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Practical eco-traveler. How to Be an Green Traveler: 20 Essential Tips
As exponents of responsible travel since 1977, we cut through the sometimes excessive hype and jargon to get to the core of what is involved in being conscientious yet practical eco travelers.
Eco-friendly travel. Green Travel: Savings for You and the Planet by Tim Leffel
Some very simple and responsible steps can help you save money while helping to minimize negative impacts on the natural word we all share.
Educational Travel: Ethics and Pleasure. How Travel Can Change the World: One Journey at a Time by Dr. Jessica Voigts
Experienced travelers and experts illustrate and largely agree that in travel there is a false choice between ethics and pleasure.
Woman playing violin on a Polish street. Culturally Sensitive Photography: Like Travel Itself, Photography Builds Bridges by Jim Kane
Capture some of the essence of local people and their culture with these tips for travel photography. Learn to take respectful, non-invasive photos that are culturally sensitive and authentic.
How to protect and conserve wildlife. How to Volunteer to Protect Wildlife by Amy E. Robertson
How to find a sustainable volunteer program to protect wildlife while you are overseas.
Turtle and sustainable wildlife voluntourism. How to Find a Responsible Voluntourism Experience Overseas by Amy E. Robertson
5 key steps to finding a sustainable voluntourism experience by an author very experienced in volunteering and evaluating programs.
Responsible vacations: Travel with a Purpose. Responsible Vacations and Travel with Purpose by Amy E. Robertson
How to enjoy and create purpose in your travels while meeting and contributing financially to the local community. Travels with purpose is another way of describing a form of responsible tourism.
Small group eco-travel. A Realistic Guide to Small Sustainable Group Travel by Stephanie Dyson
If you are considering an responsible tour to an otherwise inaccessible location, here is a guide to let you know what to expect.
10 Ways to travel authentically. 10 Ways to Experience a Culture Authentically While Traveling by Jonathon Engels
For many fellow travelers, “experiencing another culture,” means something far different from visiting museums, archeological ruins, and national monuments.
Organic farming and permaculture abroad. Permaculture Jobs, Responsible Living and Endless Travel by Jonathon Engels
Over the past decade, there has been an enormous growth in interest and activities relating to permaculture jobs as a means of farming abroad, sustainable living, and the endless travel this enables.
Nicholas Kristof: A Path Appears book. A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Community
An Interview with Nicholas D. Kristof

Nicholas D. Kristof discusses an important book cowritten with his wife, "A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Community," with John Dwyer and Nicholas goes on to discuss related issues such as volunteering abroad, and other ways individuals can make a positive impact around the world in terms of changing lives and tackling huge issues of inequality.
Responsible Travel Handbook cover by Transitions Abroad. Responsible Travel Handbook
A 2 megabyte PDF by various authors, many who have written from Transitions Abroad as well as guest contributions, discussing many important evergreen issues relating to Responsible Travel, and produced by Ron Mader and Sherry Schwartz.
Good Travel is Thoughtful Travel by Rick Steves
Travel Responsibly and Give the World a Break by Rick Steves
Defining Green Travel and Responsible Tourism by Ron Mader
Responsible Travel and Study Abroad by Astrid Jirka
Responsible Green Travel in Action: Helping to Preserve Endangered Species and Ecosystems by Volker Poelzl
Transitions Abroad and at Home: Moving from Aggression to Peacekeeping, From Consumption to Fair Sharing by Rob Sangster
Ecotourism Guidelines: How to Choose the Organizations and Businesses You Support by Dianne Brause
Educational Travel as a Model for Responsible Travel by Shoshanna Sumka
 Sustainable and Responsible Travel Stories from Latin America
Responsible Mexican tourism. A More Responsible Face of Mexican Tourism by Tim Leffel
Some sustainable tours in Mexico for those who wish to explore regions of the country without taking a generic package.
Guatemalan eco-lodge. Vacationing or Volunteering in an Eco-Friendly Guatemalan Mountain Lodge by Lies Ouwerkerk, Senior Contributing Editor
Imagine waking up to the first rays of sunshine casting their spell on smoke puffing volcanoes and a lush valley just in front of you. And then realizing where you actually are: in a comfortable, rustic king size bed inside a secluded, window-walled tree house, with a hammock waiting for you on a private deck, your own bathroom with a hot shower just down the stairs, and a message pinned on the wall: "Welcome! This tree house is built into the oak tree. If the wind is strong, it will sway a little bit..."
Dominican eco-lodge. Seeing the Real Dominican Republic: A Stay at Tubagua Eco Lodge by Lebawit Lily Girma
An illustrated description of an off-the-beaten path stay at a magnificent and award-winning eco lodge in the Dominican Republic, far from the usual all-inclusive beach resorts.
Galapagos Island sea lion pup sleeping on rocky beach. Galapagos Islands: Fragile and Fabulous by Senior Travel Editor Alison Gardner
An adventure visiting the Galapagos Islands on an eco-cruise with a tour operator who emphasizes conservation of a fragile ecological environment.
Saving the Galapagos Islands. Man vs. Man: Saving the Galapagos by Tim Leffel
A story how the government and locals worked together to manage the ravages of tourism using green energy and other more sustainable alternatives.
Volunteer conservation of the scarlet macaws in Costa Rica. Volunteer Conservation Work and Ecotourism in Costa Rica Monitoring Wild-Release Macaws
by Theodore G. Manno
A toucan in a rainforest in Costa Rica seen at an eco-lodge. Working in an Eco-Lodge and Guiding Tours in Costa Rica by Carolyn Nye
The story of a long-term traveler who finds work on the spot at an eco-lodge in Costa Rica, as part of her odyssey working in countries worldwide, complete with practical advice.
Central America Honduras local boats and huts on beach. How to Connect Locally while Traveling Internationally by Amy E. Robertson
How to visit budget destinations in Central America while connecting to the local people and culture
How to Practice Responsible Travel and Ecotourism in Mexico and Central America by Ron Mader
Xochimilco Gardens: Tourism Maintains Jobs for Thousands of Worker by Ron Mader
Responsible Shopping at the Markets of Oaxaca by Ron Mader
Mayan Community Tours Enrich a Visit to Mexico's Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve by Alison Gardner
Honoring Tradition in Oaxaca, Mexico, for the Day of the Dead by Jim Kane
Rafting to a Jungle Lodge in Costa Rica: Indulge in a Responsible Adventure by Katherine McIntyre
Responsible Travel in Belize: Treasures in Culture and Nature by Volker Poelzl
The Coca Plant Paradox: A Simple Little Leaf With a Complicated History in South America by Tim Leffel
Saving Machu Picchu by Tim Leffel
Living Festivals: Getting Into the Local Spirit by Jim Kane
Preserving Peru’s Textile Tradition by Jim Kane
Visiting Rio de Janeiro's Favelas by Jim Kane
Discover Guatemala's Richness Through its People and Rituals by Jim Kane
Responsible Travel in Brazil: The Race to Save the Amazon by Volker Poelzl
Travel to Study the Jaguar in the Pantanal, Brazil by Marsha Johnston
Trekking in Patagonia: Explore Argentina's Pristine Mountains and Support Native Communities by Volker Poelzl
Community-Based Travel in Guatemala by Volker Poelzl
Slow Tourism in Ecuador: Green Travel That Raises Awareness by Andres Hammerman
Preserving the Flora and Fauna at Iguassu: Border of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay by Isabel Eva Bohrer
Sustainable and Responsible Travel Stories From Europe
Escape the Prague Tourists to These 7 Top Czech Destinations By Tim Leffel
Preserving Greece's Samos Island: Adventure Sports Tourism May Help Sustain the Environment and Economy
Learn How to Make the Desert Green in Spain with Sunseed Desert Trust
 Sustainable and Responsible Travel Stories From Asia and Australasia
An Elephant Escape: South India Elephant Sanctuaries Double as Eco-Lodges and Learning Centers
Travel to Bhutan: The Land of the Thunder Dragon
Beyond Ecotourism: Exploring and Learning in the High Himalyas
Harvest the Himalayas with the Ladakh Farm Project, an Ecological Program
WWoofing in Japan: Cultural Immersion Through Volunteer Vacations
Australia's Eco-Island
Responsible Rainforests in Australia
Sustainable and Responsible Travel Stories From Africa
Zimbabwe ethical travelw ith lions on desert plain. Why Zimbabwe is the Best Safari Destination for Ethical Travelers by Rebecca Shapiro
Zimbabwe is undergoing a positive transformation, and is now home to many great ethical safari companies who provide much-needed income to locals while protecting the animals and land.
Ecological Safari in Botswana with man petting a tiger cub in the wild. Journey Botswana: New Safaris Are Lessons in Ecology by Rob Sangster
Gorillas conservation in Uganda. Gorilla Conservation in Uganda: Volunteering with the Peace Corps by Thor Hanson
Working as a volunteer to ensure the sustainable care of an endangered species.

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