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    Fat Bikes Thrive On Snow

    Fat bikes, with tires up to 5″ wide, first originated as vehicles for Iditarod support teams. The extra wide, low pressure tires combined with light weight aluminum or titanium frames allowed the bikes to literally float over the snow. Since then fat biking has spread to riding in river beds, on beaches, and across trackless […] More

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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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    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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    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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    America’s 10 Best Beaches

    According to the editors of Woman’s Day magazine, these — in no particular order — are the top 10 beaches in America. If you disagree with their selection, let us know in the comments section below or send us your own beach review. Just click the Eco-travelogue link at the top of the page. 1. Clearwater […] More

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    Farm To Fork Adventures

    Farms have been the backbone of the American economy since our country began. But our fast paced urban lifestyle often prevents us from having a full appreciation of where our food comes from. Many of us have never seen food that isn’t in hermetically sealed packages, cans or boxes down at the local Pik ‘N’ Pay grocery […] More

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    Seattle: The Other City By The Bay

    Nestled between Puget Sound and Mt. Rainier, Seattle is one the friendliest and most beautiful cities in the US. Known for craft beer and intricate lattes, it also is known for its ferry boats, zoo, aquarium and Space Needle. More

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    Whale Watching In San Diego

    San Diego, located in Southern California, is a perfect place to go whale watching. Every December, up to 20,000 gray whales travel from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja California, where the females give birth to their calves. After several months, when the young whales have grown strong enough, the herd heads back north again. It’s the […] More

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