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Travel in the Home Ideas

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Travel in the Home Ideas

Traveling for me is like breathing; an absolute necessity, but right now between the cost of hotels, transportation and the unknown stress of will I get there, will my luggage and will I come back sick, makes me want to hyperventilate and there is nothing relaxing or rejuvenating about that. So how do I feed my need for travel without leaving home?  

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Make Your Summer Travel Plans Community Based Tourism

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Make Your Summer Travel Plans Community Based Tourism

Think back to your best summer vacation ever. What do you remember? What stands out? For me it is the people and if I am going to be honest the food.  Locals who I meet along the way shape what I see, what I eat, what I learn and ultimately what I bring back in the form of stories or trinkets and where my next trip will take me.  The beauty of this is that the trip could be within my own State or to another continent. The key is about embracing the local community wherever you are. What is Community...

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Ecotourism: Costa Rica "Pura Vida" is in their DNA

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Ecotourism: Costa Rica "Pura Vida" is in their DNA

Pura Vida, translating into Pure Life is a well know saying in the Guanacaste Region of Costa Rica. To live in peace and respect nature has made Costa Rica one of the top destinations for ecotourism with protected cloud forests, rainforests, wetlands and coastal marine areas. Costa Rica welcomes nearly 3 million tourists every year, generating about $4 billion in revenue which equates to roughly 8% GDP.  Click to view pictures from a recent trip.

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What Does it Mean to Travel Sustainably

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What Does it Mean to Travel Sustainably

As the world reopens and people start traveling again we are going to kick off each month with a travel post  For many, May is when you get ready for summer vacations so I wanted to share ideas on sustainable travel; sometimes called ecotourism, green travel or ethical travel.

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Celebrate Earth Month: Join the Slow Travel Movement

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Celebrate Earth Month: Join the Slow Travel Movement

Earth Day is April 22nd and we are celebrating all month long by highlighting different ways to love our planet.  Travel has always been a huge part of my life and and slow travel is a sustainable way to explore. Read more to find out what slow travel is, the benefits and best destinations.

Inspiring Reads: Dive deeper with these top picks for your next slow travel adventure.

Doing It Right: PlushBeds certified organic and natural mattresses, handcrafted in the USA for a chemical free sleep

ICYMI: Great sustainable products for your next home project or gift.

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