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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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Sustainable Travel Through Cotopaxi Ecuador

A few weeks ago, I traveled to Quito, Ecuador to give a presentation at the Ecotourism & Sustainable Tourism Conference (ESTC). Many speeches and declarations were made during the conference, but the most notable was when the...
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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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Quito’s Diverse Eco-Hotels

Last March, I had the pleasure of staying in three distinct green lodgings in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, which emphasized the city’s culture, history, diversity, and ecological sensitivity. Quito Turismo, the tourism office for...
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The Huaorani Life-Changing Adventure: Community Ecotourism in Ecuador

The following guest post was written by Nick DiMatteo, who is the President & Founder of Nomadico Travel. By coincidence, we were both staying at the lovely Anahi Boutique Hotel in Quito for a couple...
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Is this ecotourism? Plight of the indigenous tribes of Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

It was a surreal experience to visit the Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve in Ecuador last March. Surreal because there was an emotional tug-of-war going on inside me to enjoy the ecological wonders of the area, while...
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Nature, wildlife, customs and heritage of Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve

This short video depicts the natural beauty of Cuyabeno Wildlife Reserve. Located in the northeastern part of Ecuador, near the border with Columbia, the relatively new national park contains rivers, swimming lagoons, and a floating...
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Eco Quito Green & Conservation Mindset

Last month, I spent five days in the Quito area of Ecuador and was enthralled by the region’s austerity, beauty, history and green mindset. Upon first glance, eco Quito topography is breathtaking – simply astounding!...
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Ecoventura Provides Conservation Experience, Career Opportunities to Local Galapagos Youth

Our ecotourism conservation spotlight continues with a profile of Ecoventura, a certified sustainable tour operator in the Galapagos Islands and its pledge to sponsor 12 local student conservation experience scholarships for one Ecology Project International...
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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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