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Serenity & Sustainable Tourism On Kenya’s Galu Beach

These Kenya beaches are simply paradise on earth. From eco-friendly hotels to sustainable tours, here’s how to have a responsible and serene Kenya trip.

Starting the fire in the small rock oven. Photo courtesy of Katie Foote.

Peruvian Culture: Giving Thanks To Mother Earth Through A Volunteer Homestay Experience

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the center of the indigenous Quechua culture. Beneath well-preserved colonial architecture and churches introduced by the Spanish conquerors, you can still spot Inca walls and roads supporting […]

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Conscious Travel: 10 Myths About Responsible Tourism

There are many myths floating around about responsible tourism and what travelers should or shouldn’t be doing when they hit the road. To set the record straight, Epicure & Culture caught up with Olivia Ruggles Brise, Director of Policy and […]

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5 Common Travel Practices That Are Detrimental For The Environment (And How You Can Easily Change Them)

The idea of going on vacation is probably one of the most appealing concepts we have as human beings. It can mean anything from jet setting off to a sunny beach and sipping tropical drinks to trekking through remote and […]

Caribbean Crisis: How Eating Lionfish Can Help Save The Planet

Caribbean Crisis: How Eating Lionfish Can Help Save The Planet

One of the sea’s gnarliest looking creatures, the lionfish appears like a crazy cross between a zebra, butterfly and Egyptian Pharaoh with bold stripes, a sourpuss mouth and ornate tentacles fit for Cairo’s ancient rulers. Unfortunately, the appetite and hunting […]

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JetBlue Partnership Steers Toward Long-Term Health Of Caribbean Beaches

Like fellow carriers, JetBlue’s flight map has routes to and from the Caribbean. Yet recently the consumer airline took off on a different path that’s the first of its kind: toward protecting the health of this region’s beaches and oceans. […]

 Eco-Conscious On The Road: Amazing Travel Companies That Can Help You To Save The Planet

Eco-Conscious On The Road: Amazing Travel Companies That Can Help You To Save The Planet

As enjoyable as jet-setting off to foreign destinations in search of new experiences (and food and drinks) can be, international travel has developed a bit of a track record for being less-than-enjoyable for the environment. According to the United Nations […]

How Greenloons Is Helping People Book Responsible Travel Experiences

How Greenloons Is Helping People Book Responsible Travel Experiences

Are you an ethical traveler? Irene Lane of Greenloons helps us wade through the marketing jargon to discover which tour operators are actually eco-friendly and sustainable (and how to tell the difference between the two). Interested in more responsible travel […]