Category: Responsible Travel

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Beyond Chichen Itza – A Responsible Traveler’s Guide to Yucatán

Go beyond Cancún’s all-inclusive resorts, Tulum’s ‘eco-chic’ and Mérida’s haciendas. Experience the vibrant life   of the Maya, who still live in Yucatán, speak the language of their ancestors and maintain the old ways.

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Zootopia – 7 facts about the zoos – the good, the bad, and the ugly

Let’s try to understand how zoos actually function, and make an informed decision about which – if any – zoo to support. Here are some facts to consider before your next visit.

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Bee Sustainable  – How Independent Hotels Create Eco Buzz By Beekeeping

Bees in decline are one the world’s biggest ecological problem. Hotels are realizing that their roofs haven’t had much use before, and can now be used for such a great cause- beekeeping.

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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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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 Social Business – Finding Refuge in Hotels

The definition of hospitality as ‘making newcomers feel welcome’ has been taken to new heights as hotels begin to offer employment and/or shelter to refugees.

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Top Eco Friendly Travel Products To Minimize Your Footprint

Minimize your footprint by making conscious packing choices. Rest assured you’ll make your holiday a little greener with our eco friendly travel products.

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