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US Ecotourism & Sustainable Travel Experiences

One does not necessarily need to escape to another country to experience the joy and wonder of US ecotourism.  US ecotourism offers a wide variety of sustainable travel experiences that focus on nature and wildlife and...
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5 Tips That May Save Your Family Whitewater Rafting Trip

Last month, I, along with my 11 year old son and some other family members, embarked on a multi-day whitewater rafting and camping adventure along the Green River that connects Colorado and Utah.   We...
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Empowering Your Child to be an Ambassador for the Environment – Putting Concepts into Action!

A few months ago, for our Spring Break, our family traveled to the Hawaiian island of Maui.  We chose Maui for a few reasons including the chance to experience Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ambassador for the Environment program,...
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Lessons Learned from Our Eco-Conscious AirBnB Inspired Grand Family Road Trip (Part 2)

While I know my son was having a wonderful time at his summer camp in New Hampshire, I was still so glad to be able to have this extended road trip with my daughter, utilizing...
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AirBnB Family Road Trip Combines Green Lifestyle Choices, Geography Lessons and Fun (Part 1)

As my son was packing up for another season at his summer camp in New Hampshire, I realized I had to do something to make these weeks special for my daughter too. So what better...
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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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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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Tasting the Best Food in Scotland at Fraoch Lodge

This past summer, our European family vacation was dedicated to experiencing all things local. Whether it was touring a family-owned organic vineyard or seeing a cultural dance performance just outside of Dubrovnik in Croatia, spending...
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