Today’s Solutions: June 13, 2024

August 08 2018: Scenic view of Vjosa river bend in southern Albania

Europe establishes its first wild river national park in Albania

The Vjosa, one of Europe's few wild rivers, has become Europe's first national park. From the Pindus mountains in Greece to the Adriatic coast, the Vjosa River flows 168 miles. It supports otters, the rare Egyptian vulture, and the extremely endangered Balkan lynx, of which only 15 are estimated Read More...

This community of women in Ken

This community of women in Kenya have restored a dying coral reef

Three years ago, the coral reef along the Kenyan coastline was almost totally destroyed in some areas. Rising surface sea temperatures had triggered devastating bleaching episodes for the fourth time in less than two decades, and with the whitening of coral came a dwindling of marine life. Read More...

Guyana is calling on tourists

Guyana is calling on tourists to save its rainforests

Electric blue morpho butterflies, giant river otters, and bright orange cock-of-the-rock birds: The Guiana Shield is a vast region of north-east South America with 1,000 bird species and 269 known amphibians. Like Patagonia, which we discussed a few weeks ago, this region is calling on tourism to Read More...

Experiential travel can enrich

Experiential travel can enrich our lives and the communities we visit

Live it, don't look at it. Experiential travel gives tourists a great time—and gives something back to the places they visit. Diane Daniel | April 2009 issue The Eiffel Tower. Big Ben. The Taj Mahal. Only 20 years ago, these were the notches on the traveler’s money belt, which, incidentally, Read More...

Eco-adventures put you in natu

Eco-adventures put you in nature with native tour guides

Forget the package tour. Eco-adventures get you up close and personal with stunning landscapes and amazing people. Andrew Tolve | April 2009 issue I’m standing up to my knees in water on the side of an overgrown mountain in the rural north of Ecuador. My guide, an indigenous woman named Maria Read More...