Ecotourism

As the name implies these are adventures having to do with sustainable and environmentally-friendly tourism. This may seem obvious now, but when we first starting publishing stories, eco-tourism (or ecotourism) didn’t exist. We simply called it “environmentalism” or environmentally-friendly adventures. Times have changed!

Plastiki

One of my favorite books as a kid was Kon-Tiki. Here’s an interesting adventure that I’ve been following. Plastiki, a boat made of 12,000 plastic bottles nears end of Pacific voyage.

Burning Man terra wind sculpture
Guest Adventures

Burning Man

By Tex Dworkin I saw my first glimpse of Burning Man 2000 from a tiny plane. The ride was bumpy and while my travel mates were admiring the spectacular view of Black Rock City, I was counting the minutes until my feet touched the desert below. By the time we hit the ground, I was

Julia Hill and Luna the redwood tree
Guest Adventures

The Legacy of Julia Hill

“Yes, One Person Can Make a Difference. But it’s Going to Take All of Us.” In December of 1997, Julia Butterfly Hill climbed 180 feet (18 stories) up a thousand-year-old redwood tree to protest the clear-cutting of this endangered ecosystem. What was supposed to be a two-week tree-sit turned in to a harrowing two years,

Denis Hayes in a cowboy hat
Guest Adventures

No, You Didn’t Miss Earth Day…

…Because Earth Day is Every Day By Betsy Rosenberg In 1969 a Harvard law student named Denis Hayes dropped out of school to organize the very first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. That historic day involving twenty million people led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Clean Air Act and the

Map of India
Guest Adventures

India Enters the Pollution Age

by Hasnain Ziuaddin Indian Correspondent I am a 14-year-old kid with an interest in writing articles about present lifestyles. I also have a vast imagination. You could say I have created a virtual world. Follow my adventure to clean the land, water and air pollution of my beloved country, India. Pollution in my home Part

Dr Lillian Larson sitting with villagers in Indonesia
Guest Adventures

Getting an Education During Summer Vacation

Dr. Lillian Larson: “I travel in order to enrich my life and the life of others. I feel that I can help bring remote parts of the world a little closer together.”

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