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Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: A Perfect Week for Families

In youth, I dreamed about exploring the Great Barrier Reef.  As the world’s largest coral reef system, I marveled at how it was composed from over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.  Thus, I couldn’t...
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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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Green Cities: Are They the New Vacation Destinations?

It’s enough to make my head spin with anticipation! Today, more than half the world’s population lives in cities and they are projected to add 274,000 people every day for the next 30 years.  According...
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Tasmania Family Travel Offers a Noah’s Ark for Endangered Wildlife

The term “Noah’s Ark” can conjure up many images. For some, it’s a biblical reference set in modern-day Turkey. For others, it’s traveling through the lush landscapes of southern Africa while on safari. For Australians...
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Bizarre Festivals: Sporting, Indigenous & Heritage Festivals This August

By now, you are probably experiencing the lazy days of August in the run-up to September, where school starts, fall sports, and cooler weather change the dynamic of weekend getaways. However, if you’ve got one...
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What Does Eco-certification Really Mean for Travelers?

What does the term “obtained a qualified third party eco-certification” really mean to travelers? Is it a “green” seal of approval? Does it mean that a tourism supplier is also operating in a sustainable, responsible,...
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