Sustainable Travel

Sustainable Tourism: Take the Icelandic Pledge

Have you heard of “The Icelandic Pledge”? If not, we’re here to introduce you to this new way of thinking about sustainable travel. The folks at “Inspired by Iceland” conceived of the pledge to raise awareness about tourists’ responsibility when visiting the “Land of the Midnight Sun”. It outlines ways to preserve the pristine beauty of this island while enjoying...

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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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,...