Whale Watching in Massachusetts: what you need to know for your best day on the water

Is there anything more fun to do in the summer than get out on the water? Well, if you're in New England you know that being on the water on a whale watching tour is even more fun! Here in Massachusetts, we're almost guaranteed whale sightings as just off the coast is the Stellwagen Bank … Continue reading Whale Watching in Massachusetts: what you need to know for your best day on the water

How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism: the responsible traveler

When we were planning our first safari in 2014, I found many tour groups offering a "Walk With Lions" experience in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. The brochures stated that these were young lions, likely orphans, and that the organization would reintroduce them to the wild when they matured. This sounded great! But the more I read … Continue reading How to Enjoy Authentic and Ethical Animal Tourism: the responsible traveler

5 Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica: Pura Vida Ecotourism

Costa Rica has been on my travel wish list for years. In fact it was so high on the list that we’d considered moving to the country even though we'd never visited. What's so special about Costa Rica? Read about this beautiful country and our reasons to visit Costa Rica and you’ll understand… Costa Rica … Continue reading 5 Best Reasons to Visit Costa Rica: Pura Vida Ecotourism

How to Plan a Sustainable Trip: a case study in green travel planning

As wildlife lovers, we have always been interested in environmentally friendly travel. We followed all the basics - avoiding plastics and taking short showers - but only recently began to understand all that goes into making our travel destinations sustainable. We’ve learned that taking time to understand the issues challenging the destination, and planning accordingly, … Continue reading How to Plan a Sustainable Trip: a case study in green travel planning

10 Practical Tips for Eco-friendly Travel: complete guide to sustainable travel

Sustainable Travel... Is it possible to be both environmentally responsible and a world traveler? Would it be better if we all just stayed home to reduce the carbon emissions from travel? Actually, no. Tourism is one of the most significant incentives towards preserving the natural and cultural treasures of the world. Our challenge comes in … Continue reading 10 Practical Tips for Eco-friendly Travel: complete guide to sustainable travel

Top 10 Gifts for the Eco-Friendly Traveler

This year we're putting our money where our principles are. No more of the mounds of holiday plastic and fast fashion. We have committed to a more green, sustainable lifestyle and we plan to choose gifts to reflect that. If you have travelers on your gift list, they are probably acutely aware of the need … Continue reading Top 10 Gifts for the Eco-Friendly Traveler

Easy Sustainable Living Ideas at Home: for the Responsible Traveler

People travel for many reasons - adventure, culture, education, wilderness. We do a bit of all these things, but focus our biggest trips on earth's treasures. This produces a conflict - we thrill to explore natural places and be in the presence of wild creatures, but the trips themselves cause damage to these same environments. … Continue reading Easy Sustainable Living Ideas at Home: for the Responsible Traveler