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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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Off the Beaten Path: Lazio Ecotourism Reveals Diverse History and Traditions – Sustainably!

As we walked along the short trail back from the olive grove in Lazio, I began to smell fresh mint and other aromatic herbs underfoot, wildly growing on the side of the farmhouse, and instantly...
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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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Columbia University Climate Science Ecotourism Adventure

Looking for a unique way to ‘pay it forward’ and add to your resume with your sustainable travels? The Columbia University climate science program applies responsible tourism practices with practical scientific research.  The Bidoup Field...
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