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5 Ecotourism Blogs You Should Be Following

Ecotourism. Green travel. Eco-travel. Sustainable travel. Whatever you call it – we call it “awesome,” for more reasons than one. Maybe you want to leave Earth in better shape than you found it. Perhaps you dream of shaping the place future generations will call “home.” Heck, maybe you just want to reduce your own carbon … Continued

Why Costa Rica is Perfect For Your Next Family Vacation

Costa Rica vacations are great for more than simple thrill seekers. A Costa Rica family vacation can be jam packed with great experiences, memories to last a lifetime, ease of planning, cost savings, and a world of adventure without actually traveling to the other side of the world!

The One Type of Tourism That Will Save the Travel Industry

Have you ever been on a vacation where you felt like you were viewing the local culture through a glass wall? If you’re nodding your head “yes,” we’re not surprised. The nature of many traditional modes of travel — buses, cruises, massive group tours — can prevent you from truly experiencing new people and places. Community-based tourism, on the … Continued

5 Unique Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

Yahoo! Earth Day is upon us tomorrow: April 22! To celebrate, you might decide to turn off and unplug all your electronics for the day, or gather all the plastics in your home and load them into the local recycling bin. You might check out one of our favorite sustainable travel blogs. These are perfectly … Continued

Meet Humanity Unified: A Clothing Line That Supports Rwandan Women

Did you know that two-thirds of the illiterate people in the world are female? That’s a shocking figure — one that needs to change. In honor of International Women’s Day, we recently discussed how volunteering empowers women both at home and abroad. Continuing on that theme, we’re excited to introduce you to a new company launched by … Continued

Are Volunteer Vacations Sustainable?

Volunteer vacations are becoming more popular as people realize that — now more than ever — we live in an interconnected world. And it’s clear we can learn from each other culturally and create lasting relationships through volunteering abroad. But how sustainable are volunteer vacations? Do these types of trips help the planet — or hurt it? When done … Continued