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Zipline in Nosara

The types of trips where you move from one lounge chair to another, split your time between a pool and a beach, and take afternoon naps on a hammock are what dreams are made of. These vacations allow you to leave your stress and worries at home and truly relax and reset. While all this rest feels amazing and leaves…

Frommer’s lives! Last week came the depressing news that Google, which had purchased the rights to the ubiquitous Frommer’s Travel Guides last year, would stop printing the books, and that the content would exist in purely digital form. That caused much gnashing of teeth among veteran travelers, admittedly driven at least partially by nostalgia. Well, 84-year-old Arthur Frommer was among…

Earth Day – the day set aside to increase awareness and appreciation of the Earth’s environment, is less than three weeks away – April 22nd. There are plenty of ways to honor the occasion; community clean-ups are obviously popular. And it’s a great opportunity for a weekend ecotourism getaway. Ecotourism focuses on socially responsible travel, personal growth, and environmental sustainability.…

If encountering KFC signs abroad makes you wonder why you booked the trip, you’re ready to join the vanguard of the culinary tourism movement. Discovering local foods has always been a cool travel experience, but now the public’s enthusiasm for organic and “slow” food is putting gustatory experiences at the top of many itineraries. According to the International Culinary Tourism…

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…

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