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Simple and Unique Steps to More Sustainable Travel

  • Kacey Bradley
  • 27 February 2017

While traveling is a wonderful thing, it can be pretty hard on the environment. We have to take precautions to limit our impact. Here are some simple steps to more sustainable travel that anyone can take.

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Family Travel and Winter Experiences

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 23 January 2017

No matter what anyone might say, what truly underpins any parent’s love of family travel and winter is the laughter of a kid dashing through the snow.

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Family Travel and Dude Ranches

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 13 December 2016

Why family travel and dude ranches? Because they reconnect adults to innocent parts of their childhood and introduce their kids to these same experiences.

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Family Travel Unyear, Days 1-3 (Sept 14-16): Amtrak to Indiana

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 26 September 2016

During our year of family travel, it is our desire to rely on cars as little as possible. Our first choice of conveyance was an easy one: a train to Beverly Shores, where we met a friend.

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Asia’s Elephant Tourism Problem: A Search for Answers

  • Matthew Barker
  • 12 August 2016

There’s a big debate about Asian elephants in tourism. It is anchored in a growing belief that we need to make elephant tourism work for more elephants.

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Ecotourism and Family Travel in Costa Rica

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 14 July 2016

Costa Rica offers amazing product and program diversity at the cross-section of ecotourism and family travel. “A family vacation in Costa Rica is a way to raise awareness about sustainability for the whole family.”

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Family Travel Must Stand Up for Families and #StopOrphanTrips

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 22 May 2016

As part of the monthlong #StopOrphanTrips blog blitz, traveling families should take a stand and call for an end to orphanage tourism. Nobody likes to be played for a fool, but that’s what’s often the case when you visit, volunteer at or contribute to an overseas “orphanage.”

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Family Safari in Africa

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 25 November 2015

I feel privileged to have marveled at Africa’s wildlife wonders. But I also secretly wish that I’d enjoyed the life-changing awe of animal encounters at an age when the wide-eyed wow factor was absolute. I aim to bring the pure rush of that discovery – of family safari in Africa – to my two little boys.

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Ecotourism in Costa Rica Can Help You Be a More Sustainable Traveler

  • Darryl Lewis
  • 2 November 2015

Vacations can be escapes from work and other stresses, but shouldn’t be escapes from our values. Ecotourism in Costa Rica and other countries can help you shore up efforts to be green.

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The Joys of Sustainable Travel

  • Philip Boxall
  • 8 August 2015

As many parts of our world become more and more accessible, so too does the importance of traveling and exploring in a way that respects local cultures and environments. Unfortunately, some travelers think “sustainable travel” is about limited options, but there are many more fun activities and options available. Here are a few.

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