Ecotourism 101

Ecotourism refers to a travel style rooted in nature that supports conservation efforts and treads lightly on our planet. Eco-tourists explore exotic, often endangered, natural environments to enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer while funding preservation efforts.

Check out one of TriplePundit’s latest ecotourism trips to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands here.


The U.N. Tackles Sustainable Tourism, Sort Of

The U.N.’s proposed Sustainable Development Goals address sustainable tourism with three targets, for the first time. But, not everyone agrees on the path…

Dharavi: Squalid Slum or Sustainable Industry?

I was conflicted before visiting Dharavi, India. As I prepared for my visit, I became part of an ongoing debate about the real…

Getting Serious About Sustainable Tourism

Armed with shared goals and new monitoring tools, tourism can scale up positive impacts and take us a long way toward meeting sustainability…

Ecotourism in Idaho: Our Discerning, Summering Palate

I just recently moved to Idaho from New York City, and it’s been all about enjoying the great outdoors in the summer of…

Feeling the Effects of Nature Based-Tourism … in Cash Registers

There’s a popular anecdote repeated in rural Piscataquis County, Maine, where a general store owner has said, “I feel the AMC (Appalachian Mountain…

3p Weekend: The Foodie’s Travel Guide to the World’s Most Sustainable Restaurants

For those die-hard foodies who couldn't dream of traveling without hitting up all the locally-esteemed eateries, this week we pulled together a travel…

Dissecting the Farm-to-Table Fable

To hear some farmers tell it, the farm-to-table concept doesn't work. There's too much opportunity for restaurants to build on hype, and too…

Conserving Wildlife Through Volunteering Abroad in India

Are you a wildlife lover and have a wish to oil the wheels of wildlife conservation efforts? Then, you can become instrumental through…
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Ecotourism is Gaining Momentum in India

Ecotourism involves exploring undisturbed natural beauty. India is gaining popularity as an ecotourism destination and has a lot to offer to nature lovers.…

3p Weekend: 12 Offbeat Companies for the Conscious Traveler

Love to travel but hate the impact? You're not alone. Luckily for the conscious and curious travelers out there, you can have the…

Sustainability of the Thai Tourism Industry

The Thai tourism industry has seen and recorded a boom in recent times. But the discussion now should be about the sustainability of…

Puerto Lopez Ecuador: An Ecotourism Destination that Falls a Bit Short

My ecotourism adventure in Ecuador continues in the small fishing village of Puerto Lopez on the Pacific coast.
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Visiting the Indigenous Ecuadorian Highlands

During our ecotourism adventure in Ecuador, my family found ourselves in the highlands of the Andes, along the slopes of the now dormant…
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Ecotourism in Ecuador: Eating Chocolate Like a Locavore

When I think seriously about becoming a locavore, I cringe at the thought of giving up coffee, avocados and especially chocolate. But now…

An Ecotourism Adventure in Ecuador

My family has embarked on a month-long trip in Ecuador. With two young children by our side, we set out to gain insight…