benefits of Buying Local

So many of us are on the hunt for bargains – whether they be food, furnishings or travel bargains.  For the extra money saved, some of us will drive an extra 30 minutes to get...
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Need Eco Travel Ideas? Start with Green College Campuses

If you are looking for some eco travel inspiration, start by visiting the towns across the United States that host green college campuses. Compiled by Princeton Review, this list depicts how many colleges are leading...
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Kid Green Travel Guide to Costa Rica

There’s an abundance of quality travel guides available, but none that focus on engaging elementary school students who want to learn some green travel tips for the foreign country they are visiting with their family....
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Last minute Holiday gift ideas for children to learn about the environment

If you are like me, you enjoy purchasing children’s gifts that inspire, educate and delight! If you are also running short on time to buy those last minute Holiday gifts like me, here are some...
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