Category: Travel

24 Hours in The Hibiscus Coast – A New Zealand Paradise

24 Hours in The Hibiscus Coast – A New Zealand Paradise

When I tell people I’m from the Hibiscus Coast, they think I live in paradise. Well… they’re spot on. The Hibiscus Coast is a place where shoes are optional, swimsuits are mandatory, and if you pass someone on the street, be sure to say hello. This little peninsula sticks out of mainland New Zealand as...

Are Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel The Same Thing?

Are Ecotourism and Sustainable Travel The Same Thing?

As environmental awareness grows, so does the number of phrases used to describe ‘green’ consumer choices. With everything from ‘biodegradable’ to ‘biodynamic’, the sheer amount of jargon can get more than a little confusing. This is particularly true of the travel industry, where ‘ecotourism’ and ‘sustainable tourism’ are often used interchangeably. But is this accurate?...

10 Wanderlust-Worthy Eco-Resorts and Green Retreats For Your Bucket List

10 Wanderlust-Worthy Eco-Resorts and Green Retreats For Your Bucket List

A week ago I wrote about eco-tourism and investigated whether it is really good for the environment. In principle, it is environment-friendly, a positive experience, and can greatly impact the lives and economies of the local communities. Unfortunately, there are simply some unscrupulous practices that paint eco-tourism in a bad light. After some reflection, I...

Is Eco-Tourism Really Environmentally-Friendly?

Is Eco-Tourism Really Environmentally-Friendly?

Eco-tourism has become a buzzword in recent years, in the travel and tourism sector. People have become more environmentally aware and are seeking to do what they can to protect the environment. As such, travel and tour companies are promoting eco-tourism and tourists are willing to spend more for it. In fact, eco-tourism has become...

6 Ecotourism Holiday Destinations to Check Out in 2017

6 Ecotourism Holiday Destinations to Check Out in 2017

Today, more and more travelers are planning holidays to sustainable tourism countries. There are numerous options for getting back to nature while minimizing your carbon footprint. Many different countries are actively involved in conservation efforts. Although tourism is a necessary economical industry for many destinations, protecting the planet in the process is also of vital...