Eco-Travel

Eco-Travel

Eco-Travel

Travel can and should do more than provide entertainment. Eco travel is the ultimate tool to protect the environment, preserve cultures, and benefit local communities. Travelers arrive at a destination with big dreams and leave with deeper understanding and respect. When done correctly, travel and tourism create sustainable jobs that support the local economy while protecting and enhancing natural areas. We choose ethical and sustainable standards when we travel, and it is our goal to help our readers do the same. This starts by looking for local guides who can provide authentic experiences. We select local vendors whenever possible to keep travel dollars in the community. Ethical travel isn’t a sacrifice. It’s a choice that may take a little extra research upfront, but will enhance your experience in ways you never imagined. 
How to See Cahaba Lilies - Alabama's Most Fragrant Natural Wonder

How to See Cahaba Lilies - Alabama's Most Fragrant Natural Wonder

The Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge protects the largest stand of Cahaba lilies in the world at Hargrove Shoals. We’ll tell you how to see the Cahaba lily blooms at…
Green Traveling: 4 Reasons Sustainable Packing Makes Adventure Travel More Fun

Green Traveling: 4 Reasons Sustainable Packing Makes Adventure Travel More Fun

Travelers worldwide are more determined to practice sustainable travel. However, not everyone understands what sustainable packing is all about. Read on to learn why traveling green will make your adventure…
Unbelievable Riviera Maya Excursions and Their Less-Touristy Alternatives

Unbelievable Riviera Maya Excursions and Their Less-Touristy Alternatives

Every year, Riviera Maya excursions get boxed, packaged, branded, and sold by the bushel. It is still possible to find an authentic experience in the Yucatan; you just need to…
Florida Getaways: The Local's Guide to Florida's Hidden Gems

Florida Getaways: The Local's Guide to Florida's Hidden Gems

Are you looking to do something different on your next Florida getaway? Do you want to get outside the theme parks and crowded beaches and discover hidden Florida? We got…
Record Setting Deerfield Beach Diver Cleanup: 9 Things I Learned

Record Setting Deerfield Beach Diver Cleanup: 9 Things I Learned

In June of 2019, 633 divers descended on Deerfield Beach Pier setting a world record and buzz of interest. We’re Florida divers and environmental activists and we wanted to know…
Akumal Beach- Snorkeling with Sea Turtles Ethically

Akumal Beach- Snorkeling with Sea Turtles Ethically

Imagine snorkeling in the warm waters of Akumal Bay Mexico surrounded by sea turtles. It seems like a dream come true, except we’ve heard one too many stories about pushy…
Florida Animals Fight Back- 8 Unique Encounters That Might Save the Species

Florida Animals Fight Back- 8 Unique Encounters That Might Save the Species

Looking for an exciting and unique eco-tour? Abundant options enable visitors to see and experience Florida animals in the wild. Tourism and development pressure has put many species and habitats…
Do's and Don'ts of Planning a Swim with Manatee Tour

Do's and Don'ts of Planning a Swim with Manatee Tour

By now you’ve heard about the unbelievably cute and docile Florida Manatees. You’re itching to experience swimming with manatees for yourself. Here's what you need to know about when, where…
The Sian Ka'an Biosphere & Muyil Ruins- A Guided Tour to the Birthplace of Heaven

The Sian Ka'an Biosphere & Muyil Ruins- A Guided Tour to the Birthplace of Heaven

Imagine a bay so clear and blue that it looks like heaven itself sprang from the waters. That is what you’ll find at Sian Ka’an, but so much more. Learn…
Visiting Norway in Winter - The Magic of Snow and Shadows

Visiting Norway in Winter - The Magic of Snow and Shadows

Norway was recognized as the world’s happiest country in 2017. I imagined this was based on the eternal sunlight of the Scandinavian summers. I never imagined how beautiful or transformative…
Diving with Sharks in Playa Del Carmen-What You Need to Know and Should Consider

Diving with Sharks in Playa Del Carmen-What You Need to Know and Should Consider

Divers everywhere come to Playa del Carmen to dive with sharks. If you’ve never been underwater with these apex predators, you wouldn’t understand. Every diver with an adventurous streak should…
Swimming with Manatees in Florida - Everything You Need to Know

Swimming with Manatees in Florida - Everything You Need to Know

Where can you find manatees in Florida? Can you swim with manatees? Where do manatees come from? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know about the amazing Florida…

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