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Although much of North America and Europe are enjoying the dog days of summer as we write this article, the long, harsh winter that the Northern Hemisphere suffers through annually is just around the corner. As such, you’ll probably want an escape plan in place before the hordes begin to plot out theirs. By getting started early, you’ll have the best spots on the nicest islands to visit in the Caribbean locked down for you and your loved one’s personal use … here are three isles that have curried our favor lately… 1) Barbados Looking for a taste of the…

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Benidorm has long been a top tourist destination for decades and it’s no wonder why; this popular tourist hot spot on the eastern coast of Spain has earned its reputation as being one of the best places to visit for an annual holiday due to its sunny climate, golden beaches and only being a stone throw away from Britain. With its tourist based economy, Benidorm has something for everyone whether on a 2 week family holiday a Benidorm short break or a group of young adults enjoying some time together in the sun; Benidorm sure does cater for everyone and…

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More into nature than cultural sites when on holiday? The following eco tourism attractions in Rio will give those with a green thumb plenty of reasons to be equally enthusiastic about their travels as their culture hound companions are. 1) Praia da Barra da Tijuca While there are many beaches in Rio, most are crowded with throngs of people. Those looking for a spot to experience the fine seaside strips of sand for which this part of Brazil is famous in relative seclusion will take a particular liking to Praia da Barra da Tijuca, as its 12 kilometre length allows…

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Need some tropical beauty in your life this year? One of the best spots on Earth to get your fix lies in a dreamy sea between North and South America, so if you want to experience the most beautiful islands in the Caribbean, the following three destinations won’t fail to please… 1) St. Bart’s Being one of France’s more desirable overseas territories, St. Bart’s is the ruggedly beautiful diamond in the crown of the French West Indies, with stunning cliffs providing the backdrop for its atmospheric beaches in its many sheltered coves. While there is all manner of water sports…

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From remote islands to mega metropolises, Asia offers travellers plenty of history and adventure. To take the journey, it is best to know exactly where to go and what to do there. Here are top destinations in Asia for the adventure lover. Exploring Thailand The islands of Thailand offer many activities such as kayaking, abseiling, and rock climbing. You can also take part in trekking across the rainforest in the north where the mountains offer an exhilarating outdoor adventure. No trip to Thailand is complete without paying a visit to Bangkok city. The ancient temples and high-rise shopping malls dominate…

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With the consequences of climate change being apparent 15 years into the 21st century, many have made it a priority to reduce their personal carbon footprint. One of the biggest ways to do this is to clean up your commute by swapping out your car for something that uses less/no fossil fuels. While we all know bikes are the best option, they often aren’t realistic when the weather takes a turn for the worst. On these days, options like trains and buses are the best way forward, and while using your local transport system will work well enough, you might…

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  If you are heading to the Land of Smiles soon, you might long to see elephants and tigers in person. While this is certainly possible, knowing how to visit elephants and tigers in Thailand responsibly will help support organizations dedicated to protecting them, rather than greasing the palm of those that show no shame in exploiting them for financial gain. Check out our tips below… The best place to see tigers? Check out Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai While this might seem like an active endorsement, the truth of the matter is that their competition in Kanchanaburi (the infamous…

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Want to experience the best natural wonders that the world has to offer on your upcoming vacation this year? The best eco-tourism destinations for 2015 have plenty of surprises that only Mother Nature could come up with, which often outstrips our own human creativity. Let’s take a look at four of our favorites for this year… 1) Costa Rica Building a multi-million dollar industry on tours through some of the world most bio-diverse habitats a generation ago, Costa Rica is one of the biggest destinations on Earth for those looking to connect with nature. From cloud forests playing host to…

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  There is a lot of talk in the travel industry these days about doing it responsibly, but for many, it isn’t clear what it all means. Just what is sustainable tourism all about anyway? This article will attempt to answer this question in as succinct a manner as possible… Sustainable tourism is about… 1) Maintaining/improving the environment Of all the factors that define sustainable tourism, one’s impact on the environment is the metric that travelers and industry stakeholders have focused on the most. Airplanes use a tremendous amount of fuel ferrying people to faraway lands, which have led to…

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With the Earth at a crossroads, wanderers everywhere are actively seeking out how to responsibly travel. There are many ways to discover the world without contributing to its destruction; below, we go over several ones that can help you have the maximum amount of positive impact on the environment… 1) Buy carbon offsets There’s no way around it: air travel is one of the greatest impacts on the environment that the travel industry has, burning up countless gallons of jet fuel that contribute to the ongoing problem of climate change. Fortunately, you can displace the carbon that you burn up…