Ecotourism

Hawaiian Airlines Is Tracking Climate Change From the Sky

The Earth's changing climate can lead to increased turbulence and even canceled flights.<p>Hawaiian Airlines has added equipment to one of its airplanes …

Travel

Amazing Travel and Adventure Photography by Erin Sullivan

<b>Erin Sullivan</b> is a talented self-taught photographer, traveler and artist currently based in Los Angeles, California. After graduating from SUNY …

Amazing

A Journey Through Madagascar: Notes on the Privilege of Travel

Two years ago, I wrote about how privileged and lucky we are to be able to travel the world. No matter our circumstances, we are doing something most …

Travel

Wake Up and Smell the Traffic? London Tries Coffee to Power Buses

LONDON — It was part of the imagery of much earlier times: a red double-decker bus nudging through London streets shrouded in smog created in part by its own exhaust fumes.<p>Such was the vehicle’s lumbering notoriety that a musical duo popular in the 1950s and ’60s, Flanders and Swann, composed a …

Travel

Airline Lies, Tells Passengers Airport is Closed and Get Flu Shots When You Fly

Chicago O’Hare offers flu shots. That’s where I usually get mine every year, for the convenience of doing it while I’m literally ‘walking by’.<p>“All of …

Airlines

Benefits of Ecotourism: 20 Top Bloggers on Importance of Nature Travel

Shares 1K<p>What is <b>ecotourism</b>, and why ecotourism important? What are the benefits of ecotourism compared to other, less sustainable forms of travel? …

Nature

9 Rookie Mistakes to Avoid in Santorini

We recently spent 16 unforgettable days on the world famous Greek island of Santorini. That equates to 16 epic sunsets into the Aegean Sea, 36 …

Travel

Travel Responsibly

It was simultaneously the most magnificent and yet most frightening thing I’ve ever seen.<p>The Taku Glacier near Juneau, Alaska is one of the few …

Roosevelt Skerrit

Australia and Malaysia working on reef and marine issues

Australia and Malaysia have signed an agreement to work together on marine conservation issues, including coral reef restoration and techniques to …

Julie Bishop

7 Easy Ways to Get Into Ecotourism

Going on vacation is great, but what if you could take a break <i>and</i> do something good for the environment? Ecotourism has been getting a lot of …

Travel

Canada Is the 2017 Travel Destination of the Year

We're not the only ones who can't stop singing Canada's praises. Travel + Leisure just unveiled 2017's Destination of the Year, and it's our northern …

Travel

Waterton visitor centre to be built at site chosen by Parks Canada

Federal Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said Wednesday a new visitor centre will be built in the Waterton townsite, at a location chosen by …

Canadian News

News of the Week: Bad News for Coffee Drinkers, Good News for Elephants

Here, at <i>Ecophiles</i>, we wanted to give you an update on what’s happening in the world, the good news and the bad. From climate change and its impact on …

Travel

[Graphic News] Korean Air named world's 8th best airline

South Korea’s Korean Air has been named the 8th best airline in the world, according to the international aviation webs

Airlines

The U.S. Is Now the Only Country That Refuses to Participate in Paris Climate Accords

Climate change is threatening many of travelers' favorite destinations.<p>Syria has promised to join the Paris climate agreements, leaving the U.S. as …

Climate

Too Big to Sail? A Plan for Venice’s Cruise-Ship Armada

ROME — Away from the throngs of disembarked day trippers marching under selfie-stick bayonets along the Grand Canal in Venice, the headquarters of the No Big Ships Committee has long displayed posters and T-shirts depicting giant cruise ships as sharks threatening to devour gondoliers, fishermen …

World News

After ‘Big 5’ launch, Cebu eyes more ecotourism destinations

CEBU CITY—The provincial government of Cebu is now focusing on developing more ecotourism destinations around the province, following the launch of …

Tourism

Eco-Chic Label Reformation Goes High-Tech on Dallas' Henderson Avenue

There once was a time when "eco-friendly" and "fashion" didn't mix well; the result was often one that might be better suited for REI than, say, …

Travel

A Letter From Florida to the Nation: Climate Denial Is Killing Us

<i>The following article, from the Greenpeace website, expresses the feelings of millions, not just Floridians. Your actions do matter.</i><p>I had to evacuate …

Climate

Air Canada and WestJet named on 'World's Best Airlines' list for 2018

3,265<p>WestJet and Air Canada have been recognized on the 2018 World’s Best Airlines list.<p>The ranking, released today by AirlineRatings.com, has …

Airlines

Yogyakarta village eyes ecotourism with organic vegetables

Tompeyan village is one of the 32 villages in Yogyakarta that champion for ecotourism through vegetables.<p>The village is located in Tegalrejo …

Indonesia

Forecasts Predict Winter Will Arrive Late and Leave Early This Year

Here's why that's not a good thing.<p>Winter has been arriving later, bringing milder conditions, and staying for shorter periods of time over the past …

Climate Change

Brunei aims to bring in more tourist dollars

Scenes of divers plunging into the sea to examine the wreckage of historic sunken ships and images of families riding on a flying fox over lush …

Travel

Strange jumbo fish washes ashore in Cannon Beach

The creature, 7 feet long, is a Mola mola, which hang out in the surface water offshore. They're rarely seen on the beach.A Portland photo journalist …

Oregon State University

Qantas CEO says supersonic flights can’t go the distance

Given the fierce rivalry between Qantas and Virgin Australia, it should have been predictable that once Virgin CEO John Borghetti voiced his …

Airlines

8 things you should know about Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua und Barbuda… maybe you asked yourself right now what and where this is, but don’t worry – before my trip I actually felt the same way and did …

Caribbean

Everest of sailing clashes to the Cape

CAPE TOWN – Some of the world’s most adventurous sailors will embark on the second leg of the Volvo Ocean Race, known as the Everest of sailing, on …

Sailing

Shock decline in Germany’s flying insects: Why the rest of Europe should worry

The mass of flying insects in parts of Germany has fallen by 75 per cent in the last 27 years. Since the territories sampled were all nature reserves …

Travel

10 Places That Want You To Stop Visiting (and One That Really, Really Wants You to Visit)

Adventurers believe in being unbounded. Limitless. Free. We want to explore all of the world’s nooks and crannies, even, and perhaps especially, when …

Travel

This Is the 'World's Most Useless Airport'

Ever wanted to visit the British island of St. Helena? Of course you haven’t. Virtually no one does. But now you <i>can</i>.<p>Reuters reports that officials on …

Energy