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South America Family Travel Options for Ecotourism

South America family travel offers natural splendors, adventure options, wildlife conservation education, and a great value for the money.  There are lots of family travel options and with the benefit of not having to worry...
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Authentic Brazilian Amazon Family Ecotourism Experience

“It’s true”, my 13-year old son said, “while I don’t know a word of Portuguese, we easily communicated through the language of soccer and fun”…and with that statement during our authentic Brazilian Amazon family ecotourism...
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Best Eco Experiences for 2018

I’m constantly being asked What’s the best eco-destination? and my answer is always It’s the destination that has placed emphasis on tourism that benefits local communities.  Thankfully, unlike a decade ago, there are more examples...
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The People, Mountains, Food & Wine of Argentina Ecotourism

Where are you going again?  Salta, I said.  It’s a province of Argentina that’s in the northwest of the country bordering Chile, Bolivia, and Paraguay, continuing my explanation.  Oh, that’s nice! Why?  Because given its position at the...
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Conservation Story Behind Uakari Lodge in the Brazilian Amazon

The link between conservation efforts and tourism in the Amazon became stronger after Rio Earth Summit in 1992. By then, the Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development was expanding its impact around a special floodplain forest area of...
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Chile Family Travel – Sustainable But There’s Much Work Still To Do!

Chile was recently awarded the distinction of being one of the most sustainable travel destinations. The reality for Chile family travel options is that we Chileans still have a long path ahead until we can...
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Different Machu Picchu Trek – Hiking Adventure with a Cultural Flair!

One thing that strikes you during a Machu Picchu trek through Lares Valley in Peru (besides the effect of the altitude on your body) is the rugged beauty of the terrain. With its varying shades...
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G Adventures Advances UN Sustainable Development Goals Through 50-in-5 Tourism Campaign

Last fall, G Adventures announced the 50-in-5 campaign as part of the United Nation’s 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.  I had an opportunity to ask Kim McCabe of G Adventures, a few questions about the goals...
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Importance of Sustainable Microenterprises for Small Farmers

There are 500 million small farmers across the world producing around 70% of the global food supply. They do this despite the numerous threats and challenges that they face on a daily basis. This is...
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Practical Marketing Solutions – One Sustainable Hotel At a Time

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Florie Thielin at the Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference in Quito and learning more about the Hopineo initiative. It’s a deliciously simple, but an impactful...
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