Tag: responsible travel

Jun 13

California: An Eco-Friendly Photo Essay, Part 1

I recently returned from a 6-day trip to California (you may remember my preparations) that turned out to be surprisingly eco-friendly, and so I thought I would deviate from the traditional blog post today to do a sort of photo-essay.  Hopefully this will help drive home the point that no matter where you are going …

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Jun 08

Adopting “The Code” to Combat Child Sex Tourism

As I traveled to Hawaii this past week on American Airlines, I thought about part of a previous post I wrote about on international airlines showing anti-slavery PSA announcements in-flight to fight child sex tourism.  I could not help but to think again about the important difference it would make in ending modern day slavery …

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Jun 01

California Dreaming with an Eco-friendly Twist

In a few days my family and I leave for a 6 day trip to San Francisco and Napa, and so I thought now would be an appropriate time for a practical guide on how to ‘green’ your next vacation.  This isn’t a complete guide, of course, but simply a sort of framework to give …

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May 23

The Most Forgotten Aspect of Ecotourism

In my last blog post I wrote about The International Ecotourism Society’s list of 10 energy saving tips for travelers, and today I will cover another aspect of sustainable tourism promoted by TIES: economic impact.  It isn’t enough to reduce your carbon footprint while traveling; you must also increase your economic footprint, otherwise it isn’t …

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May 18

Reducing Energy Consumption – Its Not Just For Hippies

Ecotourism has become something of a buzzword lately, but how many people can honestly say they know what it is or how to be a responsible tourist?  The International Ecotourism Society is a good place to start learning about sustainable tourism andhow anyone can green their next vacation.  Founded in 1989, TIES has long set the …

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May 11

Seeking to Combat Child Sex Tourism

A Focus on Federal Legislation Human trafficking is a persistent international and domestic problem and crime, which is bound in violations of human rights, labor, and public health standards.  The definition of human trafficking varies from source to source; however, there are common entities to its overall meaning—victims of trafficking include those who are recruited, …

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Jan 21

Little Travel Lies

I am an avid traveler and like most travelers, I enjoy taking photos of the places I visit as a reminder of what I saw and experienced. When I returned from a trip to South Africa, a friend remarked that she was surprised because my pictures didn’t look like they were of “Africa.” There were …

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Jan 13

Making tourism better

“Our everyday life is someone else’s adventure” ~ Greg Richards, Cultural Tourism: Global and Local Perspectives This is the basic foundation for all tourist activities. People leave their homes to travel, and in the process, seek out the opportunity to see and experience life through the eyes of another. Some take that more seriously, working …

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