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Sustainable, Eco, Responsible, Green: What does it all mean?

Confused about the difference between ecotourism, responsible and sustainable tourism? Not sure what makes a hotel ‘green’?

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Top TED Talks For The Responsible Traveler

TED talks have become such a source of learning and motivation in our daily lives that it’s hard to ignore them when it comes to inspiring travel as a force for good. We have gathered best TED talks on responsible travel and sustainable tourism that discuss some good news in tourism, some bad news in tourism, and how you can make a difference.

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The Great Train Journeys: Travel Green from LA to Seattle on the Coast Starlight

Just trains – no planes, no automobiles. Travel green on one of US epic rail journeys: LA to Seattle on the Coast Starlight. Break free of congested airports and freeways. See the West Coast one of the most spectacular of all train routes in North America.

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Ecolodges in Costa Rica – Green or Greenwashed?

Costa Rican ecolodges are arguably an integral part of the country’s sustainable tourism efforts. Worryingly, some hoteliers respond to the growing green travel trend by using the ‘eco’ label unscrupulously and rack up the price tag without necessarily concerning themselves with the environment.

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Turtles vs Tourists – How Mass Tourism Affects Ostional Wildlife Reserve

Sea turtle nesting in Ostional, Costa Rica, has become the next big eco-tourism attraction. The turtles used to struggle against vultures and dogs. Are tourists their next threat?

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To See Or Not To See – The Impact of Indigenous Tourism

For those seeking a meaningful interaction with other cultures, ethnic tourism can be very rewarding. However, with volumes of visitors increasing rapidly, issues have been raised about its consequences for indigenous lifestyles and traditions.

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Ecotourism in Granada, Nicaragua – Blending Culture and the Great Outdoors

Nicaragua is a strong competitor for the title of the new ecotourism hotspot. It’s jewel – Granada – is the perfect blend of nature and culture. No trip to the “Land of Lakes and Volcanoes” is complete without a few days of soaking up the colonial charms of the city.

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A Tale of a Whale – Is Whale Watching Doing More Harm Than Good?

Whale watching is growing in popularity. It’s claimed to be a way of raising awareness of the giant mammals, but are we causing more harm than good?

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Conquering Conquistadors with Crafts – Ethnic Tourism in Boruca, Costa Rica

Once you’ve had your fill of Costa Rican wildlife, consider what’s increasingly known as ‘indigenous tourism’ – visit the Boruca people and their village as they are among the only remaining native tribes in Costa Rica today.

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The Ultimate List of Travel Movies to Get You Inspired in 2018

A journey through the best travel movies ever made. They’ll have you packing sooner than you think. Spoiler alert: Eat Pray Love not included.

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