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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…