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The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations for 2017

“Act the way you’d like to be and soon you’ll be the way you act.” – Leonard Cohen  by Molly Blakemore, Karen Blansfield, Morgan Lance and Natalie Lefevre with Jeff Greenwald The year 2016 brought many challenges, and a sense of loss to many people. Many of us will begin the new year wondering if the […]

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations – 2016

“I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious.” – Albert Einstein The year 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity, considered by many physicists to be the most beautiful scientific theory ever discovered. In a single virtuoso gesture, Einstein demonstrated that space, time and gravity are interrelated—and […]

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations – 2015

“I live my life in widening circles that reach out across the world.” – Rainer Maria Rilke There was a time, not long ago, when we traveled more or less in a bubble. Long-distance travelers could be gone for weeks or months and have little or no contact with family or friends. Today, we’re able […]

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations – 2014

“Do not tell me how educated you are. Tell me how much you have traveled.” These words, spoken by Muhammad, seem as apt today as they must have 14 centuries ago. As we explore our home planet with greater ease, but at an ever greater remove — on our laptops, tablets and smart phones — […]

The World’s Ten Best Ethical Destinations – 2013

All of us are part of a social revolution that is transforming the planet. Environmental and human rights movements in places like Asia, the Middle East and Latin America now hinge on our ability to communicate—in real time—with allies all over the world. But as we navigate the global village on our tablets and smart […]

The World’s Best Ethical Destinations – 2012

Looking back from a few decades in the future, 2011 may seem like a turning point in social history. This was the year when “people power” became a global phenomenon: from the Arab Spring to the reforms in Burma; from the Occupy movements in North America to the grassroots fight against female circumcision in Africa. […]

The World’s Best Ethical Destinations – 2011

Ethical Travel—What it Means, and Where to Go As the world becomes ever more interconnected, being an ethical traveler becomes both easier and more urgent. Travelers today have access to far more information than we did even 10 years ago. We can observe–almost in real time–the impact that smart or selfish choices, by governments and […]

The World’s Best Ethical Destinations – 2010

Ethical Travel—What it Means, and Where to Go During the past decade, “Ethical Travel” has become an increasingly important value. It’s an easy term to define. Ethical travel is mindful travel: an awareness of our impact and responsibilities as we explore the world. Travel has become one of the planet’s biggest industries – on par […]

The World’s Best Ethical Destinations – 2008

Ethical Travel—What it Means, and Where to Go During the past few years, the term “Ethical Travel” has entered the globe-trotter’s lexicon. It’s an easy term to define. Ethical travel is simply mindful travel: an awareness of our impact as we explore the world. Travel is now the biggest industry on Earth – even bigger […]