Travel & Nature
Ecotourism is becoming more important than ever, but what exactly is it? The Uprooted Rose defines ecotourism as responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves some form of education. The articles below are intended to inspire ecotourism for all those who love travel and nature.
Travel & Nature Inspiration
Modern times are proving tough for redwoods as threats from climate change, encroaching development, intense wildfires, diminishing environmental policy, and a booming weed industry increase.
Balancing adventure with environmental consciousness might require a bit more effort from you, but it will make for spectacularly memorable encounters that leave a lasting positive impact. To help you plan your next green vacation, we’ve rated the BEST ecotourism experiences around the globe - why not add them to your bucket list?
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.
Ecotourism isn’t important to the growing international tourism industry – it is critical.
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
Just 25 incredibly inspiring quotes about saving out planet from the worlds most important environmentalists, activists, and scientists.
The remote ruins of Pumamarca remain a well kept secret compared to the famous neighboring ruins of Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Click here for the history behind the ruins & a hiking guide.
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.
Want to learn more about the sustainable and ethical travel revolution? Start following these blogs to educate yourself about how you can minimize your impact on the planet while maximizing the quality of your adventures abroad.
Cabo Polonio is one of the increasingly scarce places where you can get completely lost in nature, with only the wind, ocean, and sand dunes to limit you.
Hidden below the canopy of the Atlantic Forest is a small waterfall known as Cachoeira da Solidão, which means Lonely Waterfall in English. Cachoeira da Solidão is beautiful and offers hikers the opportunity to enjoy the serenity of the forest while bathing in a natural freshwater pool below the fall.
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.
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.
So what is a typical Finnish summer cottage vacation like? Mostly it is about doing the things that get lost in a busy work schedule: spending quality time with the family, reading the books you have been meaning to read for years, getting daily exercise, steaming in the saunas, picking summer berries, and taking time to reflect.
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.
The locals say the Santa Maria wreck will be gone in ten years, so take the opportunity to see this shipwreck in northern Boa Vista before it's too late! Click here to find out how to get there.
We have unearthed 15 of the most inspiring nature photographers and conservationists on Instagram that you should follow immediately for a daily dose of mother nature.
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.
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