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10 of the World’s Best National Parks

Did you know there are over 4,000 national parks around the world? From underwater caves to verdant forests, the world’s best national parks are undeniable. Countries including Australia, China, and the United States have some of the most popular outdoor spaces in the world. These national parks consist of bodies of water, mountain ranges, wildlife, and more. For years, people have traveled to visit and experience the natural power of these sites.

As we begin to travel this summer, locations with close access to nature have become more popular than ever. This will continue to grow in 2021, as travelers embrace the great outdoors and open escapes. Mother Nature is getting ready to welcome visitors again. But how much do we know about these parks and why they are important to travelers and the planet?

History of National Parks

Every year, millions of visitors travel around the world to hike, swim, bike, and explore some of the world’s best national parks. But, did you know that the first national park in the world is not even 150 years old? In 1872, Yellowstone in the United States became the world’s first national park. Since then over 4,000 parks worldwide have been given this honorable status. Many of these national parks are even UNESCO World Heritage sites. According to Classzone.com, to become a national park, the natural location must meet the following criteria:

  • The natural, recreational, and or natural resources the area has must be unique in nature.
  • The outdoor location must be in need of protection. The National Park Service (NPS) is the only government body that can provide the right type of security and protection.
  • It must be possible to even protect the area. If the outdoor area is not accessible by the NPS to protect, then it cannot be claimed as an official national park.

Importance of Park Preservation

To continue enjoying the world’s national parks, they must be preserved and protected. They are vital for protecting the world’s population of flora and fauna. As well as beautiful places to visit. They are also important for sustaining renewable resources that can contribute to saving the planet. Organizations like the NPS, National Parks Conservation Association, and the National Park Foundation have created dozens of helpful programs about the national parks. Their goals are to educate and welcome the public to aid in the contribution, restoration, and preservation of the world’s parks.

The Best National Parks in the World

Now that you know national park history and why park preservation is so important, check out the world’s best national parks. You will want to add each of these to your bucket list.


Plivtice Lakes National Park

Plitviče Lakes National Park, Croatia

Croatia’s outdoor treasure is its largest national park, Plitviče Lakes. This park is located in central Croatia and spans over 73,350 acres (295 square kilometers). The park is famous for its 16 terraced lakes, that join by waterfalls that drop into a limestone canyon. This park, in particular, is so beautiful and untouched, that it is often compared to the Garden of Eden.

Not only was Plitviče Lakes one of Southeast Europe’s first national parks, but it is Croatia’s very first. It became a national park in 1949. In 1979 the lake became a UNESCO World Heritage site and welcomes over 1 million people a year. During a visit, you may even see some of the popular wildlife including brown bears, lynxes, and eagles. It is one of the most impressive and best national parks in the world.


Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park, South Africa

Visit South Africa’s Kruger National Park to see wildlife unlike ever before. This national park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. It is 7,523 square miles (19,485 square kilometers). The park itself belongs to two South African provinces, bordering Mozambique and Zimbabwe. This national park also has the largest species of mammals than any other game reserve in Africa. Including all big five game animals, lions, elephants, rhinoceros, cape buffalo, and leopards. Take an adventure to explore this African national park and marvel at the wonders of nature.


Dolomite National Park

Dolomite National Park, Italy

Formally known as the Dolomiti Bellunesi National Park, the Dolomites is an Italian wonder. The famous park is located in the Veneto region. It became an official national park in 1988, and a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2009. This Italian national park is 12 square miles (32 square kilometers) which makes it the smallest park on our list of the world’s best national parks. That does not take away from its beauty and sheer power. The Dolomites includes 15 municipalities, several alpine mountain ranges, and springs and streams. If you are looking to pair a trip to Italy’s beautiful towns with an epic outdoor escape, then this is one of the best national parks to visit.


Iguazú National Park

Iguaçu National Park, Brazil and Argentina

Iguaçu National Park in the Paraná State of Brazil is one of the largest national parks on this list. The park is about 457,794 acres, and 260 miles (420 kilometers). The park and its sister park in Argentina, often draw confusion, as Iguaçu park is located in Brazil, bordering Iguazú park in Argentina. Ultimately the same park, they are separated by the Iguaçu river which creates their border and drops into the Iguaçu Falls. The largest cataract in the park is named “The Devil’s Throat” which consists of 14 large falls over 350 feet deep.

The falls are the main sightseeing spot for both local and foreign visitors. This Brazilian park became a national park in 1939 and made the UNESCO World Heritage site list by 1986. Fun fact! The Iguaçu Falls are taller and twice the size of Niagra Falls in the United States. For natural wonders, it’s no surprise that this site makes the list for the world’s best national parks.


Grand Canyon National Park

Grand Canyon National Park, United States of America

The Grand Canyon National Park, in Arizona, is one of the world’s most famous and best national parks. Spanning over 277 miles in length (446 meters), and over 6,000 feet deep (1800 meters), the Grand Canyon is one of the largest national parks in the world. Fun fact! It is larger than the state of Rhode Island. It is the 17th oldest national park in the country, founded in 1919. Although there are 419 national park sites in the US, the official list consists of 62 national parks.

The Grand Canyon is a very important site for geologists who track the erosion of the canyon. This erosion is caused by both the climate and the Colorado River. For travelers looking to visit natural wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon is the perfect spot. So much so that it too belongs to the list of UNESCO World Heritage sites. An estimated 5.9 million visitors travel far and wide to marvel at the beauty of this famous U.S. national park.


Göreme National Park

Göreme National Park, Turkey

Since 1986, Turkey has welcomed visitors to its jaw-dropping Göereme National Park. Located in Central Anatolia in the Cappadocia region, this national wonder is known for its rock formations, or “fairy chimneys.” Ancient volcanos are believed to have spewed ash all over this region. The remains then solidified into the famous rock formations. In the millions of years following, erosion from wind and rain began to carve these rocks into the cones you can see above.

The Turkish people began to carve homes, churches, businesses, and stores out of the rock to make this area liveable. Not only above Earth, but below as well, the park and region are famous for its underground cities. Göreme became an official national park and UNESCO World Heritage site in 1986. People around the globe travel from every end of the planet to visit this very unique national park. Also to experience a bucket list a hot air balloon ride above the city.


Zhangjiajie National Forest Park

Zhangjiajie National Forest Park, China

Found in the Hunan Province, Zhangjiajie, is China’s first national forest park since 1982. This specific forest park is part of a much larger park, the Wulingyuan Scenic Area, which is another UNESCO World Heritage site since 1992. There are over 3,000 peaks, spires, pinnacles, and skyscraper high rock formations.

One of the main peaks stretches over 3540 feet tall (1080 meters), and was renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” in 2010. In 2002, China opened the Bailong Elevator, also known as Hundred Dragons Elevator. It is the world’s largest outdoor elevator and is almost 2,000 feet tall (over 330 meters). The elevator can take park visitors from the foot of the mount to the top in under two minutes. It the best way for park-goers to see the entire forest and exploring the hiking trails.


Fiordland National Park

Fiordland National Park, New Zealand

The beautiful Fiordland National Park is located on New Zealand’s South Island. The park is 4867 square miles (12607 square kilometers). One can’t help but feel impressed by nature and its wonders after a visit to this pristine haven. The snow-capped peaks, breathtaking fjords, and cascading waterfalls are stunning. It truly is one of the world’s best national parks and most beautiful outdoor locations.

Fiordland became a national park in 1952. Although it is one of the country’s most popular sites, human activity in the area is limited. The largest and deepest fiord in the park is Doubtful Sound at 1381 feet deep (421 meters). This fiord is home to bottlenose dolphins, fur seals, and even penguins. When visiting New Zealand, this site is a must-visit.


Whitsunday Islands National Park

Whitsunday Islands National Park, Australia

Whitsunday Islands National Park is one of the most fascinating outdoor landscapes in the world. This national park is in Queensland, Australia. The group of 74 islands can be found right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Whitehaven Beach is often named one of the top beaches in the world. Its crystal blue waters, white sand which is made of 98% pure silica, and incredible views are hard to pass up. This beach can only be accessed by seaplane, helicopter, or boat. this makes the area remote, secluded, and difficult to visit regularly. A visit to Whitsunday Islands National Park is a once in a lifetime experience.


Arenal National Park

Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

The mighty Arenal Volcano and the surrounding national park are both a favorite for Costa Ricans and visiting tourists. The volcano itself was Costa Rica’s most active volcano, and it is roughly 5,358 feet tall (1,633 meters high). The park is located in the central region of Alajuela. Near the park, visitors from all over the world come to indulge in the spas and hotels, that offer natural hot springs on the volcano’s base.

While the volcano has not erupted in over 10 years, experts believe it is still active, ust in a “sleeping phase.” Other attractions near the park include ziplining, horseback riding, and hiking trails. If a visit to Costa Rica is on your bucket list, be sure to add Arenal National Park to the very top.


Now that you have explored the world’s best national parks, it’s time to plan your visit. Learn more about CuddlyNest’s incredible hotels and vacation rentals to stay at during your national park adventure. Discover endless staycation opportunities for your summer travels.

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Staycations: 5 Benefits of Vacations near Home

This summer is the perfect opportunity to embark on a staycation. You heard that right. Staycations allow travelers to explore their own cities, states, or countries and discover what their own backyard has to offer. As domestic tourism continues to rise this year, the tourism industry is helping create the idea that just because you can’t travel far does not mean you can’t travel. So let’s find out what our home away from home can teach us about the world, and why you need to embark on a staycation this summer.

What it Means to Staycation

This trending style of vacationing is actually not a new concept at all. Many times when people want to have a quick getaway without going very far, a staycation has provided the perfect solution. Maybe a new hotel opened up down the road from your house that you would love to stay at. Maybe you just bought an RV that you would love to take to the nearby national park. The benefits of taking a staycation are endless, and we will share with you some of the best ones.

The Benefits of Staycations

As countries around the world including Australia and New Zealand, offbeat destinations within the European Union, and more, begin to form travel bubbles to boost summer tourism, there is even more of an opportunity to explore near home and experience the benefits of staycations. While we could list hundreds of the benefits staycations provide, here are five that truly make the case for why taking a vacation near home is the perfect solution for travel this summer.

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1. Staycations are Affordable

Whether domestic travel or international travel if you have long-haul transportation involved your travel bill can spike very quickly. By taking a staycation you can skip the heavy costs that come with booking flights and accommodations for long periods of time and focus on indulging in fun amenities and activities. Find the perfect stay on CuddlyNest at the best price, so that you can indulge in a nearby getaway without having to break the bank.

2. Reduced Travel Time – More Time for Vacation

Now that you don’t have to hop on long-haul transportation to get to your destination, you can focus on the most important part of your trip. Enjoying your vacation. Reduced travel time allots for more time spent relaxing, adventuring, and fulfilling your goals for your getaway. Whether that’s treating yourself to a nearby day spa or hiking at your county’s national park, when you don’t have to worry about getting there, time, stress, and cost is eliminated very quickly.

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3. Your Pet Can Come Too

Although many hotels and vacation rentals strive to be more inclusive towards pet visits, when you take staycations, that is one thing less to worry about. You can rest easy and comfortable knowing that whatever experience you embark on, your pet can come along with you. Did you know there are certain countries that specifically boast and encourage pet-friendly travel? If you live in the US, Germany, Japan, and several others, then you’re in the perfect spot to staycation with your pet.

4. Boost Sustainable Travel in Your Neighborhood

Is there a new restaurant you have been craving to visit? How about a new eco-friendly boutique hotel? Staying near home will not only benefit you but also your local economy. Check out the local food markets, places of interest, and accommodations to help boost your neighborhood’s revenue and sustainable travel efforts. Staycations can contribute directly to businesses that rely on tourism and ecotourism in your area. You can help them economically, make a difference, and feel great about your getaway for being sustainable.

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5. You Can Staycation from Anywhere in the World

While some countries like Australia, the UK, Brazil, Germany, the US, and more are more well-known for their domestic tourism, you can take a staycation from anywhere in the world. Whether you’re originally from Rome and have never visited Florence, or are from Hawaii and have never been to Maui, your very own place can offer you experiences you can’t get anywhere else.

As hotels, vacation rentals, and businesses begin to open up to welcome visitors again, be sure to check with your local governments and policies to ensure that your staycation is not only the best yet, but extra safe and secure.

Plan Your Next Steps

As July begins and travelers prepare to explore again, CuddlyNest wants to remind all wanderlusts to practice safe travel and continue to follow CDC and WHO guidelines and recommendations. Tour and sightseeing company, Headout is providing travelers with up to date information on what attractions are reopening, and where, allowing you to plan things to do during your staycation and future long-distance vacation. We can’t wait to travel the world with you again.

Looking forward to planning a summer staycation with CuddlyNest? Let us know where you are from and we will help you find the perfect staycations at the best price.

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Learn 5 Ways to Save the Rainforest on World Rainforest Day

One of the most prominent ecosystems on our planet is the rainforest. Although they only take up a small percentage of the Earth’s surface, there are many reasons why we need to put rainforest conversation at the top of our priorities. That’s why we are celebrating World Rainforest Day by sharing five easy ways to save the rainforest. Together as a community, it is our responsibility to promote sustainable travel and the health of our incredible flora and fauna. Unless the global community puts in a strong united effort, we won’t be able to enjoy them for much longer. After all, the rainforest is the oldest ecosystem in the world, and it is our duty to help them thrive.

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Fun Facts About the Rainforest:

Before we dive in and add saving the rainforest to your 2020 goals, let’s go over everything you need to know about these verdant green habitats and World Rainforest Day.

  • Rainforests have existed for millions of years. Thriving in warm, humid regions, rainforests used to cover the majority of the world.
  • They are tall, hot, and are named for their continuous annual rainfall.
  • While they are one of the most important ecosystems in the world, they only cover 6% of the Earth’s surface.
  • The largest rainforest in the world is the Amazon Rainforest. It is over 5.5 million square kilometers, 1.4 billion acres, and extends over nine South American countries. The country with the largest part of the Amazon is Brazil with 60%, followed by Peru with 13%, Colombia with 10%, and the remaining 17% split between Ecuador, Bolivia, Venezuela, Guyana, and Suriname.
  • Rainforests compose over half the plants and animals found on Earth.
  • Indonesia, the Dominican Republic of Congo, Malaysia, and many more countries also have large amounts of the rainforest.
  • The first World Rainforest Day was launched on June 22, 2017, by the Rainforest Partnership. The environmental holiday has been celebrated every year since on the date, June 22.

How to Save the Rainforest:

Now that you know the facts, it’s time to learn how to save our beautiful green rainforests around the globe on World Rainforest Day. Here are the five easy steps that you can take to preserve them. The best way to start is by changing some of your everyday habits. 

Shop Local and Purchase Eco-Friendly Products

By shopping for local, organic, eco-friendly products you can reduce waste and use of harmful materials. While many global conglomerates make products that you may use regularly, try substituting those from major brands and opt for a boutique eco-friendly shop. Many local and eco-friendly based stores set amounts of their revenue aside to contribute to preserving the rainforest and other environmental causes. When you buy local, that also helps decrease the number of products that are shipped from remote locations. This also helps reduce your carbon footprint. Sources like Going Zero Waste can provide you with tips on what you need to know when it comes to shopping eco-friendly and organic.

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Support Indigenous Communities

The rainforest is home to thousands of indigenous people and communities. Building strong relationships with these communities is one of the best ways to help save the rainforest. You can also start by supporting their rights that help protect their land and their homes. This will prevent large corporations from entering their territories, taking all their resources, and depleting their land. Without rights and proper governance, it is incredibly difficult for them to survive and keep their communities safe. Spread awareness and educate yourself on organizations like the Amazon Aid Foundation, you can help conserve these communities and regions from deforestation and forced removal from their homes.

Reduce your Carbon Footprint

The rainforest is very efficient at storing carbon, however, this also means it is at risk of the effects of climate change. Changing your habits like driving less and relying on public transportation help reduce your carbon footprint. You can also avoid things at home like adjusting your thermostat and leaving your electronics plugged in when they are not being used. There are many businesses that let you know that their products are services that contribute to offsetting carbon usage. Look up your favorite services and businesses and inquire about what they are doing to help reduce their own carbon footprint. You will then know what brands and businesses to use and promote, while also helping out the rainforest.

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Promote Rainforest Sustainability and Ecotourism

Ecotourism is one of the best ways for countries to generate revenue to fund rainforest preservation. By choosing to visit locations and destinations that have a relatively low economy or low level of domestic tourism, you can help boost income for businesses and countries. Your travel spending can go directly into preservation reserves and organizations. The proceeds of those businesses then pay for things like national and natural park maintenance and conservation. But while everyone wants to help and visit every beautiful place around the world, do your homework and make sure that the areas you are visiting and places you choose to adventure to really do promote ecotourism and sustainable travel. You can contact the local governments in each area you visit to see what ways you can help during your stay.

Educate Your Community

Sharing what you have learned about preserving the rainforest can go a very long way in saving it. Check out the websites of wildlife and conversation organizations like the Rainforest Action Network,  Survival International, and more to see what you can do to support their missions and educate your own community. Tell your friend and have them share with one of theirs and so on until your network grows and grows. You as just one person can make a global and long-lasting impact in seconds.


Let’s take advantage of World Rainforest Day by learning more about sustainable travel by both land and sea. Find more information about ecotourism on our blog and social media channels.

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7 Ways to Celebrate World Oceans Day

Did you know that oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface? And yet, only 5% of them have been explored. That’s why we are celebrating World Oceans Day, today, by sharing facts about our beautiful blue waters and what we can do to promote sustainable ocean travel. Let’s use this international celebration as a time to grow our awareness and understanding of the largest part of our planet.  In just seven easy steps, we can work together to create major change, so that we can continue to enjoy beaches and seas.

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What Do We Know About The Big Blue?

  • There are five global oceans.
  • The oceans are nicknamed the “Seven Seas” as the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans can be divided by north and south.
  • The largest ocean on Planet Earth is the Pacific Ocean which covers more than 30% of the Earth’s surface. The smallest is the Arctic Ocean which covers 3%.
  • A little more than 94% of the Earth’s living things can be found in the ocean.
  • According to NOAA, the longest mountain range on earth is underwater. It is over 40,390 miles long (65,000 kilometers) and extends into the deepest parts of the ocean.
  • National Geographic says there are more artifacts underwater than in all the world’s museums combined.
  • The United Nations decreed June 8th as the official World Oceans Day in 2008. The first World Oceans Day was celebrated on June 8th, 2009. Every year, this international holiday has a different theme. The theme of 2020 is Innovation for a Sustainable Ocean. 

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What Can We Do To Protect The Ocean?

Now that you know that this year’s theme is Sustainable Ocean Innovation, let’s learn how to protect the oceans and make ecotourism and sustainable ocean tourism a priority as travelers. We can start here:

Eat Sustainable Seafood

One of the easiest and most effective ways to promote ocean sustainability is by eating sustainable seafood. By asking your local market and restaurants where they source their fresh seafood from you can know whether or not to purchase or consume it. The Marine Conservation Society regularly updates its site with fish to avoid purchasing or eating. Avoid purchasing seafood when it comes to fish-farming and commercial centers. Instead, buy organically sourced seafood from your local shops.

Reduce Consumption of Plastic

According to Surfers Against Sewage, there are over 50 trillion tiny pieces of plastic found in the ocean. Two-thirds of which come straight from the land. These pieces of plastic resemble food and are then consumed by marine life and can cause them to die. By reducing your consumption of plastic, you can contribute to less and less plastic pollution in the ocean. Along with recycling, reducing the use of single-use plastic is the best way to prevent the issue.

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Reduce Our Carbon Footprint and Energy Consumption

Fossil fuels and burning carbon dioxide cause a tremendous amount of water pollution. This pollution and acid can destroy the coral that lies beneath the ocean’s surface. By riding bicycles, using public transportation, walking, and carpooling, you can reduce your carbon footprint and aid in reducing ocean pollution. Simple things at home can also make a large difference. Turn off your appliances when you are not using them, and check to make sure those appliances are energy efficient before purchasing them.

Participate and Organize Beach Clean-ups

Who doesn’t love a day at the beach? Next time you go bring a couple of reusable bags and some friends to do a beach clean up before you enjoy your day of sun and fun. You can even join and organize international cleans up through the Ocean Conversancy. These little steps will go a long way and allow you to have more beach days.

Travel Responsibly and Promote Coastal Tourism

When planning your future getaway with CuddlyNest, choose a destination that promotes ecotourism and sustainable travel. Visiting locations that are in a fragile state or condition rely on ecotourism to help boost their economy. Enquire with your local government and research affected areas in order to see if it is possible to visit, donate, or aid these regions.

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Use Eco-Friendly Products

Before purchasing a product or appliance, check the label to make sure it is eco-friendly. You can easily tell if it is an eco-friendly product because the label will state that it was made with organic and all-natural ingredients. This will also aid in reducing plastic and waste. Everything from cleaners to clothing can be eco-friendly as long as they are made with the right materials.

Support Marine Protection Foundations and Organizations

Philanthropies and organizations including the Ocean Conservancy and the Ocean Foundation are dedicated to preserving and protecting our blue waters. By educating yourself on further ways to aid in their efforts and the efforts of so many more organizations, you can help pave the way to more sustainable ocean travel. Whether by donating, reading, learning, instructing, and more, we can commit to joining together as an international community to make the waters a safe and happy environment for everyone to enjoy.


We hope you join our efforts in protecting our oceans this World Oceans Day. Let us know what coastal getaway you have your heart set on, and at CuddlyNest will help you find the perfect sustainable accommodation.

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The Smart Guide to Sustainable Travel and Ecotourism

Do you consider ecotourism and sustainable travel when making your travel plans? While we do not encourage hoping in a plane or train to explore right now, we can take advantage of learning more about the importance of traveling sustainably and how to reduce our carbon footprint on our next adventure. We at CuddlyNest believe in eco-friendly travel and want to share our smart guide on ways to make your next getaway your greatest yet, for both you and Mother Nature.  Educate yourself on the best ecotourism practices with us.

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Choose ecotourism and a destination that is off the beaten path.

When choosing your next destination, consider visiting a place that is already putting forth measures to increase sustainable travel. Off the beaten path, getaways allow you to connect with the great outdoors and decrease the opportunity for additional waste. Consider visiting a national park, secluded beach, or desert oasis. 

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Book an Eco-Hostel or Green-Minded Vacation Rental.

These days it is more common for boutique hotels and hostels, as well as vacation rentals, to have sustainable methods in place for their guests. From off-grid penthouses to luxurious eco-friendly pop-up tents in the middle of a desert, you can find a stay that offers your desired comfort but also respects the environment.

Before booking a stay, make sure the eco-hostel or community-led accommodation utilizes green practices, such as limiting the use of harmful cleaning chemicals, bleaches, or other anti-environmental substances. This will ensure your holiday is both safe and enjoyable for you and the environment. 

Consider your means of transportation.

While many of us love to jet-set across the globe, unfortunately, air travel is one of the biggest factors in pollution every year. On your next trip, embrace slow sustainable travel and see the world around you. Consider adding travel by bus and train to your itinerary. Countries all over the globe are putting forth larger efforts to improve their ground transportation to make it more comfortable and eco-friendly to use. One of those ways is by adding wifi to buses and trains, which makes travel for business even more convenient and sustainable. Night buses and trains are even providing affordable options to make your trip budget-friendly as well…

If you are looking to explore a destination however it requires short air or train travel to get there, consider parking your car near the airport, to avoid long travel and leaving a larger carbon footprint. Websites like Park Fellows will allow you to find the best-priced parking, which will help you save for more future sustainable travel and ecotourism.

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Skip motors, get the bike rolling!

While motorbikes and scooters are fun means of transportation, on your next trip rent a bicycle or an electric scooter to get from place to place. Cycling is not only great for the environment since you are reducing your carbon footprint, but it is also great for your health. It’s the perfect solution to seeing a place and promoting ecotourism.

You won’t need to worry about missing the gym while biking around each city. Many major cities now offer bike rentals that you can pick up, go, and park. You may unlock a bike via a mobile app, take a stroll and drop it off on the nearest bike station. Take your time to get from place to place  – either on a bike or using your inner motor and walking! 

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Reduce your waste and use of plastic!

When traveling it may be hard to resist grabbing something to go so you can see as much as possible. To boost sustainable travel, we recommend you take your time, enjoy the sites, and eat at local restaurants. Contributing to the local economy is not only good for the restaurant but the community as a whole. Reduce your waste and use of plastic. This will ensure you leave the city even better than how you found it. 


Instead of souvenirs, collect postcards.

Last, but not least – be mindful of your consumption of gifts and souvenirs. While it is always fun to have trinkets from your travels, consider collecting postcards or making a photo album. 


These are just some small changes that you can implement to make tourism a little bit more sustainable. As travelers, it is our responsibility to keep the planet safe so we can all continue exploring. 

Do you have any other suggestions on how to practice sustainable travel and ecotourism? Don’t hesitate to comment, we would love to share all the knowledge to make a better world!

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