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Environmental Impact of Mass Tourism on Mahahual, Mexico

Mexico is a popular destination due to its amazing natural heritage. In fact, Mexico is one of the world’s most popular destinations as visitor numbers have grown by 4% since 2009. However, the environmental impact...
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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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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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A Love Letter to Veracruz…

Dear Veracruz, It’s been almost one month since I came home from your amazing State that stretches along the Gulf Coast like “the graceful tentacle of a sea creature” – and I’m still smiling. I...
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Community Empowerment From Social Entrepreneur in Sierra Gorda (en espanol)

When you travel to a new region or land in the world, there is always an experience that sticks with you. It could be something ordinary, such as a brief moment of complete relaxation when...
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Advantages for Traveling With a Expert Guide Versus Independently

Perhaps it’s the American mindset of independence, but the concept of working with an expert guide is not as popular for seasoned travelers. I admit that for many years, I was of the belief that...
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My historical travel adventure through Chiapas, Mexico

When I first heard that this year’s Adventure Travel World Summit was to be held in Chiapas, Mexico in the small, colonial town of San Cristobal de las Casas, frankly I was a bit nervous....
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Does Ecotourism Help Communities? Perspective from Mexico

Tourism is the largest industry in the world and as such has the power to greatly benefit communities and elevate people’s standards of living. I had an opportunity to ask Enrique Valdes Garcia, who is...
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