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World’s Most Energy Efficient Greenest Cities

We can all play a part in improving our environment, whether we become more aware of recycling to educating our children about the importance of being environmentally conscious. Governments and city councils also have a responsibility...
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Sustainable Travel Tip: Select a Car Free Family Vacation Getaway

One of the easiest ways to support sustainable travel is to select a car free family vacation island for your next family trip.  A car free family vacation island, generally, has a healthier population due to less...
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Fair Trade Tourism – First Certified Volunteer Program in the World

Does this sound familiar?  You are a person with sought-after technical, teaching, and/or artistic skills that would love to combine your passion for travel with your pay-it-forward attitude.  You have the drive but are unsure...
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The Case for a Car-Free Island Vacation: Mackinac Island’s Grand Hotel Experience

The more I travel, the more I appreciate, downright relish, the unhurried feeling of a pedestrian zone, where locals and visitors alike can only traverse by foot or bicycle (or maybe by an old-fashioned horse-drawn...
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Why African Jazz Safari Must Be On Your Bucket List

What is it that comes to mind when you find out that you are going on an African Jazz Safari in Cape Town? Sweet lyricism and melodies? Cultural viewing? Sharing a love of different Jazz...
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St. Croix Travel – Bioluminescent and Ecotourism Wonders

After what seemed to be an endless Washington DC winter filled with errant snowstorms, sleet, and frigid weather, our family realized that we desperately needed to experience the rejuvenating warmth of a St. Croix travel...
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From the Eyes of a Child – How Travel Impacts My Life

A few weeks ago, my husband and nine-year-old son took a long weekend getaway to Nicaragua. The purpose of the trip was to assist with a service project for Soccer Without Borders, which is a...
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(Photos) Highland Games – Clash of Clans for the Modern Times Family Vacation

If you are the parent of a pre-teen, then most likely you have heard of the online game, Clash of Clans. For the uninitiated, the premise of this game is to build a village, join...
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Biking Along Croatia’s Parenzana Trail Travel With Whole Family!

Take the imagery of Tuscany (without the crowds) and combine it with a family-friendly biking and hiking trail that meanders through various villages offering comfortable accommodations and fantastic culinary delicacies, and you have Croatia’s Parenzana...
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Simple Green Lifestyles: Picking Your Own Fruits and Vegetables While on Vacation

Over the years, I’ve come to realize that one factor that makes a family vacation a fantastic green vacation is picking out the right accommodations.  For us, that means renting a locally-owned home, wherever possible,...
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