Impact Travel Alliance is a non-profit, global community consisting of 15,000 travel professionals around the world that aims to solve issues like poverty and inequality through travel and tourism. Not only does Impact Travel Alliance have an inspiring mission, they also run a dynamic travel blog covering a myriad of topics like saving Sri Lankan elephants with ecotourism, helping climate change refugees, and finding sustainably made wine in the Dominican Republic. Impact Travel Alliance specializes in sustainable tourism that emphasizes education, advocacy, collaboration, and community building. You can read their latest post on Five Key Ways Travelers Can Celebrate Earth Day here.
Run by James Edward Mills, The Joy Trip Project started as a way to find answers and discover how to live a harmonious life in balance with the natural world and humanity. James began working in the outdoor adventure industry in 1989 as a guide, writer, and photographer for exciting expeditions including mountaineering, rock climbing, cross country skiing, and kayaking. Today James lives in Madison, Wisconsin USA working as a freelance journalist and independent media producer with a specialization on environmental conservation and sustainable living. Read about the Joy Trip Project here to learn more about James’ journey towards closing the adventure gap and helping people from all backgrounds embrace their right to the great outdoors.
One Planet Rating is an innovative ecotravel platform that lets travelers rate hotels, restaurants, cities, and organizations based on the impact they leave on local ecosystems and communities. Not only is One Planet Rating the perfect planning tool for the global sustainable travel community, but they also run a passionate blog covering a diverse range of topics like cultural heritage, natural wonders of the world, and responsible business practices. With contributors from every corner of the globe, the One Planet Rating travel blog explores tourism that respects both local people, travelers, and the environment. Not only do I use this platform to responsibly plan my vacations, but I've even been a guest contributor to One Planet Rating's blog in the past (if you're interested in reading my post, here it is: Awesome Things To Do Any Day of the Year to Support Women Around the World). Check out their latest article on the #RefillNotLandfill campaign in Cambodia here.
Meet Joy, the super awesome wildlife biologist and outdoor adventurist making waves in the sustainable travel community with her passion for travel and nature. With a focus on animals and conserving their habitats around the globe, Joy runs a travel blog dedicated to hiking, national parks, camping, road trips, photography, wildlife encounters, volunteering abroad, and even snorkeling. Originally from New York, Joy’s adventures have taken her to over 25 countries and 34 states in the U.S. Check out Joy’s blog to learn more about making a difference as an eco-traveler.
As the official travel blog of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Natural Habitat Adventures (NHA), Good Nature Travel highlights stories about nature and adventure travel with a special focus on seeing the world’s most amazing natural places with minimal environmental impact. Good Nature Travel covers a wide spectrum of topics on their blog, from banning plastic straws in Scotland & Seattle to reconnecting with nature while discovering the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. With a longstanding commitment to conservation and exploration, Good Nature Travel has been named on of the top 100 Nature Blogs & Websites for Nature Lovers & Naturalists. Check out their blog here.
Green Suitcase Travel is a blog devoted to ethical adventure, sustainable travel, and inspiring others to have authentic experiences while exploring the world. Green Suitcase Travel is produced by Misty Foster, a travel writer and consultant, along with her team of influencers and innovators with backgrounds in a variety of converging industries related to ecotravel. With a passion for redefining the way we travel in the modern era, Green Suitcase Travel’s goal is to motivate people to think about the long lasting impact of their travel. Read Green Suitcase Travel’s most recent posts about discussing the possibility of ethical shark dives and India's first zero waste guesthouse
7. Green Pearls
“Do good and talk about it” - that’s what the Green Pearls travel blog is all about. Covering topics like wellness and wanderlust, controversy surrounding the issue of over tourism, and green tourism in destinations with fragile ecosystems, Green Pearls was among Green Match’s Best Conscious Travel Blogs in 2016 for their efforts reporting on global, sustainable development and tourism. Green Pearls is a communication and information platform for eco-friendly journeys around the world that enables travelers to explore consciously without compromising our environment. Discover how to make your passion for travel more eco-friendly by reading the Green Pearl blog here.
Emma is the woman behind the wonderfully thoughtful Small Footprints Big Adventures conscious travel blog. With a goal of living as lightly as possible, this mother of two from Victoria, Australia is uncovering ways to reduce impact and transition to a greener lifestyle at home and abroad. With a background in Psychology and Anthropology, Emma is fascinated with different cultures - a passion she shares on her blog and with her family. Emma is on a mission to blend world schooling, ecotravel experience, and sustainable living. Check out her latest post: Our quest for an ethical elephant encounter: the Mahouts Elephant Foundation