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Florida Green Lodging Program Encourages Orlando Hotels to Conserve Natural Resources

Orlando is known  as one of the best family travel destinations in the world and it attracts more than 51 million tourists a year. Many of these tourists head to the region's largest attraction, the Walt Disney World resort. Orlando hotels are a vital part of the Florida tourism economy. Nicknamed "The City Beautiful" there […]

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Roadmonkey Combines a 270-mile Bicycling Adventure with the Volunteer Opportunity of Building a Children’s Playground

Help build a children’s playground after completing a 270-mile Central Highlands cycling adventure in picturesque Vietnam. For more information on the Roadmonkey Vietnam Expedition 2010, click here. Roadmonkey’s Vietnam Expedition 2010 combines the adventure of bicycling the rolling and picturesque Central Highlands of Vietnam with humanitarian efforts in building a playground that’s sure to bring […]

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Combine an Adventure Expedition Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with a Hands-On Volunteer Project this August

This August Roadmonkey combines a 7-day climb to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and a 4-day hands-on volunteer project building an Earth friendly kitchen and goat shed at a local school in Babati. Learn more about how you can join this trek here. The expedition will last two-weeks, August 1 to August 14, and costs […]

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Mark Your Calendars – Roadmonkey’s Latest Expedition Announced for Patagonia Wine Country in January 2011

A first trip to Patagonia, Roadmonkey recently announced it’s January 2011 Patagonia Expedition will combine horseback riding, bicycling, and a local volunteer project. This expedition will be Roadmonkey’s second trip to Latin America and will include some of the most breathtaking landscape on the planet. Located in Argentina and Chile, the Patagonia Expedition will take […]

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2010 Wildlife Expeditions Connecting People with Nature

In an effort to help protect wildlife National Wildlife Federation (NWF) understands that people feel more willing to help when they connect with nature and wildlife. Seeing animals that you've only seen on television or in the local zoo up close can be a mesmorizing experience that few people are privileged to experience. Part of […]

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Eco Tourism Can Be So Much More than Earth Friendly Alerternative Transportation

True ecotourism can be simply defined as a trip or vacation that leaves minimal impact on the destination's environment. Why then, do many environmentally conscious people fail to consider the actual policies and practices of hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts when making reservations for their “eco-friendly” vacations? Many travelers do take part in environmentally […]

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Ecotourism 2nd Edition

Alternative tourism, or ecotourism in the broad sense, can be defined as a type of tourism that tries to be harmonious with social, community, and natral values. Guests, as well as the hosts, need to benefit in a positive and worthwhile interaction to truly be considered ecotourism. What are some of the impacts mainstream tourism […]

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Ecotourism and Sustainable Development – Who Owns Paradise? (Second Edition)

Originally started as a way to help fund scientific research and conservation, ecotourism is in the forefront of the public eye. A way to still help protect our fragile ecosystems, promote development in poor towns and countries, and instill environmental awareness, Ecotourism and Sustainable Development: Who Owns Paradise?, Second Edition searches the world for ecotourism. […]

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Hidden Costa Rica Eco Trip

You'll fall in love with Costa Rica, when exploring this seductive eco-tourism hot spot. It has something for everyone with its laid-back vibe, stunning and varied topography and abundance of wildlife. In addition to visiting some of the popular spots, you'll also get to enjoy the lesser-known jewels. Central America's eco-tourism success story on a […]

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