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“We cannot hope to create a sustainable culture with any but sustainable souls.”

― Derrick Jensen

Sustainable Travel is the twin sister of responsible tourism.  Both are focused on the impact that tourism has on local communities, but sustainable tourism is also concerned with conservation and tourism development’s environmental impact.

Sustainable travel is a way to transform tourism in such a way that negative impacts of tourism can be minimized on long term basis and natural & cultural environments can be protected successfully. Be a conscious traveler- make eco-friendly choices as you travel. Reduce carbon footprints, purchase local or indigenous products, volunteer for conservation trips and protect nature and its resources.


The proboscis monkey or long-nosed monkey, is a reddish-brown arboreal Old World monkey. It is endemic to Borneo.

Sustainable Tourism Trumps Palm Oil Plantations in Borneo, Malaysia

By Ann-Marie Cahill

Our guide on the Kinabatangan River in Borneo in Malaysia has been pointing out wildlife at every turn. Crocodiles sulking near the water’s edge. Proboscis monkeys lazing in the top of trees. Hornbills flying overhead. The only thing missing is the elusive pygmy elephant. The elephant’s absence hints at the … Read more   Read more

Asia Sustainability
The Musée des Confluences is a science centre and anthropology museum in Lyon, France.

The rise of ‘second city’ travel

By Katherine Bertrand

…a growing number of travelers are opting to visit ‘second cities’ over these more popular (i.e. touristy) destinations.   Read more

The World Off the Beaten Path Sustainability
Zero-Waste earth

Zero-waste travel: Can it be done?

By Jessica Barrett

And then there’s the zero-waste lifestyle, which advocates for reducing your personal and household waste as much as possible. Those who practice this way of life say it’s changed them, and many are keen to share their tips and tricks with others.   Read more

The World Eco-tourism Sustainability
Apple orchard

Taste the Local Lifestyle with Agritourism

By Breana Johnson

I bend to reach under a blueberry bush, knowing the juiciest berries are hiding underneath, where all the other pickers have missed them.   Read more

The World Agritourism Lifestyle Food & Drink Sustainability
RV Travel

How to Reduce Your Carbon Footprint While Traveling

If you love traveling and take vacations away from home, you’re not alone. An estimated 1.4 billion people on the planet travel somewhere at least once every year. Unfortunately, the travel industry is partly responsible for the increase in greenhouse gas emissions compared to other sectors. Concerns over climate change … Read more   Read more

The World Eco-tourism Sustainability
Maui coastline

Finding Sustainable Souvenirs in Maui

By Kerri Smith

As travel begins to open up and we’re allowed once again to enjoy the majestic treasures of our world, it’s vital to consider eco-friendly experiences and embrace souvenirs produced sustainably.   Read more

United States Sustainability
Arcosanti silt casting workshop

Arcosanti: An Experiment in the Arizona Desert

By Breana Johnson

Out of view, built into the hill above, rises Arcosanti, a prototype of arcology. Arcology, a concept coined by Soleri himself by combining “architecture” and “ecology,” is the idea that architecture can be in harmony with the landscape.   Read more

United States Architecture Sustainability
Wine glass at sunset - California Wines

Celebrating “Down to Earth Month” with Sustainable California Wines

This show illuminates the intersection of the California winegrowing industry and environmental activism.   Read more

United States Agritourism Sustainability
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How to Travel Sustainably Post-Pandemic

By Elizabeth Waddington

After months of lockdowns and restrictions, many of us are understandably raring to get back out there and travel again.   Read more

The World Social Responsibility Sustainability
Plastic garbage on a beach in Bali

Bali battles a plastic ocean while eagerly awaiting economic respite

By Bianca Caruana

As if Bali hasn’t been suffering enough with the economic blow of COVID-19, locals are also battling a catastrophic environmental disaster as an abnormal amount of plastic washes up along popular tourist beaches Kuta & Seminyak.   Read more

Asia Social Responsibility Sustainability
Main Street photo courtesy of Breckenridge Tourism Office. Photo: Jeff Andrew

Save Money and the Planet in Breckenridge

By Kerri Smith

Crisp, fresh air that purifies the senses. Golden aspens shimmering in the sunlight. Clean, white snow blanketing the ground.   Read more

United States Adventure Sustainability
Guatemala Girls selling handicrafts. Photo Terri Marshall

Traveling Post COVID-19: Focusing on Sustainable Tourism

By Terri Marshall

With the COVID-19 virus attacking our world, looking on the bright side seems like a daunting task. But as with every cloud, a silver lining emerges, and while it may not be visible to all humans, it is crystal clear for our planet.   Read more

The World Sustainability
Strawpocolyse by Ben Von Wong

Making an Impact with Photography

We all have gifts that we are called to share with the world. Meet Ben Von Wong, a Canadian artist, activist, and photographer best known for his environmental art installations and hyper-realist art style. Ben is focused on amplifying impact with a mission to make ‘impact’ unforgettable. See for yourself … Read more   Read more

The World The Arts Sustainability

Luxembourg: Spotlight on Sustainability

By Katy Spratte Joyce

The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg is a lesser-known European entity sandwiched between France, Belgium, and Germany.   Read more

Europe Architecture Food & Drink Sustainability
Boardwalk closure due to covid-19

Exploring Until the World Opens Back Up

We can’t travel at the moment…but it’s OK because we’ll be able to again soon. Right now it’s important that we stay home. While home we can satisfy our wanderlust by traveling virtually. We can enjoy a safari or visit places we’ve only dreamed about –all online. We can also … Read more   Read more

The World Insights Social Responsibility Sustainability