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“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.”

–Lady Bird Johnson

Ecotourism (or if you prefer, eco-tourism) helps preserve natural resources, wildlife, and those who depend on the fragile ecosystems for their livelihood and survival. Taking care of our treasure trove of natural resources is an imperative to our sustainability.

Jane Goodall asked a poignant question: “How is it possible that the most intellectual creature to ever walk the planet earth is destroying its only home?”

Visit natural locations, observe wildlife, be a part of conservation efforts, promote sustainability and protect the local communities. Make a difference by contributing financially as you visit the pristine natural environments and help the local communities survive. Also your visits will be instrumental in protecting the endangered wildlife and threatened natural environments. Travel to protect the nature – its originality and raw form.

Marinate on that question as you enjoy these insightful stories on ecotourism.

  • In places like Sumatra, environmentalists are hoping a focus on eco-tourism will influence conservation efforts.

  • Breckenridge, Colorado, best known for its world-famous ski resort, had a plastics problem. Every year visitors flock to this charming historic mining town to enjoy schussing and sledding down the slopes. What do they leave behind? Sleds.

  • Tokyo is keeping pace with the rising popularity of ecotourism. A fabulous new eco-friendly park was opened recently and its reputation is growing.

  • Yes, you’ve heard of tourism before, but have you heard of ecotourism? Ecotourism is basically what you call it when you visit a destination with a focus on experiencing nature-based activities and visiting natural attractions. In other words, ecotourism increases your appreciation for that destination’s natural marvels, as well as giving you the opportunity to engage with the relationship between these natural attractions and the ecological and cultural significance of those attractions. And speaking of ecology, ecotourism is also the general term used to refer to any ‘economically, ecologically and socially sustainable tourist activities’, with profits of ecotourism typically being used to strengthen the natural wellbeing and conservation of ecotourist destinations and the local communities that border them.  It’s a new way of framing travel not as a passive and detached experience, but as an immersive journey where you can be rest assured that your cultural enrichment is also creating [...]

  • Eco-tourism has been rapidly growing in popularity over recent years. There are now eco-friendly stores, eco-lodges, vegan restaurants, and sustainably made products in almost every major travel destination. It is the responsibility of travelers to be mindful of their impact on the environment and make informed decisions while exploring our beautiful planet. But what exactly is eco-tourism and why is it of so much importance to travelers? While there are many positive impacts of tourism such as job creation, income for the local economy, and increased demand for local goods and services, there can also be many negative effects of tourism. Irresponsible tourists can damage the environment by littering or failing to respect and preserve the natural landscape. Tourism can cause shops to be stocked with items catering to tourists rather than local necessities, putting a strain on already scarce resources such as energy, water, and food. Large numbers of [...]

  • Sumatra’s Leuser Ecosystem is a magnificent place. One of the largest intact forests left in Southeast Asia, the Leuser covers 2.6 million hectares and is the only place in the world where four important key species co-exist in the wild—the orangutan, tiger, elephant, and rhino. 

  • 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.

  •   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 and environmental issues should cause every traveler to pause and consider their carbon footprint. And by adhering to the following good travel habits, we can work together to reduce our wanderlust carbon footprints. Consider RV Road Trips Recreational Vehicles (RVs) were already popular and became even more so during the pandemic of 2020. That's a good thing because according to RV Insight, RV vacations are more environmentally friendly than traditional airline/hotel vacations. The study compared the carbon emissions of a family of four traveling by RV for vacation with that of flying to a hotel and renting a car. [...]

  • It is our responsibility to “Restore Our Earth”, not just because we care, but we inhabit it.

  • Climate change is impacting the world in significant ways. We know this. But it’s impacting the beautiful islands of Indonesia, in particular...

  • Whether you want inspiration for your own garden, or simply love to spend time in beautiful, intimate surroundings, there are plenty of beautiful gardens to visit worldwide.

  • Costa Rica is a top eco-conscious destination with many properties implementing sustainable initiatives to keep their environmental impact to a minimum to preserve the biodiversity of the country. This movement is a natural extension of the country motto, Pura Vida!