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Tidal Waves

How is paradise lost? Aleksandra visits the outlying islands of Thailand, and is confronted with two distinctly different forces of change.

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Bring Your Own Bag – A Mindful Traveler’s Guide to Portland

For better or worse, Portland is too often overlooked by tourists. But this unique Oregon city is one of America’s most lovable destinations.

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How to Observe and Practice Cultural Sensitivity

The most meaningful travel happens when you go down deep, listen to the stories, and immerse in the ways of life of the people. However, you should remember that you are just a visitor. Leave as little trace as possible.

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Fabulous Fake – A Brief History of Cancún

When construction began in 1970, the official population of Cancún was… 3. Fast forward 50 years, the area is home to resorts with over 50,000 hotel rooms, and the population is nearing a million.

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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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