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Travel Tips / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: Practicing Eco-Friendly Habits When You’re on the Road

Do you want to be a responsible traveler? It’s often the little things that count. When you’re at a bar or restaurant ordering a drink, refuse the straw. Bartenders and… Read More…

10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Caribbean / South America / USA

10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them

With the abundance of technology, it can be hard to get children to spend time outdoors. In addition to letting her son play Minecraft, mother and contributing writer Margot Black schedules time for… Read More…

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South America

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru

The Amazon River might not be the first family-friendly destination that comes to mind. In an effort to teach her son about the world around him, contributing family travel writer… Read More…

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Travel Tips / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: How Balloons Can Become an Environmental Threat

Who doesn’t like balloons? Count me as one of the few who doesn’t—with a very good reason. The next time you take a cruise, or even a day trip on… Read More…

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Travel News / Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / National Parks

The Importance of America’s National Parks & Open Spaces

On January 3, the 115th Congress met for their first session and voted on changes to the rules for the House of Representatives. Among those rules is a section on… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: How Airlines are Making an Effort to Go Green

Everyone talks about carbon footprints when we travel, but what are the airlines really doing about it? A number of carriers are trying biofuel. Virgin Atlantic, Air France, KLM, and… Read More…

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: How Can You Tell if a Hotel is Actually Eco-Friendly?

Just about every hotel takes a public position that it is green, and in many cases it even claims it’s sustainable. But more often than not, it comes down to… Read More…

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South

Family-Friendly Activities in the Florida Keys

Thinking of visiting the Florida Keys? Contributing writer Margot Black planned a road trip with her family, and discovered some family-friendly activities and hotels along the way.  I had not… Read More…

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green
Travel Tips / Cruise Travel / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: Ways Cruise Lines Are Going Green

Many of today’s cruise ships are more or less small cities, feeding thousands of people a day. They potentially have a huge environmental impact. With some ships averaging nearly 8,000… Read More…

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly
Travel Tips / Hotels & Accommodations / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: How to Make Your Stay at a Hotel More Eco-Friendly

What do we look for in a supposedly green hotel? You know what they say, the ones that recycle or save energy or don’t wash their towels everyday. That’s all… Read More…

Luxe Lavs: Can’t-Miss Glamping Sites Around the World
Eco Travel / Luxe Lavs / Luxury Travel

Luxe Lavs: Can’t-Miss Glamping Sites Around the World

Glamping or “glamorous camping” has caught on like wildfire, pairing the intimacy of camping with luxury travel. Along with the five-star safari, Luxe Lavs contributors Angela Fairhurst and Natalie Compagno… Read More…

Travel Tip: Camps & Guided Tours Designed for Female Travelers
Travel Tips / Eco Travel / Women's Travel

Travel Tip: Camps & Guided Tours Designed for Female Travelers

Summer may be over and the kids may be back from camp, but that doesn’t mean camp is over—especially if you’re a woman. There are a growing number of organizations… Read More…

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Going Green?
Travel Tips / Airlines & Airports / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: Are Airlines Going Green?

By definition, air travel leaves behind a pretty significant carbon footprint. But things are improving, and some airlines are making efforts toward going green. Recently, Hainan Airlines made the first… Read More…

Six Places Where You Can See Spring Flowers Bloom
Eco Travel / Spring / USA

Six Places Where You Can See Spring Flowers Bloom

There’s nothing quite like seeing spring flowers blooming after a cold, brutal winter. While it’s nice to see flowers popping up in your backyard, if you really want to catch… Read More…

Things You Can Only Do in the Month of March
Culinary Travel / Eco Travel / Spring

Things You Can Only Do in the Month of March

Ready to beat the winter blues? Even if the weather doesn’t change fast enough for you, you can still celebrate the beginning of spring and all that it brings—including flowers,… Read More…

New Guided Tour Destinations for 2015
Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Africa / Asia / Canada / Eastern Europe / Europe / South America

New Guided Tour Destinations for 2015

If you’re getting ready to plan your summer vacation, there are a lot of options this year that include guided tours. While not everyone is a fan of traveling in… Read More…

Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations
Eco Travel / CBS News

Go Green in 2015: Sustainable Travel Destinations

Being “green” is more than just complying with local municipal codes; it’s about going above and beyond the call of duty to make a difference. Green hotels are awarded varying degrees of… Read More…

Travel Tip: Food Events Where You Can Meet the Farmers
Travel Tips / Culinary Travel / Eco Travel

Travel Tip: Food Events Where You Can Meet the Farmers

Using local ingredients is commonplace at a lot of restaurants these days. But if you’re really smart, you’ll make sure to meet the people who grow your food, not just… Read More…

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Keep Monterey Clean
Eco Travel / Voluntourism

Voluntourism Spotlight: Help Keep Monterey Clean

Volunteering has not only been a great way to give back but it also remains a great way to experience a new place, and learn new things along the way. Volunteering is essentially a… Read More…