Ecotourism is "responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment and improves the well-being of local people." By merging the tenets of conservation, community and sustainability, ecotourism aims to minimize the impact of our travel footprint. Organizations like the International Ecotourism Society (TIES) and the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) promote awareness and appreciation for biocultural diversity and conservation through education, promotion and by setting sustainable travel standards.
(Source: TIES, Photo: Shutterstock)

Travel is 4 times worse for the environment than we previously thought

The world's largest Victorian greenhouse reopens its doors

79-year-old enjoys a life of solitude on deserted Italian island

9 royal honeymoon destinations you can visit

10 (almost) deserted islands

10 awesome Renaissance festivals

Swing by the Foucault pendulum of Valdivia

Finnish photographer captures Lapland's beauty through the seasons

10 beautiful cities to explore by foot

8 cities with weatherproof walkways

Tour this Japanese city with Google's 'dog view'

Please don't feed the monkeys