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Ethical Ways to See Exotic Animals

Swimming with dolphins, cuddling with a lion cub, riding an elephant. While these are all great opportunities for an Instagram-worthy picture, they aren’t always fair to the animals involved. The ethical treatment of wildlife has been the subject of debate for quite some time now, and rightfully so. Many tourist attractions around the world mistreat animals to make money, often…

healthy green travel

If you’re a health-conscious traveler, you think of all the ways your business trip or vacation will impact your physical and mental wellbeing. You probably know how to avoid jet lag during time changes, stay fit while you travel, and plan for sickness and medical emergencies when away from home. You should also think about your impact on the environment…

More and more, people who love to travel are looking for ways to continue to see the world while giving back to the communities they’re traveling to. They’re looking for something more inspiring and rewarding than you’re run-of-the-mill vacation on a beach or sightseeing. One way travelers with the urge to give back during their travels can do so is…

Chile from Green Global Travel

Travel doesn’t only allow you to see attractions in different parts of the world; it’s also an opportunity to grow as an individual, create new memories, and learn about another culture. And, more and more, it’s a chance to try to make the world a better place. Ethical travel, also known as ‘mindful travel,’ has been gaining traction among those…

Huilo Reserve

Who doesn’t love supporting a good cause that involves travel? Ethical Traveler recently unveiled its annual list of the top 10 developing countries, all of which have made significant steps towards promoting and protecting its local citizens, wildlife, and environment. These countries are also working towards the goal of establishing an organized and well-respected tourism industry. To organize the list,…

Here at Healthy Travel Blog, you may have noticed that we’re big proponents of having health insurance coverage when you travel internationally. But it’s not just a gentle suggestion. More and more, travel health insurance is a requirement when you travel. The London Telegraph’s Peter Pallot reports on the number of countries that won’t let you through customs if you…

You’re traveling, and one of the very first questions you’re going to ask is “how’s the weather there?” And the answer to the question is “not as stable as it used to be.” Scientists assure us that global warming is real, and we can see it more and more frequently as extreme weather sweeps around the globe, whether it’s in…

HTB makes a point of keeping up with the annual selections of www.ethicaltraveler.org to highlight countries leading the way in environmental protection, social welfare and human rights. Their latest list has seven holdovers from 2011—Argentina, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominica, Latvia, Palau and Uruguay — and a diverse group of three newcomers: Serbia, Mauritius and The Bahamas. Serbia scored high for…

Want to support nations that care about the environment, human rights and the global community? Check out the latest Top Ten listing as compiled by ethicaltraveler.org. (To see our report on their 2009/2010 list, click here.)  Now after another round of extensive research into policies and practices that conserve natural resources and “sustain and empower local communities”, the 2011 selections…

The Earth Island Institute has published its 2010 Ethical Destinations Report at ethicaltraveler.org, shedding some light on the developing countries that have demonstrated the strongest commitment to environmental protection, social welfare and human rights. The report is a serious research effort to promote ethical travel: gaining an awareness of our impact and responsibilities as we explore the world. By all…

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