sustainable travel

Where to See the Aurora Borealis With Kids

Whether you know them as the northern lights or the aurora borealis, skies near the Arctic sparkle with vibrant waves of color during the winter and early spring. Legend says Galileo Galilei coined the term aurora borealis in 1623, finding inspiration in the goddess of the dawn, “Aurora,” and the northern wind, “Borealis.” Marrying the two names created the perfect...

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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...

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...

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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...