Is Eco-Tourism Really Eco-Friendly?

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Eco-Tourism

Last Updated: 01/12/2018 | January 12th, 2018 There is a trend in travel that has picked up a lot of steam over the last few years. That trend is called Eco-Tourism. As environmental welfare and sustainability ..

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A Contrarian View: Why Travel is Bad for t

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Eco-Tourism

Posted: 11/28/2016 | November 28th, 2016 Travel is a good thing. To quote Maya Angelou: Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can int..

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Cruise Culture: Thoughts on the Nature of

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Posted: 07/19/2012 | July 19th, 2012 Last month, I took my first cruise as an adult (previous cruises had been with my parents) and found it to be a very culturally eye-opening experience. I broke completely ou..

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How to Ethically Volunteer Anywhere in the

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Posted: 1/31/2013 | January 31st, 2013 I’m frequently asked about volunteering overseas, and unfortunately I don’t know much about it. So today, I’m turning the blog over to friend and volunt..

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Why Tourists Ruin the Places They Visit

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Updated 11/23/19 | November 23rd, 2019 Last summer, while I was living in Sweden, I met up with travel writer Doug Lansky, the man behind several worldwide destination guides for Rough Guides. We were talking ..

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Overtourism: How You Can Help Solve This W

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Eco-Tourism

Updated: 10/25/20 | October 25th, 2020 Years later, I returned to the scene of the crime: Costa Rica. It was in that country that I first fell victim to the travel bug, a disease that would infect me for the r..

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What Does Globalization Really Destroy?

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Posted: 02/25/19 | February 25th, 2019 While walking down the streets of Medellín, I came across a Dunkin’ Donuts, a donut chain from my hometown of Boston. (It’s the best. Locals are quite attached to Dunkin...

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Flight Shaming: Is Flying Bad for the Envi

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Posted: 1/21/2020 | January 21st, 2020 As people become more conscious of their environmental impact on the world, there’s been an increased focus on air travel — and, over the past year, a corresponding incre..

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How to Become a Sustainable Traveler

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Eco-Tourism

Posted: 2/17/2020 | February 17th, 2020 After years on the sidelines, sustainable travel has made its way to the forefront of the travel industry. Environmentally friendly travel is now one of the fastest-grow..

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Why I Hope This Pandemic Changes Our Attit

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Eco-Tourism

Posted: 3/22/2021 | March 22nd, 2021 Overtourism. Influencers flouting local rules for the perfect ‘gram. Ignoring the locals living in the destinations we visit as we book Airbnbs, crowd streets, behave badly..

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