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Sustainable Travel and Ecotourism in the UK

Explore sustainable travel opportunities and ecotourism in the UK. What do you think of when you hear the terms “sustainable travel” and “ecotourism?” Perhaps an environmentally friendly safari to Tanzania or the rainforests of Brazil? Many people subconsciously tie ecotourism to places of incredible biodiversity and pristine wilderness. While these represent excellent locations for such activities, it’s easy to forget...

What to Do on a Trip to the UK With Kids

The United Kingdom with kids remains one of the top tourist destinations worldwide for countless reasons. You’ll be amazed by the variety of family-friendly activities providing powerful insights into British culture while teaching you about its history and contributions to the planet, from Jane Austen to the Beatles. And there’s no end to the spectacular sights, including iconic landmarks, stunning...

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Visiting Spain With Kids: 5 Engaging Experiences You Must Try

Do you long to visit a destination steeped in centuries of history, iconic architecture, and groundbreaking artwork? Are you a fan of mouthwatering chocolate and world-famous cuisine? If so, look no further than Spain. Located on the Iberian Peninsula in Southern Europe, Spain has it all, from sunny weather to towering cathedrals and expansive town squares. Locals adore children, which...

7 Must-Try Activities When Visiting Iceland With Kids

The first Norseman to intentionally sail to Iceland, Flóki Vilgerðarson, settled its lush green banks in the 9 th century AD. His family and fellow settlers faced a challenging existence. One hewn from a veritable land of fire and ice. Flóki renamed the island, then Garðarshólmi, to Ísland (Iceland), living out the rest of his days there. Today, adventurous activities...

Worldschooling, Roadschooling, and the Changing Face of Education

Is your family interested in alternative methods of education? Such as homeschooling? Until recently, leaping into remote learning felt intimidating. Of course, COVID-19 has changed many parental perspectives. More families than ever before are involved in homeschooling. They realize they can integrate this form of learning into their family dynamic, and their children are thriving.  Despite current travel restrictions, some...

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How to Talk to Kids About Race and Racism

Recent protests denouncing racism have taken place around the world. As parents, our initial reaction may be to shield our children from this news. But kids are sponges. They’ll pick up on conversations about racism and its relationship to current events. And they’ll have difficulty processing these conversations alone. Sheltering children from topics of race and racism can lead to...

Whole Planet Foundation & Global CommUnity: Making the World a Better Place

Struggling small business owners around the world need empowerment. They often include single mothers, trying to provide better lives for their families. Many face hunger and lack of adequate housing. Some combat stigmas associated with gender and widowhood. They all share financial hardships. In the US and Canada, 43 percent of single moms report periodic issues with affording enough food....

Future of Luxury Travel

Shaping the Future of Luxury Travel

Shaping the Future of Luxury Travel. The coronavirus has had a significant impact on the entire global travel industry. It’s been a stressful time for both consumers and companies. Nonetheless, the human race is resilient. The world’s most talented individuals and organizations are working overtime to make daily activities safe again. Such as going to the grocery store, attending a...

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How to Become a Sustainable Travel Hero

In the 1950s, before the advent of commercial jets, about 25 million people took international trips. Over the decades, this number has exploded to more than 1.3 billion tourists trekking the globe. Researchers project tourism will continue its upward trajectory, reaching three billion people by 2050.  While this is great for the tourism and hospitality industry, destinations are feeling the...

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Responsible Travel: The Changing Ethics of Voluntourism

Do you want to make the world a better place? Are you looking to impact local communities in positive, long-term ways through responsible travel? If so, that’s a worthy goal, and one we stand behind. But here’s the thing. Over the past decade, volunteer travel programs have grown exponentially. Voluntourism is now a multimillion-dollar business, and for every sustainable program,...