By Ann Abel Machu Picchu, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal used to occupy top spots on many people’s bucket lists. But the “bucket list”—a term I’ve always despised—is giving way to a general desire to go big, splurge on an adventure and seek out dream experiences now, because we’ve

“Travelers come to Africa for the animals, they fall in love with the landscape, but they come back for the people.” Anna Trzebinski, designer and lodge owner, Kenya Story and photos by Michaela Guzy Keeping true to the theme of my blog, everyday in Kenya, I have had the pleasure

Photos and story by Rob Holmes & Jenny Ersbak Note: Green Living Project is in Africa, producing six new films across Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and D.R. Congo,  documenting and showcasing  a diverse mix of leading international sustainability-related initiatives  Kenya is one of the most densely populated countries inAfrica– 40 million

By Steve Jermanok Helicopter pilots know the soothing effect of music when flying dangerously close to a glacier in British Colombia or that river of lava on the Big Island of Hawaii. Throw on those headphones and listen to some mellow Pink Floyd to quiet those nerves. The calming influence

Hitesh Mehta. Authentic Ecolodges: The Definitive Guide? By Ed Wetschler Hitesh Mehta, an expert on sustainable travel, says that the 36 properties in his new book are the most authentic ecolodges on the planet, so he named this large, photo-rich tome Authentic Ecolodges. Some people are just good with titles.

Sustainable Tourism: What’s the Definition? By Ed Wetschler “Sustainable tourism is like safe sex,” says Lelei TuiSamoa LeLaulu at the Planet, Peace and People conference in Costa Rica. “The rules are very simple, but if you break any of them, you’re dead.” No wonder people work double-time to define those

The view from Il N’gwesi Community Lodge. Ed Wetschler DAY ONE: Planet, People, Peace Sustainable tourism: an oxymoron? That’s the pessimists’ view, an argument that the travel industry, even at its best, diverts land from better uses of it, erodes local traditions, results in a lot of jetfuel emissions, and