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How Your Next Trip to Mauritius Revolutionizes Tourism

I first landed in Mauritius three years ago and, I haven’t left ever since.  My friends and family back in Mexico think that the green-blue waters and year-round perfect weather allured me to stay. “You...
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Jordan Travel Tips for Your Bucket List Experience

Have you had some trepidation when thinking about traveling to Jordan? After visiting more than 46 countries, may I say that your fear is unwarranted as visiting Jordan this past May was one of the...
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Greece Sustainable Travel

Greece sustainable travel 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 Year of Sustainable Tourism...
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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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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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5 Surprising Places 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 world, who are more informed...
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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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What Does Authentic Ecotourism Mean?

With ecotourism estimated to be the fastest-growing sector of the global tourism market (UNWTO), it is imperative that those of us seeking to reduce our environmental impact while traveling find ways to easily distinguish between...
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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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Jordan’s Creative Eco Experiences Foster Community Development in Petra

My journey to Petra Jordan began in 2005.  Having never travelled to the Middle East, the first time I looked at a map of where Jordan was, I was a little unsure what to expect....
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