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Two Ways to Discover the Best Eco-Vacation For You

Sixty-two percent of travelers often or always consider the environment when choosing hotels, transportation and meals, but eco-vacations are not one-size-fits-all. How much do you really know about finding the best eco-endeavor for you? Consider these two tips the start of your "green" getaway guide:
  1. Bask in luxury—with less of a footprint. Consider an eco-friendly resort powered by solar panels or wind energy, or one that composts or participates in strict recycling regimens. For instance, at 9 Beaches in Bermuda, access to the ocean breeze means you don't need air conditioning. Chaa Creek, a resort in Belize, supports local community projects and social welfare programs, as well as “no-trace" outdoor recreation.
  2. Discover the difference between adventure tourism and an eco-vacation. Just because a fun locale boasts outdoor adventure doesn't mean it's all eco-friendly. According to experts at TreeHugger.com, you'll want to seek out a tour company that's dedicated to minimizing impact when heading outdoors. For example, do they offer access to less-seen reefs for diving excursions, and how involved are they with local environmental organizations?

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