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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.

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Global health crisis brings a much-needed break for nature

By Jessica Barrett

f there is a bright side to this pandemic, it’s that it’s forced us to slow down. To spend more time with loved ones, to learn how to adapt to challenging and changing circumstances, and to observe how powerful collective action really is. And that forced slow down has made … Read more   Read more

The World Sustainability

Coronavirus Side Effect Leads To Clearer Venice Canal

With the world on edge due to the coronavirus pandemic, it appears that social distancing and mandatory shut-ins have affected the Venice canal waters. The waters are crystal-clear, which has led to the sights of swans, fish and dolphins. Italy has been locked down since March 8, which means the … Read more   Read more

Europe Sustainability
Amtrak train offers greener travel

Travel greener in 2020 with these 5 incredible Amtrak journeys

By Katy Spratte Joyce

As travelers seek ways to minimize their impact on the environment while moving about the globe, Amtrak trains are standing out as an increasingly desirable option. The eco-friendliness of this transportation option is a big selling point, as the Environmental Protection Agency estimates that trains use about 50 percent less … Read more   Read more

United States Family Travel Rail & Road Travel Sustainability
Ayers Rock, Uluru, Australia

Australia Enforces 3-Year-Old Climbing Ban On Uluru

A climbing ban on the sacred Uluru rocks in Australia brought hundreds of people to get in one last climb before enforcement takes effect. The ban, which was passed in 2017, recently went into effect after the Anangu aboriginal people claimed it was a sacred place for many thousands of … Read more   Read more

Oceania Social Responsibility Sustainability
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Svalbard: No Visa Required and Traveling Unplugged

Travel to a country where no visas are required and learn how easy it is to reconnect when you disconnect.   Read more

Europe Sustainability
UK | Westminster and Big Ben clock in London

Report says UK More Dangerous to Visit Than Rwanda, Romania and Azerbaijan

While it may receive over 37 million visitors per year – making it seventh place on the list of most visited countries in the world in 2018 – a recent study has found that the UK is statistically more dangerous to visit than Rwanda, Romania and Azerbaijan. Every two years … Read more   Read more

Europe Sustainability
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Arctic Cruises Damaging Environment

It may be seen as one of the last bastions of adventure travel, but the recent boom in tourists travelling to the Arctic Circle is having a devastating effect on its environment, being damaging to both the local landscape and its inhabitants. Arved Fuchs, a German polar explorer and environmentalist, … Read more   Read more

Europe Adventure Sustainability