Bringing in the New Year Living and Working in the Cloud Forest

The Parish of Cuellaje is a conglomeration of seven different communities situated in the mountain region of Intag, amongst the cloud forest. The region is extremely rich in ecological biodiversity and its lush green pastures and sub-tropical forests are home to many animal species and workplace for many farmers. The climate provides the communities here with the … Continue reading

A Cup a day the Buena Vista Way

Waking up to the smell of fresh coffee is the only way for me to start my day. When we found out about El Cafetal, an organic coffee farm and in the lowlands of where you can stay, drink coffee and relax overlooking the Amboro National Park, we had to go and see for ourselves. … Continue reading

Sustainable Tourism in Bariloche: Views and Debates on a Fragile Region

Brazilian-based international environmental NGO Aruanda, is holding an expo in Bariloche, in conjunction with Aruanda Patagonia on sustainable development and sustainable development in Patagonia. “Expo Desarrollo Sustenable II” will look at different points of sustainable tourism for Patagonia, including for example: The environment and socio-environmental responsibility Principles and universal concepts ‘Best practice’ examples and experiences Value-added environmental tourism The … Continue reading

Organic Farming in the Desert of San Juan – Part I

They say the second time’s a charm, and it rings true for our Argentinean farming experience. From our first experience at the farm in Tunuyán, we were almost ready to pack up, head south and then leave Argentina, a month before planned. Then we met two French girls in Mendoza who had told us about … Continue reading

Montevideo, Music, Meat and Maté

Uruguay is dominated with the four M’s: Montevideo (its capital city), music, meat and maté. As we found out neither is more important than the other, but they are all equally as vital to daily life in this proud country. It all starts with Montevideo. We arrived in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, around midday after a … Continue reading

A Traveller’s Guide to Ethical Buenos Aires

Argentina’s capital, Buenos Aires, is paradise of cultural traditions. Unfortunately, however, Buenos Aires isn’t exactly the greenest city in the world. Despite the fact that the local government is making progress towards a more sustainable city, this is more in baby steps than in strides. There are a few ways for tourists to limit their … Continue reading

The Impacts of Chile’s Volcanic Eruption on Tourism and Local Development

Just over a year after volcanic eruptions in Iceland grounded flights and halted regional tourism, eruptions from volcanoes in Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle ranges on the Chilean-Argentinean border are doing the same. As we’re scheduled to travel very shortly to Argentina and Chile, this recent natural disaster has led me to think about the impacts the event … Continue reading

Five Sustainable Things to do in Paris

Eco and ethical destinations are en mode in travel and not necessarily synonomous with ‘off-the-beaten-track’. ‘Sustainable’ is now more oh-la-la than révolution and gone are the days that the words ‘green’ and ‘ethical’ in France were politically loaded terms in bohemian Paris. With each trip to France I have watched Paris green a little bit … Continue reading

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