Ecotourism Blog

Sustainable Travel in Greece

Sustainable Greece is making news – and not just because BlogTrotters last year featured its successful sustainable tourism practices in support of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation’s (UNWTO) International...
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Steps for Carbon Offsetting Your Vacation

Did you know there is a certification behind the value of carbon offsetting your vacation?  Since 1997, Green-e has set the standard for renewable energy in the United States and Canada as...
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How the Tiny House Movement is Changing the Way We Travel

The tiny house phenomenon is one of the most curious and captivating travel and living trends in the sustainable movement. But just what are tiny houses, and why are they...
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Stingray City, Grand Cayman is not ecotourism, it’s overtourism!

Before departing for a family vacation on the Cayman Islands a couple of months ago, the overwhelming recommendation we received was to visit magical, fascinating Stingray City. For the uninitiated,...
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Children learning sustainability at Camp Pod Ostrog

Philanthropy, Sustainability and Ecotourism in Montenegro

Situated in the hills of Montenegro lays a little village named Pod Ostrog. While the village has only 200 residents, there are one million tourists annually visiting due to the...
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Ecotourism

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...
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Cuevas de Acsibi

The People, Mountains, Food & Wine of Argentina

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...
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Eduardo Coelho Pousada Flutuante Uakari Floating Lodge

Conservation Efforts in Tourism: 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...
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Salmon Farms in Chile

Chile is one of the World’s Most Sustainable Travel Destinations – 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 is that we Chileans still have a long path ahead until we can...
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Hiking from Chinchero to Urquillos

A Different Route to Machu Picchu – Hiking Adventure with a Cultural Flair!

One thing that strikes you when hiking through Lares Valley toward Machu Picchu in Peru (besides the effect of the altitude on your body) is the rugged beauty of the...
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Azores

5 Places You Might Not Expect To Find Ecotourism

Lots of people have a very mainstream view of ecotourism, imagining the same old destinations when the word ‘sustainable tourism’ comes to mind. But the real hardcore eco-warriors of the...
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Europe Train

Flights vs Trains: How Rail 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...
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