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Top Green Family Travel Ideas

Not sure what to plan for your next family vacation? Here are our top eco-friendly picks: 1. National Parks Between them, the U.S. and Canada boast nearly 100 national parks, offering spectacular landscapes and awesome outdoor experiences for families of all ages. Many require reservations for camping and lodging, so plan your trip in advance….

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Take a volunteer vacation and get a chance to soak up the local flavors and culture, while making it a meaningful trip!

Travel for Good — Volunteer Vacations

As their children get older, many conscious families look to Ecotourism for their annual family vacation.  Essentially it is responsible travel, replacing indulgent vacations that are either no longer affordable… or just don’t feel right to green-minded travelers. The Travel Industry Associations of America says nearly 56 million Americans have taken some form of volunteer…

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No Trace Camping With Kids

No Trace Camping with Kids

The smell of crisp, clean air, the sound of rain hitting the leaves above the tent or laughter around the late night campfire; these are a few of my favorite things. I was 6 months old on my first camping trip, and from that point on I spent my summers sleeping under the stars. If…

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Tips for Green Travel with Kids

Summer is the official kick-off for family road trips, travel and family fun. Traveling with you kids is a great opportunity to introduce them to the world beyond their backdoor. Traveling is also a chance to show your children that being on the road doesn’t have to mean letting go of all the green and…

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NaturalMat Organic Top Mat Giveaway

Worried about the second-hand mattress your friend gave you because it’s not organic and may off-gas? Do you have a mattress from your first child and now you’re more leery since you possess greater knowledge of the materials used to create crib mattress? Are you looking for healthy solution but you don’t want to throw…

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Eco Travel – Teens Going Green

By Claudia Looi and Bethany Looi Walking along the narrow alleyway along centuries old buildings and stores…the smell of fishy water, occasional dripping of water from the cracks of walls…and they looked up. Rows of colored dresses, sheets, shirts and underwear were hanging outside the second and third floor windows. “Why are they hanging clothes…

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Bridging the Generation Gap One Grandchild at a Time

Who says there has to be a generation gap? Obviously there are differences in each generation. More and more boomers are becoming grandparents, Gen X and even Millennials or Gen Y are parents and kids are Gen Z, but there are easy ways to connect. In talking with grandparents as part of my work as…

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Aruba – A Tropical, Eco-Friendly Paradise

Aruba is a place where people appreciate and respect the flora, fauna and environment, actively protect both marine and terrestrial ecosystems, and live in a sustainable balance between socio-economic development and the conservation of natural resources. It is also an excellent location for an environmentally friendly vacation with your family this summer. A family vacation…

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