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Travel Articles: Responsible Travel
Peru Service and Travel Philanthropy
Our travelers frequently voice their wishes to contribute to the communities that they will visit, whether it is their first trip to Peru or a return for a second time after such an incredible first experience. The Cachiccata community near Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley has been very hospitable to us over the years (see information …
National Geographic Recognizes Sea Turtle Trip that Gives Back in Baja
Of the five species of sea turtles found in the Baja region, all are unfortunately endangered! Travelers spend 5 days in Magdalena Bay’s mangrove canals working on a community project with Grupo Tortuguero on this trip. The unique group is a collection of former poachers who are now committed to conservation. Enjoy Mexico while also helping preserve its natural treasures.
Guatemala Técnico Chixot School Grant
Adventure Life provided a grant Long Way Home for completion of the first four primary school bathrooms. These bathrooms will use an “outlaw” septic system (similar to that used by Earthship Biotecture) that processes solid waste and black water through a filtration system and into black water cell sewn with cleansing plants. These four …
Education and School Improvement in Chontachaca
This April of 2014 begins a new conservationist initiative at the Peruvian Cloud Forest (ACP Bosque Nublado). Thanks to the local association PERU VERDE, Adventure Life and a motivated Mother’s Club of Chontachaca whose combined efforts, hard work and great enthusiasm shall take place in order to set off the improvement of this Community’s …
Protecting a Living Museum
A brief history of human impact on the Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos first appeared on maps around 1570 with various explorers making stops but never settling on the islands. Whalers and maritime fur traders started moving in during the 18th century. At this time, tortoises were hunted as a source of meat since they could be kept alive onboard …
Adventure Life has an annual, ongoing grant program that provides funding for small, grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Organizations and/or projects are nominated by our local partners.
Belize Travel: Sunscreen and Coral Reef Bleaching
We just received an email from one of our travelers, Mike Jarosick, who returned from a trip to Belize. Sharing our sentiments for responsible travel he wanted to share with fellow Adventure Lifers information he learned regarding the effects sunscreen has on coral-bleaching. This subject is particularly relevant to Belize, which is home to the …
Galapagos Travel: Rules for Galapagos Visitors, a Good Time for a Good Reminder
Last month, the Galapagos National Park Service announced they are closing visitor access to two of the tortoise corrals at Santa Cruz's Fausto Llerena Tortoise center -- due to some irresponsible behaviors by, reportedly, both some select travelers and naturalist guides. Behaviors reported include littering and violating the park's rules …
Antarctica Travel Video: Leave the Pebbles for the Penguins
A little reminder in the principles of Leave No Trace is always a good idea. This short video from my last Antarctica trip provides just that. Although a tiny pebble might seem insignificant, they are incredibly coveted by Antarctica penguins -- penguins make their nests from small pebbles, that are not always easy to come by in the snowy, stark …
Thoughts on Green Travel
Sustainable, Responsible, Green, Eco Tourism -- I know it can be tough to get beyond these labels and into the meaning behind such abstracts. But here's a little help... Traveler, Sarah Shelton, provides some direction and does a great job highlighting the sort of questions you should ask your travel company if you are looking at going green on …
3 Reasons to Visit Costa Rica this Summer
Summer's here and it's rainy season in Costa Rica. But while a few rainy afternoons might keep some travelers away, there are plenty of reasons to put a Costa Rica trip on the list of great summer getaways.
1. Prime Turtle Time
From late March to late August sea turtles make their way to Costa Rica's Pacific and Caribbean coasts to lay their …
Family Trip: Leatherback Turtles at Pacuare Reserve
The Pacuare is located between Costa Rica's coastal lowlands and the country's highest mountain range. Besides being home to thousands of species of birds, insets, reptiles and mammals, Pacuare is home to Costa Rica's most important nesting ground for leatherback turtles. On our Turtles and Rainforest trip, our travelers have the unique …
Why The Lost Girls Like Adventure Life
Bloggers and globe-trekkers, The Lost Girls talk with Adventure Life president, Brian Morgan, on travel's delicate two-way street between visitors and locals.
"One of traveler's biggest responsibilities is to understand the local community, and one of the best ways to do this is to volunteer next to the people," says Brian. "It's hard to find …
Do Carbon Offsets Do More Damage Than Good?
For the past few years, I have heard lots of news about carbon offsets and we have had lots of discussion within the office about carbon offsetting. I've skeptical of the usefulness and so we have never offered carbon offsets to our clients. To me, it seemed as if the threats facing the pristine forests of the Amazon, the fragile wildlife of the …
International Mountain Explorers Connection Porter Partnership Program
Porters are provided proper clothing and equipment. Porters need adequate footwear, socks, waterproof jackets and pants, gloves, hats, sunglasses, etc. that are appropriate for their destination. Clothing and gear for loan is available at the International Mountain Explorers …
Travel & Conservation
Everyone acknowledges the two sides of conservation - ecological and cultural - but little attention is paid to the latter. Adventure Life believes it is critical that local people be made active partners in developing a local tourism industry. Money generated by tourism should stay in the community. This means hiring local guides, staying in …
Un-Cruise Makes Sustainable Partnership
One of our favorite ship operators,Un-Cruise Adventures, has become the FIRST cruise line to partner with Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. This means a formal promiseto serve only seafood caught or farmed byocean-friendly techniques. "We're committed to serving sustainable seafood across our fleet of yachts and small ships," …
Rios Tropicales recognized for sustainable practices
One of our Costa Rica accommodations was recently recognized for their commitment to sustainablity. Rios Tropicales Lodge received the "Level 4" Certification by the National Accreditation Commission for the Sustainable Tourism Program. Since the lodge's founding in 1985, they have served guests and the community with their mission: …
IGTOA's First Galapagos Guide Training Course a Success
IGTOA (International Galapagos Tour Operators Association) held the first "Five Star Guiding in Five Days" course at Charles Darwin Research Station from November 18 to November 23. Twenty-six guides and two representatives from the Galapagos National Park participated in the course designed to further develop and educate guides. Daily …
Yacutinga Recognized by Rainforest Alliance
Yacutinga Lodge recently received the distinction of becoming the FIRST ecolodge in Argentina to be verified by Rainforest Alliance. This reflects the lodge's commitment to operate sustainably and protect the surrounding environment. Yacutinga has been dedicated to conserving the Interior Atlantic Rainforest for the last 14 years, so this …
Help Us Plant Trees in Ecuador
Adventure Life is celebrating Earth Day by planting trees. You should join us!
CLICK HERE to plant your tree.
One entry = one tree. The more entries the more trees planted, so tell your friends. And to show our gratitude, three lucky entrants will each win a $100 prAna gift card. You deserve it!
Your tree will be planted on the northern slopes …
Video: Responsible Travel in the Galapagos Islands
Working together with International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA), Adventure Life has helped raise tens of thousands of dollars for Galapagos conservation. Like other isolated island groups, the Galapagos Islands face serious challenges for the long-term survival of their marine and terrestrial ecosystems. This video is an excellent …
Lonesome George the famous Galapagos tortoise dies
Lonesome George, the famous Pinta Island tortoise of the Galapagos, has died.
George was a beloved icon of the Galapagos Islands and his death comes as a shock to some. Scientists estimated his age at around 100 years which may seem old in human years but is actually middle-aged for giant tortoises who live to be 200 years. George was also the …
Annual IGTOA Members Meeting: Defining and Achieving Sustainable Tourism in the Galapagos
Adventure Life is attending the annual members meeting of the International Galapagos Tour Operators Association (IGTOA) this week. The theme this year is both ambitious and admirable: Defining and Achieving Sustainable Tourism in the Galapagos. Adventure Lifer, Erin Corriea, is attending and she'll be in fine company -- special guests and …
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