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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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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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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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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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Travel Tips For Going Green during Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

One of my travel bucket list destinations is Rio de Janeiro in Brazil during Carnival. This year, Carnival, a festival that is all about parties and fun (and dare I say lots of deadly sins),...
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Ecotourism Certification Standards: Brazil Adventure Tourism Certification

The Ecotourism Certification Standards series continues with Brazil Adventure Tourism Safety (Aventura Segura) program. With the recent granting of both the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympic Games, Brazil’s conscious stepping up of efforts...
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