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    Why A Home Exchange?

    My wife and I did our first home exchange 4 years ago. Since then, we have been willing participants in about 20 others. Last summer we did 6 home exchanges. We went more places and had more fun than any other summer in memory. Why would anyone do a home exchange? Here are a few […] More

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    Best Passport Holder

    So, you’re traveling! Are you planning to keep your identity secure while you travel? Of course, you are! You need a simple and secure way to keep your passport, charge cards, cash, and keys safe while you travel. That being said, you aren’t going carry a safe strapped to your back. This is where a […] More

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    Best Packable Down Jackets

    We all know the dilemma. It’s cold outside in the morning, but it warms up later in the day, and you find yourself sweating in your fleece jacket that you just swore you would need. Whether you’re a commuter who needs just a bit more warmth on the bus or train in the morning, or […] More

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    What Is Ecotourism?

    The International Ecotourism Society says ecotourism is “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people.” Its goal is to unite conservation, communities, and sustainable travel.  Those who implement and participate in ecotourism should adhere to the following principles: Minimize impact. Build environmental and cultural awareness and respect. Provide positive […] More

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    Best Travel Mug

    Whether you need a supply of warm coffee to kick-start your day, a cold glass of water to help you stay hydrated, or a refreshing caffeinated soda to help you stay awake, you want a quality travel mug to keep your drink piping hot or icy cold. There are a lot of different mugs to […] More

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    10 Best Ethical Destinations

    Ethical Traveler is a nonprofit advocacy group located in Berkley, California that advises travelers on how to use “economic power to strengthen human rights and protect the environment.” Executive Director and founder Jeff Greenwald says, “Where we choose to put our footprints has economic and political reverberations that reach far beyond our personal experience. By ‘voting with our […] More

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