An Eco-Travel Glossary
It’s all about the rush, but that doesn’t necessarily mean roughing it, as it is often coupled with the comfort of luxury travel.
Micato Safaris The accoladed family-run luxury safari company, which also runs a nonprofit, AmericaShare.org, to help educate children in Kenya. micato.com; Austin Lehman Adventures An award-winning Montana-based company that takes adventurers around the world. austinlehman.com
Building schools, helping environmental groups, raising awareness about HIV and AIDS, and providing life-changing experiences by allowing you to help change lives.
Earthwatch Places volunteer travellers with researchers and scientists on expeditions across the globe. earthwatch.org; Proworld Offers volunteer opportunities in education, health, community development and many other fields. proworldvolunteers.org
Llimits the environmental impacts, increases the economic benefits for locals and creates a more connected experience for tourists.
International Center for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) Dedicated to making tourism more constructive for communities and meaningful for tourists. icrtourism.org; Traveler’s Philanthropy Sponsors projects dedicated to creating a more sustainable approach to tourism. travelersphilanthropy.org
EcoTourism Supporting sustainable living through travel, from kayaking down rapids to hiking remote trails for a glimpse at an endangered bird to whale watching by day and relaxing in a five-star resort at night.
Greenloons Online resource for finding eco-tours and getting involved in EcoTourism as a movement. greenloons.com
Wellness & Fitness Tourism
Improve or maintain your physical, mental or spiritual health, from vegan cooking classes with an executive chef or jump-starting your workout by transporting you somewhere truly amazing.
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