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Spring Break Lux Travel for Family Ecotourists

A responsible global citizen is more than someone who ditches plastic straws or re-uses hotel towels.  It means someone who takes social, economic, and environmental actions that benefit local communities.  These actions don’t have to take...
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Infographic – Ecotourism Impact on Local Communities

As the below infographic displays, ecotourism impact on local communities focuses on one of the three key values of ecotourism – economic sustainability.  In addition to its inherent social and environmental benefits, it is the...
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Interview with Hopineo Founders – Now Spreading Sustainable Solutions in West Africa

Last year, I had the opportunity to meet game changer Florie Thielin of the Hopineo initiative, which endeavors to use the principles of the sharing economy to promote sustainable tourism.  In exchange for sharing best practices and...
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Make Sure Your Next Vacation is Sustainable Travel!

I was born with the travel bug. As often as I could, I was off visiting and re-visiting places near and far, soaking in sea air, language, and culture. But as my eco-conscience grew, I...
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Green Weekend Getaway to the Edge of the World, Fogo Island

As our plane landed at St. John’s Airport in Newfoundland, where we were ultimately headed to Fogo Island, we could hear the sound of joyful clapping and exhilarated Yahoo’s throughout the plane. That was a...
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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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Touches of Home at Africa’s Greenest Hotel: How Sustainability Works for Travelers and Hotel Verde

“We didn’t even know this was possible!” the retired couple from England explained. They were vacationing in South Africa and due to a family issue had to quickly catch a flight from Cape Town back home....
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Tasting the Best Food in Scotland at Fraoch Lodge

This past summer, our European family vacation was dedicated to experiencing all things local. Whether it was touring a family-owned organic vineyard or seeing a cultural dance performance just outside of Dubrovnik in Croatia, spending...
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Fogo Island Inn: Nature Meets Community Sustainability, Cultural Sensitivity & Artistry!

We live in a fast-paced world where compromises are a reality. Specifically, in the world of sustainable travel, some guiding companies or green hotels compromise for the sake of profit while others compromise for the...
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Ecotourism Infographic – Vacation with a Conscience

Travelers are increasingly weighing their effects on the environment and local communities when deciding on a vacation destination. In fact, a 2012 TripAdvisor survey reports that green travel is gaining momentum among the site’s members;...
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