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.
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?
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.
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.