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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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Pearl of Africa – Eco Tourism in Uganda

Known as the Pearl of Africa, Uganda has plenty to offer international travelers, including majestic mountains, native wildlife, national parks and world-famous lakes and rivers.

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Mindful Mérida – A Greener Guide to the ‘White City.’

Mérida was named the American Capital of Culture for a second time in 2017. Here’s what makes it so special and how to enjoy the city in a thoughtful way.

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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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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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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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