ecotravel

Climb Kilimanjaro Responsibly: Everything You Need to Know About Fair Porter Treatment & Tipping

Unfortunately, many porters are underpaid and exploited by companies that serve international climbers who want to scale Africa’s highest mountain. In this article, we'll explain the porter treatment situation, what you can do to improve it, and what you can do to make a difference during your climb.

Climb Kilimanjaro Responsibly: Everything You Need to Know About Fair Porter Treatment & Tipping

If You Love Nature, Here Are 6 Reasons NOT to Visit Agua Azul in Chiapas

Declared a natural reserve in the 1980s because of many endemic plant and animal species found in the area, Agua Azul is a perfect example of how mismanaged “ecotourism” projects with purely economic and political motives can have serious negative impacts on local communities and natural habitats

If You Love Nature, Here Are 6 Reasons NOT to Visit Agua Azul in Chiapas

6 Eco-friendly Products to Make Your Next Trip More Sustainable

Traveling isn’t a very eco-friendly activity and most of the stuff we pack in our suitcases has a harmful effect on the environment - whether its wrapped in plastic, one-time use, full of damaging chemicals, or energy draining

6 Eco-friendly Products to Make Your Next Trip More Sustainable

Potaje Cubano: Mouthwatering Vegan Black Bean Stew Recipe from Cuba

This mouthwatering vegan potaje de frijoles negros (black bean stew) recipe is full of exciting flavors - perfect for a vegan diet! Beans are high in folate, B vitamins and iron, and heart-healthy.

Potaje Cubano: Mouthwatering Vegan Black Bean Stew Recipe from Cuba

The Best Free Hikes Near Bariloche

As my last stop in Patagonia, I was thrilled to finally find affordable access to nature that totally exceeded my expectations. Check out these beautiful hikes in the Bariloche area that are 100% free and absolutely worthwhile.

The Best Free Hikes Near Bariloche

5 Easy Ways to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint on Your Next Vacation

Many of us tend to overlook the negative impact of traveling on the environment. Scientists and activists around the world are speaking out about the detrimental repercussions of long distance travel on our planet. Follow these five simple steps to become a more eco-friendly traveler

5 Easy Ways to Decrease Your Carbon Footprint on Your Next Vacation

The Secret History of the World’s First and Only Cactarium

A legacy of Patricia and Chester “Cactus Slim” Moorten, who were pioneers of the early Palm Springs, Moorten's Botanical Garden is a family owned living museum inspired by the extraordinary variety and beauty of desert plants from around the world.

The Secret History of the World’s First and Only Cactarium

11 Pictures of Baby Sloths That Will Make You Want to Visit Costa Rica's Sloth Sanctuary

This sanctuary on Costa Rica’s caribbean coast seems to be doing its best to solve the complicated problem of protecting sloths in a world where their natural habitat is being increasingly compromised by humans.

11 Pictures of Baby Sloths That Will Make You Want to Visit Costa Rica's Sloth Sanctuary

Do's and Don'ts in Marrakech

In the bustling city of Marrakech it is important that you see the essential sights and avoid the many tourist traps around the city - and trust me, there are a LOT of traps. Read more.

Do's and Don'ts in Marrakech

36 Tips on Traveling Green

Heads up explorers, travel isn't as sustainable as you may think. Follow these easy tips to help you decrease your carbon footprint on your next trip! From drinking locally brewed beer to packing a small suitcase, we have the top environmentally friendly travel tips that will change the way you vacation this holiday season. 

 

36 Tips on Traveling Green