Greener travels

As travel and nature lovers we believe that sustainable tourism must be practiced and advocated by all of us travelers. Although there are more and more people concerned about the protection of the environment, there are still powerful forces that seek short term profit over the conservation of our natural resources. While the ever-underfunded scientists do what they can to study the many ways humans impact our ecosystems and come up with strategies to protect them, legislators take too long to respond to the rapidly changing social trends. It’s up to us, the travelers, to educate ourselves and practice sustainable tourism. In this section we try to offer a window into the conservation efforts of many amazing organizations and individuals.

Do you know what the Great Green Wall is?

The Sahara Desert has been expanding for decades. Its sand dunes, without any natural barrier to stop them, are moving south, swallowing everything in its path. A group of 20 African countries bordering the Sahara desert have started a project called “Great Green...

The Amazon’s fires are not wild fires; they are man made

So why are these fires worse than ever? The answer has to do with the new elected president Jair Bolsonaro. The far-right leader has decreased the power of conservation organizations operating in Brazil and has stated that conservation efforts slow down the economic...

The Amazon rainforest is still burning

The Amazon rainforest is still burning

We are devastated to hear about the record breaking fires raging across the Amazon rainforest, planet earth’s lungs. “The Amazon, the largest rainforest in the world, roughly half the size of the United States, is key to the health of the entire planet. Its trees...

Can we do something to help with the Amazon’s fires?

Can we do something to help with the Amazon’s fires?

Did you know that you can help slow down the rainforest loss and support frontline organizations that work to protect the Amazon rainforest? Here are a few things you can do: Reduce the use of paper and wood When you buy wood, you can look for the label "Forest...

Leonardi Dicaprio is great!

Leonardi Dicaprio is great!

For those of you who don’t know yet, Mr Leonardo Dicaprio, yes, the actor (so handsome!), is also a passionate advocate for conservation and sustainability. His Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation (LDF) is one of the big players in the fight for a brighter future for our...

Our views on the future of West Papua tourism

Our views on the future of West Papua tourism

As many of you know, we have recently returned from an amazing trip to West Papua. We absolutely fell in love with the place, its landscapes, and incredible biodiversity. But we also felt like such pristine paradise was also under a big thread. We would like to share...

How to become a greener travel agency

How to become a greener travel agency

If you are in the travel business and you are as concerned about the long term conservation of our beautiful destinations as you should be, you will love the following! People are more concerned than ever about the conservation of our natural resources, and studies...

This method could help our coral reefs recover!

This method could help our coral reefs recover!

Marine scientist from Florida are bringing great news! They might have discovered how to help restore the health of our reefs. After hearing for years how climate change is decimating vast areas of coral reefs, this are very hopeful news! It seems like a process that...